Monthly Archives: June 2013

Poverty, income inequality remain high in PH

MANILA  - Despite robust economic growth so far this year and a series of international credit rating upgrades, inclusive growth and poverty alleviation still elude the Philippines. The country’s gross domestic product

China media warns PH of “counterstrike”

MANILA — China’s state media warned on Saturday that a “counterstrike” against the Philippines was inevitable if it continues to provoke Beijing in the South China Sea, potentially Asia’s biggest military troublespot.

NPAs attack 100 unarmed cops; 1 dead, 6 hurt

MANILA  - Suspected members of the New People’s Army attacked on Friday morning a group of 100 unarmed policemen in Tadian, Mt. Province, killing one and wounding six. Initial reports said that at

Benaldo left suicide note before shooting

MANILA – Outgoing Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Jose Benjamin “Benjo” Benaldo was writing something on a piece of paper a few minutes before his staff found him drenched in his own blood

49 killed as soldiers, Kato’s fighters clash

MANILA – A total of 49 persons were killed in clashes between government forces and the Bangsamoro Freedom Fighters, a breakaway rebel group, since late Monday night following simultaneous attacks launched by the

US Senate passes Immigration Reform Bill

WASHINGTON — On Thursday afternoon, after two weeks of floor debate, the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill by a decisive vote of 68 to 32—just shy of the 70 votes