Palace on coup rumors: All quiet on AFP front

MalacaÑang on Wednesday downplayed reports of a plan to oust President Benigno Aquino 3rd through a coup d’etat. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda cited an earlier statement by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) dismissing as … 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

Palace on coup rumors: All quiet on AFP front

MalacaÑang on Wednesday downplayed reports of a plan to oust President Benigno Aquino 3rd through a coup d’etat. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda cited an earlier statement by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) dismissing as … Read more »

Regions

AFP alarmed on Sulu ambush

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) expressed alarm over MondayÕs ambush staged by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) amid reports that it was part of a destabilization move instigated by retired general associated with the past administration. Lt. Col. … Read more »

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  • Aquino has not made dent on poverty – analyst

    DESPITE the litany of achievements that he enumerated in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, President Benigno Aquino 3rd has not been able to significantly lower the country’s poverty level, according to Ramon Casiple, a political analyst. … Read more »

  • Malacañang orders quick inventory of DAP projects

    MALACAÑANG has ordered a quick inventory of all projects funded under the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to determine how much supplemental budget it would ask from Congress. The directive to all government agencies that benefited from the DAP came … Read more »

  • President is no martyr – bishop

    President Benigno Aquino 3rd was criticized for parroting his father, Benigno Aquino Jr., in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, when he said that the Filipino is worth dying for. Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles said Aquino should … Read more »

  • ‘Jinggoy, Bong, JPE should remain in Camp Crame’

    A resolution has been filed at the Senate seeking continuous detention of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jose “Jinggoy” Ejercito Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. in Camp Crame, the Philippine National Police headquarters in Quezon City. The resolution authored by … Read more »

  • Inday to enhance monsoon rains

    Tropical Depression Inday has maintained its strength but accelerated while still over the sea off Cagayan, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Weather forecaster Samuel Duran said as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Inday was … Read more »