Islamists’ 24-hour hostage deadline ‘utterly despicable': Japan PM

TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday slammed as “utterly despicable” an Islamist militant threat to kill a Japanese hostage within 24 hours unless Jordan releases a jihadi bomber. “This was an utterly despicable act, and I am appalled,” the … 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

Singapore envoy conferred highest honor

President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Tuesday bestowed the highest Philippine diplomatic honor to outgoing Singaporean Ambassador Velupilla Ponnundurai Hirubalan. Aquino conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the highest rank of Grand Cross to Hirubalan for his contributions in strengthening bilateral … Read more »

Regions

Pinoy Muslims honor late Saudi King

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Philippine leaders paid homage to Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who died at the age of 90 after battling pneumonia. Leaders from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao gathered at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Manila … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Cayetano should inhibit from Binay case

    BECAUSE of his obvious political prejudice and bias, pro-administration Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano should inhibit himself when the Senate committee on rules deliberates on the case of Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr., United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) interim president … Read more »

  • Alphaland files P100-M damage suit vs Mercado

    Alphaland Corp. made good its threat to sue former Makati City vice mayor Ernesto Mercado when it filed on Tuesday a P100 million damage suit before the Makati City Regional Trial Court. The firm said another criminal case for libel … Read more »

  • DSWD spent P38M for camping activities

    DSWD spent P38M for camping activities

    THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) spent more than P37 million for six camping activities participated in by 5,636 street dwellers in Metro Manila from 2011 to 2015, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman admitted on Tuesday. Appearing before … Read more »

  • AFP mourns fallen police commandos

    THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has placed all its camps and military installations in a state of mourning to show sympathy and solidarity with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the bereaved families of 44 policemen killed in … Read more »

  • Murder charges vs Pemberton stay – DOJ

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday rejected a plea of US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton in connection with his indictment for murder for allegedly killing transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City, Zambales in October 2014. In … Read more »

  • Make poor center of business – Tagle

    MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Wednesday called on business leaders to make the poor the center of their business. Tagle aired the call during the 44th Annual Membership Program of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) that … Read more »