Aquino didn’t have a fight with Mar over Ochoa, Purisima’s dismissal: Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III did not fight with his close ally, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, over the latter’s supposed demand to dismiss Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. and suspended Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima,...

3 Pinoys missing, new death toll after Libya raid

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | – Three Filipinos are missing after gunmen attacked an oil field in Libya and killed 11 workers earlier this week, the parallel administration that controls the capital said Thursday, revising a previous toll. Mashallah al-Zwei, oil minister in the...

Aquino didn’t break chain of command, says AFP chief

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Contrary to criticisms, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. on Wednesday said President Benigno Aquino III did not break the chain of command for the Mamasapano operation that saw the deaths of 44 police officers from the...

CBCP calls for probe on misuse of DAP funds

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called for an immediate investigation and prosecution of those who misused public funds following the Supreme Court’s decision to affirm its ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In...

Australian man held in PHL over teen girl’s murder

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – Philippine police have arrested an Australian man over the “brutal” murder of a Filipina teenager he met on the Internet after her body was found in a motel room, officials said Wednesday. The remains of 17-year-old Alona Alvarez were found by...