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Draft Moro law needs refinement

May 6, 2015 12:18 am

The Malacañang-backed Citizens Peace Council is convinced that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) should not be passed as it is, noting that some provisions in the draft measure need to undergo refinements. Retired Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr., a … Read more »

Injury dampens rematch hopes

May 6, 2015 12:14 am

There is no possibility of rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the next 12 months because of the Filipino boxing icon’s shoulder injury that now requires surgery. Pacquiao, who lost a unanimous decision to Mayweather in their … Read more »

Comelec chief flunks psycho test

May 6, 2015 12:08 am

ANDRES Bautista, the newly-minted chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), flunked the psychiatric examinations conducted by the Supreme Court (SC) and the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when he aspired to become the nation’s Chief Justice in 2012. A … Read more »

SWS: 51% of Pinoys rate themselves poor

May 6, 2015 12:05 am

More than half of Filipinos claimed being poor in the first quarter of 2015, according to a survey conducted by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS). The “self-rated poverty” poll found 51 percent of Filipino adults or about 11.4 million households … Read more »

Cambodia PM refuses bet payout after Pacquiao loss

May 5, 2015 11:58 pm

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen admitted on Monday he won’t make good on a $5,000 bet he lost on the recent bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and regional hero Manny Pacquiao because he was so incensed by the … Read more »

Pimentel rebukes VP Binay’s accuser

May 5, 2015 11:43 pm

THE chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee investigating the alleged anomalies involving top officials of the Makati City government is starting to doubt the credibility of one of the witnesses for failing to substantiate his allegations. Senator Aquilino Pimentel … Read more »

Probe on LP’s P3-B fund raising at BOC

May 5, 2015 11:40 pm

AN opposition lawmaker has called for a senate investigation on the ruling party’s alleged P3-billion fund raising operation at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) for the Liberal Party’s 2016 kitty. Detained Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on Tuesday filed a resolution … Read more »

DBM releases P1.2B for senior citizens

May 5, 2015 11:36 pm

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P1.2 billion to boost the government’s assistance to indigent senior citizens. In a statement on Tuesday, the DBM said the P1.2-billion fund will benefit a total of 200,000 elderly indigents aged … Read more »

Rocks rain on QC demolition team

May 5, 2015 11:25 pm

Three persons were injured, including a police officer who was brought to the hospital after sustaining wounds from rocks and hard objects thrown at them by informal settlers whose shanties along Mother Ignacia Street in Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City, … Read more »

Dean Andy to lead poll body

May 4, 2015 10:22 pm

From running after and safeguarding recovered ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses, lawyer Andres “Andy” Bautista will now have a new mission—to hold credible elections in 2016. Bautista on Monday relinquished his post as chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good … Read more »