Home / News (page 10)

News

‘Only 16% of budget left for rest of 2016’

THE incoming Duterte administration will be taking over with only 16 percent or P496 billion of the P3.002-trillion national budget to work with after its predecessor went on a “rushed spending binge,” leaving the new government little room to pursue ...

Read More »

‘Leni benefited from manipulated poll data’

THE Liberal Party’s vice presidential bet Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo was the beneficiary of  “manipulated, anomalous and abnormal data” that appeared shortly after a new script was uploaded to the transparency server that was reporting unofficial election results on ...

Read More »

Reds in the cabinet

PRESIDENT-IN-WAITING Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would be willing to give four key Cabinet posts to the Communist Party of the Philippines if it decides to join his government. In a press briefing in Davao City, Duterte ...

Read More »

Road glued for China visit

HONG KONG—The paving stones in central Hong Kong have been glued down to prevent protesters using them as missiles, as authorities roll out elaborate security measures ahead of a high-level Chinese visit that could stoke resentment over mainland rule. The ...

Read More »

The NBN-ZTE Abalos Acquittal: An Opportunity for Duterte to Prove His Mettle to Filipinos

A cast of colorful characters. Top, left to right: Joey de Venecia, Benjamin Abalos, Sr., and Jun Lozada. Bottom, left to right: Mike Arroyo, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and Catholic nuns escorting Lozada. ow can anyone forget the 2007 NBN-ZTE scandal. ...

Read More »

4.2-m votes for VP still uncounted

The outcome of the vice presidential race is still uncertain as the Commission on Elections admitted there are still discrepancies in the certificates of canvass from six provinces, accounting for about 4.2-million votes, and special elections to be held in ...

Read More »

Duterte spokesman slams leftist critics

THE camp of the president-in-waiting Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte slammed leftist groups Sunday for criticizing his eight-point economic program as “a continuation of the neo-liberal poison imposed on the people by the Aquino regime” and accused them of being ...

Read More »

Poll body rapped for ‘hello, Garcia’

IT experts on Sunday accused the Commission on Elections of electoral sabotage for engaging the services of Marlon Garcia, the same Smartmatic project director who was embroiled in an election-related scandal in 2013, also for tampering with the transparency server. ...

Read More »

Efforts to counter IS propaganda working

WASHINGTON—US authorities and Internet giants are boosting attempts to counter the Islamic State group’s online propaganda, though it is unclear how effective these efforts are in hampering the jihadists’ public-relations machine. With calls to jihad and highly produced videos of ...

Read More »

China tactics coercive — US

WASHINGTON—China is using “coercive tactics” and fostering regional tensions as it expands its maritime presence in the South China Sea and elsewhere, but is avoiding triggering an armed conflict, the Pentagon said Friday. In an annual report to Congress, the ...

Read More »