South Korea warns North over ‘illegal’ asset freeze

SEOUL: South Korea warned North Korea on Friday that it had acted “illegally” in freezing the assets of South Korean companies and staff expelled from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone. Seoul’s Unification Minister Hong Yong-Pyo said Pyongyang’s decision to … 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

BSP warns public vs spurious bank

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Thursday warned the public not to do business with Global Investment Bank or GIB Philippines Bank Ltd. (GIB or GPBL), which has not been authorized to operate as a bank in the Philippines. … Read more »

Regions

Customs seizes smuggled Peking ducks in Batangas

ALERT operatives of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) in the Port of Batangas have seized millions of pesos worth of smuggled frozen Peking ducks from Hong Kong recently. CIIS-Batangas officer-in-charge Manolo Arevalo on Thursday said the shipment was … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Labor leaders slam Duterte for union comments

    ZAMBOANGA CITY: Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte is in danger of losing the support of workers and labor unions in the country after he threatened to kill members of the Kilusang Mayo Uno if they do not stop organizing labor unions. … Read more »

  • Ramos: Support for Leni sincerely given

    President Fidel Ramos has reaffirmed his support to the vice presidential run of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo. Ramos, who served as President of the country from 1992 to 1998, noted that Leni’s husband, former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, “was … Read more »

  • Marcos wins support of La Union’s Ortegas

    Marcos wins support of La Union’s Ortegas

    After his successful initial campaign in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos took his vice presidential caravan to La Union and won the support of the Ortega clan. San Fernando City mayor Pablo Ortega and his brothers … Read more »

  • Ferrer sees bleak future for BBL

    THE prospects of passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) remain dim even in the next Congress where proponents of the measure expect to face a “bigger challenge” owing to the anticipated turnout of the May 9 elections. According to Miriam … Read more »

  • Lakas-CMD hits TV network ‘bias’

    “Ethical standards apply to all or none at all.” Raul Lambino, deputy secretary general of Lakas-CMD, issued the statement on Thursday as he accused a major television network of “de facto electioneering” by featuring the life story of Liberal Party … Read more »