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SUPREME COURT AGAIN EXTENDS TRO VS. MERALCO

April 22, 2014 10:11 pm

THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday extended indefinitely the temporary restraining order it issued against Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) over the collection of the record power rate increase of P4.15 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). In their en banc session in Baguio … Read more »

Jinggoy smells something fishy

April 22, 2014 10:09 pm

SENATORS implicated in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam on Tuesday said they are not bothered by the supposed plan of Janet Lim-Napoles to spill the beans but warned Justice Secretary Leila de Lima not to pressure the businesswoman into implicating … Read more »

The Manila Times College signs deal with Indonesia’s Esa Unggul University

April 22, 2014 10:07 pm

THE Manila Times College (TMTC) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Esa Unggul University (EUU) in Indonesia for the international students exchange program (ISEP) and dual-degree program. Under the agreement, EUU and TMTC will facilitate the … Read more »

‘Gigi can’t be a state witness’

April 22, 2014 10:05 pm

LAWYER Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, he former aide of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile who is facing plunder charges in connection with the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) scam, can no longer qualify as a state witness since she has denied … Read more »

High Court stops BIR’s new tax scheme vs. lawyers

April 22, 2014 10:04 pm

Good news for lawyers, bad news for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday granted a petition of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to stop the implementation of a regulation issued by the … Read more »

Bangsamoro not an Islamic state – Bacani

April 22, 2014 10:03 pm

THE government on Tuesday said the Bangsamoro entity that will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will not be a separate Islamic state. According to peace panel member Senen Bacani, who attended a public forum in Lanao Del … Read more »

SC upholds ruling on cybercrime law

April 22, 2014 10:02 pm

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday made final its decision on Republic Act (RA) 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 when it junked all appeals asking the tribunal to reconsider its ruling. During the court’s en banc deliberations … Read more »

VITANGCOL, A SACRED COW?

April 21, 2014 11:34 pm

Part two In the case of MRT Gen. Manager Al Vitangcol, the reverse is true. Affidavits, letters, personal appearance were present to warrant an honest to goodness investigation. Absent, however, was any investigation into the participation of Vitangcol in the … Read more »

Supreme Court likely to extend Meralco TRO

April 21, 2014 11:33 pm

THE Supreme Court (SC) is likely to extend the temporary restraining order (TRO) that stopped the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) from collecting the record P4.15 per kilowatt-hour increase approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) late last year, a court … Read more »

Gigi Reyes not seen as vital ‘pork’ witness

April 21, 2014 11:32 pm

Everybody seems eager to hear Jessica “Gigi” Reyes “sing” but not Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Palace officials. This could be because officials believe that Reyes is not a vital witness and will not bolster the case against lawmakers … Read more »