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House ‘kills’ impeach move against Aquino

September 2, 2014 10:51 pm

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday threw out the three impeachment complaints filed against President Benigno Aquino 3rd, freeing the President from facing another impeachment complaint at least for a year. The House justice committee, which is dominated by allies … Read more »

PH to file complaint vs Undof commander

September 2, 2014 10:45 pm

THE Philippines will file a complaint against the commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Undof) in the Golan Heights who endangered the lives of Filipino peacekeepers during a recent standoff against a Syrian rebel group. The Department of … Read more »

Supreme Court: Airtime limit for campaign ads illegal

September 2, 2014 10:41 pm

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday struck down the airtime limit imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on political and campaign advertisements for broadcast media, particularly television and radio stations, saying it is unconstitutional. During Tuesday’s deliberations, the SC … Read more »

Lawyers earned fortune from Piatco case

September 2, 2014 10:40 pm

Foreign and local lawyers, including Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno, made the Philippine Air Terminals Co. Inc. (Piatco) case a milking cow, earning more than $30 million in attorneys fees, court records show. A breakdown of the salaries received by these … Read more »

Senate suspends Jinggoy

September 2, 2014 10:39 pm

A day after the Senate implemented the suspension order of the Sandiganbayan against minority leader Juan Ponce Enrile, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday also suspended Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, who is facing plunder and graft complaints in connection with … Read more »

Anti-China group behind plot to bomb NAIA, mall

September 2, 2014 10:36 pm

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima on Tuesday claimed that a group of terrorists that espouses anti-Chinese sentiments was behind the plot to bomb the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 and other establishments. She said the other bombing targets … Read more »

‘PH-Indon sea pact can help resolve sea rows’

September 2, 2014 10:32 pm

OTHER countries can use as a model a sea agreement signed by the Philippines and Indonesia in resolving territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), according to US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. The ambassador was … Read more »

Rise in kidnap cases alarms lawmakers

September 2, 2014 10:30 pm

SEVERAL senators on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the rise in crime including cases of kidnapping, which according to them are indications of an inefficient leadership of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito said he has been … Read more »

Filipino peacekeepers did right – Binay

September 2, 2014 10:26 pm

The Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights did the right thing in refusing to surrender their firearms despite orders from their commander, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay said on Tuesday.​ ​“I think the situation warranted that they not surrender their … Read more »

New budget tack unclear, discretionary – Nancy

September 2, 2014 9:57 pm

OPPOSITION Sen. Nancy Binay is convinced that the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) introduced by Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the proposed 2015 budget shows similarities with the pork barrel system that was declared illegal by the Supreme Court … Read more »