still health chief
Malacañang has extended indefinitely the leave of absence imposed by President Benigno Aquino III on Health Secretary Enrique Ona pending a review of his explanation on his controversial choice of an antipneumonia vaccine allegedly against the recommendation of global health…
A lawyer had advised detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles to refrain from issuing written orders to her employees regarding her pork barrel transactions, a whistle-blower told the Sandiganbayan on Friday.…
UK firm cites
SC ruling on DAP
Despite the disappointing third-quarter results, a London-based economic research consultancy sees the economy picking up in the coming months with government and consumer spending seen to fuel its continuing strong run.…
‘RJ’ Bautista bail
It has been three years since actor Ramgen Jose “Ram Revilla” Bautista was killed but the Parañaque City court hearing the murder case has yet to hand down a decision.…
His story on carabaos in Pangasinan province becoming a staple in slaughterhouses and his feature on tobacco farming won for Inquirer Northern Luzon Bureau reporter Gabriel Cardinoza two trophies in the 8th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards on Thursday.
Cops dig up
The Maserati-driving motorist who allegedly assaulted a traffic constable in Quezon City also faces a robbery complaint and is reportedly an owner of several firearms whose licenses have already expired.…
‘I was the victim’
Businessman Joseph Russel Ingco surfaced on Friday, claiming that contrary to the account of traffic enforcer Jorbe Adriatico, he was the victim in the controversial mauling incident. In an interview with ABS-CBN, Ingco denied violating traffic rules and said…
The website of Globe Telecommunications was allegedly hacked by a group of hacktivists protesting the company's "poor internet connection service." But Globe Chief Information Security Officer Anton Bonifacio said no customer data was compromised.
launched in PH
Ashley Madison, an international online dating service for people seeking adulterous affairs, has launched in the Philippines—a move certain to raise concerns among a largely Catholic population. In a bid to attract Filipinos, the website’s tagline, “Life is short. Have…
Truth will out
The Maserati-driving motorist linked to the recorded assault of a traffic enforcer in Quezon City issued a statement on Friday, saying he had confidence in the justice system and believes the truth will eventually come out.
Cebu congressman Rodrigo Abellanosa has been ordered dismissed from service after his two schools in Cebu City were found to have collected at least P51 million from the city government when he was still a member of the city council.…
Speaking before students of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago warned voters against "highly neurotic" candidates running in the 2016 elections. She identified at least four signs that a candidate was neurotic and therefore susceptible to…
Napoles gave me
a P1.1-M Innova
A whistleblower in the pork barrel scam told the Sandiganbayan on Friday that accused mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles gave her an Innova allegedly purchased using proceeds from the scam.…
Ona to resign
from DOH post
Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Thursday told the Inquirer he will offer his courtesy resignation to President Benigno Aquino III as his month-long leave comes to an end.
Ordered to return
The Commission on Audit (COA) has directed the mayors of nine cities in Metro Manila to return to the National Treasury more than P331.7 million in unused pork barrel funds released to them by several lawmakers.