Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 09:09 p.m.
MANILA -- Five Cebuano students who were barred from joining their high school graduation rites in March 2012 for allegedly posting lewd photos on Facebook have lost an appeal at the Supreme Court (SC).
Penned by Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, the SC Third Division backed a Cebu judge's ruling in July 2012 not to compel the St. Theresa's College (STC) to release photos of the female students in bikinis.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:08 p.m.
ROSARIO, BATANGAS (Updated) -- Dismayed on the YouTube clip going around the Internet, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV admitted Thursday he was set-up by Chinese-Filipino businessman and alleged dummy of the Vice President Jejomar Binay, Antonio Tiu.
In an interview, Trillanes said the invitation extended to him and to former senator Francis Pangilinan in August last year was meant to sanitize and to cover-up the property holding of the Vice President.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 06:41 p.m.
REVENUE collections of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) went up by 27.2 percent year-on-year to P32.87 billion in September, official said Thursday.
BOC Commissioner John Sevilla said the September collections were the highest-ever single-month collection of the agency, on the back of continuous improvements in valuation and an increase in the volume of imported goods.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 06:37 p.m.
JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday they are already studying the possibility of filing an appeal to Malaysian authorities to send alleged investment scam leader Manuel Amalilio back to the Philippines.
De Lima said her legal staff will look into the decision of the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs against the Philippines' extradition request.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 06:33 p.m.
GOVERNMENT prosecutors asked Thursday the Sandiganbayan to deny the request of detained Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada for a five-hour pass to allow him to visit his departed friend and love ones in cemeteries on November 1.
In a motion, the Office of the Special Prosecutor requested the Sandiganbayan fifth division to deny Estrada's request to visit his departed love ones at the San Juan Cemetery and his best friend, late actor Rudy Fernandez, at the Heritage Park in Taguig City.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 06:18 p.m.
DETAINED Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. insisted Thursday that the multi-million peso savings, which reflected in his several bank accounts, were fruits of his labor as a film and television actor.
During the continuation of Revilla's bail hearing at the Sandiganbayan first division, the detained senator said that all the money in his bank accounts being investigated by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) were product of his long years of labor in the local entertainment industry.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 05:55 p.m.
ROME -- A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.
The Rev. David Rider, 29, of Hyde Park, New York, and the Rev. John Gibson, 28, of Milwaukee, first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed in April during a fundraiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary up the hill from the Vatican.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 05:16 p.m.
OLONGAPO City prosecutors were urged Wednesday by lawyers of transgender Filipino Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude to order the taking of fingerprints and DNA samples of the American soldier linked to her murder.
In a motion, lawyer Harry Roque asked the prosecutors to order United States Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton to appear in a hearing on November 5 for the lifting of his fingerprints and oral swabs (taken from the mouth).
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 04:50 p.m.
A CIVILIAN was killed while two others were injured Thursday morning following an encounter between government troops and suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.
Colonel Dick Hermoso, Army's 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the military received reports that several alleged members of the Islamic rebels were harassing the villagers in Barangay Bagumbayan, President Quirino Sultan Kudarat around 6:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 04:43 p.m.
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.