Monthly Archives: August 2014

Filipino peacekeepers in Golan escape after firefight

MANILA  — Filipino peacekeepers attacked by Syrian rebels managed to escape safely several hours after seven hours of fighting, the military announced on Sunday. Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr. in a press

Belmonte preempts political Cha-cha

MANILA — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Saturday assured the public that the House of Representatives will not push for Charter change to extend the term of President Aquino, who was roundly criticized

Palace defends SC budget cuts

MANILA — Malacanang defended on Saturday the Aquino administration’s decision to cut 30% from the funding requests that the Supreme Court submitted to the Department of Budget and Management, a move that

Aquino hits Noli for negative comments on his presidency

MANILA –President Aquino took potshots at former Vice President Noli de Castro for allegedly fomenting “negativism” against his administration’s reform agenda. In a visit to the broadcasters’ home province of Oriental Mindoro,

Azcuna elected first Filipino ICJ commissioner

MANILA — Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Adolf Azcuna was elected as one of the five new commissioners of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the first Filipino elected to the post,

Bongbong says no plans yet for 2016

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – While talks on the next elections make the rounds of government offices, the son of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos has no plans yet to run for president