Jolo Revilla’s doctor, nurses submit statements

MANILA, Philippines—The lawyer of Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla submitted to the police on Friday several sworn statements which could shed light on Saturday's shooting incident that left the vice governor injured. But the sworn statements submitted to the Muntinlupa police headquarters around 1 p.m. were not from Revilla nor from his mother, Lani, […] more … [Read more...]

Ports’ take falls short of target

MANILA, Philippines—Both the Port of Manila (POM) and the Manila International Container Port (MICP), two of the country's biggest ports, failed to meet their 2014 targets with collections of only P60.28 billion and P97.91 billion, respectively, the Bureau of Customs said. Citing Bureau of Treasury data, the BOC reported that the POM and MICP registered […] more … [Read more...]

Too few women in politics—Pia Cayetano

MANILA, Philippines—There are too few women in politics, according to Sen. Pia Cayetano, who called on political parties to field more women candidates in the 2016 elections to give them a greater role in charting the country's course. Cayetano said more women need to be involved in governance and policy-making considering they make up […] more … [Read more...]

Aquino awaits report on Mamasapano clash

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III is expected to thoroughly review the report of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) created by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to look into the Mamasapano incident and discuss the results with the presidential legal team, a Malacañang official said on Friday. “As is normal with the President, he […] more … [Read more...]

PNPA grads split on march

A graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) on Friday called on his fellow academy graduates and police officials not to join Sunday's march for justice for the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers killed in a clash with Moro rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao province, on Jan. 25. Senior Supt. Jerome Baxinela, […] more … [Read more...]

Pacquiao punching harder, less careless

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LOS ANGELES—Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has matured a lot since his six-round knockout loss to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012. “He has learned a big lesson out of that. He became more cautious and has matured a lot as a fighter,” said Restituto “Buboy” Fernandez, assistant trainer for Pacquiao. Fernandez said […] more … [Read more...]

Men walking tall in high heels are no heels

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—To show solidarity with women on International Women's Day on Sunday, 15 men from government agencies here walked almost a quarter of a mile “in her shoes.” Perched awkwardly in women's high-heeled shoes, 15 male employees—five each from the municipal government, the National Police Commission and the Armed […] more … [Read more...]