Monthly Archives: March 2016

10 Indons held hostage after ship hijacked by Abu Sayyaf

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia said Tuesday that 10 of its citizens are being held hostage in the Philippines after their ship was hijacked in the often-insecure border region between the two countries.

Poe remains top choice for president – SWS

MANILA – Sen. Grace Poe remained the Filipinos’ most preferred candidate for president based on the TV5-commissioned Bilang Pilipino Social Weather Stations (SWS) mobile survey conducted last March 22. Poe obtained 35

Erap endorses Grace, Bongbong

MANILA – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada officially endorsed presidential aspirant Sen. Grace Poe and vice presidential bet Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday. Estrada announced the endorsement during a proclamation rally

Escudero: No friction, rift with Poe

MANILA — Senators Grace Poe and Francis “Chiz” Escudero vehemently denied on Wednesday any friction or rift in their tandem, saying such talks were just part of political intrigues. “Walang friction. Walang

Roxas offered to resign as Interior chief at height of Mamasapano

MANILA — Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II revealed on Wednesday that he offered his resignation as Interior secretary following the bloody Mamasapano operation which killed at least 60 people,

JV Ejercito faces graft raps over P2.1M gun deal

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday filed graft and technical malversation cases against Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito over the allegedly anomalous purchase of high-powered fireams worth P2.1 million