06
May
Bomb-maker Usman killed in Maguindanao shootout. The body of suspected terrorist Abdul Basit Usman, who was killed in a shootout in Sitio Takeneken, Bgy Muti, Guindulungan, Maguindanao at about 10 a.m. Read more [...]

06
May
InterAksyon President transfers task of Yolanda rehab to NEDA InterAksyon "We recognize the completion of the Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (CRPP) by erstwhile PARR Secretary Panfilo Lacson and his team as a critical first step in the government's rehabilitation efforts. We shall build on what the PARR .. Read more [...]

06
May
It was Estela Perlas-Bernabe, ponente of the Ombudsman case, who administered the oath of the Makati mayor When Erwin Jejomar “Junjun” Binay was re-elected mayor of Makati in May 2013, he took his oath before Supreme Court Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe. It was a United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) event, apparently planned by his father and the party’s founder, Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay. Read more [...]

06
May
May 5, 2015 11:07 pm by MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO Reporter SOCIOECONOMIC Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said the transfer of the functions of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will enable the agency to implement the framework under the Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) documents. Read more [...]

06
May
THE death of the terrorist Basit Usman, reportedly at the hands of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), will not affect thefiling of charges against the rebel fighters who participated in the killing of 44 police commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Read more [...]

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06
May
Magsasanib puwersa ang majority at minority bloc sa Mababang Kapulungan ng Kongreso para bigyan ng hero’s welcome si Pambansang Kamao at Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao pagpasok nito sa Kamara. Read more [...]

06
May
Lawyer Levito Baligod INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA MANILA, Philippines–Lawyer Levito Baligod on Tuesday accused Justice Secretary Leila de Lima of “drifting away from the fight against corruption,” insinuating that the apparent slowness in the filing of charges against a third batch of lawmakers linked to the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam could favor some administration candidates in 2016. Read more [...]

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06
May
By Jefferson Antiporda/Manila TimesThe Senate blue ribbon committee will finally start investigating the allegedly anomalous acquisition of 21 combat utility helicopters by the Department of National Defence when the panel convenes today.Three resolutions were filed in the Senate asking for a blue ribbon inquiry into the allegedly graft-ridden deal, which was the subject of a series of articles published by The Manila Times.A similar call for a legislative inquiry is also pending at the House of Representatives.The series was based on documents provided by a certain “Joey” who claims he was privy to negotiations between the Department of National Defence (DND) and the joint venture Rice Aircraft Services Inc (RASI) and Eagle Copters, which supplied the refurbished UH-1D helicopters.“This is not for me but for the country. I know the officials involved will throw everything at me Read more [...]

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06
May
Those of us in Metro Manila who commute to work, go to school or any other place, suffering traffic jams and the MRT (if we are lucky enough not to be offloaded because of daily glitches), can be consoled by the fact that traffic in Jakarta, Indonesia is much worse, so that it is considered the worst in the world.  According to a study, millions of Indonesians may have to wait even longer than another decade if $4 billion worth of new railway projects don’t work as planned. In Jakarta, the average driver has to stop 33,240 times a year—more than twice the number in New York. Read more [...]

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06
May
Sen. Cynthia Villar, chairwoman of the Senate government corporations and public enterprises committee, asked yesterday the Philippine National Railways (PNR) to have its railroad tracks patrolled by police if does not have the manpower to undertake the job and ensure the safety of passengers from derailment of its coaches Read more [...]

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