Poe regains lead

Tops Pulse Asia survey Senator Grace Poe edged out other contenders for the presidency and emerged once again as the frontrunner in the presidential race based on the result of the latest Pulse Asia survey. The poll conducted from January … 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 »


      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


    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 »


‘Aquino reforms had little impact’

THE reforms implemented by the Aquino administration have not made much impact, the camp of Sen. Grace Poe said Saturday. Poe’s camp expressed this sentiment as a response to the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) Progress Report: 2013 to 2015 released … Read more »


Zambales mining standoff continues

SANTA CRUZ, Zambales: Police escorted a line of trucks loaded with nickel ore from a mining site in Barangay Bayto, but failed to break through a horde of protesters who have been barricading the road for the past two weeks, … Read more »

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  • 14 Pinoys killed in Iraq fire

    ARBIL, Iraq: A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region on Friday killed 19 people, 14 of them Filipinos. Dozens more were injured, officials said. The dead include three Iraqis, a Palestinian and another person … Read more »

  • First Zika-linked deaths reported

    BOGOTA: The mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping through Latin America has claimed three lives in Colombia, as the United Nations urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects. In the first direct statements from government health officials … Read more »

  • BUB project completion dismal

    Less than a quarter of projects under the government’s Bottom-Up-Budgeting (BUB) program have been completed in the last two years, according to an independent report that assessed the Aquino administration’s commitment to the Open Government Partnership. The Independent Reporting Mechanism … Read more »

  • Malaysian court acquits 11 Pinoys

    The High Court of Kota Kinabalu acquitted 11 Filipinos accused of waging war against Malaysia for lack of evidence. However, 16 others were ordered to present evidence in their defense. The Filipinos were also accused of being members of a … Read more »

  • Quarters of Bilibid ‘VIPs’ dismantled

    COMMANDO gang leader Jaybee Niño Sebastian has reportedly been enjoying “special treatment” at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). To prove the allegations wrong, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Saturday finally demolished his kubol [quarter] that had an entertainment room, … Read more »