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PH ready to protest latest China incursion

By SAMMY JULIAN Manila News Bureau Chief MANILA – As soon as it is able to come up with a clearer picture of what China is doing...

‘No interest’ loans for flood victims mulled

BY PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA – Iloilo City’s Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill establishing a Flood Recovery Fund that grants flood victims “no-interest” loans. “Many victims...

‘Probe MRT glitches’

BY PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA – New deals entered by Metro Rail Transit (MRT) should see suspension, said militant group Bayan Muna. Bayan Muna said MRT’s previous deals...

Denmark to reopen embassy

By SAMMY JULIAN Manila News Bureau Chief MANILA – Denmark has appointed a new, full-time ambassador to the Philippines scheduled to arrive on August 1 to oversee the re-opening of...

Insects threaten to wipe out coco industry

By SAMMY JULIAN Manila News Bureau Chief MANILA – The government is waging a war against invasive insects called Aspidiotus Rigidus that have infested coconut trees...

Cops hit for inaction on farmer’s shooting

By SAMMY JULIAN Manila News Bureau Chief MANILA – An international human rights watchdog bewailed the failure of Philippine authorities to arrest the security guard who...

Gov’t to release P878.5M for info tech project

By SAMMY JULIAN Manila News Bureau Chief MANILA – The Aquino administration is releasing P878.5 million to support the second phase of the Integrated Government Philippines...

PNoy confirms Napoles letter

BY PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III confirmed that businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, who reportedly earned multibillion-peso kickbacks from pork barrel transactions, sent him...

Ladderized education bill targets poor students

BY PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA – Graduates of technical-vocational courses should be given the chance to pursue higher education, said newbie senator Cynthia Villar. Her Senate Bill 2272...

Palace bares new appointments

By SAMMY JULIAN Manila News Bureau Chief MANILA – Amid the flurry of criticisms against the national government for the power outages affecting parts of the...

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