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P2.6T budget has
P500B lump sum

“Lump sum” items amounted to P501 billion in the proposed P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 that Malacañang submitted to the House of Representatives on Wednesday.…

Fil-Am daredevil
pleads guilty

A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower in New York pleaded guilty Wednesday (US time) in an escapade that increased concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.…

‘Inday’ now a
tropical storm

Set on course to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday evening, “Inday” has intensified into a Tropical Storm from a Tropical Depression Thursday morning, the weather bureau said.…

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…

$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?…

No mention of sea
dispute good–DFA

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario does not feel slighted by President Aquino’s not mentioning in his State of the Nation Address the great strides his department has made in finding a peaceful resolution to the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China…

Self-rated poverty
up in Vis-Min

More than one in every two Filipino families (55 percent) consider themselves “poor,” while two in every five households (41 percent) consider themselves “food-poor,” according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey released on the day of President…

NPA frees 4 cops

New People's Army (NPA) rebels on Tuesday released four policemen they held captive for more than two weeks in Alegria town, Surigao del Norte. …

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