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More gov’t spending seen

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Aquino administration is expected to hasten and pour more funds into infrastructure development and poverty alleviation towards the end of its term, a Malacañang spokesperson indicated over the weekend.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’

SKYLINE OVER POVERTY LINE  The towering buildings are at the heart of Makati City, while the shanties are along an estero in Pasay City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino urges public to help prevent brownouts, keep aircon usage low


Help save energy by limiting your use of air-conditioning units. That was the advise of President Benigno Aquino III to the people amid the possibility of energy shortage and brownouts.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What is the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro?


On March 27, the government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), supposedly ending the decades-old armed conflict in Mindanao. A thousand people, including almost 500 representatives of the MILF, will attend that historic event at the Malacañang grounds.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House probe urged into killing of archbishop’s brother

House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

With signs supposedly showing that state agents were involved in the killing of Romeo Capalla, Bayan Muna lawmakers have initiated a move to look into the recent incident as well as the growing number of extrajudicial killings under the Aquino administration.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino immune from lawsuit – Palace

President Benigno S. Aquino III talks with Secretary Herminio B. Coloma Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday reminded its critics that President Benigno Aquino III may not be brought to court while he is in power.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Osmeña hits ‘NPAs’ in Aquino Cabinet

Senator Sergio Osmeña III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After calling President Benigno Aquino III an honest and good man but an “awful” manager, Senator Serge Osmeña III on Tuesday trained his gun at what he described as NPAs or “non-performing assets” in the Cabinet.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino queues up to renew driver’s license


Two days before his birthday, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday personally went to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Tayuman Manila to renew his driver’s license, Malacañang said.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Muslim intellectuals call for integration of MILF, MNLF peace accords

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) FILE PHOTO

A group of Filipino Muslim intellectuals called on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Moro National Liberation Front on Tuesday to integrate their peace processes with the Philippine government so that peace will be achieved sooner in the Bangsamoro area.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Deles: GPH-MILF peace deal constitutional

Government peace negotiator Teresita Deles, left, greets Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief Al Haj Murad, upon arrival at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines Monday Oct. 15, 2012 for the formal signing of a tentative peace agreement between the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

The presidential adviser for the peace process assured the House of Representatives that the government peace panel followed the Constitution in drafting the Bangsamoro framework.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Militant groups renew call to junk Aquino’s DAP


Militant groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Tuesday trooped to the Supreme Court to renew their call to scrap the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Biazon wife reappointed

Former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has reappointed Silvestre Afable Jr. and the spouse of former Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, among others, as officials of state-run John Hay Management Corp. in Baguio City.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino wary of Misuari, other peace deal spoilers

President Benigno Aquino III and Nur Misuari. AP FILE PHOTOS

President Benigno Aquino III said he did not consider Nur Misuari, the fugitive founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), a “spent force,” as he remained wary of those who would want to spoil the gains of a peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Drilon denies involvement in pork scam
  • Complex health care system for California’s elderly and poor explained
  • Malang the croc must regain strength before return to swamp, says mayor
  • Palace: Lacson’s version of Napoles testimony to be evaluated
  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Sports

  • Pacquiao has to go through PBA Rookie draft
  • Guiao summoned by PBA for name-calling incident
  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Lifestyle

  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Marketplace