Monthly Archives: September 2012

PH sends more troops to guard disputed islands

MANILA — The Philippines has deployed 800 more Marines and opened a new headquarters to guard its interests in the disputed Spratlys islands, which China also claims, a senior military official said

3 more countries join US in issuing security alerts

MANILA —Britain, Canada and Australia joined the United States on Saturday in issuing security alerts to their citizens in the Philippines, particularly in Metro Manila, after the US Embassy warned of a

Sotto admits inserting libel provision

MANILA — The first Vicente Sotto in the Philippine Senate was said to be a recalcitrant lawyer who promoted Cebuano letters and fought for Philippine independence through the four newspapers he put

Mar takes oath as new DILG chief

MANILA – Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II said yesterday he wants to focus on his role in ensuring peace and order as well as strengthening local government units. Roxas

2013 poll race on with filing of COCs

MANILA – Candidates running in the May 2013 elections are expected to troop to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) starting today to file their certificate of candidacy (COC). Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes

LP says common candidates cannot join UNA rallies

MANILA — The Liberal party-led administration coalition has made one thing clear to so-called common candidates on the eve of the filing of candidacy papers for the 2013 polls: You do not