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Senators slam
MRT-LRT fare hike

Lawmakers on Monday challenged the impending fare increases of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT), saying their facilities should be improved first before commuters are asked to shell out a higher amount to ride the trains.…

Binay, 37%; Poe,
21%; Roxas, 19%

It’s inspiring, she says. A little more push in 2015 perhaps and Sen. Grace Poe will be at the head of the race for Malacañang in 2016.…

Benitezes lose
prized PWU

Key representatives of the Benitez family have stepped down as members and trustees of Philippine Women’s University (PWU), allowing STI Holdings to take control as their 3-year-old partnership collapsed.…

Untrustworthy
as a thief

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima should check out the buzz from insiders at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) that P14 million changes hands every month from convicted drug lords to some officials in exchange for their VIP treatment of the…

Still hoping to be
home for Xmas

It will be a cold and lonely Christmas. But detained Sen. Bong Revilla is not about to give up hope that the Sandiganbayan will eventually grant him temporary freedom. …

Simbang Gabi
at the Gesu

The countdown to Christmas Eve has begun with the distinct Filipino tradition of Simbang Gabi. This year, INQUIRER.net is webcasting the Masses at the Church of the Gesu, inside the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University. Monday…

Pope to meet other
religious leaders

Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday.…

N. Korea threatens
strikes on US

President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea said as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."…

Arroyo given 4-day
Christmas furlough

Citing the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, the Sandiganbayan First Division has allowed former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a four-day Christmas furlough from her hospital detention.…

‘It will be a lonely
Christmas’ – Revilla

It will be a lonely Christmas in jail for detained Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. as he lamented the Sandiganbayan's junking of his bail petition in the plunder case filed against him over the pork barrel scam.…

MRT, LRT fare
hikes bewailed

Commuters are railing against the upcoming fare increases of 50 to 87 percent on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) starting Jan. 4, pointing out that LRT-1 and MRT-3 trains often break down.…

Local execs wasted
P2.7B in pork

The Commission on Audit has reported that governors and mayors squandered P2.7 billion in pork barrel funds in 2013—the last year of the funds’ deployment after the system was declared unconstitutional—either because they were corrupted or misused or stashed away…

4 Leyte officials
to eat with Pope

Pope Francis will break bread with the poor and the homeless when he visits Tacloban City and nearby Palo town in Leyte next month. But there are an affluent few who will get to join the luncheon with him at…

Eat what you want,
maintain weight

This advice from a health expert surely won’t spoil your Christmas: Forget the diet and eat whatever you want. But make sure you maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.…

Asean FTA a threat
to sugar industry

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Agreement that takes effect in 2015 looms as a threat to the Philippine sugar industry as the milling season for crop year 2014-2015 opens in Negros Occidental province, the heartland of the…

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