Police chief under fire for suspicious wealth

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines’ police chief faced calls Wednesday to resign after admitting he accepted gifts and favours worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but he insisted they were not bribes. Police Director-General Alan Purisima was also under intense scrutiny for...

Reforms, infra devt, job generation are hurdles to inclusive growth – BSP Gov. Tetangco

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The road to inclusive growth is paved with good intentions… It is also punctuated by challenges in infrastructure, job generation and sustaining reforms – exactly what the Aquino administration must address in the less than two years left in its term, the...

Coco speaks up on ‘pet woman’ controversy

Coco Martin has finally spoken up on the controversy surrounding the recent Bench fashion show wherein he was made to walk with a woman on a leash in tow. Martin said he was saddened by the turn of events following his appearance at “The Naked Truth” last September 20. Held at...

Sobrepena: DOTC ignored proposals to improve MRT

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The former chairman of MRT Corp. told senators the company had repeatedly proposed the procurement of new trains as early as 1999, but the government failed to act on its proposals. At a Senate hearing on the MRT-3, Robert John Sobrepeña said the MRTC’s last...

Purisima: My conscience is very, very clean

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima insisted his conscience is “very, very clean” as he slammed what he called “rabid” attacks from the media. In a press conference, Purisima described as “tenacious and rabid” allegations on...

PHL may allot P27B for auto sector development

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines plans to set aside around P27 billion ($600 million) to help fund projects and incentives for its shrinking auto industry as part of a development program now under review with the office of President Benigno Aquino III, a senior government...

PNoy: PHL can’t just send new troops to ‘mission impossible’ in Golan Heights

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said the Philippines cannot just send another batch of peacekeepers to a “mission impossible” in Golan Heights. In an impromptu speech on Wednesday, Aquino said the Philippine government will wait for...

SC stops QC from selling UP property in tax row

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Quezon City government cannot just yet auction off the UP-Ayala Technohub property to cover the university’s P117 million in real estate tax deficiency. The Supreme Court Second Division, through Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, issued a temporary...