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.
MANILA -- Akbayan party-list Representative Walden Bello on Thursday said 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.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 08:31 p.m.
MANILA -- Incoming Cebu congresswoman Gwendolyn Garcia asked the Sandiganbayan on Wednesday to junk a motion filed by government prosecutors seeking for her suspension pending the trial of her graft and technical malversation charges.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 07:55 p.m.
MANILA -- State seismologists monitored Wednesday a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hitting Polillo Island in Quezon province at 7:05 p.m.
The tremor, which was tectonic in origin, was felt at intensity 3 in Quezon City and Infanta, Quezon; and intensity 2 in the cities of Makati, Taguig and Muntinlupa.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 07:39 p.m.
OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales dismissed a records officer for demanding P30,000 from a police official seeking clearance from the agency for promotion purposes.
Dismissed from the service was Juan Dita dela Cruz, Administrative Officer III of the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices, for victimizing Police Senior Superintendent Pedro Ramos in 2007.