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Sandigan rejects recusal request of justices in Jinggoy cases

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) — The Sandiganbayan has unanimously refused the request for recusal of the three justices handling the graft and plunder cases of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang said Wednesday. Tang said the anti-graft court, in […]

MRT gets failing grade from commuters in Sen. Poe’s survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commuters gave the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) trains a failing grade in terms of maintenance works on the 15-year-old mass transport system. At a hearing of the Senate committee on public services on Wednesday, chairman Sen. Grace […]

DOJ: Murder case calls for PHL custody over Pemberton

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – The Visiting Forces Agreement between provided for the Philippines asking for sole custody of a US serviceman in conflict with the country’s laws in “extraordinary” situations, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said on Wednesday. De […]

Lawmaker pushes for creation of Intellectual Property Asset Management Council

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is pushing for the establishment of an Intellectual Property Asset Management Advisory Council that would recommend to the President how the Government should treat Government-owned intellectual property created under Government contracts, grants and...

Aquino to new AFP officers: Resist corruption

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday enjoined new officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to resist corruption. During the graduation rites of the AFP Officer Candidate Courses, Aquino said military officials should muster strength […]

DepEd reminds schools of no collection policy for Christmas party

MANILA (Mabuhay) – No collections for Christmas parties. This was the stern reminder to public schools from the Department of Education, which also exhorted them to keep such parties simple. “The payment of such contributions shall not be made a […]

Aquino indecisive on Purisima controversies – Alunan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A former Interior and Local Government Secretary on Monday said President Aquino acted indecisively on the controversies surrounding Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima. Ex-DILG chief Rafael Alunan said the President’s half-hearted action on Purisima...

Binay vs Poe in 2016?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay said Monday that he would fight Senator Grace Poe should she run for president against him in 2016. Asked if he would pursue his bid if the administration picked Poe to be its […]

US Marine charged with murder

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday  – Philippine prosecutors on Monday charged a US Marine with murder over the death of a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment and tested close military […]

Erap retiring in 2016, turning Manila’s reins over to Vice Mayor Isko

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “I plan to retire.” This was the statement of Manila City Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada on Monday, when asked if he will seek a second term in 2016. “I have a very good vice mayor to continue […]