National News

Most Recent

  • Naga City native, Lawyer James Jacob, is the new Chairman of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) after the resignation of its chief, Chairman Nelson Laluces.

    Laluces reportedly tendered his resignation to give Transportation and Communication Secretary Mar Roxas a free hand in choosing his own team.

    While Jacob has not made any public announcement about his new appointment, sources say the LTFRB post is a position he likes.

    James Jacob has a long record in government service.

  • MANILA, Philippines (Aug 28, 2011) - Batting for the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill,  Sen. Pia Cayetano said that the measure if enacted into law shall ensure that women and children are provided better health care in areas that it is not readily available.

  • MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 24, 2011) - As Libyan rebels take control of most part of Tripoli and a final battle with remaining loyalists of strongman Moammar Gadhafi looming, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ordered yesterday the forced repatriation of some 1,600 Filipinos in Libya.

    According to several reports, the rebels now control 80 to 90 percent of the city of Tripoli and are in celebratory mood. But isolated clashes and gunfires still continue and Gadhafi is not showing sign he is ready to give up soon.

  • MANILA Philippines (Aug. 21, 2011) - Filipinos celebrate today the 28th death anniversary of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. who was assassinated at the then Manila International Airport (MIA) while returning from exile in the United States.

    For many students of history, it was Ninoy's death that sparked the end of the well-entrenched Marcos dictatorship paving the way for the restoration of democracy in the Philippines.

  • MANILA, Philippines (Aug 16, 2011) - Fifteen years after it was first filed, the controversial Reproductive Health Bill finally has the chance to be put into vote in Congress after the Philippine President gives it a push towards being enacted into law.

    President Benigno C. Aquino III today formally endorsed to Congress the Reproductive Health (RH) bill as crafted by his working group in the Palace.