From cutting bureaucratic red tape to eliminating corruption, President Aquino told prospective investors here Tuesday that his administration has gained inroads in making the Philippines more conducive to business.
President Aquino and French President Francois Hollande discussed peace and security in the region and expressed their opposition to any acquisition or claim, by coercion or force, of any territory of a state by another state, in...
The “soft eruption” of Mayon Volcano in Albay province has intensified, with lava trickling down some two kilometers from the crater, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said yesterday.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government will form a task group that will conduct lifestyle checks on police officials involved in corruption and other illegal activities, DILG Secretary Manuel Roxas II said yesterday.
Officials from the United Nations and a private think tank have urged countries that deploy troops to international peacekeeping missions to increase the number of female peacekeepers, especially in regions where sexual violence...
After walking out of the confirmation hearing for the country’s ambassadors and foreign service officers last week, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago presided over the Commission on Appointments (CA) at the Senate yesterday and got a...
The Chinese government has committed to push for cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) even as a high-ranking official maintained anew its territorial sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea.
Not enough time for Cha-cha – Drilon
Noy to EU investors: Phl now more conducive to business
France bucks use of force in territorial claims
Mayon in soft eruption; calamity state declared
Team formed for PNP lifestyle checks
Companies less bullish on Phl – poll
More female UN peacekeepers urged
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Miriam returns to Senate, receives peace offering from Fariñas
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano drew my erstwhile tepid interest the other day when a news item reported his formula for decongesting Manila’s streets and focusing attention to developing the country’s rural areas and their economies. I like the Senate majority floor leader’s formula.
August is the month for honoring Ninoy and Cory Aquino whose personal sacrifices and leadership restored democracy to the Philippines. They have become icons of freedom throughout the world and future generations of Filipinos.
Last Friday, there was a public hearing on the proposed increase of the terminal fees of the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), but I didn’t attend it because I felt that that public hearing was not really done to hear what the public has to say about the increase, but rather...
It is rare that an Ambassador gets the opportunity to view his own country through the eyes of a foreign investor. I have just returned to Manila after such a trip from London and Glasgow. I suppose, I just treat the United Kingdom as home and seek out the familiar places.
Readers of this column get a respite today from my “belly-aching,” although I would like to underscore that it has always been my conviction to write about anything with an open mind, with resolve to seek all possible views on the topic at hand, and more importantly, if it’s a problem, to find a...
HAWAII— I am here in Honolulu, Hawaii attending the “Bromeliad in Paradise” World Bromeliad Conference hosted by the Bromeliad Society with my horticulturist friend Ray Ong and one of my science teachers, Alejandro Alanano.