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Roxas: Gov’t ready to deal with an Ebola outbreak

In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo health workers show the proper way to don an "Ebola suit" during a media tour of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine facility to show the government's readiness in dealing with the still Ebola-free country at Alabang, Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II said on Sunday his agencies have been preparing to help deal with an Ebola outbreak in the Philippines under President Benigno Aquino III’s “whole government approach.”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Traveling Aquino gets updates on ‘Mario’

President Aquino AP FILE PHOTO

Even if President Benigno Aquino III is away on official visits to Europe and the United States, he is well aware of the situation in the country, particularly the heavy rains and flooding caused by Typhoon “Mario.”

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

AFP, MNLF have committed human-rights abuses—HRW

Philippine Army soldiers fire a 60mm mortar towards the position of MNLF loyal to Misuari where they camp out with their hostages in Barangay Sta. Barbara in Zamboanga City. EDWIN BACASMAS

Both the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the armed members of the rebel group Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) have committed human-rights abuses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Blast probe in Taguig City focuses on condo tenant

BLASTED  This is the aftermath of the blast that ripped through Unit 501B of Two Serendra at Bonifacio Global City on Friday night. RAFFY LERMA

The investigation on Saturday of the explosion that ripped through a posh apartment building in Taguig City on Friday night began to center on the renter of the unit where the blast occurred, as President Benigno Aquino III ordered probers to find out what caused the explosion that killed three people and injured five others.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Roxas: Not clear why Sabah chief stopped Amalilio deportation

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Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas. FILE PHOTO

It was the chief minister of Sabah no less who stopped the repatriation to the Philippines of fugitive Manuel Amalilio, the alleged ringleader of the P12-billion Ponzi scheme that victimized 15,000 Filipinos, according to Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »