Monday, September 15, 2014
  • Yolanda funds withheld

    Yolanda funds withheld

    Soliman kept P799-m aid in DSWD accounts, two lawmakers affirm

    THE national government did not release a single centavo for victims of typhoon Yolanda because Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman resorted to “double accounting” and claimed credit for P779 million in foreign donations released by the World Food Programme, lawmakers said Sunday. Reps....
  • Binay to assess State of the Nation

    Binay to assess State of the Nation

    To tell ‘everything’ on Makati scandal in public

    THE camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Saturday that he will speak to the nation on live television on Monday and debunk corruption claims against him and his family even as he vowed to get back at his detractors in the Senate and those who continue to smear his and his family’s reputation....
  • Pinoy jihadists join IS

    Pinoy jihadists join IS

    Confidential memo says recruitment active here

    AFTER repeatedly denying that Filipino jihadists have joined the “holy war” being waged by the Islamic State (IS) of Syria and Iraq in the Middle East, the government admitted Friday the existence of a confidential memo on terrorist recruitment activities here. The confidential memo on...
  • PNoy seeks extra  power on energy

    PNoy seeks extra power on energy

    Belmonte, critics wary, ask Palace to explain

    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III will seek emergency powers from Congress to allow him to contract additional generating capacity to address a power shortage next year, but Speaker Feliciano Belmonte wants to know the basis for Aquino’s request even as administration critics say this will lead to higher...
  • All out for Moro law

    All out for Moro law

    Aquino asks Congress to pass it ASAP

    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III asked lawmakers Wednesday to pass the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law “in the soonest possible time” even as they go through its provisions thoroughly. Presidential peace adviser Teresita Deles said a reasonable timeframe for the passage into law of the BBL would be the end...

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