Monthly Archives: June 2012

Coast Guard may pull out of shoal

MANILA — Given the weather condition in the West Philippine Sea, the government may order the Coast Guard and Fisheries agency to pull out of the disputed Scarborough Shoal, deputy presidential spokesman

PH, US start Mindanao maneuvers

MANILA — The Philippines and the United States will start on Monday a nine-day joint naval exercises in the Mindanao Sea, off the coasts of General Santos City and nearby Sarangani province.

Much needs to be done, admits Palace

MANILA — Malacañang sees the people’s positive attitude toward government as President Benigno Aquino III’s biggest achievement in his first two years in office, but acknowledges that many problems remain and could

Fishers may return to Panatag by July 15

MANILA – Filipino fishermen may go back to Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal on July 15 or upon the lifting of the fishing ban imposed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR),

Lucio Tan seeks P300M from gov’t

IT’S payback time. Business tycoon Lucio Tan has asked the Sandiganbayan to act on his counterclaim that would order the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to pay him P300 million in

PH fails in 5 WB governance standards

MANILA — The Aquino administration, which turned two years-old on Saturday, is facing the herculean task of improving governance because the Philippines failed in five of six World Governance Indicators (WGIs) set