A group of party-list lawmakers, wearing peach Barong Tagalog and Filipiniana outfits, walked out of the House of Representatives plenary hall before President Aquino started his fifth State of the Nation Address on Monday afternoon. More »


Trillanes bares coup plot

MANILA – Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said Tuesday that some retired generals with links to former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo were plotting against the government of President Benigno

No reason to oust Aquino, says AFP chief

MANILA – Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. said there was no intelligence report of any destabilization plot against the Aquino administration, saying the military’s morale now is “high.” “There’s no intelligence

APC on EDSA causes jitters

MANILA —Amid reports of a plot to overthrow President Benigno Aquino III, an armored personnel vehicle was spotted along the busy Epifanio delos Santos Avenue Wednesday morning, triggering alarm among motorists. But

Aquino seeks budget for DAP projects

MANILA — President Aquino, apparently learning his lesson from the flak he got over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP),on Monday asked Congress to pass the 2014 supplemental budget to enable the executive

Senate won’t implement suspension of Jinggoy, JPE suspension yet

MANILA  – The Senate has notified the Sandiganbayan that the 90-day suspension orders Senate minority leader Juan Ponce Enrile and Sen. Jinggoy Estrada have not been enforced since the two senators have

Partylist solons walk out as PNoy starts SONA

MANILA  – A group of party-list lawmakers, wearing peach Barong Tagalog and Filipiniana outfits, walked out of the House of Representatives’ plenary hall before President Aquino started his fifth State of the

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

WASHINGTON — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s elections to grant work permits to potentially millions

EU rejects use of force in sea row

MANILA  – The European Union (EU) yesterday rejected anew the use of force in the South China Sea. Catherine Ashton, EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy and European Commission

Abu Sayyaf attacks Sulu town; 23 dead

MANILA — The death toll from the attack made by the Abu Sayyaf Group in Lower Talipao, Sulu on Monday rose to 23, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office

Cheers, jeers persist day after SONA

MANILA – A day after he delivered his State of the Nation address, President Benigno Aquino continued to get cheers and jeers on Tuesday as his supporters and critics weighed in on

Aquino’s silence on FOI disappoints Binay, solons

MANILA — While lawmakers were generally impressed by President Aquino’s penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA), they were dismayed over the Chief Executive’s failure to push for the Freedom of Information

‘Pork’-less 2015 national budget amounts to P2.6T

MANILA  — Something’s different in the Aquino government’s proposed P2.606 trillion national budget for 2015 submitted to the House of Representatives on Tuesday. This is a 15.1-percent increase from the P2.265 trillion

Pope to visit on January 15-19

MANILA – A “spiritual typhoon” is heading for the Philippines with the confirmation of Pope Francis’ visit on Jan. 15 to 19 next year, Papal Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto said yesterday. Pinto,

MILF commanders restive

MANILA — Ground commanders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are becoming more impatient and frustrated over the delay in the submission of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to Congress

PH, 10 others agree to joint MH17 prosecution

MANILA  — The Philippines and 10 other countries whose citizens were victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 met at The Hague to cooperate on a joint judicial strategy. The European

Napoles also in isolation in Bicutan facility

MANILA  – Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles is now temporarily detained in a room at the livelihood center of the Taguig City Jail female dormitory at Camp Bagong Diwa in