Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 04:01 p.m.
RUBY Tuason, the potential state witness in the pork barrel scam, was at the Senate premises three times between November and December 2008, video footage checked by the Senate sergeant-at-arms show.
In the official report of Senate sergeant-at-arms Jose Balajadia Jr. to Senate President Franklin Drilon, he said they saw "a lady that resembles Ms. Ruby Tuason" on November 17 and 19, and December 18.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 03:25 p.m.
SENATOR Miriam Defensor Santiago on Wednesday asked netizens to put pressure on members of the House of Representatives and the Aquino administration to get the freedom of information (FOI) bill enacted into law.
"I hope that the netizens can exert sufficient, educated public pressure on all these entities to shake a leg and pass the FOI bill because they’ve been passed in several other countries," Santiago told reporters.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 03:11 p.m.
"MY MAIN problem is that I don't have the money. Period."
Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Wednesday said that she is not interested in running for the highest office in the 2016 national polls simply because she lacks the funds to run her campaign.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 02:52 p.m.
MANILA -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (Pagasa) said on Wednesday that the low pressure area (LPA) over east of Mindanao is not expected to intensify into a tropical depression.
In an interview, Pagasa weather forecaster Jori Loiz said the LPA has slim chance to become a cyclone and is projected to dissipate within the day or Thursday. However, due to the wind convergence and the LPA’s cloud bands, most areas of Mindanao and Visayas will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday, he said.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 02:47 p.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- Property developer Delfin Lee will not be released from prison on syndicated estafa charges after the Supreme Court (SC) stopped on Wednesday the implementation of a Court of Appeals (CA) decision recalling his arrest.
SC spokesperson Theodore Te said the SC Third Division issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the CA Former Special 15th Division's November 7, 2013 ruling, which was questioned by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 02:35 p.m.
DAVAO (Updated 3:06 p.m.) -- A soldier was killed while four others, one of them an officer, were wounded during an encounter with some 60 New People's Army (NPA) fighters in Sitio Tagsing, Barangay Panoraon, Maco town, Compostela Valley Wednesday morning.
Captain Ernest Carolina, 10th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the encounter happened around 9 a.m. after two combat groups from the 71st Infantry Battalion, who were conducting patrols in the area, spotted the heavily-armed rebels.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 02:24 p.m.
THE one-year-old law, which increased the taxes on "sin" products has effectively cut the demand for cigarettes, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Wednesday.
In a briefing of the Congressional Oversight Committee on the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (COCCTRP), the DOF said cigarette removals went down by 16 percent from 2012 to 2013 while alcohol declined by 11.2 percent.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 02:18 p.m.
BEIRUT -- The number of Syrian children affected by the civil war in their homeland has doubled in the past year to at least 5.5 million — more than half the country's children — with devastating effects on the health, education and psychological well-being of an entire generation, the United Nations children's agency said Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 01:31 p.m.
SYDNEY — Australia's famed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin knew he was dying after a massive stingray stabbed him in the chest hundreds of times, the only witness to the fatal 2006 attack said in his first detailed public account of the beloved conservationist's death.
"We're saying to him things like, 'Think of your kids, Steve — hang on, hang on, hang on,'" Justin Lyons, Irwin's longtime cameraman, told Australia's Studio 10 morning show this week. "And he just sort of calmly looked up at me and said, 'I'm dying.' And that was the last thing he said."
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:52 a.m.
SPEAKER Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has 10 days to comment on the petition asking the Supreme Court (SC) to compel the leader of the House of Representatives to recognize the son of Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. as congressman of Marinduque's lone district.
Also required to comment on the petition for mandamus filed by Lord Allan Jay Velasco are House secretary-general Marilyn Barua-Yap and Marinduque Representative Regina Reyes, said SC spokesperson Theodore Te on Wednesday.