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Kiko: Improved madrasah system to make education more available for Muslims

AS part of the Eid el Fitr celebrations, the Senate majority leader, Francis Pangilinan, has vowed to push for the strengthening and development of...

Tropical depression over Bicol, Visayas

AN active low-pressure area east of Northern Mindanao has developed into a tropical depression that threatens the Eastern Visayas and Bicol regions, the weather...

CA: San Juan de Dios, 2 docs liable for medical malpractice

THE San Juan de Dios Hospital and two of its doctors were held liable by the Court of Appeals for the death of an...

Counterterror war gets lift from UK, Australia

THE country’s campaign against terrorism is boosted by the arrival of British and Australian experts to train the police and military on counterterrorism. Deputy Director...

Three Manila fire officials continue to report for work

THE Manila fire marshal and two other fire officials, who were found responsible in a graft case that led to a fire tragedy two...

A question of custody

I can’t understand the negative hype heaped upon the Armed Forces of the Philippines for its decision to retain custody of Maj. Gen. Car­los...

House to pass budget bill for 2005 on Tuesday

THE House Committee on Appropriations will approve this coming week the proposed P906.7-billion General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2005 after almost three months of...

Unexplained poverty

THE Commission on Appointments quickly approved the confirmation of two military officers because of “unexplained poverty.” According to their statements of assets and liabilities,...

Fortune Tobacco denies lobby money for sin tax

BUSINESS tycoon Lucio Tan’s Fortune Tobacco Corp. on Saturday denied the existence of a lobby fund that was allegedly put up by tobacco industry...

A new capital

SOUTH Korea will not have a new capital, according to the country’s constitutional court that ruled recently against the idea. South Korean President Roh Moo...

Knifeman kills three at French church, ratcheting up terror fears

NICE: A knife-wielding man killed three people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, slitting the throat of at least...

PH logs 1761 new Covid cases

THE Philippines has logged 1,761 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Thursday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This brings the total...

Power distributors told not to disconnect ‘lifeline consumers’

LIFELINE consumers will get a reprieve as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Thursday ordered power distributors not to disconnect their services until the...

PhilHealth to abide by Ombudsman ruling vs top execs

EMBATTLED Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will abide by the Office of the Ombudsman’s order suspending eight of its top officials due to the...

SolGen appeals to SC for release of Leonen SALNs as quo warranto looms

THE Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Thursday appealed before the Supreme Court to disclose to the public the Statement of Assets and...

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