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Clock ticks for Mary Jane

April 25, 2015 1:36 am

Convicted Filipina moved to execution island Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered all nine convicted foreign drug smugglers, including Filipina Mary Jane Veloso, transferred to Nusakambangan prison island where death row convicts are executed, a Philippine foreign affairs official said … Read more »

‘Go fish in Panatag but be on alert’

April 25, 2015 1:29 am

Avoid danger, but do not avoid the place. This was the advice of the chief of the country’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to fishermen venturing into Panatag (Scarborough Shoal) in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) … Read more »

Boxing great Foreman sees Pacquiao in 6

April 25, 2015 1:27 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Former world heavyweight champion George Foreman likes Manny Pacquiao over unbeaten Floyd Mayweather in their welterweight showdown next week in Las Vegas and warns a loss could devastate Mayweather. Foreman has plenty of experience in superfight history, having … Read more »

Lina: Reforms to continue

April 25, 2015 1:24 am

Businessman Alberto David Lina on Friday vowed to continue reforming the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as he was once again sworn in as the agency’s commissioner, replacing John Phillip “Sunny” Sevilla, who resigned the previous day. Lina, who was Customs … Read more »

Sandigan upholds Ozone 9 conviction

April 25, 2015 1:18 am

The Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division stood pat on its decision convicting seven former Quezon City officials and two private individuals in connection with the tragic Ozone Dance Club fire 19 years ago, which is dubbed as “the worst fire in Philippine … Read more »

Aquino to visit Canada, US, Japan

April 25, 2015 1:12 am

MALACAÑANG on Friday said President Benigno Aquino 3rd will fly to Canada—the first time for a Philippine President since 1997- on the second week of May to sign development pacts with his counterpart, Prime Minister Stephen Harper. According to deputy … Read more »

Resisting suspension must end – Miriam

April 25, 2015 1:10 am

SEN. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Friday called for an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into elective officials’ practice of barricading their offices and calling for mass action to resist suspension or removal by authorities. In a resolution she is set to … Read more »

Luy, Napoles to face each other again

April 25, 2015 1:07 am

Benhur Luy and his former boss Janet Lim-Napoles will soon see each other again as the pork barrel scam witness is expected to testify before the Sandiganbayan’s 3rd Division after Merlina Suñas finishes her testimony. Napoles is facing a plunder … Read more »

Multiple murder raps vs SAF killers pushed

April 24, 2015 9:09 pm

Congress has thrown its support behind a move of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to press multiple-murder charges against Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels and other armed fighters involved in the killing of 44 Special Action Force (SAF)  police … Read more »

TV news anchorman slapped with libel suit

April 24, 2015 9:08 pm

A libel suit was slapped against television news anchorman Ted Failon and a barangay (village) chairman over allegedly felonious statements made in several episodes of the broadcaster’s television and radio programs against a high-end resort on Boracay island in Aklan … Read more »


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