Volunteers help with rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Hundreds are feared dead in the quake. More »


‘Sevilla fired for refusing to raise P3 B for LP’

MANILA  - For refusing to raise P3 billion for the campaign kitty of the Liberal Party (LP), John Sevilla was pressured to resign as Bureau of Customs chief by the ruling party,

Pimentel seeks Senate probe of Sevilla resignation

MANILA — If resigned customs chief John Phillip Sevilla will not reveal more details about the political pressure that forced him to quit, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III will initiate a Senate investigation

PH, China trade barbs over sea threats

MANILA – The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim

China rejects PH’s robbery allegations

BEIJING  – China on Friday rejected accusations that its coast guard seized fish caught by Filipino fishermen in the South China Sea, urging the Philippines to stop illegally fishing in Chinese waters.

PDP-Laban eyes Duterte as standard bearer in 2016 polls

MANILA — The PDP-Laban will field Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as its standard-bearer, once the latter decides to run for president in 2016. Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said many members of

DOJ says attackers shot SAF men even with hands up in surrender

MANILA – “It was murder all the way and around.” The Mamasapano incident was not a “massacre,” as described by the Senate report, nor was it a mistaken encounter, as suggested by

Pacquiao focused on toppling Mayweather

HOLLYWOOD—Everytime he runs, trains and spars, Manny Pacquiao has Floyd Mayweather Jr. on his mind. It’s the reason why Pacquiao ignores pain and fatigue and draws from his inner reserves whenever he

Mary Jane Veloso to be executed on April 28

MANILA — Mary Jane Veloso will be executed on April 28, her lawyer said. Veloso is among the 10 individuals sentenced to death via firing squad in Indonesia after being convicted of  illegal

Hundreds dead in Nepal quake

KATHMANDU, Nepal  — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 718 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered

SC issues TRO vs CHEd in K-12 controversy

BAGUIO CITY —The Supreme Court has stopped the government from implementing a new college curriculum, which removed Filipino and Panitikan (Philippine Literature) as core courses. The high court issued a temporary restraining

Grace Poe is top choice for Vice President—SWS

MANILA — Senator Grace Poe emerged as the people’s top choice for Vice President in the 2016 national elections, a recent Social Weather Station (SWS) survey revealed. The survey, which is posted

Alcala dismissal sought over unaccounted P15-B funds

MANILA – Agriculture Secretary Prospero Alcala’s dismissal from the Cabinet is being sought following the release of a Commission on Audit (COA) report that the Department of Agriculture (DA) has failed to

Comelec may go back to manual elections

MANILA – The elections next year would definitely push through but it might be done manually, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said they would rather go back

Sevilla resigns, Lina back as Customs chief

MANILA – Customs Commissioner John Phillip P. Sevilla said on Thursday he has resigned from his post at the Bureau of Customs. Citing political pressures at the agency with the 2016 elections

DAR audit bares P12B mess

MANILA –What happened? The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has failed to fully implement two major development projects worth P12.8 billion in farming communities despite the release of funds for the programs,