Israel and Hamas declare 12-hour Gaza truce

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military and Hamas said on Saturday that they would observe a 12-hour ceasefire from 8:00 am (0500 GMT), but a longer-term truce remained elusive for now. Hamas said that it and other militant groups in Gaza had … 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 »


MMDA sets 3-day truck ban for INC centennial

IN a move to ease traffic in connection with the centennial celebration of the influential religious group Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church of Christ), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be implementing a three-day truck ban. The INC … Read more »


BIFF, Sayyaf leaders top govt wanted list

RANKING leaders of a breakaway Moro rebel group and the Abu Sayyaf Group are still high on the most wanted list of the Philippine National Police (PNP), The Manila Times learned on Friday. On top of the PNP’s Criminal Investigation … Read more »

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  • Malacañang: What coup rumors?

    Malacañang on Friday said it has not received reports of possible coup attempts triggered by controversies spawned by the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). “We have not heard of any coup rumors. Rumors will remain rumors until such time that there … Read more »

  • PALACE: SONA still ‘a work in progress’

    PALACE: SONA still ‘a work in progress’

    President Benigno Aquino 3rd was still finishing up his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) he will deliver on Monday before the House of Representatives, where he is expected to lay out his plans for his final two years … Read more »

  • DAP defender Abad justifying technical malversation – JV

    By insisting that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is legal, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad is justifying technical malversation, opposition Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito said on Friday. Ejercito, who had filed a resolution calling for a Senate inquiry into the controversial … Read more »

  • Palace gets 38,000 signatures for FOI

    Freedom of Information (FOI) advocates on Friday submitted to Malacañang a petition urging President Benigno Aquino 3rs to pass the long-overdue legislation that would strengthen government transparency and accountability. Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda received the 3,000-page petition that gathered 38,000 … Read more »

  • PNP on high alert for 3 major events next week

    THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday went on heightened alert in preparation for three successive major events early next week. On Sunday, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) will hold its centennial celebration in Bulacan. On Monday, President Benigno Aquino … Read more »