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Extortion raps filed against errant BoC officials
A Bureau of Customs official and two of his personnel are now in hot water for allegedly asking a scrap metal trader to give them a P4,300 tip in exchange for the release of his imported materials.
Thu May 23, 2013
Manila confirms boost to military spending
The Philippines is determined to spend $1.8 billion on military upgrades -- mostly naval -- to protect the country against "bullies" in its territorial waters.
Tue May 21, 2013
The Straits Times
Philippines boosts military to resist 'bullies'
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III addresses the media shortly after leading the 115th Philippine Navy anniversary celebration at Fort San Felipe, Cavite city, south-west of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Mon May 20, 2013
Jodi congratules boyfriend Jolo for win
MANILA "Be Careful with my Heart" lead actress Jodi Sta. Maria said she is extremely happy that her boyfriend Jolo Revilla is now the vice governor of Cavite.
Sat May 18, 2013
Proclamation smooth in hotspot Cavite
The proclamation of representatives-elect in the seven districts of Cavite went smoothly and so with the elected governor, vice governor and majority of the city and municipal mayors-elect of the province.
Thu May 16, 2013
Revilla: no NBI hiding in compound
The Revilla family have belied the claim of the Police Provincial Office that they were keeping 30 National Bureau of Investigation agents and some firearms in their mansion compound on Aguinaldo Highway in Barangay Panapaan VII of this city.
Tue May 14, 2013
How celeb candidates are faring in Elections 2013
Used to be that being a popular show business figure almost always translates to a sure, if all too easy win when it comes to politics - well, not anymore.
NBI agents charged in Cavite election day standoff
CAMP GEN.PANTALEON GARCIA, IMUS, Cavite - The Cavite Police Provincial Office has filed charges against the six National Bureau of Investigation agents who were reportedly involved in the standoff at the mansion compound of Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.
Remulla and Revilla ahead in Cavite gubernatorial race
Incumbent Governor Juanito Victor "Jonvic" Remulla Jr. and Board Member Ramon "Jolo" Revilla are leading by a wide margin against their respective opponents in the gubernatorial and vice gubernatorial races in the province, based on the latest Commission on Elections and Parish Pastoral Council Responsible Voting partial, unofficial count.
Mon May 13, 2013
Old, new, old-new bets split voters of Maragondon, Cavite
As early as 7 a.m., voter Diana Inguanzo, 55, had rushed to the public market and cooked lunch for her children because she knew that voting will take time.
Sun May 12, 2013
Folk dancers, drift drivers make 'PGT' semifinals
MANILA, Philippines The semifinal cast of the TV reality search "Pilipinas Got Talent" is now complete after a folk dance group and a pair of drift drivers made the cut on the last quarterfinals show on Sunday.
Sat May 11, 2013
Comelec: Defects in automated polls negligible
Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes assured international observers that Monday's elections will be successful and that the poll body is "ready, ready, ready!" Brillantes faced the foreign observers from Russia, South Korea and Cambodia, who were briefed Sunday on the elections.
Why QC, 14 provinces attract candidates
Fourteen provinces and Quezon City account for almost half or 42 percent of the 52,014,648 registered voters for tomorrow's polls, making them magnets for candidates and their political parties.
The battle for Manila Bay: reclamation or the commons
Crisaldo Alte, 52, has been throwing his hook and line from the seawall here for decades and on most days has never failed to catch an assortment of fish.
Wed May 08, 2013
Blackout hits half of Luzon
A security guard at the Central Station of the LRT line 1 announces to the riding public that operations have been suspended due to the brownout that affected large parts of Metro Manila as well as Luzon on Wednesday afternoon.
Tue May 07, 2013
PNP monitors 15 'election hotspots'
The Philippine National Police has identified 15 priority provinces in need of a bigger security detail by the elections, noting such areas have shown incidents of intense political rivalries, and the presence of private armed groups and criminal groups.
Fri May 03, 2013
Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Jr
Last Monday night in Tina Monzon Palma's Talkback, we learned that the problem that bedeviled the 2010 elections has not only been solved by allegedly vast improvements that enhance the capabilities and reduces the vulnerabilities of the precinct count optical scan machine's source code - but that these improvements will not need to be tested ... (more)
Today in U.S. Naval History: May 3
Today in Naval History - May 3 1861 - USS Surprise captures Confederate privateer Savannah.
Thu May 02, 2013
Senatorial bet loses bid to stop P14-B reclamation project
Administration senatorial bet Cynthia Villar has failed to stop the planned implementation of a P14-billion reclamation project in Manila Bay, which she feared can cause environmental damage and expose residents to severe flooding.
Wed May 01, 2013
This Day in U.S. Naval History: May 1
Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898. Contemporary colored print showing USS Olympia in the left foreground, leading the U.S. Asiatic Squadron in destroying the Spanish fleet off Cavite.