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CBCP: Law truly watered down

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Opponents of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law react in front of the supreme court's summer residence in Baguio City on April 8, 2014, after the court declared it as not unconstitutional.  AFP PHOTO

Both camps—the red shirts (anti-reproductive health law) and the purple shirts (pro-RH law)—claimed victory after the Supreme Court announced that the law was constitutional, except for provisions that penalize health workers, religious facilities or government employees who refuse to enforce it.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Isolated outages fail to disrupt voting

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A Filipino woman leans over to consult her husband as they vote at a basketball gym used as a voting center.  AP FILE PHOTO

Isolated outages in the country did not disrupt voting on Election Day, as the energy department said the overall power supply was normal.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Northern Luzon braces for ‘Helen’s fury

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STORM WATCH Residents hitch a ride on a truck to cross a flooded street in Hagonoy, Bulacan, as Angat Dam releases excess waters in anticipation of more rains from Tropical Storm “Helen,” which is expected to hit northern Luzon on Wednesday. RICHARD A. REYES

Relief supplies were sent to northern Luzon Tuesday in preparation for Tropical Storm “Helen,” which was expected to dump heavy rains on other areas struggling with deadly floods.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Gener’ exits Philippines Thursday, leaves 14 people dead

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Typhoon “Gener” blew slowly out of the Philippines Wednesday, leaving 14 people dead, 4,600 others in evacuation centers, and P2.1 million in damage to infrastructure.

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Gener’ moving out as new LPA looms

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Typhoon “Gener” is forecast to leave the Philippine territory by Thursday, but expect gloomy weather in Luzon, including Metro Manila, the weather bureau said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »