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Aquino arrives in Tokyo

June 2, 2015 10:34 pm

TOKYO: President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Tuesday began a four-day visit to Japan that will see him court investment and seek support for his opposition to China’s land reclamations in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Aquino boarded Philippine … Read more »

Top NPA guerrilla captured in Cavite

June 2, 2015 10:28 pm

THE police and the military on Tuesday announced the arrest in Cavite of a man they tagged as the highest-ranked communist guerrilla leader in the Philippines. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced … Read more »

From poster boy to cover girl

June 2, 2015 10:27 pm

LOS ANGELES: Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, unveiled her new name and sexy look on Monday in a Vanity Fair covershoot—drawing widespread praise and smashing a Twitter record. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender campaigners—and many … Read more »

ERC: 13 firms caused 2013 power rate hike

June 2, 2015 10:26 pm

At least 13 power-generating companies were found to have colluded with each other to force a spike in electricity rates in December 2013, according to investigators from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). ERC Executive Director Francis Saturnino Juan on Tuesday … Read more »

Marcos: Ensure ARMM workers’ welfare

June 2, 2015 10:24 pm

Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., in a hearing on Tuesday, said he wants to scrutinize plans to guarantee the welfare of over 36,000 public servants in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), as well as other key sectors like women, … Read more »

Comelec OKs biddings for P14.8-B poll projects

June 2, 2015 10:23 pm

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has approved through a resolution conduct of simultaneous biddings for refurbishment of 82,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines and for procurement with option to purchase of more than 100,000 Optical Mark Readers (OMRs). The … Read more »

Group asks SC to nullify RII Builders-IBC 13 deal

June 2, 2015 10:22 pm

An anti-corruption group on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court (SC) to nullify a joint venture agreement (JVA) between a private construction company and the Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC 13) for conversion of the government-owned network’s huge property … Read more »

Sereno in US ‘junket’ on court automation

June 2, 2015 10:21 pm

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and several members of her staff recently completed a five-day study tour of court processes in various courts of the United States, with emphasis on court automation and technology use, in Washington, D. C., from … Read more »

MMDA to simulate ‘Big One’

June 2, 2015 10:20 pm

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will hold its first Metro-wide earthquake drill on July 30 as part of preparations for the ‘Big One.’ However, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said electricity and phone signals will no longer be cut as … Read more »

6/55 lotto pot grows to P191M

June 2, 2015 10:19 pm

The jackpot prize in the Grand Lotto 6/55 that will be drawn today has grown to P191 million. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said the prize grew because no one hit the winning combination of 06-26-02-37-23-05 on Monday’s draw. … Read more »