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US flies spy aircraft over West PH sea

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | Written by

The US military conducted a surveillance mission over the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) last Saturday led by its Pacific Fleet chief, despite rising tension over the territory. Reports said Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift led the seven-hour mission on board a P-8A Poseidon plane, America’s newest spy plane, to witness first-hand the full range of the…Read More »

9 dead in Semirara coal mine landslide in Antique

Saturday, 18 July 2015 | Written by

Nine workers were confirmed dead while four others remain missing in a landslide that occurred on Friday at a coal mine operated by DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) in Semirara Island, Caluya in the province of Antique. Reports said the landslide occurred at around 4 a.m. Friday at the Panian Pit of the Semirara coal mine, the same area where several…Read More »

3 Ampatuan kin visit ailing patriarch in hospital

Thursday, 16 July 2015 | Written by

Three detained members of the Ampatuan clan paid a quick visit on Wednesday to Andal Ampatuan Sr. who is comatose at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City, according to reports. GMA News said the patriarch’s son Anwar Sr., grandson Anwar Jr., and son-in-law Akmad boarded a Bureau of Jail Management and Penology vehicle from Camp Bagong…Read More »

Govt releases 94.6% of 2015 budget

Sunday, 12 July 2015 | Written by

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Friday reported that 94.6 percent of the total budget for 2015 has been released for projects and agencies as of end-June. The budget department said P1.26 trillion out of the P1.334 trillion budget for the entire year has been released to different government agencies. DBM noted that the release of funds for…Read More »

Lt. Gen. Iriberri replaces Catapang as AFP chief

Saturday, 11 July 2015 | Written by

Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri has succeeded Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang as chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). During Friday’s change of command ceremony, Iriberri, who is the 46th chief of the military, said he humbly accepts the challenges and tasks as new AFP chief. President Aquino presided over the ceremony which was held inside the…Read More »

Militant solon Neri Colmares considers running for Senate

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | Written by

Different groups urged Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares to run for the Senate on 2016 elections on Tuesday, July 7. Their basis? As her relative, actress Angel Locsin puts it, “As election looms, there are many politicians who would claim that they are against corruption. But most of the time, these are mere campaign slogans. We need someone who…Read More »

Ormoc ferry tragedy casualties reach 61

Monday, 6 July 2015 | Written by

The death toll in the Ormoc ferry tragedy has increased to 61, the coastguard said in a report.   “The number of bodies is more than we expected,” Pedro Tinampay, regional coast guard chief, Business World report.   The increase in the number of dead bodies recovered suggests overloading. There were 145 survivors and with at least 61 dead bodies…Read More »

Death toll in Ormoc ferry sinking reaches 59

Saturday, 4 July 2015 | Written by

The death toll from the sinking of a ferry off the coast of Ormoc City last Thursday reached 59 as of Saturday noon, according to a report. A GMA News report said at least 140 has been rescued so far from MBCA Kim Nirvana-B.  The ferry’s manifest indicated that there were 173 passengers and 14 crew for a total of…Read More »

Junjun Binay vacates post at Makati City Hall

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Written by

Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay “temporarily” vacated his post at the Makati City Hall as the Court of Appeals deferred its action on Binay’s petition for restraining order over the Ombudsman’s suspension order against him, Previously, Binay had refused to leave his post, defying the Ombudsman’s second preventive suspension order in connection with corruption allegations as thousands of supporters massed up at the…Read More »

[#CelebratePride] Same sex marriage up to lawmakers – Valte

Sunday, 28 June 2015 | Written by

Deputy presidential spokesman Abigail Valte said it is up to lawmakers to decide on same-sex marriage in the country, following a United States Supreme Court ruling last Friday legalizing such in all of its 50 states.   “Some legal experts are of view that you need to change the Constitution to be able to allow same sex marriages; some say…Read More »

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