UN watchdog faults HK on reforms

GENEVA: A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday (Friday in Manila) pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed. Amid weeks of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city, the UN … 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

Senator urges leniency with bogus operators

A lawmaker has called on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to give leeway to private vehicle owners who are offering alternative transport service to commuters despite having no legitimate franchises. Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino 4th made the … Read more »

Regions

Gun-for-hire in Romblon falls

A GUN-FOR-HIRE suspected to be employed by some politicians was nabbed during a raid in his house in Barangay Tuguis, Looc, Romblon. Camp Crame reports said Marcial Maneng, who has a standing warrant for robbery, is under the payroll of … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Palace parries calls for Petilla to resign

    Malacañang on Friday shrugged off a growing clamor for Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla to resign for allegedly fabricating a power crisis scenario next summer. Several groups, including the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines-led Nagkaisa, accused Petilla of painting … Read more »

  • Trillanes blasted for anti-poor slur

    Trillanes blasted for anti-poor slur

    NETIZENS fired broadsides at pro-administration  for his remarks maligning the poor on Thursday. Trillanes was interviewed by reporters after he and members of the Senate blue ribbon sub-committee inspected a sprawling property in Rosario, Batangas, which he insists belongs to … Read more »

  • Metro traffic woes far from over – Aquino

    The traffic problem in Metro Manila is far from over despite government efforts to ease the gridlock particularly around the Port of Manila, President Benigno Aquino 3rd said on Friday. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 40th Philippine Business … Read more »

  • Heavy weekend traffic as road repairs resume

    Traffic will be heavy in some areas in Metro Manila this weekend because of the removal of the huge boundary marker between the cities of Manila and Makati City and road reblocking in Quezon City. In an advisory, the Metropolitan … Read more »