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A Filipino priest who was killed during anti-religious violence in Spain in the 1930s will be beatified later this year. The beatification ceremony of Franciscan Capuchin Jose Maria de Manila will be headed by Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints in Tarragona, Spain,…

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JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday announced that there was an arrest warrant issued by the Pasig Regional Trial Court against P10-billion ‘pork scam’ whistle-blower Benhur Luy in connection with the complaint for qualified theft filed against him by trader Janet Lim Napoles. De Lima said if the warrant…

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) chief on Friday clarified that former senator Richard Gordon can still review the source code used by the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines during the May 13 polls. Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. reiterated that his commitment made in open session still remains, allowing Gordon…

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A consumer group on Friday filed a petition for Writ of Kalikasan before the Court of Appeals in connection with alleged failure of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewarage System (MWSS) and its concessionaires, to implement an adequate sewerage and sanitation system. In its petition, Water for All Refund Movement Incorporated…

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HUMAN RIGHTS victims will be receiving a $10 million settlement over the artworks that were owned by former first lady and now Rep. Imelda Marcos, which were  sold to a foreign art collector. Robert Swift and Rod Domingo, lead counsels for the Filipino victims of human rights abuses, said some…

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IN a move to intensify its campaign against criminality, the Makati City government has allocated more than P9 million to purchase protective gears for its police force. The Makati City Council has approved City Ordinance No. 2013-026 appropriating a budget of P9.1 million to strengthen the capability of Makati City’s…

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THE Department of National Defense (DND) is in the market for two 40-footer rescue boats. The P20 million project is worth P20 million and will be sourced from the DND Quick Response Fund. The DND said winning bidders are required to deliver the rescue boats within 180 calendar days within…

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FEARING that it might cause more traffic problems during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino 3rd, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday stopped work on seven road projects along EDSA. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said they had to defer the seven road repair…

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Terminating the contracts between the state-run Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and two water concessionaires Manila Water Company, Inc. and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. won’t necessarily improve services, a veteran lawmaker said Friday. Mandaluyong Rep. Neptali Gonzales 2nd, who is assured of retaining his House Majority leader post when…

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A 63-year-old man who just arrived from Taiwan was injured when he slipped and fell from an escalator at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, airport police reported on Friday. Police said 63-year-old Philip Teng Kwan, who was initially reported to be a Korean national, was immediately rushed to…