The messy warehouse shown in a video broadcast by a television network and published on its online news portal recently was not the relief hub of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Tacloban City, according to Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman.
By Nikko Dizon
, Ryan D. Rosauro and Allan Nawal
The transition body tasked with drawing up the proposed basic law for a new so-called Bangsamoro autonomous region following the signing of a peace agreement with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is set to submit a draft of the document to President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, according to senior MILF leaders.
By Tina G. Santos
Stewardship must hurt.Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas imparted this message to the Catholic faithful who will have their palm fronds blessed in churches today in observance of Palm Sunday, the last Sunday of Lent and the start of the most solemn period of Holy Week.
Don’t trade the Holy Mass for the sucker punch.
By Norman Bordadora
The Senate blue ribbon committee has recommended the passage of a bill increasing the penalty for violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act to imprisonment of not less than 12 years to not more than 20 years.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
“Not true,” the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said in a statement on Friday, brushing off allegations of “ghost” or nonexistent winners for Monday’s Grand Lotto 6/55 game, which included a solo win for the nearly P250-million jackpot prize.
By Danny Petilla
As a first responder during Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” Dario Raagas helped saved lives. Now, the leukemia-stricken firefighter is fighting to save his own.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Instead of telling Al Vitangcol to shape up or ship out, Malacañang on Thursday defended the Metro Rail Transit general manager against his critics. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma rejected demands that President Aquino sack Vitangcol for worsening conditions at the MRT.
President Aquino’s approval and trust ratings declined slightly nationwide but these posted huge declines among the poor, and in Metro Manila and the Visayas, results of a Pulse Asia survey conducted last month showed.
By Christine O. Avendaño
, Jeannette I. Andrade
After a period of seeming animosity owing to the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s relentless pursuit of tax evading professionals, mostly doctors, the bureau and the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) agreed Thursday to work together to set up a website aimed at helping physicians to pay the right taxes.
The government may now implement the portions of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) Law that the Supreme Court has declared to be constitutional.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed five new tax-evasion cases this week against an individual and four companies as part of its efforts to increase collections.
By TJ Burgonio
President Aquino on Wednesday hailed Marine soldiers for protecting the Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea as he led military rites to pay tribute to the Filipino war veterans.