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Archived News Headlines from January 13, 2014 to January 19, 2014
(Please note that some articles may no longer be available from their respective publications)

 

January 19, 2014
AGATON TOLL | 40 deaths, 160,000 displaced - NDRRMC
The number of deaths has climbed to 40 with five reported still missing from the effects of flashfloods and landslides in Visayas and Mindanao caused by a low ...
Philippines to defy China fishing rule: defence chief
Philippine fishermen should ignore a Chinese rule requiring foreign fishing vessels to secure permission to enter much of the South China Sea, Defence Secretary ...
Palace warns parents who sell their kids to porn rings
The government will go after parents who subject their children to any form of sexual abuse, including online pornography, Malacańang said Saturday ...
China starts building second aircraft carrier: media
China has started constructing the second of four planned aircraft carriers, a top government official said according to media reports on Saturday ...
Philippines to China: No halfway meet, 'join us in arbitration' over disputed territories
The Philippines has rejected China's proposal for the two countries to meet halfway on new Chinese fishing rules ...
Vatican defrocks 400 pedophile priests
The Vatican revealed Saturday that nearly 400 priests were defrocked during the pontificate of now pope emeritus Benedict XVI, following an explosion in claims ...
500,000 OFWs to benefit from POEA on-line system, says labor chief Baldoz
The usual long queue of overseas Filipino workers at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ...
Pinoy-owned Singer mansion destroyed by LA wildfire
As a wildfire engulfed a foothill town, a Filipino’s massive home is destroyed. The historic Singer mansion, a designated landmark, was partially ...

January 18, 2014
Drilon law allows P9.5-M bonus to SSS execs, says media chief
The law creating the Governance Commission for Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GCG) authored by Senate President Franklin Drilon allows ...
Philippines lacks resources vs child sex rings'
In this Lucena orphanage, two boys were reportedly raped, while young girls complained of being forced to kiss an official on the lips. Last Monday ...
DOJ proposes relocation of BOC officials, employees every 3 years to curb corruption
The Department of Justice has recommended to Congress the relocation of officials and employees of the Bureau of ...
Philippines a global 'source' for child cybersex industry: police
The Philippines has rapidly become a key hub of the billion-dollar global child cybersex industry, with operators aided by widespread poverty and legal ...
'Agaton' maintains strength, remains stationary
Tropical depression "Agaton" has maintained its strength as it remained almost stationary, state weather bureau PAGASA said Saturday morning. PAGASA ...
50 government-owned-and-controlled-corporations to be scrapped
AT least 50 more government-owned-and-controlled-corporations (GOCCs) will be abolished before President ...
Filipino nurse arrested for allegedly molesting 98-year-old woman in U.S.
A Filipino nurse was recently arrested in Vancouver, Canada after he and another Filipino nurse were accused ...
Where are those undelivered balikbayan boxes?
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia topped the list of countries with the most number of complaints on undelivered balikbayan boxes by sea in 2013, according to the ...

January 17, 2014
Meralco ‘dictated prices’ at WESM
THE Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) dictated prices at the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) through Therma Mobile’s suspicious biddings when ...
Japan to lodge protest with China over fishing rules in South China Sea
Japan plans to lodge a protest soon with China over new fishing rules Beijing has imposed on disputed waters in the ...
Immigration lets wanted US man go scot-free
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has released from its custody one of New Jersey's 12 Most Wanted Fugitives, who is also the subject of an Interpol Red Notice ...
International probe cracks Philippine child web sex syndicate
An international probe has cracked a pedophile ring which streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children ...
Philippine report spies more 'assertive, aggressive' China in West Philippine Sea
A more assertive and aggressive Chinese military presence has been monitored near the Philippine garrison on ...
Duterte dismayed over Bangayan's release
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte expressed dismay over the release of Davidson Bangayan, a man accused of being smuggling king "David Tan." Duterte said ...
‘High’ chance of second Pacific cyclone in a week
Meteorologists in the Pacific were keeping a close watch on a developing tropical storm near the Solomon Islands on Friday amid concerns it would develop ...
Hiroo Onoda, Japanese WWII warrior who fought on in PH until 1974, dies
Hiroo Onoda, the Japanese soldier who hid in the Philippine jungle for three decades because he did not believe ...

