Monthly Archives: February 2013

Aquino junks Kiram’s demand

MANILA — Malacanang on Wednesday rejected the demand of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III that the government settle the sultanate’s claim over Sabah with Malaysia before his followers would leave the island

Tagle among 8 likely to succeed Pope

MANILA  – Filipino cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is among the eight candidates being considered to replace Pope Benedict XVI who is scheduled to formalize his resignation Thursday. Tagle is the current archbishop

PH, MILF eye final peace deal by April

KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines and a Muslim separatist group hope to finalize a peace agreement ending a decades-old insurgency by April, a government negotiator said Thursday. Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

DFA reacts strongly vs China sea patrol

MANILA – The Philippines on Wednesday “strongly objected”  to China’s announcement that it would intensify its supervision and control over the contested islands and waters in the West Philippine Sea. In a text

UNA says COA report a ‘desperate act’

CAVITE  — The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) coalition on Thursday slammed the Commission on Audit (COA) report tagging one of its leaders, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, and Senate President Pro Tempore

3 senators’ pork went to bogus NGO

MANILA — Some P195 million in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of three incumbent senators and a former congressman went to a questionable nongovernment organization in 2011, according to a report of