Sultanates, IPs left out on BBL

Sultanates, IPs left out on BBL

SENATORS on Monday criticized the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) for its failure to make the peace process inclusive by also getting the position of sultanates and indigenous peoples (IPs) in Mindanao in the drafting of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). 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 »


      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


    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 »


DOJ chief: Duterte liable for murder

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday said murder charges can be filed against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for admitting his links to the Davao Death Squad (DDS) believed to be behind extrajudicial killings in the city. “Killing is … Read more »


DepEd gets P1.12B for school rehab

The national government released about P1.12 billion to the Department of Education (DepEd) for the repair and rehabilitation of more than 5,000 classrooms damaged by typhoons and armed conflict, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced on Monday. “The … Read more »

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  • Spare bill from politics – Aquino

    Stop politicking, start deliberating. President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday called on senators and congressmen not to use deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to advance their political agenda for the 2016 elections. Speaking to reporters in Marikina … Read more »

  • QC judge inhibits from port case

    The Regional Trial Court judge handling the legal battle over control of Harbour Centre Port Holdings Inc. (HCPHI) has inhibited himself from the case to avoid creating an impression of partiality in the proceedings. In a two-page order, Judge Bernelito … Read more »

  • COA stops payment of ‘smart’ license plates

    COA stops payment of ‘smart’ license plates

    PROBLEMS on the issuance of license plates for motor vehicles by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) are seen likely to worsen because the Commission on Audit (COA) has suspended payment of the P3.8-billion cost of the contract. At the resumption … Read more »

  • Aquino says Binay still ‘man to beat’ if . . .

    President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday said Vice President Jejomar Binay will remain the “man to beat” in the 2016 elections if he manages to disprove corruption allegations being hurled against him. In an interview with reporters after inspecting classrooms … Read more »

  • Wanted: 739 Filipino nurses in UK, Ireland

    Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Monday announced that there is a demand for 739 professional nurses in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, citing a report by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in London. “This is a worthy … Read more »