Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 05:57 p.m.
MEMBERS of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will come up with a shortlist of nominees for Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice on July 1 without the participation of Congress, which has yet to decide who will sit in the screening body.
Jose Mejia, who represents the academe in the JBC, said Thursday they still have quorum even if the seven-man body lacks one member. He said the JBC will submit at least three names to President Benigno Aquino III, who will pick the successor to retired Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Francisco Villaruz Jr.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 05:52 p.m.
LUCKNOW, India -- Days after floods killed more than 100 people — possibly many more — rescuers used helicopters and climbed through mountain paths to reach nearly 4,000 people trapped by landslides in a narrow valley near a Hindu shrine in the northern Himalayas, officials said Thursday.
The helicopters ferried rescue workers and doctors along with equipment, food and medicine to Kedarnath in the state of Uttrakhand, the nearest town to those trapped in the valley, said Air Commodore Rajesh Prasad, who is overseeing the operations.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 05:34 p.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III said Thursday that he had authorized the release of P10,000 bonus for each official and employee of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for their hard work and dedication.
The President made the announcement in his speech keynoting the 115th Founding Anniversary of the agency held at its main office in Manila.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 05:29 p.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III downplayed on Thursday the resignation of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Administrator Nathaniel Servando.
In an interview, the Chief Executive said that Servando was only one of the five Pagasa employees left in the agency since 2000, but there were 37 new meteorologists that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) hired.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 05:25 p.m.
BEIJING -- Vietnam's president is being feted by China's leaders on a visit through Friday as Beijing continues to shun another rival for South China Sea territory that has challenged its claims on legal grounds, the Philippines.
President Truong Tan Sang is on the three-day visit to boost economic ties with China, Vietnam's communist ally and biggest trading partner. How to manage their disputed territorial sea claims is also on the agenda.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 05:15 p.m.
THE Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (Psalm) issued a final notice of disconnection to the City of Olongapo to settle its power liabilities amounting to P5.08 billion.
Olongapo City Mayor-elect Rolen Paulino read the notice of disconnection during their session Wednesday.
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.