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PRESIDENT Aquino

Aquino takes swipe at Duterte

PRESIDENT Aquino on Monday encouraged Filipinos to vote on May 9 for the candidates who deserve to win and not because they are popular or are leading in surveys. In a speech in Tuguegarao City hours after he met with [...]

May 4, 2016 News, Politics
13 homes destroyed, 1920s chapel damaged in Cebu fire

13 homes destroyed, 1920s chapel damaged in Cebu fire

Cebu Fire — A fire that was started by lighted candles – reportedly worth P5,000 — damaged a chapel built in 1925 in Barangay Pitalo, San Fernando town, in southern Cebu, shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The fire also destroyed [...]

May 4, 2016 Headlines, News
Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine presidential favourite causing market jitters

Philippine presidential favourite Rodrigo Duterte's fuzzy economic plans and threats to kill thousands of criminals are spooking the financial markets, with one business leader warning Tuesday the trash-talking politician would bring anarchy. The key Philippine Stock Exchange index fell on [...]

May 4, 2016 Business, Headlines, News
Islamic militants

Philippine militants threaten hostages in heart warming video

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Islamic militants in the Philippines released a fresh warning video on Tuesday threatening to harm 3 hostages, just over a week after they beheaded a captive. The trio – from [...]

May 4, 2016 Headlines, News, Videos
Iglesia ni Cristo

Aquino visits INC leader to lobby for Mar

PRESIDENT Aquino on Monday met with Eduardo Manalo, executive minister of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), in an apparent last-minute plea for Mar Roxas’ presidential bid, but the Liberal Party (LP) candidate struggling in voter preference surveys expressed confidence he could [...]

May 3, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Gloria Arroyo for Duterte?

DUTERTE LAWYER Salvador Panelo, takes a selfie at the birthday party of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in her La Vista home. The caption of his photo, says the guests include ‘volunteer ladies of Duterte.'     Some allies of [...]

May 3, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
President Benigno Aquino III

PNoy in Iloilo today for city LP grand rally

ILOILO City – President Benigno Aquino III will lead this afternoon’s grand rally of the local Liberal Party (LP) at Plazoleta Gay in the City Proper.     The rally is finally pushing through more than a month after it [...]

May 3, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Bar exam results 2015

Bar exam results 2015: Full list

Bar exam results 2015 –  A total of 1,731 or 26 percent of aspiring lawyers passed the bar examinations last year, the results of which was released by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The passing rate of 26. 21 percent [...]

May 3, 2016 News
Binay

Binay, Roxas make a sign of ‘peace’ before Cardinal Tagle

It was uncomfortable at first, Senator Nancy Binay says right after the covenant signing for honest elections led by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. Seated a few feet away from one another, Vice President Jejomar Binay and former interior [...]

May 2, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Bauang, La Union

America to return church bell taken from Philippines 100 years ago

A bell taken by a US soldier from a church in Bauang, La Union during the Philippine-American war is returning to the country.     Stars and Stripes, a daily paper serving the US military community, reported that the bell [...]

May 2, 2016 Headlines, News, World