Tuesday, September 23, 2014
  • Extra powers still hang

    Extra powers still hang

    House won’t move ‘til scope, parameters defined

    HOUSE Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. said Monday President Benigno Aquino III will not easily get the emergency powers being sought by the Energy Department to cope with a looming power shortage in 2015. For several weeks, Energy Secretary has been clamoring for emergency powers but has yet to submit any...
  • Abad disclosure pressed

    Abad disclosure pressed

    He’s holding P2.6-trillion budget hostage—solons

    LAWMAKERS on Sunday accused Budget Secretary Florencio Abad of holding hostage the national budget and withholding details that could prove most funds went to select legislators, their pet projects and political dynasties. United Nationalist Alliance secretary general and Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco and ACT...
  • ‘Mario’ leaves 700,000 high, dry

    ‘Mario’ leaves 700,000...

    Luzon picks up the pieces after storm, flooding

    MORE than 700,000 people, or almost 154,000 families, were affected by Tropical Storm “Mario” as the death toll rose to seven, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Saturday. Displaced. Hundreds of families displaced by typhoon Mario spent the night at evacuation...
  • Metro turns into sea

    Metro turns into sea

    ‘Mario’ swamps large urban area, affecting almost .5 million people

    TENS of thousands of people fled roof-high floods that killed four people on Friday as tropical storm “Mario” swept across the Philippines, marooning Metro Manila and forcing officials to shut government offices, financial markets and schools in the capital and nearby areas. Officials said two...
  • Jihadists’ sway  here since 2006

    Jihadists’ sway here since...

    Intel expert claims money lures militants to join ISIS

    The Philippine’s former top spy said on Thursday that the influence and reach of the Islamic State in the country was evident as early as 2006. Former Philippine National Police Intelligence director Chief Supt Rodolfo “Boogie” Mendoza said that eight years ago,  the ISIS, led by its...

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