Tuason, Cunanan testimonies won’t bear much weight in plunder cases vs. PDAF scam suspects

The testimonies of Ruby Tuason and Director Dennis Cunanan of the Technical Resource Center (TRC) are unlikely to bear great weight in the prosecution’s case vs. those accused in the P10 billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam, a House … 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

Fire razes apartment complex

A fire razed a four-door apartment complex along Campa Street, near España in Manila at around 9 p.m. on Saturday. Another blaze occurring at around 3 a.m. the following day razed a row of houses and some establishments nearby. Residents … Read more »

Regions

COA disallows P49-million Bicol Express railroad ties

NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur: The Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered the disallowance of P49 million purchase of railroad ties for the rehabilitation of the Bicol Express tracks after documents showed the materials procured     were substandard. The Citizen Crime … Read more »

Top Stories

  • The $30 million MRT extort try: Fact or fiction?

    First of two parts There’s no going away present for H.E. Joseph Rychtar, Czech Ambassador to the Philippines, when he finally bids farewell to Manila for another posting somewhere in Latin America. It is highly unlikely that the issue of … Read more »

  • First bodies pulled from submerged Korean ferry

    JINDO, South Korea: Divers began retrieving bodies on Sunday from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered by the pace of the rescue efforts scuffled with police. … Read more »

  • PH to play key role in US Asian ‘pivot’

    THE Philippines will play a vital role in the United States’ “rebalancing” of assets toward what Washington calls the Asian “pivot” and President Barack Obama will likely discuss Manila’s part with President Benigno Aquino 3rd during his scheduled Asian roundabout … Read more »

  • Batangas monitors 3 suspected MERS cases

    BATANGAS CITY, Batangas: Three patients confined at the Batangas Medical Center or BMC (formerly Batangas Regional Hospital) are now under observation for possible cases of MERS coronavirus. According to Dr. Ramoncito Magnaye, medical director of BMC, the three patients have … Read more »

  • SC orders air firm owner’s prosecution over Naia project

    THE Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the prosecution of Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc. (Piatco) owner Henry Go in connection with a questionable agreement with the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal … Read more »