‘Gov, lawmakers in illegal drug trade’

‘Gov, lawmakers in illegal drug trade’

AT least one provincial governor and some members of the House of Representatives are among government officials linked to illegal drug trade, according to former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) director general Dionisio Santiago. In an exclusive interview at his … 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 »


      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


    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 »


‘Aquino reforms had little impact’

THE reforms implemented by the Aquino administration have not made much impact, the camp of Sen. Grace Poe said Saturday. Poe’s camp expressed this sentiment as a response to the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) Progress Report: 2013 to 2015 released … Read more »


Palawan’s protected areas hotly contested

Congress is yet to find a middle ground on the pending Expanded-National Integrated Protected Areas System (E-NIPAS) bill that could protect more areas but threaten Palawan communities in the process. In an interview, Rep. Franz Alvarez of Palawan contested the … Read more »

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  • Labor chief favors SSS pension hike

    The entire Aquino Administration is not at all opposed to increasing the monthly pension of retired Social Security System (SSS) members. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz is in favor of an across-the-board monthly pension hike of P500, not the P2,000 sought … Read more »

  • Invest in RE to cut power cost– Marcos

    SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Sunday said the next Administration must put in order the country’s energy policy to attract more foreign investors, particularly in renewable energy (RE) so as to effectively reduce power rates. Marcos, a vice presidential candidate … Read more »

  • Monkey business in New Year for China ‘school’

    Monkey business in New Year for China ‘school’

    DONGYING, China: Macaques in frilly dresses turn backflips and answer maths questions for crowds of screaming children at a Chinese monkey school, where trainers teach them to waltz and play rock drums. Shows featuring performing simians, popular in China and … Read more »

  • NFL: America stops for Super Bowl 50

    SANTA CLARA, California: A perfectly scripted quarterback duel between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton will take center stage on Sunday as America comes to a standstill for the 50th edition of the Super Bowl. More than 100 million households across … Read more »

  • ‘White hat’ then, Red Hat now

    ‘White hat’ then, Red Hat now

    “From white hat to Red Hat,” was the joke a senior executive of Red Hat quipped to Alessandro Perilli, after hearing excerpts from The Manila Times interview with him, to which Perilli answered back with a wink, and a seemingly … Read more »

  • No ‘conversion’ of bases – Palace

    Malacañang on Sunday said no part of the country will be “converted” into a facility for American servicemen under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) that was recently upheld by the Supreme Court (SC). In an interview over state-run Radyo … Read more »