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OVP unfazed by budget cut

“KAHIT na nabawasan ang budget ng aming tanggapan, patuloy po kaming gumagawa ng paraan upang makatulong at mapagsilbihan ang ating mga kababayan.” Thus said vice president Jejomar Binay as he reported that the Office of the Vice President (OVP) served…

Goodbye 2014!

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SHANGHAI -- Millions of revellers took to the streets around the world from Sydney to New York to usher in 2015 on Thursday, but in China celebrations turned to tragedy when 35 people were killed in a stampede in central…

Belmonte hopes for better, brighter 2015

HOUSE Speaker Feliciano Belmonte led the Lower Chamber in welcoming the 2015 with hope and optimism it will be a better and brighter year for the Filipinos. Belmonte urged the public to celebrate the new year by reflecting on the…

More say no to MRT, LRT fare hike

OPPOSITION to the impending Metro Rail Transit and Light Rail Transit fare hike is mounting with a commuter group joining the move to stop the implementation of the increase. Elvira Medina, national president of National Commuter Council for Public Safety…

Rail transit probe must protect public

A House opposition leader yesterday asked the House Committee on Transportation to defend mass transport system commuters’ interest during its scheduled probe into government’s plan to increase the fare rates of Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 and Metro…

Seniang death toll rises to 53

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THE death toll from flooding and landslides in the Philippines wrought by tropical storm Seniang rose to 53 Wednesday, officials said, with some regions saying they were caught off guard by the deluge. In Catbalogan town in Samar province, 19…

Justice chief opposes return of death sentence

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JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima opposed calls to revive capital punishment amid convicted drug lords’ continuous illicit narcotics trade inside the national penitentiary. While there seems to be an apparent failure of the penal system to reform heinous criminals, De…

Pnoy to have new gf!

“MAGKAKAROON ng biglaang love life si PNoy ngayong taong ito. Ang initials ng magiging bagong nobya ng Presidente ay A.S.” This was the fearless forecast yesterday of psychic Maestro Mystico as he revealed his predictions for local politics and showbiz…

Solon seeks to probe Cebu Pacific‘s delayed flights

A SENIOR member of the House independent bloc yesterday sought a congressional investigation into Cebu Pacific’s delayed and cancelled flights on December 24 to 25 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA 3). Abakada party-list Rep. Jonathan Dela…

Romualdez: Ensure proper disposal of garbage tonight

HOUSE independent bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez yesterday appealed to millions of Filipinos to observe environmental concerns during the welcoming of New Year by ensuring the proper disposal of garbage. Romualdez lamented that authorities regularly brace a…

BoC, LGU officials behind Minda smuggling

Elected local officials in cahoots with some alleged “corrupt” officials of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) assigned in Mindanao ports are behind the unabated incidents of smuggling in the region. This was the conclusion reached by the Intelligence Group (IG)…

MRT, LRT fare hike probe set

SEVERAL lawmakers vowed to participate in the congressional hearing on the scheduled Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) fare increase to grill government officials on their unpopular move. Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares and Isabela Rep. Rodito…

2 party-list solons sue LTFRB officials

KABATAAN Party-List Rep.Terry Ridon together with ABAKADA Party-List Representative Jonathan de la Cruz filed criminal charges against Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Winston Ginez and two other Board Members for their blatant disregard of laws on the…

Angry Seniang triggers deadly floods, landslides

TWO days of heavy flooding and landslides killed 11 people as tropical storm Seniang crossed the central Philippines on Tuesday, with water in some areas “neck deep”, officials said. Seniang, which was forecast to bring up to 15 millimeters (0.6…
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