8,000 hectares of farmlands in Iloilo under threat due to Super El Niño

ILOILO CITY: Around 8,000 hectares of farmlands are under threat due to the forecast Super El Niño phenomenon in the province of Iloilo.     National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Engineering and Operations Division manager Engr. Jesus Datoon said the rainfall … 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, Abad probed for DAP

President Benigno Aquino 3rd and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad are under investigation in connection with the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said Tuesday. Morales made the disclosure when her office sought the House Appropriations panel’s … Read more »

Regions

Leni not ready to be VP

Running for Vice President is far from the mind of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo. She told the media during her visit in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato that she has not discussed the post with Interior Secretary and Liberal Party … Read more »

Top Stories

  • 2 graft cases vs Mayor Binay in 1 day

    Makati City Hall scam whistleblower Renato Bondal on Tuesday filed two separate graft cases against Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. with the Office of the Ombudsman. In the first case, the suspended mayor was impleaded with his sister, … Read more »

  • Don’t register yet if you have sore eyes

    THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has advised people infected with conjunctivitis, more popularly known as sore eyes, to get well first before they register or undergo biometrics proceedings to avoid spreading the disease. A biometric registration is the digital capturing … Read more »

  • Poe asks tribunal to junk DQ case

    SENATOR Grace Poe on Tuesday announced that she has asked the Senate Electoral Tribunal to dismiss a petition to unseat her from the Senate, arguing that the period to question her qualification had already lapsed. She also announced that she … Read more »

  • Dry taps ahead as El Niño bites

    Dry taps ahead as El Niño bites

    Many areas in Metro Manila will experience 12-hour rotating water shortages in the coming months as part of measures to mitigate the impact of the El Niño phenomenon, which state weather bureau Pagasa said has gained strength. In a news … Read more »

  • Media watchdog fears bloodshed

    Three journalists in the Philippines have been shot dead just days apart, press groups said on Tuesday, as they warned of further media bloodshed without serious government action. The nation of 100 million people has long been one of the … Read more »

  • Tax evaders ruling PH

    Despite the filing of tax evasion charges against celebrities and high-profile individuals such as world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, Zoren Legaspi, Renato Corona and Janet Lim-Napoles, the government has failed to increase its tax collection because there are so few … Read more »