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Friday, April 28, 2017
A PETITION has been filed before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking the creation of a new procedure that would protect drug suspects and ensure justice to victims of extrajudicial killings. In a 14-page petition letter, the legal advocacy group Center for International Law (CIL) asked the Court to promulgate new...
THE Senate Committee on Public Services is poised to open an inquiry into the reported anomalous purchase by former Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) officials of P3.8-billion Dalian trains found to be unusable for existing Metro Rail Transit (MRT) railways. Sen. Grace Poe, who chairs the committee, expressed readiness...
A PROLIFE party-list legislator on Thursday hailed Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon’s declaration that the bill reviving the death penalty is dead in the Senate, with at least 13 senators expected to vote against measure. “If Senator Drilon’s claim is true, then that is very good news. We’ve always...
FORMER Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn has filed a motion for the dismissal of charges against him for perjury, ethics breach and graft over his alleged failure to declare his businesses and vehicles in his statement of assets and liabilities and net worth (SALN). Hagedorn filed an urgent omnibus...
THE camp of former Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), setting a definite date for the preliminary conference on his electoral protest filed against Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo. The PET set the preliminary...
ARMY troops sent to track down Maute Group bandits on Wednesday started clear up operations in Piagao, Lanao del Sur, where a series of gun battles occurred between the armed men and government forces. Brig. Gen. Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, commander of the Army’s First Infantry “Tabak” Division, earier ordered...
THE Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has set the preliminary conference on the electoral protest of former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President  Maria Leonor G.  Robredo in June. SC Spokesman Theodore Te said the justices made their decision to grant Marcos’s request for...
THE office of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Ninoy Aquino International deported on Tuesday night 55 Chinese who were arrested on April 18 at the Mariveles, Bataan, free port for various “economic crimes”. The 55 were arrested by the bureau’s Fugitive Search Unit (FSU). At least 38 were...
TARLAC CITY—More than 1,000 Hacienda Luisita farmers, agrarian-reform beneficiaries and supporters took over portions of fenced farmland in Barangay Balete here on Monday. The action coincided with the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s final and executory decision to distribute the 6,453 hectares of the sprawling sugar estate to farmer-beneficiaries. Farmers...
ASIDE from his two convictions for violation of the Anti-Bouncing Checks Law or Batas Pambansa 22, Korean businessman Kang Tae Sik, whom Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II wanted to deport immediately, had faced a total of seven separate criminal charges for the same offense. This was disclosed by lawyer...
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready for last- minute applications for registration for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set on October 23. With this, Comelec Chairman Juan Andres D. Bautista said the poll body expects many people to troop to the Offices of Election Officers (OEOs) nationwide...
THE deadline for joining the 67th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature is fast approaching. At midnight of April 30, the Carlos Palanca Foundation Inc., its sponsor and organizer, will close submission to the country’s longest running and most prestigious literary competition. Participants may submit only one entry per category. This year’s...
"WITH teamwork, the Philippines can still work its way up the top 20 or even higher,” former President Fidel V. Ramos said in his message during the launching of the book titled RPDEV @ 15: Our Continuing Voyage For Enduring Peace And Sustainable Development. The book was launched in time...
TARLAC CITY—Hacienda Luisita farmers and agrarian-reform beneficiaries will take back what is rightfully and legally theirs—portions of lands fenced off by the estate management and a big commercial bank in Barangay Balete here. The action, supported by various organizations, marks the fifth year of the final and executory Supreme Court...
By Darwin Wally T. Wee / Philippines News Agency ZAMBOANGA CITY—Various sectors on Monday condemned the beheading of the Moro soldier who was seized by Abu Sayyaf bandits last week in Sulu province. Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Gov. Mujiv Hataman said the execution of  Staff Sgt. Anni Siraji, a Moro National...
ARMY troops have so far killed at least 30 Maute Group terrorists, as the operation against the group entered its third day on Monday. The Army’s First Infantry “Tabak” Division (ID) reported that as of 11:30 a.m. on Monday, its troops, backed by tactical operations units of the Air Forces, ...
By Johnny C. Nuñez / Philippines News Agency LEGAZPI CITY—College students in the Bicol University here and its campuses in Tabaco City and Polangui and Guinobatan towns, and in all state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the country, will no longer have to pay their tuition starting this coming school year. PDP-Laban...
TROOPS from the Army’s First Infantry “Tabak” Division (1ID) launched operations against terrorists who have sought sanctuary at the Piagapo Complex in Lanao del Sur, starting midnight on Friday. Brig. Gen. Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, 1ID commander, said the operations has resulted in a series of gun battles between troops...
THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) should not brag about regularizing 45,605 government personnel since the entire country has 24.4 million contractual workers. Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMO) Chairman Elmer Labog said before the Dole crows about its “success”, it must also “ponder just how iniquitous its latest department order...
ADMINISTRATOR Reynaldo V. Velasco of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) was been elected as director of the Asia Water Council (AWC) during the recent Fourth AWC meeting in Beijing, China. AWC President Hak Soo-lee formally welcomed Velasco who briefly addressed the delegates to the AWC meeting, saying, “It...
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