Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ranking cop sued for raping bar woman in his SPD office

MANILA–Agree to have sex or go to jail. These were the tough choices that a ranking official of the Southern Police District allegedly gave a nightclub model, one of the bar workers

Church, academe, media have highest trust ratings in survey; gov’t least trusted

MANILA — What are the three institutions Filipinos trust the most? The Church, academe, and media, according to this year’s Philippine Trust Index (PTI) survey. The Church is still the most trusted

15M PH kids hungry–Poe

MANILA –It’s the paradox of our times: A great number of Filipinos, including 15 million children, remain hungry or malnourished while the Philippine economy continues to soar, Sen. Grace Poe lamented on

12M families say they are poor in latest SWS report

MANILA –A total of 12.1 million Filipino families considered themselves poor in September, while 9.3 million families said they were food-poor, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) report. The nationwide survey,

PH business ranking drops; truck ban cited

MANILA –The Philippines’ ranking dropped nine spots from 86 in 2014 to 95 in the “Doing Business 2015″ report of the World Bank, released Wednesday. In the full report, the Philippines’ “trading

800,000 Yolanda survivors suffer from mental health problems

MANILA  — At least 800,000 survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) may have suffered from different levels of mental health problems, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “As many as 800,000