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PNoy’s ‘siege on judiciary’ is ‘threat to democracy,’ legal alliance says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An alliance of lawyers, law students and judicial independence advocates on Friday called for a stop on what they labeled as the administration’s “siege on the judiciary,” describing President Benigno Aquino III’s recent actions...
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Palace rebukes UP activists for ‘lack of civility’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With University of the Philippines (UP) student activists refusing to apologize for the mobbing of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Malacañang on Tuesday said what happened showed their “lack of civility. “You may have disagreements but you don’t […]
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Corruption, corruption and more corruption

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recently been in the “cutting edge” of controversy following the involvement of its personnel, including its head, General Alan Purisima, in illegal activities ranging from kidnappings, gun-for-hire, hold-ups and bribery. General Purisima,...
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De Lima: Ong’s dismissal highlights ‘restrictions’ in judiciary members’ social life

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following the dismissal of Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong, members of the judiciary should be conscious of the “restrictions” in their social life, particularly in attending parties where the organizer is not their relatives, Justice Secretary Leila de...
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PHL better off today with ongoing reforms, says Aquino

BOSTON, Massachusetts (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has changed a lot and has created more opportunities for its people because of the reform measures undertaken by the government, President Benigno S. Aquino III said Sunday in a speech before students of […]
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Palace frowns upon ‘violent’ UP protest vs Abad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While Filipinos are free to speak up about issues, it should not result in violence, Malacañang said, a day after Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by angry students. “Every citizen is free to express his opinion […]
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SC unanimously junks Tubbataha plea

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a petition seeking the issuance of a writ of kalikasan over the grounding of a US Navy minesweeper in the Tubbataha Reef in January 2013. SC Public Information Office chief and spokesman […]
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SC defers vote on Sandigan justice’s admin case over ‘Napoles ties’

MANILA (Mabuhay) -The Supreme Court has deferred ruling on the administrative case filed against Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong over his supposed ties with alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. In a media briefing Tuesday, SC Public Information...
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Comelec: Votes for Eddie Villanueva in Nueva Ecija precinct tampered

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections said Thursday there was post-election tampering or manipulation of votes for defeated 2013 senatorial candidate Eddie Villanueva in a precinct in Nueva Ecija. Reporting the result of the review it conducted between the […]
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CJ Sereno not hospitalized, has no heart problems

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Contrary to a newspaper report, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was not hospitalized nor does she have any heart problems. On Tuesday, Sereno’s chief of staff Ma. Lourdes Oliveros denied a Manila Times report claiming the chief […]