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Military badly needs more money – AFP chief

March 30, 2015 11:07 pm

ARMED Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. wants at least one percent of next year’s national budget to be allocated for defense spending even as he admitted that the country’s military capabilities are no-match against the Chinese. … Read more »

Palace: No such Sabah offer

March 30, 2015 11:04 pm

Malacañang on Monday dismissed a report that the Philippines has offered to ease its claim on Sabah in return for Malaysia’s support in Manila’s territorial dispute with China. “There is absolutely no basis to such report,” its spokesman Edwin Lacierda … Read more »

Binay scores in CA hearing

March 30, 2015 11:01 pm

The 6th Division of the Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday said no to moves to suspend hearings on a petition filed by Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. against his preventive suspension. The CA division headed by Associate … Read more »

Pope Francis: Remember persecuted Christians

March 30, 2015 11:00 pm

VATICAN: Pope Francis remembered the persecuted Christians in the world on Sunday—Palm Sunday—during Mass in St. Peter’s Square. Following the proclamation of the Passion according to St. Mark, Pope Francis delivered a homily, in which he reflected on the plight … Read more »

Abad to probe procurement board role in chopper deal

March 30, 2015 10:59 pm

BUDGET Secretary Florencio Abad on Monday said he will look into details of Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) deliberations involving procurement of the 21 refurbished helicopters by the Department of National Defense (DND) which, The Manila Times sources alleged, violated … Read more »

Comelec junks use of old poll machines

March 30, 2015 10:57 pm

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has junked proposals to still use 82,000 old Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in the 2016 elections even without the machines undergoing a maintenance check-up. Comelec spokesperson and Director James Jimenez on Monday said … Read more »

DOJ indicts Napoles couple for tax evasion

March 30, 2015 10:56 pm

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday indicted alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles and her husband, Jaime Napoles, before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) for the crime of tax evasion. An 18-page resolution of the Justice … Read more »

Leave now, Pinoys in Yemen told

March 30, 2015 10:54 pm

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday urged all Filipinos in Yemen to leave the conflict-torn country. “The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh strongly reiterates the Philippine Government’s repeated advisories for Filipinos in Yemen to leave the country,” a statement … Read more »

S. Korea opens door to 4,600 Filipino workers

March 30, 2015 10:52 pm

THE Philippines got 4,600 slots or 13.98 percent out of the 32,890 positions opened by South Korea for new foreign workers in the manufacturing industry sector under its Employment Permit System (EPS). But Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said this year’s … Read more »

Bangsamoro changes inevitable– senators

March 29, 2015 10:36 pm

THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) should be open to changes in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) because the revisions that will be introduced by lawmakers will make the bill withstand legal scrutiny, senators said on Sunday. Sen. Francis … Read more »