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Mauled cabbie won’t file case vs TV host

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE taxi driver mauled by a TV5 host has decided not to press charges after the latter apologized. TJ Ballega..

July 30, 2014
Aquino accepts SC decision on DAP, submits supplemental budget

Aquino accepts SC decision on DAP, submits supplemental budget

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS PRESIDENT Aquino asked Congress approval of a supplemental budget Malacanang is submitting in what many see as..

July 29, 2014
Aquino pays tribute to Abad’s creative genius

Aquino pays tribute to Abad’s creative genius

  By ELLEN  T. TORDESILLAS THE speech of President Aquino during  75th anniversary of the Department of Budget and Management on..

July 28, 2014
PH envoy to Japan: Policy shift strengthens Japan’s role as regional balancing force

PH envoy to Japan: Policy shift strengthens Japan’s role as regional balancing force

  By NORMAN SISON Last July 1, the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revised its interpretation of the country’s pacifist..

July 26, 2014
Philippines in global radar due to high HIV infections

Philippines in global radar due to high HIV infections

  By DIANA G. MENDOZA MELBOURNE – “I feel and sense that the Philippines may be the next Africa.” Dr. Jose Narciso Melchor Sescon,..

July 25, 2014
Health workers: Philippine healthcare is very sick

Health workers: Philippine healthcare is very sick

   By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE wealth of a nation is its people. It goes without saying that a healthy population is a prerequisite..

July 23, 2014
Stem cell research and many more in DBM list belie urgent reason for DAP

Stem cell research and many more in DBM list belie urgent reason for DAP

By Ellen T. Tordesillas When a combative President Aquino addressed the nation Monday last week defending his Disbursement Accelerated..

July 21, 2014
Lack of interpreter stalls case of 12 Vietnamese poachers in Sulu

Lack of interpreter stalls case of 12 Vietnamese poachers in Sulu

By JOSEPH ARNEL DELIVERIO JOLO, Sulu—Twelve Vietnamese fishermen detained here for stealing endangered marine animals two years ago have..

July 21, 2014
Aquino’s DAP: lethal mix of ignorance and arrogance

Aquino’s DAP: lethal mix of ignorance and arrogance

By Ellen T. Tordesillas PRESIDENT Aquino’s belligerent stand against the Supreme Court’s decision declaring his pet initiative, the..

July 15, 2014
Philippines poor in prosecuting trafficking cases—US gov’t

Philippines poor in prosecuting trafficking cases—US gov’t

By VINCE NONATO DESPITE the Philippine government’s efforts to combat human trafficking, the United States’latest global Trafficking..

July 14, 2014
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