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UNA says Binay critics to disrupt Pope visit

December 17, 2014 10:10 pm

THE United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Wednesday warned that critics of Vice President Jejomar Binay plan to disrupt the visit to the Philippines of Pope Francis in January by continuing their attacks on the country’s second highest official. Binay’s critics, … Read more »

3 Sandigan justices told to stay on Jinggoy case

December 17, 2014 10:01 pm

The Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division will continue hearing the plunder and graft charges against Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada in connection with the pork barrel scam. On Wednesday, the three justices making up the division heeded the collective advice of the entire … Read more »

Pakistani envoy condemns slaughter in Peshawar

December 17, 2014 9:56 pm

Pakistan’s ambassador to Manila on Wednesday condemned the slaughter by Taliban militants of 141 people, mostly students, at an Army-run school in Peshawar and called on all nations to unite against terrorism. Ambassador Safdar Hayat said he could barely express … Read more »

Pemberton ‘must be in PH custody’

December 17, 2014 9:53 pm

Malacañang on Wednesday said the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) should not bar the Philippines from seeking custody of US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton who was ordered arrested by a local court over the killing of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” … Read more »

Comelec suspends voters registration for 2016 polls

December 17, 2014 9:49 pm

“In observance of the holiday season,” the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Tuesday, it was temporarily suspending nationwide voters’ registration for the 2016 polls. According to Comelec spokesman James Jimenez, the suspension of the voters’ registration will run from … Read more »

IT experts question BAC on Smartmatic contract

December 17, 2014 9:46 pm

Some technology professionals in the country have questioned the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for allowing Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) to bid for procurement of Optical Mark Readers (OMRs) for the 2016 polls despite … Read more »

AFP to get 2 new fighter jets for P19B

December 17, 2014 9:45 pm

THE Philippine Air Force (PAF) is drawing closer to its quest of going back to fighter jet operations with the expected initial delivery anytime this month or early next year of two of the 12 FA-50 lead-in fighter jets from … Read more »

Violent disciplining of kids banned

December 17, 2014 9:41 pm

The House of Representatives has unanimously banned violent forms of disciplining children. The chamber approved House Bill 4907 or the Positive Discipline Act which prohibits all forms of corporal punishment and humiliating or degrading chastisement to children such as kicking, … Read more »

Congress OKs P22B supplemental budget

December 17, 2014 8:46 pm

Congress has swiftly granted the Aquino administration’s request for P22.4 billion supplemental budget for 2014. This developed after the House of Representatives adopted the Senate amendments to House Bill 5237 which provides for the P22.4 billion supplemental budget. It was … Read more »

Papa, Coseteng file graft raps vs PSC execs

December 16, 2014 11:34 pm

Philippine Swimming League (PSL) President Susan Papa and former senator Anna Dominique “Nikki” Coseteng on Tuesday filed administrative and graft complaints against Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Ricardo Garcia and other officials of the commission before the Office of the … Read more »