Nepal quake rescue effort ramps up as toll hits 3,300

KATHMANDU: International rescue teams and relief supplies began arriving in Nepal’s devastated capital Monday to help terrified and homeless survivors of a quake that has killed more than 3,200 people in the impoverished nation. Equipped with heavy cutting gear and … Read more »

  • Four missing in Philippine trash avalanche

    MANILA: Four people were missing after a huge garbage dump collapsed just outside the Philippine capital on Friday, the provincial police chief said. The four maintenance men who work on the dump site in the town of Rodriguez could not … Read more »

  • AQUINO’S BRUNEI TRIP TO COST TAXPAYERS P7M

      The Philippine government will be spending P7 million for President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s overnight trip to Brunei, where the 22nd high-level meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held. Last year, the government allocated P11 … Read more »

  • Maceda: Only more jobs can ease poverty

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    THE failure of the government to provide employment to about four million jobless Filipinos nationwide is the reason why the incidence of poverty in the country remains high and unless it is addressed the number will continue to grow up. … Read more »

Nation

Junjun Binay case goes to Smartmatic justice

The same Supreme Court Associate Justice who spearheaded the court in junking the controversial Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Smartmatic midnight deal will handle the case of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales against Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay of Makati City. Also, a total … Read more »

Regions

Maguindanao placed under ‘state of calamity’

MAGUINDANAO: The province of Maguindanao was placed under state of calamity anew but this time from drought affecting farmers, local officials announced on Saturday. Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu of Maguindanao said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Council) issued a resolution last week … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Over 2,000 killed in Nepal quake – officials

    Over 2,000 killed in Nepal quake – officials

    KATHMANDU: The overall death toll from a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated large parts of Nepal has passed 2,000, officials in the Himalayan nation and neighboring countries said on Sunday. No Filipinos were among the dead, the Department of Foreign … Read more »

  • Manny better than any ‘medicine,’ says Roach

    Boxing Writers Association of America seven-time trainer of the year winner Freddie Roach said his long-term relationship with Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao as his student for 14 years is better than any medicine that treats his serious illness. Roach, … Read more »

  • BOC as LP campaign fund source not unlikely

    Allegations of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) that former Customs Commissioner John Sevilla resigned because of the P3-billion contribution quota imposed on him for the campaign fund of the Liberal Party (LP) next year is not unlikely, a lawmaker said … Read more »

  • DFA dares Asean to speak out vs China on sea row

    Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Sunday challenged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to speak out against China’s massive reclamation activities in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) that seek to change the status quo in … Read more »

  • SC justice in Zamboanga on eve of SAF 44 killing

    Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Marvic Leonen was confirmed to be in Zamboanga City, the station used by President Benigno Aquino 3rd on the eve of the gruesome killing of 44 commandos from the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF). … Read more »