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Aquino: No need
to junk VFA

President Aquino on Monday rejected calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement following the killing of a transgender Filipino allegedly by a US Marine in Olongapo City more than a week ago.…

Pemberton should
show up Tuesday

US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton has no reason not to appear in Tuesday’s preliminary investigation of the killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude at the Olongapo City Prosecutor’s Office, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Monday. …

Study: Lapu-lapu
threatened species

The expensive lapu-lapu (grouper) that we export to Hong Kong may be good business, but the traders may be signing the death papers of an already threatened species, according to molecular biologists.…

New Indonesian
President cheered

Joko Widodo, Indonesia's first president from outside the political and military elite, got a rock-star welcome from a cheering crowd at a celebration marking his inauguration Monday but takes power facing challenges to enact an ambitious reform agenda.…

Laude’s German
BF speechless

Marc Sueselbeck, the German boyfriend of murdered transgender Filipino, Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, went straight to his girlfriend's coffin as soon as he arrived in a funeral parlor in this city at 4 p.m. Monday.…

Binay firm against
Senate appearance

Vice President Jejomar Binay is not about to heed the latest Social Weather Station survey showing majority of Filipinos want him to face the Senate and respond to allegations of corruption against him.…

Marlisa wins
X-Factor Australia

Marlisa Punzalan, a 15-year-old Filipina-Australian singer, won the X-Factor Australia 2014 Monday.…

Aquino and Binay
discussed charges

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday confirmed that he met with Vice President Jejomar Binay last week and discussed the allegations hurled against him.…

8 in 10 want Binay
to face Senate

Majority of Filipinos want Vice President Jejomar Binay to face the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee probe, according to the results of a survey released Monday by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS).…

Binay still won’t
face Senate probe

Vice President Jejomar Binay won’t budge and won’t attend the Senate hearing on the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2 despite the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, his spokesperson said Monday. …

‎’Be calm,’
avoid stereotypes

Following controversial debates on homosexuality and the concept of family in the Catholic Church, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has called on his fellow bishops to remain calm and avoid stereotyping each other.…

Bus hostage-taker arrested

The knife-wielding man who took hostage a bus with at least 10 passengers on Monday morning has been arrested by the police. …

Seniors may get
double discounts

The 20-percent discount granted by law to senior citizens is “over and above” rebates offered and sold by an establishment to their clients under its paid-for membership or privilege cards, according to a letter-opinion issued by the Department of Trade…

Probers question
four US Marines

“News not quite right,” US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said Sunday, referring to reports that the United States would produce a US Marine suspected of killing a transgender Filipino and four other servicemen wanted as witnesses by investigators.…

Breakthrough seen
in dengue cure

The Department of Health has adopted a two-day regimen that combats dengue, a mosquito-borne disease that has claimed the lives of at least 1,680 people in more than 416,000 cases reported in the Philippines over the past three years.…

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