MANILA, Philippines - National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos has admitted in a phone interview that the agency was not able to use the SMS early warning system during storm Sendong, as reported by top telecom firms.
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MANILA, Philippines - If President Benigno Aquino III were to have his way, the administration's senatorial ticket for the 2013 elections would carry the same names and faces from the 2010 polls.
"The sin of Pontius Pilate is not that he exercised his powers, but that he abandoned his judgment, washed his hands and let the angry mob have its way."
CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines - Isla de Oro is no longer the crowded and noisy community it used to be.
On the sandbar at the mouth of the Cagayan River, where nearly 1,000 houses were destroyed by rampaging floodwaters, only the sound of roofs being dismantled can be heard on Monday.
Chief Justice Renato Corona has asked the Senate to outrightly dismiss the impeachment complaint filed against him by the House of Representatives. In his answer filed on Monday, he asked for “the outright dismissal of the 'Verified Impeachment Complaint,' for failing to meet the requirements of the Constitution, or that the Impeachment Court enter a judgment of acquittal for all the Articles of Impeachment.”