Facebook ‘newspaper’ spells trouble for media

WASHINGTON: Facebook’s move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal “newspaper” for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media. The huge social network has become a key source of news for many … 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

No extended hours for MRT, LRT for Christmas

OPERATING hours of major malls in Metro Manila will be adjusted on Friday, November 28, but the country’s twin mass transit systems will not go along for the ride. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino told radio station DZMM that mall operations … Read more »

Regions

‘Militarization’ of APEC Summit preparations hit

LEGAZPI CITY: The mayor of the host city of the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit has decried the so-called “militarization” of preparations by the national organizers. “As host city of the APEC Summit, we want to showcase the … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Overweight Algieri sweats off excess pounds

    MACAU: Chris Algieri had trouble on the scales ahead of Sunday’s fight. Undefeated American Algieri could not make the catchweight limit of 144lb and was still 0.20lb over after a second attempt despite stripping down to his bare essentials at … Read more »

  • Security plans for pope kept secret

    The government will keep under wraps security measures it is laying out for the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines in January following reports that terrorist groups are out to kill the pontiff. “We can’t broadcast the nitty gritty … Read more »

  • PH bans ‘rude’ foreign journalists

    The Philippines said Saturday it had banned certain foreign journalists from the country over an incident last year, when President Benigno Aquino 3rd was taunted by a group of Hong Kong reporters during a visit to Indonesia. The immigration bureau … Read more »

  • Lifelong struggle for massacre widows

    For Gloria Teodoro and other women widowed by the Philippines’ worst political massacre, the struggle to move on with their lives is as long and painful as their fight for justice. Five years since the carnage in Maguindanao left 58 … Read more »

  • A song of hope for Yolanda survivors

    The official local theme song for the visit of Pope Francis to Palo in Leyte will express the hope nurtured by survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Fr. Kim Margallo, director of the Archdiocese of Palo’s Commission on Youth, composed the … Read more »