January 16, 2014
NBI raids condo-based drug lab in BGC, nabs 2 Canadians; ties to Mexican cartel probed
A condominium-based illegal drugs laboratory at The Fort in Taguig City being operated by Canadians was raided ...
Smuggling bigger than Napoles scam
The Philippines needs to crack down on the problem of smuggling, which is reportedly costing the government P133 billion in lost revenue every year ...
Peso dives to 45 to a dollar level, lowest in 3 years
The peso weakened further on Wednesday, reaching the 45 to a dollar level, its lowest in three years. The local currency shed 18 centavos from the P44.81 ...
Agri industry group bolsters NBI's claim Bangayan, Tan are the same person
Bolstering the claim of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), an agriculture industry alliance on Wednesday ...
New NBI director named
President Benigno Aquino III has chosen a new director for the National Bureau of Investigation. Atty. Virgilio Mendez, Deputy Director for Regional Operation Services, replaces Atty. Medardo ...
Pag-IBIG Fund earned P16 billion in 2013 - Binay
THE Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-IBIG earned a net income of more than P16 billion last year, according to Vice President Binay ...
British, US, and Australian police probe Philippines child sex abuse ring
British police are working with Australian and US counterparts to break a Philippines pedophile ring ...
Pinay barred from singing professionally in Israel
Filipina caregiver Rose Fostanes' runaway success in Israel's first "X Factor" competition is unlikely to improve her earning prospects in the Jewish state ...

January 15, 2014
China planning permanent structures on Bajo de Masinloc?
China has maintained a continued naval presence on Bajo de Masinloc or Scarborough Shoal, which is widely seen as a preparation for the establishment ...
Culture change needed to fight corruption
Fighting corruption in the Philippines will need more than just prevention and enforcement of laws but a culture change as well, a British lecturer said in a forum ...
Aquino vows action vs. power profiteers
Saying that electric consumers should not be made to pay for the “wrong decisions” of power producers and distributors, President Benigno Aquino ...
NBI arrests alleged 'one-man rice cartel' Bangayan after visit to DOJ chief
The National Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested Davidson Bangayan, who authorities claim ...
Show me the Monet: Return of Marcos paintings sought
The Philippines aims to recover three paintings, including one by French Impressionist Claude Monet, that a former aide of Imelda Marcos ...
Death toll rises; 200,000 people flee Mindanao floods
THE death toll from rampaging floods that continue to inundate towns in Mindanao rose to 22 as close to 200,000 people fled their homes, officials ...
House panel mulls scrapping VAT on electricity
The House of Representatives’ committee on ways and means is studying the possibility of scrapping the 12 percent value added tax on electricity and replacing ...
Fil-Am chef admits to killing wife in Las Vegas
A Filipino-American who killed his Filipina wife has surrendered to authorities. Former chef Richard Magdayo Dahan is now behind bars. He admitted to killing ...

January 14, 2014
Anti-PDAF petitioners back at SC, seek TRO vs all lump-sum items in 2014 budget
The lump-sum appropriations in the 2014 national budget are contrary to the Supreme Court ruling on the pork barrel ...
Like Pope: Quevedo lives a 'very simple lifestyle'
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is elated over the scheduled elevation of Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo as a member ...
Chinese, Africans in drugs ‘turf war’
THE entry of the Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa in the country’s illegal drugs market was meant to reinforce Chinese drug lords who are being given a run for their money ...
Stolen art sale gets Imelda Marcos ex-aide six years in New York prison
Imelda Marcos' former secretary was sentenced on Monday to up to six years in a New York prison for a scheme ...
Spanish firm offers 3 planes to Philippine Air Force
The Department of National Defense has named a Spanish aircraft company as the single calculated bidder that will supply three brand new medium-lift ...
Meralco lawyer is CJ Sereno’s mentor
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s mentor and former law partner is one of the lawyers for the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), who will defend the rate hike ...
Sen. Pia seeks status review on P92-B sin tax collections
One year after its enactment, Senator Pia Cayetano on Monday filed a resolution seeking a public status review on the collections of sin taxes ...
Dad slams Miss International Bea Rose for 'web of lies’
The father of Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago cried foul over the beauty queen’s supposed “web of lies,” insisting he never abandoned her when ...

January 13, 2014
24 hurt in Cotabato university bomb attack
A suspected improvised bomb attack at a university campus in the Philippines, has left 24 people wounded -- many critically -- including students ...
Undocumented Pinoys in Europe share struggles
“Documento, por favor?” “Andrea,” an undocumented migrant worker in Barcelona, runs into five police officers who are doing their random inspection inside ...
Power rate face-off at the Supreme Court
The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and the petitioners questioning its P4.15 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) rate increase face off for the first time on Monday as the ...
DOJ chief confirms Davidson Bangayan and David Tan is one and same person
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday confirmed that Davidson Bangayan and David Tan is one and the same ...
Pulse Asia poll: No major drop in PNoy's approval, trust ratings
Not even super typhoon "Yolanda" could significantly dent President Benigno Aquino III's approval and trust ratings, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey ...
Meralco’s been raking it in: Why?
There has to be something wrong here. The Philippines, particularly in its center the National Capital Region, has the fifth highest electricity prices in the world ...
Not so fast! In realigning PDAF, Senators are violating the Constitution
As 2013 was drawing to a close, the Supreme Court declared the controversial Priority Development Assistance ...
'Arroyo's house arrest is in PNoy's hands'
President Benigno Aquino III’s has the power to give the green light for his predecessor’s house arrest. According to Ateneo School of Government Dean Antonio ...

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