Monthly Archives: January 2016

US did not help pinned SAF men – Napenas

MANILA — The United States provided real-time intelligence to the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (SAF) counterterrorism operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao province, a year ago but the assistance focused on the

Palace slammed for hiding slump

MANILA – A lawmaker on Friday chided Palace officials for playing down the marked slowdown in the economy, which grew only 5.8 percent in 2015. Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon, member of

SC: Start murder trial of Reyes brothers

MANILA — The Supreme Court has directed the Palawan Regional Trial Court to proceed with the trial of Palawan ex-Gov. Joel Reyes for the 2011 murder of radio broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry

DOTC spent P352.975M for consultants in 2014 – COA

MANILA — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), which is under fire for the debilitating traffic situation and inefficient mass railway system, spent P352.975 million for consultants in 2014. This was

PH envoy briefs US National Press Club on closer ties

WASHINGTON —The Philippine Ambassador to the United States briefed members the National Press Club January 27 at the Philippine Embassy on the closer ties between the two countries. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia,

Kremlin slams White House over Putin corruption claim

MOSCOW, Russia—The Kremlin on Friday lashed out at the White House after it backed up an allegation from the US Treasury that President Vladimir Putin is corrupt. US Treasury acting under secretary