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President Benigno Aquino III (right) leads flag raising rites to mark the 115th Philippine Independence Day at Liwasang Bonifacio, a square named after Filipino revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio, in Manila, on June 12, 2013. Assisting him is outgoing Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.  (AP photo/Aaron Favila)


MANILA — Former President and current Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (pictured above) is facing another multi-million-peso plunder charge before the Office of the Ombudsman, this time in connection with the allegedly anomalous P1.6-billion dam and skybridge projects in Camarines Sur in 2008.


MANILA — Jesuit priest James B. Reuter (photo above), an iconic American educator, theater and television director, and respected journalist, died Dec. 31, leaving behind a body of works and other achievements that earned him in 1984 the title of honorary Filipino.


President Benigno Aquino III, Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretary-general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita Quintos-Deles witness as Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) Peace Panel chairman Marvic Leonen and MILF Peace Panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal affix their signature to the GPH-MILF Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro in a ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang on Oct. 15.  (Photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PCOO/PNA)

Sylvia dela Cruz (left), a museum curator, and other workers salvage shoes belonging to Imelda Marcos at the shoe museum in Marikina City.  (AP photo)

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