PH yet to fully implement ASEAN accord on professional services

The Philippines has yet to fully implement the Mutual Recognition Agreements/Arrangement (MRAs) entered into among Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states covering eight professional services. The special House Committee on East ASEAN Growth AREA (EAGA), chaired by Hon. … 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

Court to let massacre suspects post bail

After 16 police officers implicated in the Maguindanao Massacre case were allowed to post bail a few weeks ago, 25 other accused would also be granted temporary liberty by a Quezon City court if each of them paid P200,000 for … Read more »

Regions

DSWD extends P1.2-B aid to Yolanda victims

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday said around P1.2-billion worth of assistance is being extended to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman said the assistance include food and non-food items; … Read more »

Top Stories

  • Drilon’s allies open to Iloilo Center probe

    SENATE Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said he has no objection to a call of detained Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for the Senate blue ribbon committee to investigate allegations that Senate President Franklin Drilon  had a hand in … Read more »

  • Customs files charges against rice importers

    A smuggling case was filed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) against officials of a trading company for allegedly importing rice without the necessary permit from the National Food Authority (NFA). Customs Commissioner John Philip Sevilla on Friday said charged … Read more »

  • PH prepares for Ebola ‘Invasion’

    FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday assured the public that the government is doing everything to prevent possible entry of the dreaded Ebola virus into the country. In an interview over ANC’s Headstart program, del Rosario noted that … Read more »

  • P200-M incentive for highly urbanized areas

    CITIES and provinces that wish to be classified as highly urbanized should work doubly hard after Congress on second reading approved a proposal that would require annual incomes of P180 million and P200 million, respectively to earn that distinction. In … Read more »