Poe suffers first blow

December 1, 2015 11:38 pm

Comelec unit cancels senator’s COC for President   THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) dealt its first blow on Sen. Grace Poe when a division of the poll body disqualified her from joining the presidential race next year for her failure … Read more »

Pemberton guilty

December 1, 2015 11:30 pm

Marine corporal to remain under US custody OLONGAPO CITY, Zambales: A Regional Trial Court (RTC) here found American Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton guilty of homicide and sentenced him to six years to 12 years in jail for the killing of … Read more »

Bishops to Duterte: Vulgarity is barbaric

December 1, 2015 11:21 pm

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte earned nothing but contempt for his statement disrespecting the Pope during his proclamation as the standard-bearer of the PDP-Laban on Tuesday. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) was particularly incensed when Duterte cursed … Read more »

Amid frenzied attacks, Sara defends tough-talking dad

December 1, 2015 11:18 pm

Sara Duterte-Carpio defended her father, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, from a barrage of criticisms over his verbal “attack” on the Pope. Reacting to a message she received on Instagram, Sara said it was unfortunate that her father does not … Read more »

Vitangcol faces graft raps over MRT 3 deal

December 1, 2015 11:17 pm

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft charges against resigned Metro Rail Transit 3 General Manager Al Vitangcol 3rd in connection with the award of the MRT 3 interim maintenance deal to a joint venture in 2012. The Ombudsman … Read more »

Supreme Court halts Comelec’s ‘No Bio, No Boto’

December 1, 2015 11:12 pm

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from implementing its order disallowing voters without biometrics. The magistrates, during their en banc deliberations, issued a temporary restraining order (TRO), directing the commission from deactivating registered voters who … Read more »

MMDA: No road diggings during Christmas season

December 1, 2015 11:07 pm

Road diggings and excavations in Metro Manila will be temporarily suspended during the Christmas season. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be implementing a two-week moratorium on road diggings and excavations starting December 14. The MMDA’s move is in … Read more »

National police activate holiday lane on EDSA

December 1, 2015 10:56 pm

THE Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has activated the Christmas Express lane on EDSA, a police official said on Tuesday. The director of the PNP-HPG, Chief Supt. Arnold Gunnacao, told reporters in a chance interview at Camp Crame in … Read more »

Aquino: Try ‘bayanihan’ against climate change

December 1, 2015 9:52 pm

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd has called on world leaders to adopt the “bayanihan” method in their collective effort in combating effects of climate change, saying no individual nation, regardless of its wealth, can adjust to this destructive global phenomenon on … Read more »

PH wants ‘truly just solution’ to sea row

December 1, 2015 9:51 pm

The Philippines has called for a “truly just solution” to China’s claims to disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as an international tribunal wrapped up five days of hearings on the issue. “We view China as … Read more »