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PH-HK resolve Manila hostage crisis issue

April 23, 2014 6:38 pm

The Philippines and Hong Kong have finally resolved their difference over the 2010 hostage tragedy in Manila. This was announced by Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. on Wednesday, a day after the former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph … Read more »

NPA rebels free captive soldier in Mindanao

April 23, 2014 6:34 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Communist rebels have freed Wednesday a government soldier they captured in the southern Philippine province of Compostela Valley, the army said. It said Sergeant Jeric Bucio Curay was released to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who negotiated with … Read more »

House unlikely to nix heavy jail time for online libel

April 23, 2014 6:30 pm

The House of Representatives is unlikely to move for the amendment of the Anti-Cybercrime Law which provides six to 12 year jail time for the online libel offense, a House leader said Wednesday. House Deputy Speaker Giorgidi Aggabao of Isabela … Read more »

Palace urges heightened vigilance vs MERS virus

April 23, 2014 6:26 pm

Malacanang on Wednesday said that the government continues to track the passengers of the flight carrying the Filipino nurse initially diagnosed with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). In a press conference, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said … Read more »

Corona accuses OMB of ‘grave abuse of discretion’

April 23, 2014 6:24 pm

Former Chief Justice Renato Corona of the Supreme Court (SC) wants the Ombudsman and the Sandiganbayan to junk his criminal and civil charges, citing what he saw as the OMB’s “unjustified desire to persecute rather than prosecute.” Corona is facing … Read more »

China issue to top Aquino, Obama agenda

April 23, 2014 5:19 pm

Defense cooperation, including China’s incursions into Philippine territory, will be on top of the agenda when United States President Barack Obama meets President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday. Speaking to reporters, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that both … Read more »

Marcoses lose Paoay resort

April 23, 2014 5:18 pm

The family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos lost their claim on a 57.68-hectare resort in Brgy. Suba, Paoay, Ilocos Norte after the Sandiganbayan declared the lease deal between the Marcoses and the Philippine Tourism Authority covering the said property … Read more »

Policeman nabbed for robbery

April 23, 2014 5:16 pm

A 27-year-old police officer landed in jail after he was caught leading three other robbers who victimized a couple businessmen along Roxas Boulevard last Tuesday. Manila Police District director Chief Supt. Rolando Asuncion identified the suspect as Police Officer Argel … Read more »

Speed limiters sought with bus accidents killing 33 people in five months

April 23, 2014 5:13 pm

An electronic speed limiter should be installed in buses and cargo trucks to prevent accidents, lawmakers said Wednesday. Reps. Eric Olivarez of Parañaque and Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City made the call in light of at least three tragic bus … Read more »

Gwen Garcia asks Sandigan again to allow her to travel abroad

April 23, 2014 5:06 pm

Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia of Cebu’s third district has asked the Sandiganbayan’s Second Division for permission to travel to the People’s Republic of China next month. Garcia is facing three criminal cases of graft in connection with the P99-million Balili Estate … Read more »