DOJ asked to issue legal opinion on VFA custody provisions

Despite the turnover to Philippine authorities of United States Marine PFC. Joseph Scott Pemberton, Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello on Wednesday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue a legal opinion clarifying the Visiting Forces Agreement’s (VFA) custody provisions … 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

Quarantine doctors lack defense against viruses

Despite their readiness, Bureau of Quarantine doctors at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday admitted that they lack personal protective equipment against deadly viruses. “The complete suit, [as a defense against such viruses, for example], is so expensive. … Read more »

Regions

Economic forum opens in Davao

DAVAO CITY: Over 1,000 business leaders and government officials from the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asian Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) will discuss next year’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) integration in a five-day conference which kicks … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Pemberton snubs probe

    Pemberton snubs probe

    OLONGAPO CITY: The US Marine suspected of having killed a transgender in this city did not show up on Tuesday during a preliminary investigation of a murder complaint filed against him.

    Lawyer Rowena Garcia told prosecutor Emilie Fe delos Santos that her client, Read more »

  • House to grant Aquino limited extra powers

    THE House of Representatives will grant additional powers to President Benigno Aquino 3rd but it will be limited to stop him from purchasing or leasing additional generator sets that may cost the government P6 billion to P10 billion. Rep. Reynaldo … Read more »

  • They hacked us again — to silence us

    From midnight of Monday to about 7 a.m. on Tuesday, some online readers of The Manila Times could not access our website. This was because IT experts working for those whom we have exposed for their corrupt doings–and hypocritically claim … Read more »

  • Palawan voted world’s top island

    Palawan voted world’s top island

    Palawan, whose underground river continues to draw tourists, was voted as the top island in the world by an international travel magazine, edging out other world-famous islands such as Bali in Indonesia and Maui in Hawaii. Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s … Read more »