CAMPAIGN SEASON BEGINS

The Philippines raucous democracy cranks into top gear this week as campaigning begins for national elections, with familiar themes of corruption, dictatorship and celebrity star power dominating the races. More »

 

Gov’t girds for OFW crisis

MANILA — An estimated 1.5 million Filipinos classified as temporary workers in the Middle East are likely to be the first to be displaced if the region’s oil industry starts to shed

PH campaign season begins

MANILA — The Philippines’ raucous democracy cranks into top gear this week as campaigning begins for national elections, with familiar themes of corruption, dictatorship and celebrity star power dominating the races. The

Poe back on top of survey as official campaign starts

MANILA — The race for Malacañang begins on Tuesday with Sen. Grace Poe at the head of the pack after regaining the lead in the latest Pulse Asia voter preference poll. Vice

Aquino to attend LP campaign kickoff

MANILA – President Aquino will join the Liberal Party’s campaign kickoff in Capiz and Iloilo on Tuesday, Malacañang announced on Saturday as it advised voters to scrutinize the candidates in the May

Duterte named chair of PDP Laban

MANILA — Vowing to restore order in the country, presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte took over as chair of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). “Under the leadership of Mayor Duterte and through

Palace hits Duterte plan to free Arroyo

MANILA — Stressing “respect for the rule of law,” Malacañang Sunday told presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte that if elected, he could not just order the release of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who

Probe Roxas on MRT, Ombudsman urged

MANILA – Owners of the Metro Rail Transit III said Friday the Office of the Ombudsman should investigate presidential candidate and former Transport Secretary Manuel Roxas II for anomalous procurement and maintenance

Ombudsman orders graft raps vs Binays

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman has ruled out the possible return of sacked Mayor Junjun Binay to Makati City Hall. The antigraft body has upheld its order imposing a lifetime

24 dead in Taiwan quake;120 still trapped

TAINAN, Taiwan – Rescuers in Taiwan pulled more people alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday, a day after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept searching for about 120

14 Filipinos killed in Iraq hotel fire

MANILA — Philippine officials will fly to Kurdistan to help identify and repatriate the bodies of the 14 Filipinos killed in a hotel fire in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region

Moro rebels attack govt project

MANILA — The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters resumed attacks on military installations in Central Mindanao and attacked a government project in Maguindanao, wounding an Army officer, the military reported Saturday. Capt. Jo-Ann

7 more House members sign SSS pension veto override

MANILA– Seven more members of the House of Representatives have signed the resolution to override President Aquino’s veto of the bill calling for a P2,000 increase in the monthly pension of retirees

Tawi Tawi mayor survives attack in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Unidentified men shot and wounded the mayor of Bongao town in Tawi-Tawi province in the village of Baliwasan here on Sunday morning, police said. Mayor Jasper Que, his driver who was

Violence greets eve of campaign

MANILA – A barangay chairman was shot dead in Nueva Ecija while a town mayor was wounded in an ambush in the port city of Zamboanga two days before the campaign for