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6.1 quake rocks Surigao

July 3, 2015 10:44 pm

A strong 6.1-magnitude quake struck off Surigao City on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. A magnitude 3.2 aftershock was also felt later in the afternoon. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties after the undersea quake struck … Read more »

Powerhouse PH team off to arbitration hearing

July 3, 2015 10:43 pm

MANILA is sending its “big guns” to The Hague in The Netherlands where the UN arbitral tribunal will hear oral arguments on the nation’s petition to invalidate China’s 9-dash line claim to the South China Sea. While the legal panel … Read more »

Petilla finally out of DOE

July 3, 2015 10:42 pm

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla finally relinquished his post two months after handing over his resignation, Petilla quit in March and his was supposed to leave in April. He, however, extended his stay and earlier in June he said he … Read more »

‘Being a Marcos is a blessing not a curse’ – Bongbong

July 3, 2015 10:41 pm

SEN. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. doesn’t consider being the son of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos as a curse. In fact, he sees it as an advantage in case he decides to run for a higher position in 2016. “I … Read more »

‘Undemocratic’ Duterte calls De Lima ‘stupid’

July 3, 2015 10:40 pm

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Friday took a swipe at Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for reportedly labelling him as an “undemocratic leader” for his tough stance against criminality in his city. In his speech during the 17th anniversary … Read more »

Chinese firm to punish ‘unscheduled’ pregnancies

July 3, 2015 10:39 pm

BEIJING: A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm on Friday. “Only married female workers who have worked for the … Read more »

Ex-MRT chief in trouble over maintenance deal

July 3, 2015 10:38 pm

He may have resigned but former Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 General Manager Al Vitangcol 3rd’s woes are not over as the Office of the Ombudsman found ground to charge him and five others over the allegedly irregular award of … Read more »

Mar’s hand seen in spoiling VACC founding celebration

July 3, 2015 10:37 pm

Officers and members of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) on Friday scored Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Leonardo Espina for unceremoniously depriving the group of the venue in Camp Crame in Quezon City where they were scheduled to … Read more »

Workers win vs Lucio Tan firm

July 3, 2015 10:35 pm

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered the Lucio Tan-owned Tanduay Distillery Inc. to regularize 103 of its contractual workers. In a 20-page decision, the DOLE Region IV-A office affirmed earlier findings by Labor Laws Compliance Officers (LLCOs) … Read more »

Illicit trade report on tobacco disproved

July 3, 2015 10:34 pm

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca) has disproved a new tobacco industry research funded by a giant cigarette firm on illicit trade in 14 Asian countries, including the Philippines. The giant tobacco firm funded a second research on illicit … Read more »