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P800M DAP funds used to fix Palace, tourism, etc.

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Some P800 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program, which the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional, was spent for construction, renovation and equipment upgrade in Malacañang (pictured). (photo: facebook.com/malacanang/)

Some P800 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional, was spent for construction, renovation and equipment upgrade in Malacañang.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bontoc townsfolk seek franchise to fill bus vacuum

GV Florida Transport Bus. Noy Morcoso lll/INQUIRER.net file photo

A local cooperative is applying for a bus franchise to ply the Bontoc-Manila route, which remains unserviced even after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) lifted the suspension on GV Florida Transport Inc., Bontoc Mayor Frank Odsey said last week.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Intramuros cocheros: Hooves, history and hope for a fare hike

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A TOUR around the Spanish-era enclave is not complete without taking the “kalesa.” ARNOLD ALMACEN

Two vans full of Japanese tourists stopped at the steps of the Manila Cathedral. Within seconds, at least five coachmen, who were earlier looking for customers to take on leisurely rides at nearby Plaza de Roma, approached the new arrivals—only to be politely turned down.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Boracay execs see upgraded drain system

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FLOODED Boracay’s main road is flooded following nonstop heavy rain. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Tourism officials and business owners on Boracay Island are hoping that the upgrading of the drainage system in the country’s top tourism destination will be completed amid flooding there last week.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dubai to build largest mall

Dubai mall of the world

Dubai is planning to build a temperature-controlled city featuring the world’s largest mall and an indoor park, as well as hotels, health resorts and theatres, the developer said.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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