N. Korea threatens strike against Seoul

SEOUL: North Korea has threatened “merciless punishment” against South Korea if it goes ahead with plans to open a UN field office in Seoul for monitoring the North’s human rights record. The Committee for Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK), a … 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

BBL not perfect, Ferrer admits

Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, the chairperson of the government peace panel negotiating peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Monday admitted that the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is not perfect thus, it is the responsibility of Congress to “clean … Read more »

Regions

16 dead in fresh clashes between Army, BIFF

ZAMBOANGA CITY: At least 16 were killed in recent clashes in Maguindanao between the Army and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), officials said on Monday. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, a spokeswoman for the 6th Infantry Division, said among those slain were … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Military badly needs more money – AFP chief

    ARMED Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. wants at least one percent of next year’s national budget to be allocated for defense spending even as he admitted that the country’s military capabilities are no-match against the Chinese. … Read more »

  • Palace: No such Sabah offer

    Malacañang on Monday dismissed a report that the Philippines has offered to ease its claim on Sabah in return for Malaysia’s support in Manila’s territorial dispute with China. “There is absolutely no basis to such report,” its spokesman Edwin Lacierda … Read more »

  • Binay scores in CA hearing

    The 6th Division of the Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday said no to moves to suspend hearings on a petition filed by Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. against his preventive suspension. The CA division headed by Associate … Read more »

  • Pope Francis: Remember persecuted Christians

    VATICAN: Pope Francis remembered the persecuted Christians in the world on Sunday—Palm Sunday—during Mass in St. Peter’s Square. Following the proclamation of the Passion according to St. Mark, Pope Francis delivered a homily, in which he reflected on the plight … Read more »

  • Abad to probe procurement board role in chopper deal

    Abad to probe procurement board role in chopper deal

    BUDGET Secretary Florencio Abad on Monday said he will look into details of Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) deliberations involving procurement of the 21 refurbished helicopters by the Department of National Defense (DND) which, The Manila Times sources alleged, violated … Read more »

  • Comelec junks use of old poll machines

    THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has junked proposals to still use 82,000 old Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in the 2016 elections even without the machines undergoing a maintenance check-up. Comelec spokesperson and Director James Jimenez on Monday said … Read more »