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NPO exec suspended for neglect of duty

Office of the Ombudsman.  PHOTO from www.ombudsman.gov.ph

The Office of the Ombudsman has suspended Emmanuel C. Andaya, acting director of the National Printing Office (NPO), for one month and one day for “simple neglect of duty.”

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers slam gov’t for selling state hospitals

The Philippine Orthopedic Center  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Two lawmakers are speaking out against the sale of state-owned hospitals to private companies, the latest of which is the P5.69-billion buy-out by the Megawide-World Citi Consortium of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC).

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bonifacio pushed as national hero

BONIFACIO AT 150 The Philippine flag flutters in the wind at the monument of Andres Bonifacio in Caloocan City as the nation celebrates the 150th birth anniversary Friday of the Father of the Philippine Revolution. A proposal has gone up in Congress that would designate the leader of the Katipunan as national hero in place of Jose Rizal. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

To this day, Filipinos debate who between Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, who died opposing Spanish rule and only months apart, deserves to be revered as national hero.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino forms task force to rebuild Tacloban, other places

President Benigno Aquino lll.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has formed a Cabinet-level task force led by Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, a former Leyte governor, to accelerate relief efforts and begin the rehabilitation fo Tacloban City and other places battered by supertyphoon “Yolanda”.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Red Cross’ conflict with Maribojoc mayor shows people’s distrust of politicians’

Volunteers for and members of the Philippine Red Cross team carry goods that were transported through a boat after a bridge collapsed from a massive quake that hit Bohol. ALANAH TORRALBA/ IFRC

Lawmakers said on Wednesday the encounter between the Philippine Red Cross and Maribojoc Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. showed that non-government organizations did not trust politicians in the distribution of relief goods.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »