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Senate to review PHL’s ranking in education

THE Senate moved to assess the Philippine education system in a bid to improve its  dismal ranking after placing 113th out of 127 countries in...

MMDA to respect court OK of Angkas operation

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Sunday said it will respect the decision of a Mandaluyong City court allowing a motorcycle ride-hailing app...

DOJ chief to Trillanes: Prove dismissal of charges in Court  Justice Secretary...

Senator Antonio Trillanes
Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Thursday challenged beleaguered Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV to appear and prove before the court his claim that he complied with all the requirements to be eligible for amnesty in 2011, in connection with his role in attempts to overthrow the Arroyo administration.

Sy, Villar, Gokongwei, Razon among richest Filipinos in latest ‘Forbes’ list

Retail tycoon Henry Sy once again topped the Forbes list of billionaires for the Philippines, after registering a wealth of $18.2 billion in the...

LLDA dismayed by court ruling on Taguig land

Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) General Manager Joey Medina was dismayed over the Court of Appeals’s (CA) recent ruling on a property being used...

Office for Transportation Security employee nabbed for wallet theft

Airport police arrested an Office for Transportation Security (OTS) employee, caught in a video recording stealing the wallet containing cash of a Taiwanese passenger. Airport...

Military recovers N.P.A. guns, ammunition in Aurora

Soldiers recovered on Thursday several firearms and homemade bombs in follow-up operations in Aurora following a clash with members of the New People’s Army...

B.O.C. seizes smuggled onions worth P12 million at M.I.C.P

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has announced the seizure of six 40-footer containers loaded with smuggled onions from China worth at least P12 million. Customs...

Palace bares new appointments

President Duterte has appointed former Transportation Undersecretary Cesar B. Chavez to the board of directors of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). Chavez will...

NPC chief lists possible financiers for Mindanao hydro plant rehabilitation

Multilateral lending institutions are keen on shouldering the financing of the multibillion-peso rehabilitation of the Agus-Pulangui hydropower complex, according to an official of the...

House panel: Impeach complaint vs SC justices ‘sufficient in form’

The House of Representatives’s justice committee on Tuesday found the consolidated impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro and six associate justices to...

Dengvaxia cases ‘baseless’–Garin

Tacloban City—Former Health Secretary Janette L. Garin said the new cases, as well as the ones previously filed against her and 36 others before the Department...

BI arrests five illegal workers, ‘fake Pinay’

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday announced the arrest in separate occasions of a Chinese woman and five other foreigners who were caught violating the...

‘Marginalized’ farmers nix final version of coconut-levy bill

A COALITION of coconut farmers on Monday expressed their misgivings on the current version of the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Act which they...

Respect us, leave judiciary alone to do its work: De Castro’s plea

NEWLY-APPOINTED Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Monday appealed to the political branches of the government not to intervene in the affairs of the...

Duterte says sorry to Obama for ‘harsh’ words in 2016 Almost...

In September 2016  Duterte called Obama a “son of a b­­–––––h” in a forum in Lao PDR after the former American leader raised concerns...

‘Mocha went overboard but has right to free expression’ President Duterte...

The President said Uson’s actions were within the ambit of the Constitution. In a speech before the Filipino community in Israel, Duterte defended Uson almost...

Palace denounces 2nd deadly Isulan City blast in four days

Malacañang strongly denounced on Monday the second deadly blast at an Internet café in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, that left two dead and 11 others ...

DENR probes quarry links to recent flooding in Metro 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has created a team that will look into the massive flood that submerged many areas in...

Military starts retrieval operations of grounded navy flagship vessel

Barring no hitches, the military may finally start the retrieval operations for the BRP Gregorio del Pilar as the needed assets, equipment and even...