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Palace: Gov’t can’t
avoid lump sums

Malacañang on Thursday admitted that the government cannot do away with lump sums or budgetary items that have no break down. …

Why Senate can’t
suspend Enrile yet

The Office of the Senate President told the Sandiganbayan on Thursday that it could not yet suspend Senator Juan Ponce Enrile over his pork barrel scam cases.…

Luy bares Revilla,
Napoles kickbacks

Principal whistleblower Benhur Luy told the Sandiganbayan on Thursday of the supposed commissions for Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. and accused mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles from the alleged pork barrel scam. …

Vice, Casiño:
No bad blood

It was nothing but a “frank exchange” of tweets. Both Vice Ganda and former Bayan Muna congressman Teddy Casiño played down their Twitter exchanges over the State of the Nation Address (Sona) protests. …

‘Inday’ gains speed,
nears PH exit

Tropical Storm "Inday" slightly got faster, but maintained its strength, as it gets set to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday afternoon.…

Gov’t workers lost
bonuses to DAP

Hundreds of thousands of state workers were deprived of salary increases and modest bonuses when the Department of Budget and Management shifted their benefits to projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program over the last three years.…

Armored car stirs
up coup gossip

Relax, it’s nothing, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said. But the sight of an armored personnel carrier escorting five military trucks carrying heavy weapons and equipment in front of Nepa-Q Mart on Edsa in Cubao, Quezon City, alarmed people in the…

2014 Magsaysay
awardees bared

“No one got rich out of teaching; it’s your legacy that matters.” A Filipino educator serving an indigenous tribe living in one of the remotest villages in Davao City is among this year’s recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded…

$100B airport
building binge

Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.…

AFP: No reason
to oust Aquino

Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. said there was no intelligence report of any destabilization plot against the Aquino administration, saying the military’s morale now is “high.” …

Pacquiao’s advice
to Aquino

International boxing icon and Sarangani lawmaker Manny Pacquiao told President Benigno Aquino III to focus on education in his reform agenda. …

Leading doctor
dies from Ebola

A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that…

Pope’s visit
set: Jan. 15-19

Pope Francis will visit the Philippines in January next year, an event that Church officials hope will usher in a “typhoon”—not the destructive variety but a “spiritual” and uplifting one.…

Mayors: Hurry
up ‘Yolanda’ rehab

It’s about time. But please hurry up. Leaders of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda welcomed President Aquino’s approval of the rebuilding blueprint for five provinces and Tacloban City. Mayor Ricky Ramirez of Medellin town in Cebu province said his…

I’m promoting
local fabrics

They may laugh at her dress—but do they know she is promoting the local fabric industry?…

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