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Why paralysis, systems collapse, chaos happened

PLAYTIME Children in Basey, Samar province, find joy in each other’s company as they play on
a swing. Basey was one of the areas heavily damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) last year unleashed the full destructive force of a climatic event: Preexisting risks, particularly in coastal communities, were amplified and exacerbated, consistent with the predicted effects of human-induced climate change.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Farmers cry foul over use of agri sector in pork scam


An association of farmers has cried foul over what it described as a “shameless act of using the sector as direct beneficiaries of the anomalous” Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Demand outpacing supply of jobs, admits labor chief

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz FILE PHOTO

The administration simply cannot keep up with the growing demand for jobs.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino a poor manager–Osmeña

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UNDER FIRE  Sen. Sergio Osmeña (left) wanted President Aquino to fire Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla two months ago but his plea fell on deaf ears.

A key political ally of President Aquino on Thursday blamed him and Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla for the country’s power supply woes, calling both officials “awful managers.”

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

ERC voids power rate hike

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The Energy Regulatory has voided its earlier approval last December of the P4.15 per kilowatt-hour rate increase in generation charge that Manila Electric Co. had sought. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday endorsed the finding of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) that prices on the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) during the shutdown of the Malampaya gas pipeline late last year could not qualify as “reasonable, rational and competitive.”

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »