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Rain in the forecast for Sona on Monday

Satellite Image, July 27, 2014, 6:01 AM. SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

The Habagat or southwest monsoon is expected to bring rain to Metro Manila on Monday when President Benigno Aquino III delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona).

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

All roads lead to Iglesia centennial fest; traffic stands still

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Iglesia Ni Cristo’s Philippine Arena, billed as the “world’s largest indoor arena”. EDWIN BACASMAS

Traffic is expected to come to a virtual standstill on Sunday (today) on all roads leading to Philippine Arena in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, the main site of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) centennial celebration, where an estimated 3 million of the church’s members are expected to congregate.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

The poor fight, not wait for inclusion

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BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE  This is a portrait of a country wallowing in poverty: A family finds refuge in a pushcart painted like the Philippine flag. Merlisa Villoga, 23, and her children Jerico, 5, and Luigi, 2, stay together in a tiny place they call home on Agham Road, Quezon City, while her husband Larry is away doing part-time work. EDWIN BACASMAS

President Benigno Aquino III apparently owes Bernadette Sabalza and Susan Ladan an explanation.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Jailhouse rocks over Napoles

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Quezon City Jail Annex, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Take her to her new jailhouse, pronto.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Only in the Philippines: Gov’t building jails for VIPs

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A first-class jail for first-class felons?

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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