Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 03:55 p.m.
AN UNDETERMINED number of undocumented Filipinos in the United States are allegedly exploited by some retail owners of convenience store 7-Eleven, Vice President Jejomar Binay said Thursday.
These Filipinos are among the 50 illegal immigrants working for 14 7-Eleven outlets since 2000. Their identities were withheld by US authorities as part of the investigation process.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 03:01 p.m.
VICTIMS of Martial Law abuses have reiterated their demand to President Benigno Aquino III to form immediately the board that would process their claims for compensation.
In a letter sent to Malacañang Thursday, human rights organization Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at sa Aresto (Selda) urged Aquino to form the nine-member Human Rights Victims' Claims Board, which shall evaluate and process the applications for claims.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 02:04 p.m.
MANILA (Updated, 1:36 p.m.) - The low pressure area (LPA) spotted west of Batangas has developed into a Tropical Depression named "Fabian," the sixth cyclone to enter the Philippines this year, while Tropical Storm "Emong" continues to move away from the country, a weather forecaster said Thursday.
Weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio earlier said that Emong maintained its strength, but was out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) around 2 a.m. Thursday.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 01:00 p.m.
JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima ordered the Bureau of Immigration on Wednesday to monitor the movement of a former Batangas mayor and three others who are allegedly involved in the killing of a prosecutor last week.
Listed on the lookout bulletin were former Sta. Teresita mayor Anna Marie Mendoza, her husband Hermogenes Mendoza, a certain Richard Briones and Jayson Espejo Guerrero, who is now facing a murder complaint before a court in Lemery, Batangas.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:37 p.m.
THIRTY pieces of confiscated elephant tusks will be turned over by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to three government agencies for research and education purposes.
Recipients of the tusks are the National Museum, Commission on Higher Education and Department of Education, said Director Theresa Mundita Lim of the DENR-attached Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB).
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:25 p.m.
CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's order stopping the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from limiting cash possession to prevent vote buying ahead of the May 13 polls was recently affirmed by the Supreme Court.
In a two-page resolution dated June 4, the SC sided with the issuance of a status quo ante order last May 10 on Comelec Resolution 9688 and its amended form. The Court's action has a retroactive effect.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 11:05 a.m.
KATMANDU, Nepal — A helicopter has crashed in remote northwestern Nepal, killing one passenger and injuring five other people on board.
A police official said the helicopter belonging to local Fishtail Air crashed Wednesday evening near Muchu village. That's about 400 kilometers (250 miles) north west of the capital, Katmandu.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:25 a.m.
(UPDATED) Akbayan party-list Representative Walden Bello said Thursday he is willing to resign if the government will not act on the alleged involvement of embassy officials in the prostitution of distressed female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East.
"If we do not get criminal prosecution procedures started against these two individuals in particular who are running sex rings, I will resign from Congress in protest at the inaction of our government and its inability to bring the criminals within its ranks to account," Bello said in a television interview.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 09:54 p.m.
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Al-Qaeda-linked bandits detonated several bombs and breached the main UN compound in Somalia's capital Wednesday, sparking gun battles that killed at least 12 people.
A UN official said at least three foreign and one Somali staff members were believed to be among the dead.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 09:40 p.m.
LUCKNOW, India -- India's prime minister said Wednesday that the death toll from flooding this week in the northern state of Uttrakhand had surpassed 100 and could rise substantially.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke on his return from an aerial survey of the area, pegging the death toll at 102.