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‘Ompong’ spares PH; heavy rains in the Visayas

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ILOILO CITY, Philippines—Two children were feared drowned and another rescued in Iloilo City as heavy rains since Thursday triggered floods and landslides in Iloilo, Guimaras and Antique.   The three boys were swimming in a river in Barangay Calajunan in Mandurriao District here when they were swept by strong currents, according a report of the […]

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sinkhole sends 80 Cebu families to evacuation centers


At least 80 families were evacuated on Saturday after a sinkhole was found in Sitio Dapdap, Barangay Langub on Kinatarkan Islet, which is located off mainland Sta. Fe town on Bantayan Island, northern Cebu province.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Group sets anti-pork barrel rally in Cebu

MASKED ANTIPORK PROTESTERS  Members and supporters of the “hacktivist” group Anonymous Philippines stage a rally at the House of Representatives on Tuesday to call for the scrapping of the graft-ridden pork barrel system. The rally came two days after the group defaced 38 government websites.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The anti-pork barrel coalition here plans an interfaith rally on Independence Day next Thursday to demand the prosecution of everybody involved in the diversion of billions of pesos from the congressional Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork barrel.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P10 wage hike measly and an insult, say Western Visayas labor groups


Labor groups in Western Visayas have decried the mandated P10 increase in the daily minimum wage in the region as “measly and a big insult.”

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cases of vote-buying reported nationwide

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Despite the exertions of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) to stop politicians from buying votes, money ruled the day in many parts of the country on Monday as Filipinos voted in midterm elections.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »