Ukraine rebels announce new offensive as rockets kill 30

MARIUPOL, Ukraine: Pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern Ukraine announced a major new offensive Saturday after heavy rocket fire killed at least 30 people in the government-held port of Mariupol, sparking international calls for Moscow to stop backing the separatists. The local … 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

Comelec chief pushes Lim as replacement

Commission on Elections  (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. wants Commissioner Christian Robert Lim to be his successor if Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will not be named to his post when he retires next month. Brillantes said Lim is qualified … Read more »

Regions

2 dead, 54 injured in Zamboanga bombing

DAVAO CITY: Philippine authorities have put extra security in Zamboanga City following a deadly bombing that killed two and also wounded 54 people. Mayor Maria Isabelle Salazar has confirmed that two people died from the Friday attack that happened just … Read more »

Top Stories

  • New Saudi King calls for unity

    New Saudi King calls for unity

    RIYADH: Dgnitaries and leaders from around the world were arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to offer their condolences to its new King Salman, a day after the death of his half-brother King Abdullah. British Prime Minister David Cameron, Prince … Read more »

  • Priest slams ‘lying’ Aquino

    DAYS after a bishop lambasted President Benigno Aquino 3rd for criticizing the Church in front of Pope Francis, a priest slammed the president for being rude and for lying during the pontiff’s visit. Redemptorist ‘biking priest’ Fr. Amado Picardal said … Read more »

  • Palace vows to fight BBL ‘misinformation’

    Malacañang has vowed to fight misinformation on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic law (BBL) to ensure its passage by March this year. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte made the statement as the House Ad Hoc panel on the Bangsamoro wrapped up … Read more »

  • Megawide to build ITS terminal

    The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) awarded the P2.5-billion contract to build the Integrated Transport System (ITS)-Southwest Terminal Project to MWM Terminals, a consortium of Megawide Corp. “We have awarded the ITS Southwest PPP project to MWM Terminals, which … Read more »

  • Binay commends Kilos Kaayusan

    Binay commends Kilos Kaayusan

    VICE President Jejomar Binay commended Kilos Kaayusan or Movement for National Discipline (MND), a group of civic-minded citizens dedicated to promoting discipline and order in politics and society, during the formal launch of the organization at the Luneta on Saturday. … Read more »

  • Australia eyes more Pinoy students

    Australia eyes more Pinoy students

    Australian Ambassador to Manila Bill Tweddell on Friday urged Filipinos to study in his country as he noted that education continues to be the flagship of Australia’s program of development cooperation with the Philippines. “Education is a key fo s … Read more »