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January 22, 2018 11:18 AM Drilon denies getting P5-M donation from Napoles for 2010 elections

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday downplayed as “fake news intended to harass the opposition” the accusation that he received campaign contribution from alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. “We deny having received any campaign contribution from Napoles,” Drilon said in a message to “We have submitted our Statements 27

January 20, 2018 2:00 AM 150 families to transfer in Marawi City temporary shelters

MARAWI CITY – The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) will start relocating this Saturday displaced families from various evacuation centers to temporary shelters in Barangay Sagonsongan in this city. Housing Undersecretary Felix Castro Jr., the chief of the TFBM field office, said that an initial 150 families would be moved to the transitory site in Barangay 19

January 18, 2018 8:44 PM Comelec sets public hearings on Mindanao poll postponement

Mindanao residents who want the May 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections postponed in their region due to the continued imposition of martial law on the island should speak up. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860. Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate 14

January 14, 2018 9:03 PM Massive stroke leaves former PDI guard partly paralyzed

Jose Ariel Alejandro, a former security guard of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), suffered a massive stroke last month, leaving half of his body paralyzed. “It started when his blood pressure shot up in October, prompting doctors to prescribe maintenance medicine for him. He did not tell me that he had stopped buying his medicine after taking it for only 10 days. He probably 19

January 4, 2018 11:44 PM Indonesian practices to be included in curriculum

The Philippines will collaborate with Indonesia to enhance Islamic education in the country as part of efforts to counter religious extremism in the aftermath of the occupation of Marawi City by Muslim extremists last year. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Indonesia had offered to share its best practices in Islamic education within the context 6

December 27, 2017 7:55 AM Bad weather halts Duterte visit in Marawi

President Rodrigo Duterte cancelled his Marawi trip on Wednesday afternoon due to bad weather. “I wanted to go to Marawi pero nasarhan kami. We really have to go up,” he said in a televised press briefing in Lanao del Sur, citing the presidential chopper wasn’t able to enter Marawi City. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco 7

December 27, 2017 4:39 AM Marawi shelters have electricity, water — Roque

The government has finished 800 shelters for Marawi City residents displaced by the war earlier this year. President Rodrigo Duterte will turn to evacuees over 500 units of the shelters in Barangay Sagongsongan. The housing units set to be turned over by President Rodrigo Duterte to displaced Marawi City residents will come with electricity and water 15

December 27, 2017 3:21 AM India is the top remittance receiving country in the world

Indians working abroad continue to send more money home than their counterparts from other countries, according to the World Bank figures on migration and remittances. India topped the list with $68 bn of remittance inflows, followed closely by China ($63.93 bn). Philippines is the third highest remittance receiving country in the world. Remittances 15

December 15, 2017 4:31 AM Terror groups continue recruitment around Marawi City – AFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Friday that terrorists groups continue to recruit civilians in Mindanao to reinforce their capability after the government has liberated Marawi City. Col. Edgar Arevalo, acting AFP spokesman, said the military was already addressing these monitored recruitment of terrorists. “Ang hindi po natin masyadong 17

December 13, 2017 4:44 AM Solon wants nationwide martial law but Lorenzana bucks proposal

A party-list lawmaker proposed on Wednesday for the nationwide declaration of martial law because of the threat posed by communist rebels. But Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana immediately assured that threats posed by the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in Luzon and Visayas are “manageable” that it may not be sensible 18