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Janet Napoles ordered detained

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MANILA – Janet Lim Napoles will be detained in the Makati City Jail.

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NHA to provide aid for damaged houses

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The National Housing Authority (NHA) is set to provide financial assistance for families affected by Typhoon ‘Labuyo’ to help rebuild their damaged houses, Vice President Jejomar Binay said in a statement on Wednesday, August 14.

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Janet Lim-Napoles owns 28 houses

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It’s hard to find a fugitive who owns at least 28 houses in the country.

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Aquino says gov’t pushes for passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law for peace and progress in Mindanao

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MANILA -- President Benigno S. Aquino III said his administration is working hard for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law by 2014, paving the way towards a peaceful and prosperous Mindanao.

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Napoles arrest ordered

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday night said National Bureau of Investigation agents were set to arrest Janet Lim-Napoles and her brother for the alleged serious illegal detention of Benhur K. Luy, principal whistle-blower in a P10-billion racket the businesswoman had allegedly masterminded.

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Furious planholders storm Prudentialife office

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MANILA -- Thousands of Prudentialife planholders trooped to the company's office in Makati to claim their checks from the initial liquidation of the company.

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Aquino accepts China's expo invite to ease tension

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President Benigno Aquino III has accepted China's invitation to attend the 10th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) China Expo on September 3 according to a radio report.

The event will be held in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from September 3 to 6, the Malacañang and Department of Foreign Affairs said.

Aquino will be welcomed by Chinese Premier Li Kegiang and nine other ASEAN countries representatives.

The Philippines is the "country of honor" for the 2013 Expo. It is a tradition that the chosen country's President must attend the international trade fair.

The President will also attend a forum with Chinese businessmen.

The acceptance of invitation is said to be Aquino's effort to end the strained relations between Philippines and China triggered by the argument in Scarborough Shoal on 2012. (Manila Bulletin)

Misuari declares independence

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MANILA -- Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Chairman Nur Misuari declared independence during a recent gathering by the separatist group in Talipao, Sulu.

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Militants stage rallies to protest increased US presence in PH

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Two seperate rallies were staged by militant groups on Wednesday, August 14, to protest talks for the rotational presence of American forces.

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‘Labuyo’ death toll at 6; damages at P816 M

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The death toll after days of rains brought by Typhoon ‘Labuyo’ rose to six while the cost of damage to properties doubled to P816 million as of Wednesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

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