Category Archives: Breaking News

Court of Appeals junks contempt plea vs. Ombudsman

Saturday, 26 March 2016 | Written by

The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked for lack of merit, the plea to cite Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in contempt as prayed for in the petition filed by former Makati City mayor Jejomar Erwin “Jun-Jun” Binay. Aside from dismissing the contempt plea, the CA also dismissed nine petitions filed by Binay, Jr. and former Makati local government officials in…Read More »

No campaigning on Good Friday, Comelec reminds candidates

Friday, 25 March 2016 | Written by

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has reminded candidates running for local positions in the May 2016 elections that they may only start campaigning on Saturday, March 26. Based on Comelec Resolution 9981, the campaign period for local candidates, or those running for congressman, governor, vice governor, board members, mayor, vice mayor, and councilors, will run from March 25 to May…Read More »

Banking reforms mulled after $81-M electronic heist

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 | Written by

Reforms in the Philippine banking system are being pushed following the $81-million money laundering scam But the reforms are not yet specific except for the easing of the banking secrecy law as proposed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Malacanang said the multi-million electronic heist puts the spotlight on the banking system which it said needs to be improved.…Read More »

Duterte asks supporters to be civil amid cyberbullying vs UPLB student

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 | Written by

The camp of presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has urged its supporters to “exercise civility” as some threatened to kill a student who they assumed was rude to Duterte. Duterte’s supporters have issued death threats and put up hate pages against a student of the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), who asked Duterte a question during…Read More »

Ex-Senate president Jovito Salonga passes away

Friday, 11 March 2016 | Written by

Former Senate president Jovita Salonga, one of the iconic figures of the anti-Marcos movement, died on Thursday (March 10). He was 95. Tributes were heaped on Salonga for his commitment to justice, nationalism and democracy. “With heads bowed in grief and respect, we extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Senator Jovito Salonga. His passing marks the departure from…Read More »

NoKor fires two missiles; US deploys nuclear bombers as tension mounts

Thursday, 10 March 2016 | Written by

North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea as it announced that it is cutting all ties with South Korea, according to various reports. The missiles were launched Thursday (Mar. 10) from North Korea’s Hwanghae province, flew about 500 kilometers and fell into the east coast, the South Korean Defense Ministry said. Analysts believe the missile launch…Read More »

SC greenlights Poe’s presidential run in landmark ruling

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 | Written by

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 8) overturned the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) decision to disqualify Sen. Grace Poe from the 2016 presidential race Voting 9-6 en banc, the high court lifted the final roadblock to Poe’s bid for president after holding oral arguments for five Tuesdays (from Jan. 19 to Feb. 16). The decision was announced by SC spokesperson…Read More »

Poe, Binay virtually tied in in latest Pulse survey; Bongbong catches up with Chiz in VP race

Saturday, 5 March 2016 | Written by

Senator Grace Poe virtually shares the top spot with Vice President Jejomar Binay in the latest Pulse Asia survey on the presidential race, leading Binay by only a whisker. Based on results of the survey conducted Feb. 15-20, 26 percent of respondents would vote for Poe while 25 percent would choose Binay. Poe’s survey score declined by 4 points from…Read More »

China occupies Philippine atoll

Thursday, 3 March 2016 | Written by

China has taken over a traditional Filipino fishing ground off the coast of Palawan as it deployed up to five ships to keep local fishermen out, according to various reports. Philippine Star said Quirino or Jackson Atoll, which has been a rich source of catch of fishermen from Palawan and nearby provinces, is “now effectively under Chinese control” based on…Read More »

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