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Uruguay’s leader declares $322,883 in wealth

In this Oct. 25, 2009, file photo Uruguay's President Jose Mujica stands in a tractor on his flower farm on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay's president has been labeled “the poorest president in the world,” but his sworn declaration in 2014 shows a 74 percent increase since 2012. AP

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth.

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

Aquino’s trust, performance ratings dip–Pulse Asia

President Benigno Aquino III  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III’s trust ratings for the first quarter of 2014 dropped despite high-profile arrests and a historic peace deal, a poll showed on Thursday, but the decline was deemed insignificant by the pollster.

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

Venezuelan president accepts facilitator for talks

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a meeting with a South American delegation of foreign ministers at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. AP

President Nicolas Maduro has agreed to enter talks with Venezuela’s opposition with the help of an outside facilitator, a group of visiting South American foreign ministers said Thursday.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palace not alarmed by Cayetano’s presidential ambition

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Malacañang dismissed the presidential plans of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, saying it is not part of the administration’s agenda.

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

Yanukovych says Crimea standoff natural reaction to takeover

Ukraine's fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych gives a news conference in Rostov-on-Don, a city in southern Russia about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from Moscow, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Ukrainian fugitive president appears for first time since Saturday at Russia news conference. AP

Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych on Friday said that the standoff in Crimea was a “natural reaction” to the “bandit-like” takeover of power by the new authorities in Ukraine.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yanukovych says power seized by ‘neo-fascists,’ blames West

An unidentified armed man patrols a square in front of the airport in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings occupied the airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. AP FILE PHOTO

Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych on Friday denounced the new authorities in Ukraine as “young neo-fascists” and said “terror and chaos” were now prevailing in the country.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Heavy traffic expected in Makati due to Skyway 3 launch

makati city map

Expect heavy traffic along Buendia Avenue in Makati as some roads will be closed Wednesday afternoon to give way for the Skyway Stage 3 launching.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

C. African Republic president, PM stepping down

This Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 file photo of Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia, left, shakes hands with assembled dignitaries as he departs for Chad, at Mpoko Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. Djotodia, agreed to resign Friday Jan. 10, 2014 along with his prime minister, regional officials announced. AP File photo

Michel Djotodia, the rebel leader who seized control of Central African Republic only to see the desperately poor country tumble toward anarchy and sectarian bloodshed, agreed to resign Friday along with his prime minister, regional officials announced.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know: Presidential oath

Today, Dec. 30, used to be known as Inauguration Day. Article VII, Section 4, of the 1935 Constitution designated Dec. 30 as the end of the term of the President and Vice President of the Philippines and the start of the administration of their successors. This was changed after the ratification and implementation of the [...]

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Madagascar to vote for new president

Madagascans wave the national flag during celebrations of the 50 years of independence in Antananarivo on June 26 2010. The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar feted 50 years of independence mired in political and economic crisis and without an elected president or a new constitution. For the first time many residents have not hung the national flag from their windows, an indication of how deeply the country is divided in the run up to the celebration of independence from France. AFP

Madagascans vote for a new president and parliament Friday in run-off polls aimed at pulling the island out of the political and economic doldrums and restoring democracy.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French president admits to past prostate surgery

French President Francois Hollande gestures as he delivers a speech during the 30th anniversary closing session of Sofiproteol, France's largest oilseed crusher, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. AP

French President Francois Hollande has acknowledged having prostate surgery a year before he was elected, but his office says his health is now fine.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesian leader deplores statement by Aussie PM

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa speaks during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Indonesia has recalled its ambassador from Australia and is reviewing bilateral cooperation after reports that an Australian security agency attempted to listen in on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's cellphone in 2009. AP

Indonesia’s president said Tuesday he deplored as remorseless the Australian prime minister’s statement about alleged wiretapping on his phone and said cooperation agreements between the near-neighbors would be reviewed.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ex-strongman’s brother sworn in as Maldives leader

Yaamin Abdul Gayoom AP PHOTO

The Maldives’ new president has been sworn in, a day after his runoff victory capped a long, messy election that raised international concerns that the tiny archipelago nation may slip back to authoritarian rule.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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  • Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US
  • Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine
  • Philippine eagle rescued by Army turned over to DENR
  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers
  • Sports

  • Vietnam says it will not host Asian Games
  • Nadal passes clay landmark with 300th victory
  • Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover
  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Lifestyle

  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Entertainment

  • Cannes film festival launches race for 2014 Palme d’Or
  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Business

  • Total says makes ‘very promising’ oil find off Ivory Coast
  • ‘Chinese Twitter’ firm Weibo to go public in US
  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking
  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • Technology

  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus
  • DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster
  • PH asks airline passengers to check for MERS
  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
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