Monthly Archives: July 2015

Aquino set to anoint Roxas on Friday

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III is poised to formally anoint Interior Secretary Mar Roxas as his chosen successor and standard-bearer of the Liberal Party on Friday at the historic Club Filipino

Aquino flunked test of national leadership, say economists, rights groups

MANILA — Economists and other experts on Tuesday said President Aquino flunked the test of national leadership in the past five years, with poverty incidence officially at 25.8 percent, well below the

2-hour Sona on Aquino gains strewn with swipes at Binay

MANILA — In his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Benigno Aquino III highlighted the major achievements of his administration. But as he waxed optimistic about the future

Poe won’t be surprised if Aquino endorses Roxas

MANILA — Senator Grace Poe said Wednesday she would not be surprised if President Benigno Aquino III will endorse Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas as the administration’s bet in 2016. After all,

AFP downplays China’s live fire drills in South China Sea

MANILA — The Philippine military said it is not threatened with China’s live firing drills in the South China Sea, saying it is their right as a sovereign nation. “We’re not threatened

PH will suffer due to case vs China, says expert

MANILA — Despite gaining moral support from other countries, the Philippines would suffer because of the arbitration case it filed against China, a Macau-based expert said. In a commentary he wrote for