Clock ticks for Mary Jane

Clock ticks for Mary Jane

Convicted Filipina moved to execution island Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered all nine convicted foreign drug smugglers, including Filipina Mary Jane Veloso, transferred to Nusakambangan prison island where death row convicts are executed, a Philippine foreign affairs official said … 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

Multiple murder raps vs SAF killers pushed

Congress has thrown its support behind a move of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to press multiple-murder charges against Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels and other armed fighters involved in the killing of 44 Special Action Force (SAF)  police … Read more »

Regions

Tuguegarao City has two mayors

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: For the past five days, the people of this capital city have been confused for having two mayors holding their respective offices at the city hall. Elected City Mayor Jefferson Soriano said the Court of Appeals has … Read more »

Top Stories

  • ‘Go fish in Panatag but be on alert’

    Avoid danger, but do not avoid the place. This was the advice of the chief of the country’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to fishermen venturing into Panatag (Scarborough Shoal) in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) … Read more »

  • Boxing great Foreman sees Pacquiao in 6

    Boxing great Foreman sees Pacquiao in 6

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Former world heavyweight champion George Foreman likes Manny Pacquiao over unbeaten Floyd Mayweather in their welterweight showdown next week in Las Vegas and warns a loss could devastate Mayweather. Foreman has plenty of experience in superfight history, having … Read more »

  • Lina: Reforms to continue

    Lina: Reforms to continue

    Businessman Alberto David Lina on Friday vowed to continue reforming the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as he was once again sworn in as the agency’s commissioner, replacing John Phillip “Sunny” Sevilla, who resigned the previous day. Lina, who was Customs … Read more »

  • Sandigan upholds Ozone 9 conviction

    The Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division stood pat on its decision convicting seven former Quezon City officials and two private individuals in connection with the tragic Ozone Dance Club fire 19 years ago, which is dubbed as “the worst fire in Philippine … Read more »

  • Aquino to visit Canada, US, Japan

    MALACAÑANG on Friday said President Benigno Aquino 3rd will fly to Canada—the first time for a Philippine President since 1997- on the second week of May to sign development pacts with his counterpart, Prime Minister Stephen Harper. According to deputy … Read more »

  • Resisting suspension must end – Miriam

    SEN. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Friday called for an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into elective officials’ practice of barricading their offices and calling for mass action to resist suspension or removal by authorities. In a resolution she is set to … Read more »