No special treatment on Pemberton seen

Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Trenas said over the weekend that contrary to claims that US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton is getting a special treatment, both the Philippine and the US government has demonstrated a very strong resolve … 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

Aquino won’t apologize for Laude wake remarks

President Benigno Aquino 3rd will not apologize for his remarks explaining why he was not attending the wake of slain transgender Jennifer Laude. Secretary Herminio Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office made the announcement on Saturday, a day after … Read more »

Regions

Military chief open to ceasefire with ASG

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gregorio Catapang has vowed to work and coordinate with the officials of Sulu provincial government as soldiers continue their hot pursuit operations against the members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Philippines intensifies defense against Ebola

    HEALTH authorities have strengthened mechanisms to stop the Ebola virus from entering the Philippines, especially with the expected influx of Filipinos returning to the country for Christmas. Malacañang on Saturday said the government continues to reinforce measures to keep the … Read more »

  • Superbrands awards gold trophy to The Times

    Superbrands awards gold trophy to The Times

    THE Manila Times was one of the gold trophy awardees in the Superbrands Biennial Formal Gala Tribute Night held at the Main Ballroom of New World Hotel Makati on Thursday. Aside from The Times, the other awardees are A Bonne—Federal … Read more »

  • NY, New Jersey tighten quarantine

    NEW YORK: New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered a mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America’s largest city. The new measures were ordered by state governors … Read more »

  • WHO rolls out vaccines in 2015

    GENEVA: Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) said after a new case of the virus was reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died … Read more »

  • Churches join anti-pork sign up

    People who want to sign up for the campaign to abolish the pork barrel system in government can do so after hearing mass today. Catholic parishes will be open for the gathering of signatures as the national sign-up day against … Read more »

  • DOST trains tool programmers for free

    BRIGHTER employment prospects await at least 800 peoples who received free training for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Tool Programming and Operations from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The training program is part of DOST’s push for industry competitiveness … Read more »