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Palace: Ona
still health chief

Malacañang has extended indefinitely the leave of absence imposed by President Benigno Aquino III on Health Secretary Enrique Ona pending a review of his explanation on his controversial choice of an antipneumonia vaccine allegedly against the recommendation of global health…

Maserati driver:
‘I was the victim’

Businessman Joseph Russel Ingco surfaced on Friday, claiming that contrary to the account of traffic enforcer Jorbe Adriatico, he was the victim in the controversial mauling incident. In an interview with ‎ABS-CBN, Ingco denied violating traffic rules and said…

Globe Telecom
website hacked

The website of Globe Telecommunications was allegedly hacked by a group of hacktivists protesting the company's "poor internet connection service." But Globe Chief Information Security Officer Anton Bonifacio said no customer data was compromised. …

Adultery website
launched in PH

Ashley Madison, an international online dating service for people seeking adulterous affairs, has launched in the Philippines—a move certain to raise concerns among a largely Catholic population. In a bid to attract Filipinos, the website’s tagline, “Life is short. Have…

Maserati driver:
Truth will out

The Maserati-driving motorist linked to the recorded assault of a traffic enforcer in Quezon City issued a statement on Friday, saying he had confidence in the justice system and believes the truth will eventually come out. …

Beware ‘highly
neurotic’ politicos

Speaking before students of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago warned voters against "highly neurotic" candidates running in the 2016 elections. She identified at least four signs that a candidate was neurotic and therefore susceptible to…

Napoles gave me
a P1.1-M Innova

A whistleblower in the pork barrel scam told the Sandiganbayan on Friday that accused mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles gave her an Innova allegedly purchased using proceeds from the scam.…

Ona to resign
from DOH post

Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Thursday told the Inquirer he will offer his courtesy resignation to President Benigno Aquino III as his month-long leave comes to an end. …

Ordered to return
P331-M PDAF

The Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the mayors of nine cities in Metro Manila to return to the National Treasury more than P331.7 million in unused pork barrel funds released to them by several lawmakers. …

P2.6-T budget
favors Aquino allies

The proposed P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 may yet be the administration’s preparatory budget for the 2016 elections, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Thursday.…

Mayor Cayetano
cries foul

Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano on Thursday decried what she said was the deliberate distortion of some of the Commission on Audit (COA) findings for 2013 aimed at “malign(ing) the reputation of Taguig as a city with a hard stance against…

When will farmers
benefit from levy?

How much longer should coconut farmers wait before they could benefit from the P72.8-billion coco levy fund?…

Economy slows
to 5.3% in 3rd Qtr

The Philippine economy slowed to its lowest level in almost three years, as the gross economic product (GDP) grew only 5.3 percent in the third quarter. Officials blamed port congestion, reduced government spending and lower agricultural output from July to…

Surigao Sur towns,
villages flooded

Several villages in neighboring Tandag City and the towns of Cagwwait, San Miguel and Tago in Surigao del Sur were struck by flash floods brought by heavy rains spawned by tropical depression “Queenie” on Wednesday night, causing several hours of…

How to spot
a plunderer

How to catch a possible plunderer through his words? Let Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago count the ways.…

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