Oil firms announce LPG price rollback this weekend

BY RITCHIE A. HORARIO Consumers have something to look forward to this weekend, as three oil companies are set to lower prices of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) on Saturday. In separate advisories, Petron, Solane and Liquigaz announced that the new … 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

Smartmatic faces raps for electoral sabotage

Bad news followed good on Thursday for Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM). The company bagged the deal to provide the Commission on Elections (Comelec) 23,000 optical mark readers (OMRs) to be used in next year’s polls but it was also slapped … Read more »

Regions

Bicol region poorer after natural disasters

LEGAZPI CITY: The economic growth in the Bicol region slowed down drastically after it was hit by a series of natural disasters in 2014, according to an official from the National Economic Development Authority (Neda) regional office. Agnes M. Espinas, … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Mar seeks strength from late grandpa

    Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd reportedly went to the Manila North Cemetery on Wednesday night to visit the gravesite of his grandfather and namesake, President Manuel Roxas, “to pray for guidance,” a friend of the presumptive standard-bearer of the … Read more »

  • Aquino no-show as drill fires away

    Aquino no-show as drill fires away

    Metro Manila was “rocked” by a powerful earthquake. All hands were on deck to make sure everyone’s safe and casualties were attended to right away. But after participants in Thursday’s earthquake drill went through the “drop, cover and hold” routine … Read more »

  • ‘Anointment’ may harm Roxas, LP

    TODAY’S scheduled “anointment” of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd as the Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer in the 2016 elections may do him more harm than good because such may constitute violations of election laws, according to … Read more »

  • Chinese to reclaim Scarborough – Carpio

    Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has warned that China may soon start reclaiming land on Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal to house a military base that would be made to oversee the Bashi Channel, a waterway off Batanes which is … Read more »

  • DND probe panel clears officials

    An internal panel of investigators that probed a P1.2-billion helicopter acquisition project has cleared key Defense department officials who were suspected of involvement in the allegedly anomalous transaction. This was revealed to members of the House Committee on National Defense … Read more »