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De Lima, Henares take ‘ice bucket challenge’

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COLD PLAY  Justice Secretary Leila de Lima cringes as buckets of iced water are dumped on her.  ALEXIS CORPUZ

Two senior women officials of the Aquino administration on Tuesday got on the bandwagon and had themselves doused with cold water.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World Bank hails PH as next Asian miracle

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COMFORTER IN CHIEF  World Bank president Jim Yong Kim fields questions from the media during the Daylight Dialogue in the Palace while the embattled President listens during the “The Good Governance Challenge” session. Kim says the Philippines “is a global model in fighting corruption,” according to Agence France-Presse.  GRIG MONTEGRANDE

President Aquino on Tuesday received profuse praise from visiting World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, who declared that the Philippines would be the next Asian “miracle.”

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

P44B ‘Yolanda’ project launched

DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced the launch this week of a P43.9-billion ($1 billion) comprehensive community-led program for 800 municipalities in the country, 500 of them in areas badly affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle to gov’t: Don’t forget the poor; where is growth going?

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle: Do more works of charity. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Ensuring that both the rich and poor benefit from the growing wealth in the Asia Pacific will be the biggest challenge for the region’s leaders.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Abad: P32B now released for ‘Yolanda’ rehabilitation

TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION A general shot shows houses destroyed by the strong winds caused by Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. AFP

The rehabilitation of communities devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda last November remains a top priority of the Aquino administration, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said on Thursday.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »