Members of the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government present red and black ribbons in a press conference in Quezon City on Sunday as they prepare to join judiciary employees in protesting against President Benigno Aquino III’s alleged assault on the Supreme Court. More »


DAP petitioners to file new impeachment bid

MANILA — Four Supreme Court petitioners and 21 other people, including bishops, priests and nuns, was set to file an impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, saying they want

Lawmakers got 80% of DAP

MANILA — Senators and congressmen received some 857 of the 1,016 SAROs or special allotment release orders for P150.6 billion in pork barrel projects funded under the Disbursement Acceleration Program, Palace documents

Aquino OKd P150b for DAP funds

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III approved the pooling of P150.6 billion in “savings” from the national budget to the Disbursement Acceleration Program to augment his own discretionary funds, Palace documents signed

Aquino a failure — Osmena, Trillanes

MANILA — Two pro-administration senators on Sunday took turns bashing the administration, saying that the energy crisis,  DAP and poverty showed  the Aquino presidency was a failure. Senator Antonio Trillanes said Filipinos

Independent bloc cautions against hasty inquiry into JDF

MANILA — The House independent bloc has cautioned the majority lawmakers against pursuing the inquiry into the judiciary’s pork barrel fund, saying it might be construed as a retaliatory attack against the

Bank accounts of 3 senators face probe

MANILA — The Court of Appeals (CA) has allowed the government to scrutinize the bank accounts of three senators who are facing plunder and graft charges at the Sandiganbayan—Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon

UN Council seeks crash probe, end to Ukraine fighting

NEW YORK—The apparent deliberate downing of a Malaysian passenger plane over eastern Ukraine highlights the need for an urgent resumption of a ceasefire and a serious effort to end the ongoing crisis,

Thousands flee Gaza fighting

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. The fighting, including heavy

World lashes at Russia over plane crash

GRABOVE, Ukraine – Outraged world leaders heaped pressure on Russia Sunday to press Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine to allow investigators proper access to the crash site of the Malaysian MH17 jet.

Iglesia opens world’s largest indoor arena for centennial rites

BOCAUE, Bulacan — It’s all systems go for Monday’s inauguration of the Philippine Arena in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, “the world’s largest domed indoor arena,” which will be the main site of

Grace Poe says she’s not ready for presidency

MANILA  - Sen. Grace Poe is a strong performer in surveys on voter preferences for presidential and vice presidential candidates in the 2016 elections, but she is still unconvinced that she is

Palace tones down rhetoric

MANILA — Two days before workers of the Supreme Court and Sandiganbayan could launch a red-and-black protest, Malacañang on Saturday vowed respect  for the Judiciary while the political opposition warned of more

Glenda death toll up to 94

MANILA — The number of deaths from Typhoon Glenda has risen to 94, while property damage estimates reached P7.6 billion as of Sunday. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said at least

Luzon brownouts loom as power reserve drops

MANILA — Rotational brownouts in northern and central Luzon are imminent due to the currently low level of power generation reserve, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) disclosed yesterday. The