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Aquino: Levy
is for farmers

Their long walk to Malacañang did not exactly go to waste. Assuring coconut farmers that the government was “on your side,” President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday threw his support behind a bill outlining how they would directly benefit from…

President’s ally
gets plunder charge

Plunder and graft charges have been filed against House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II over the alleged misuse of P315-million in pork barrel funds from 2007 to 2009.…

Pacquiao mulling
2016 run

It may be more than a year to go but 2016 is looking like a target for one of Manny Pacquiao's jabs.…

BGC building
catches fire

At least three construction workers were pulled out of the burning Bonifacio Global City building in Taguig City as rescue operations continue on Thursday noon. …

Queenie still strong
to hit Cebu, Negros

Tropical depression Queenie has maintained its strength as it crosses southern Visayas on Thursday.…

COA asks
Cayetano wife

State auditors have found “ghost employees” in Taguig City. The Commission on Audit (COA) has asked Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano to account for more than P317.4 million that the city government spent on salaries of its contractual employees, who seemed…

PSC under fire
in the Senate

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has come under fire in the Senate for allegedly failing to develop promising Filipino athletes and keeping the sports landscape in a dismal state.…

Storm surge,
other terms

President Benigno Aquino III has been among Pagasa’s most severe critics, often lecturing its forecasters publicly to use layman’s terms in its bulletins.…

Ombudsman
debars prosecutor

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the preventive suspension of the Quezon City assistant prosecutor who was caught accepting an P80,000 bribe in a sting operation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Nov. 14.…

Queenie makes
landfall

Tropical depression Queenie slightly intensified as it inched closer to Surigao del Sur province Wednesday afternoon, the state weather bureau said.…

Ex-PCGG chair
faces graft raps

A former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairperson faces graft charges after the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge him for attempting to influence his younger brother, a Court of Appeals (CA) justice, in an ownership row before the…

‘Norte…’ gets
Spirit Award nod

The Philippines’ entry to the Oscar and Golden Globe Awards’ best foreign film races, Lav Diaz’s “Norte, the End of History,” earned a best international film nomination in the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards. …

Abad: Budget
free of pork

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad insisted Tuesday that the proposed national budget for next year was free from pork barrel, despite Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s allegation that it included P37.3 billion in lump-sum appropriations.…

SC rules Laguna
governor ousted

The Supreme Court upheld Tuesday the disqualification of Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito as governor of Laguna province, affirming the Commission on Elections resolution that deemed him unfit for public office due to overspending.…

First in 80 years: Azkals beat Indons

Playing against the team that dealt the country so many heartbreaks in the past, the Philippines proved ruthless in a 4-0 annihilation of Indonesia Tuesday night in the AFF Suzuki Cup in Hanoi. It was the country’s first victory over…

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