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It’s final; Ona quits

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Malacanang on Friday confirmed the resignation of Secretary Enrique Ona as head of the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sandiganbayan denies recusal request in Jinggoy Estrada case

Jinggoy Estrada (2)

MANILA, Philippines–The Sandiganbayan en banc has denied the request of the Fifth Division justices to inhibit themselves from the plunder and graft cases of Senator Jinggoy Estrada. The antigraft court found no sound reason for the request for recusal of the three justices, Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang was quoted in a television report Wednesday. The […]

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MMDA lifts truck ban on Roxas Blvd.


First the good news. Cargo trucks will soon be making a comeback on Roxas Boulevard after Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras and trucking groups asked for some consideration to speed up the delivery of goods before Christmas.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Palace condemns Bukidnon bus bombing

In this photo taken late Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, and released by the Maramag Police Station of the Philippine National Police, an investigator examines a passenger bus following an explosion at Maramag township, Bukidnon province in southern Philippines.  AP Photo/Maramag Police Station of the Philippine National Police

Malacañang on Wednesday condemned the bombing of a passenger bus in Bukidnon, which left at least 11 people dead, and said authorities were bent on finding out who was responsible for the incident.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace still unsure when PNP chief will start serving suspension order

Alan Purisima 3

Not even Malacañang is sure when Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima would start serving his six-month suspension imposed by the Office of the Ombudsman but acknowledged that it is President Benigno Aquino III who would be appointing an officer-in-charge (OIC) in his stead.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »