Cooperatives seen as tool to fight poverty

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:37 p.m.

THE Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) emphasized on Tuesday that joining cooperatives will help Filipinos fight poverty.

CDA chairman Orlando R. Ravanera said the cause of poverty is not the lack of resources but powerlessness of the people to have access on and control of resources.

Ex-envoy to Nigeria convicted for fund misuse

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 05:29 p.m.

THE Sandiganbayan has convicted former Philippine Ambassador to Nigeria Masaranga Umpa for misuse of about P3.75-million fund supposedly to be used in assisting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Umpa was found guilty for three counts of malversation of public funds in connection with the misuse of the Assistance-To-Nationals (ATN) standby funds totaling $80,478.80 or equivalent to P3,749,948.98.

READ: MILF report on Mamasapano incident

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 04:51 p.m.

SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr., chair Senate committee on local government, received on Tuesday the 35-page investigation report of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on the Mamasapano incident last January 25.

The report, which was submitted through Senator Grace Poe who led the Senate's investigation on the tragedy, was signed by MILF chairman Mohagher Iqbal.

Napoles daughter posts bail on tax evasion case

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 04:45 p.m.

MANILA -- Jeane Catherine Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles, posted bail on Monday at the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) in connection with her P17.88-million tax evasion case.

Aquino slams media for prioritizing bad news

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 04:12 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III hit Tuesday the members of the press on how they treat the good news.

Aquino told businessmen in Makati City that while there has been "so much good news" in the past few years, yet they have often been relegated to the back pages of the broadsheets.

DepEd to Mallari's school: Explain within 2 days

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 03:59 p.m.

MANILA -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has given a Quezon City Catholic school two days to explain why it cut short a high school salutatorian's speech, a video of which went viral on social media.

Senate gets MILF report on Mamasapano debacle

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 02:57 p.m.

MANILA -- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) submitted on Tuesday its 35-page report on the Mamasapano incident to the Senate committee on local government chaired by Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Disapproval of government's law enforcement efforts mounts

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 02:39 p.m.

NEARLY three out of 10 Filipinos disapproved the national government’s performance in terms of peace and law enforcement efforts, pollster Pulse Asia said Tuesday.

Pulse Asia said the disapproval of Filipinos on the government’s efforts in “increasing peace in the country” and “enforcing the law on all, whether influential or ordinary people," rose by eight points, to 29 percent in March from 21 percent in November last year.

Reports: 11M fewer uninsured since passage of Obama's law

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 01:12 p.m.

WASHINGTON -- A couple of government reports say the number of uninsured US residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed his health care overhaul five years ago.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that still would leave about 37 million people uninsured. Still, it was the lowest level measured in more than 15 years.

No bond for US millionaire Durst weapons charges

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:13 a.m.

NEW ORLEANS — Millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst is a flight risk and a danger to others, a judge decided Monday after considering what FBI agents found in his hotel room — an elaborate disguise and other escape tools fit for a spy movie.

Durst was arrested at the J.W. Marriott hotel in New Orleans, where he had registered under the name Everette Ward and was lying low while HBO aired the final chapters of his life story.