Monthly Archives: March 2012

Aquino rejects extra powers

MANILA — President Aquino on Thursday rejected proposals for Congress to give him emergency powers to address the power problem in Mindanao. Aquino said he does not need them — for now.

1 dead, 6 wounded in mall robbery

MANILA —One person was killed while six others were wounded after two armed robbers lobbed a couple of grenades while fleeing with their loot from the Robinsons Galleria mall along Ortigas Avenue,

Palace blamed for consumers’ hardship

MANILA — Two lawmakers on Friday denounced the Aquino administration for allegedly inflicting a Lenten double whammy on the people by allowing an increase in oil and electricity prices and using the

No surrender for ex-Palawan governor

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—In a message from his hideout aired on Thursday, embattled former Palawan Governor Joel T. Reyes indicated he had no intention of surrendering now despite a warrant for his arrest

Court lets ‘bikini’ girls join grad rites

CEBU CITY —Two senior students of a Catholic school in Cebu can now heave a sigh of relief. The Regional Trial Court ordered St. Theresa’s College on Thursday to allow two 16-year-old

TV5 gears up for Big Launch in North America

LOS ANGELES — Pilipinas Global Network Limited (PGN), TV5’s international arm, will officially launch their 2 international channels, KapatidTV5 and AksyonTV International in North America with the live staging of its top-rated