By Jerome Aning
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has admitted writing the 12-page document that thumbed down the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) position on the expired “special privilege” granted by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that allowed the Philippines to restrict rice imports.
By Julie S. Alipala
The rationing of water and continuing power outages in the city were like a “time bomb” that could explode in the form of a health epidemic and rising criminality in at least nine shelters for residents displaced by the terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari and the government siege to flush the terrorists out, according to a United Nations agency monitoring the situation in the shelters.
Following a series of computer donations in southern Luzon, power transmission company National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) proceeded to donate tablets and printers to at least two elementary schools in Negros Oriental province.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Former Candaba Mayor Jerry Pelayo, a close ally of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, has been charged with plunder in connection with P127.7 million worth of ghost projects that were supposed to be implemented in the last nine years.
By Yolanda Sotelo
An alliance of food producers is suing another judge for releasing 480 container vans of rice shipments that had been under the custody of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Manila.
Its two famous shifting sand bars were leveled by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November last year. Some coconut trees that lent beauty to the landscape either lost their crowns or were toppled.
By Joey A. Gabieta
At least 186 workers have sought the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Eastern Visayas for the release of their benefits after their companies shut down their operations due to the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
Ilocano folk wearing “abel”-inspired traditional dresses filled the streets here on Tuesday for a day of merrymaking as Christians prepared for the Lenten season.
One of the solutions to the recurring shortage of power in Mindanao is staring officials and business groups in the face but cannot be tapped because of the lack of a government permit to do so.
By Carla P. Gomez
The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) has ordered a municipal mayor to stop building a rest house inside the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP), a protected area.
Police on Wednesday arrested former Pantabangan Vice Mayor Romeo Borja Jr., who is facing rape charges, in a hotel in Metro Manila.
Two persons suffered injuries on Thursday when a light trainer plane crashed into a house in Barangay (village) Poblacion North, police said.
By Tonette Orejas
The police chief in Central Luzon region has relieved the head of the Pampanga Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Operation Task Group and 11 other men, and ordered summary dismissal proceedings against them for irregularities in handling illegal drugs cases.