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Bombing at Naia foiled

BOMBERS’ TRANSPORT  The Toyota Revo where the explosive devices were found is parked at the NBI headquarters in Manila.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

-Four military reservists wanted to tell the Aquino administration that it should toughen up in the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea but they chose the wrong way to send the message to Malacañang—by setting off bombs at Naia Terminal 3, a nearby mall and the main office of a real estate developer in Makati City.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

All flights to Tacloban airport suspended

TACLOBAN AIRPORT CLOSES  Authorities have shut down the Tacloban airport because the runway’s asphalt overlay has been washed out. Small turbo-propeller planes may resume using the runway after repairs on Sept. 3 and 4 are done. But jets can’t use the runway for months until the total replacement of the 12.7-centimeter overlay is complete.  PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is suspending all flights to the Tacloban airport, the main gateway to Leyte province, starting on Wednesday over “fast developing potholes” on the runway that airline operators said could damage their planes and compromise passenger safety.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Government to sue MRTC for breach of contract

40 MINUTES TO GET MRT RIDE  Commuters have to wait for 40 minutes before they can ride a train of Metro Rail Transit 3, the operations manager tells the Senate subcommittee on transportation chaired by Sen. Grace Poe (left photo). Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya (right photo) attended the hearing.  PHOTOS BY JOSEPH VIDAL/PRIB

The government is suing Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC) for breach of obligation and is asking Congress for a P53-billion budget to take over MRT 3 to improve its service, transport officials said on Monday.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Graft raps vs DBM execs dropped


The Sandiganbayan has dismissed a number of corruption charges against Department of Budget and Management (DBM) officials and employees after finding no probable cause to have them stand trial.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Experts doubt Makati building is world-class

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The 11-story Makati City Hall Parking Building at the center of overpricing allegations is not world-class as it has gypsum boards for most of its internal walls and office floors covered with rolling vinyl, which is similar to linoleum, according to experts tapped by the Senate blue ribbon committee to evaluate the edifice.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »