Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 03:38 p.m.
THE Senate blue ribbon committee will invite Vice President Jejomar Binay within this week to attend the next Senate hearing on the Makati City Hall Building 2, Senator Teofisto Guingona III said Tuesday.
"We are going to issue the invitation (for Binay to attend the hearing) within this week," said Guingona, panel chairman.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 03:14 p.m.
COURT employees in Metro Manila will still follow the five-day work week.
In a resolution dated October 14, the Supreme Court (SC) rejected the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for government agencies to adopt a four-day work schedule to ease the worsening traffic in the metropolis.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 02:58 p.m.
FOR fear of losing his job, German national Marc Sueselbeck asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday to voluntarily send him back to his native country.
Sueselbeck's lawyer Harry Roque however clarified that the German is not yet guilty of the charge of being an undesirable alien.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 02:46 p.m.
MANILA -- The family of slain transgender Filipino Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude remains unconvinced that murder suspect US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton is detained in Camp Aguinaldo despite repeated assurances from United States and Philippine military authorities.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 01:34 p.m.
LOS ANGELES -- A man who was recorded confessing to the killings of two Chinese graduate students near the University of Southern California was convicted Monday of first-degree murder.
Javier Bolden, 22, was found guilty of shooting Ming Qu and Ying Wu as they sat in a double-parked car about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from campus on April 11, 2012.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 01:22 p.m.
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Japanese and North Korean officials held talks in Pyongyang for the first time in 10 years Tuesday, meeting to assess progress into North Korea's investigation into the fates of Japanese citizens who were abducted in the 1970s and '80s.
The abduction issue has long been a major obstacle in the frosty ties between the two nations, which have no formal diplomatic relations.
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 08:33 p.m.
THE Senate will implement next month the 90-day preventive suspension against Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. and his staff, Richard Cambe, in relation to the plunder and graft charges filed against them.
Senate President Franklin Drilon said the Senate had already received the October 22 resolution of the Sandiganbayan first division implementing the suspension orders for the two.
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 07:05 p.m.
THE committee on ways and means in the House of Representatives has approved a proposed measure, which exempts persons with disabilities (PWD) from paying value-added tax on certain goods and services.
On Monday, Marikina City Representative Romero Quimbo, panel chair, approved House Bill (HB) 1039 of Leyte Representative Romualdez and HB 3826 of Pasay City Representative Imelda Calixto-Rubiano.
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 06:45 p.m.
SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Akbayan Party-List Representative Walden Bello filed Monday a joint resolution to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).
The joint resolution also directed Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario to serve the notice of termination of the VFA to the United States.
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 05:46 p.m.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III conferred Monday the Order of Lakandula, with the rank of Grand Officer, on United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines Luiza Carvalho.
The President gave the award to Carvalho during her farewell call, held at the Music Room of Malacanang Palace.