Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 07:09 p.m.
ABOUT 424 elected officials in the country were ordered Thursday to vacate their posts for failure to submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (Soce), said the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 06:45 p.m.
CEBUANOS were given another crack at a national title as the Southwestern University (SWU) will face De La Salle University (DLSU) next week in the best-of-three finals series of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL).
Lefty guard Monbert Arong dropped 23 points on Thursday for SWU, which ousted two-time winner Far Eastern University (FEU), 86-71, in the round-robin Final Four. The last Cebuano team to reach the finals was the Cobras’ bitter rival University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers, who bowed to Ateneo de Manila University in 2007.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 05:10 p.m.
CONTROVERSIAL housing developer Globe Asiatique Realty Holdings Corp. (GA) cannot yet claim P6.5 million in damages from the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF or Pag-Ibig Fund).
This developed after the Supreme Court First Division issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on Wednesday on twin rulings last year issued by the Makati Regional Trial Court branch 58, which favored GA's claim.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 03:05 p.m.
SENATOR Teofisto Guingona III on Thursday said hearings of the Blue Ribbon committee will continue next year but more likely it will move towards policy matters and proceed to Malampaya fund issue.
In an interview, the Blue Ribbon committee chairperson said the continuation of the investigation will focus on several issues including the policy of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Cooperative Development Authority with regard to the registration of non-government organizations (NGOs) and foundations.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 01:17 p.m.
MANILA (Updated, 2:53 p.m.) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has ordered a total of 424 elected officials, including 20 lawmakers, four governors and 26 mayors, to temporarily vacate their post following their failure to submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (Soce) after the midterm polls last May.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 01:13 p.m.
A BUSINESSMAN who benefited from implementing projects funded by government revenues from the Malampaya natural gas plant off Palawan is facing P78.65-million tax evasion case before the Department of Justice (DOJ).
In its complaint, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Thursday Lorenzo Leoncio failed to supply correct information in his Income Tax Return and did not file Value-Added Tax (VAT) Return from the first to third quarter of 2008.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 01:04 p.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has accepted the resignation of Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) Secretary Ricky Carandang, a Palace official said Thursday.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that two days ago, Aquino accepted Carandang's resignation effective December 31, 2013.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 12:32 p.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- The Supreme Court has ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to tackle the bid to unseat Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza for alleged irregularities during the May 13 polls.
In a decision, the SC said the Comelec First Division did not commit grave abuse of discretion when it dismissed Radaza's urgent motion to suspend preliminary conference and determine the cause of action of the election protest filed by losing candidate Efrain Pelaez Jr.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:35 a.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III left Thursday morning for a three-day trip to Japan to join other regional leaders in the 40th Asean-Japan (Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Japan) Commemorative Summit.
In this trip, the government has earmarked P15 million to cover transportation, accommodation, food and equipment, among other requirements, of the President and his 57-member official delegation, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 09:45 a.m.
MANILA -- State weather forecasters on Thursday said that the Northeast Monsoon (Hanging Amihan) continues to affect the northern part of Luzon while the trough of a low pressure area is over Mindanao.
The Aurora and Quezon will have cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rain showers and thunderstorms, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 5 a.m. bulletin.