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Now Palace heaps blame on Purisima

March 3, 2015 12:11 am

After fiercely defending former Philippine National Police (PNP) Alan Purisima for his involvement in the operation to capture two terrorists hiding in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, Malacanang made a drastic turnaround on Monday by saying the killing of dozens of Special Action … Read more »

Senate OKs PNoy ‘special powers’

March 3, 2015 12:07 am

THE Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a proposed joint resolution authorizing President Benigno Aquino 3rd to address a looming electricity shortage in Luzon this summer by granting him “special powers.” Voting 16-0, the chamber passed Joint … Read more »

Police probe Revilla shooting

March 3, 2015 12:02 am

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Southern Police District (SPD) has started its investigation into the “accidental” shooting of Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, whose condition is being closely monitored at the Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa City (Metro … Read more »

Leonen, Bar passers in list of ‘pork’ beneficiaries

March 2, 2015 11:59 pm

Names of the successful Bar examinees in 2007 or 2008 were included in the list of supposed beneficiaries of projects funded by the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or pork barrel of some lawmakers, Merlina Suñas, one of the PDAF … Read more »

House panel shelves Bangsamoro debates

March 2, 2015 11:55 pm

The House of Representatives will not resume deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) until the Justice department finishes its probe on the Mamasapano tragedy next month, Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, Chairman of the House Ad Hoc Committee on the … Read more »

Palace denies hand in Binay wealth probe

March 2, 2015 11:53 pm

Malacañang has denied any knowledge of the supposed investigation being conducted by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) of the alleged ill-gotten wealth of Vice President Jejomar Binay. In a text message to The Manila Times, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma … Read more »

Oil companies slash pump prices

March 2, 2015 11:52 pm

After three consecutive weeks of hefty price increases, oil companies will slash their rates on Tuesday. In separate advisories, Pilipinas Shell, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, PTT Philippines and Seaoil said they will cut diesel price by 40 centavos per liter and … Read more »

AFP captures BIFF bomb ‘factory’

March 2, 2015 11:49 pm

GOVERNMENT forces captured what they described as factory of improvised bombs during an assault on a stronghold of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, on Monday. The BIFF encampment in Barangay Dasikil, according to Col. Melquiades Feliciano, … Read more »

Delay in MRT 3 rehab unacceptable – Poe

March 2, 2015 11:48 pm

THE Senate public services sub-committee on transportation on Monday gave the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) five-days for it to submit a report on current status of the upgrade and rehabilitation works on Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3), … Read more »

Aquino has lost most Pinoys’ trust – Osmeña

March 1, 2015 10:26 pm

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd has clearly lost the trust of majority of Filipinos because of the Mamasapano incident that claimed the lives of 44 police commandos and, unless the President apologized, the distrust could be permanent, a lawmaker said on … Read more »