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Bayan to Abad: Time for ‘sober discourse’ has ended

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Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Following Budget Secretary Florencio Abad’s reaction to the protest held against him at the University of the Philippines (UP), a militant group on Sunday said the “time for sober discourse has ended.”

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Mario’ death toll now 10

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Rescuers unload the body of a man who died of natural causes at the height of heavy flooding brought about by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  AP

Typhoon “Mario” left 10 people dead and around 600 houses damaged, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Sunday.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Malampaya probe reset

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The Malampaya gas platform located 80 kilometers northwest of the coast of Palawan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate inquiry into the alleged misuse of P900 million in Malampaya natural gas funds involving accused pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles has been delayed yet again after the Senate blue ribbon committee deferred the initial hearing scheduled for Thursday.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Step up immunization of children, LGUs urged

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INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) has urged local governments to be more aggressive in their mass immunization programs against infectious diseases, saying that some areas of the country still registered low immunization rates.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino happy with gov’t response to ‘Mario’–Secretary Roxas

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A man dives in the background as rescuers use a rubber dinghy to rescue trapped residents after continues heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. AP

President Benigno Aquino III was satisfied with the government’s response to Tropical Storm “Mario” in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said on Saturday.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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