President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos Salinas and Juan Sunye, Deputy Chief of Protocol of the ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation, upon arrival at Torrejon Airbase in Madrid Spain. More »


Aquino asks Congress for emergency powers

MANILA— President Benigno Aquino III has formally asked Congress to grant him emergency powers to address the looming power shortage in Luzon in 2015. In a letter addressed to Speaker Feliciano Belmonte

Yolanda funds withheld by DSWD – solons

MANILA — The national government did not release a single centavo for victims of typhoon Yolanda because Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman resorted to “double accounting” and claimed credit for P779 million

Senate invites Binay to hearing

MANILA  — The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee has formally invited Vice President Jejomar Binay to its hearings, asking him to shed light on allegations made against him in the course of its

Goldberg says US watching ISIS in PH

MANILA –Manila and Washington are both keeping close tabs on reports of the terror group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), recruiting fighters in the Philippines, particularly in Mindanao, US Ambassador

COA finds P200M pork projects questionable

MANILA –Roughly P200 million in pork barrel funds of a senator, seven party-list representatives and several allies of the Aquino administration that were coursed through the National Agriculture and Fisheries Council (NAFC)

Gov’t spends P31.9 M for Aquino’s trip to Europe

MANILA  – The government is spending P31.9 million for President Aquino’s eight-day visit to Europe, Malacañang said. Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said the amount covers expenses for transportation, accommodation, food, equipment and

12,000 evacuated amid increasing Mayon rockfall, quakes

LEGAZPI CITY – Albay Governor Joey Salceda on Tuesday ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 residents in three cities and three towns in Albay after alert level three was raised over

Death toll from RoRo sinking rises to 6

MANILA — The death toll from the sinking of M/V Maharlika 2 in the waters off Southern Leyte rose to six with the recovery of three more bodies, the Philippine Navy said

Typhoon ‘Luis’ slams Isabela, 21 provinces

MANILA  – Typhoon “Luis” (international name: Kalmaegi) pounded northern Luzon with heavy rains and strong winds as it made landfall in Isabela province on Sunday night, causing water to breach critical levels

MMDA covers Manila in truck ban implementation

MANILA — Chairman Francis Tolentino of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday said its truck ban policy will be in effect in Manila. This was after the daytime truck ban

Court allows Palparan’s transfer to AFP jail

MANILA — The Bulacan Regional Trial Court (RTC) granted on Monday the request of controversial retired Army Major Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. to be detained at a military camp instead of the

Drilon bullied me, Ridon charges

MANILA  – It wasn’t exactly a confrontation between David and Goliath, and Senate President Franklin Drilon claimed it wasn’t so. “I deny that. As the band was noisy, and I could hardly

To Aquino, worsening traffic a sign of progress

MADRID — To President Benigno Aquino 3rd, the worsening traffic condition in the country should not cause distress because it is a sign of economic progress. During his meeting with members of

Binay postpones speech, heads to typhoon-hit Cagayan, Isabela

MANILA  – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday decided to cancel his scheduled 15-minute address to clear his name against corruption charges to instead go to provinces hit by typhoon “Luis” (international name:

CA affirms acquittal of Michael Ray Aquino in Dacer-Corbito slays

MANILA — The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the acquittal made by the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 18 on former Philippine National Police (PNP) Sr. Supt. Michael Ray Aquino

China too aggressive, Aquino tells Spain PM

MADRID—President Benigno Aquino III brought to Spain’s attention Monday (Sept. 15) the “increasing pattern of aggressive Chinese behavior” in the South China Sea, calling on Europe to back a Philippine proposal to