Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:45 p.m.
MANILA -- Tax evasion cases worth P414.82 million were filed with the Department of Justice on Thursday against a box manufacturer and an owner of a sports car.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Megapack Container Corporation and its president, Salvador Lara, evaded taxes and failed to supply the bureau with correct and accurate information in its tax returns for 2009 and 2010.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 06:05 a.m.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A lawsuit filed against a U.S. diocese and its bishop by a girl who was 2 when a priest took pornographic photos of her has tentatively been settled for $600,000, a lawyer for the girl said Wednesday.
The Catholic church continues to struggle to handle abuse claims across the country. This case comes after the church paid $10 million to settle earlier, unrelated claims against the diocese and the bishop promised such abuse wouldn't happen again.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 05:41 a.m.
MANILA -- The Commission on Elections, sitting as the national board of canvassers (NBOC), decided to take a seven-hour break with former Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chairperson Grace Poe still leading the senatorial contest after counting 54 certificates of canvass on Wednesday.
Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes announced the suspension of the canvassing at 12 a.m. and will resume at 7 a.m. on Thursday with the hope of proclaiming at least half of the 12 winning senators later in the evening.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 02:40 a.m.
BAGHDAD -- Officials said a wave of evening bombings have torn through mainly Shiite areas in Baghdad, raising the nationwide daily death toll to at least 32.
The attacks came amid growing tensions between the Shiite-led government and minority Sunnis.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 11:55 p.m.
OVER 1,000 migrant Filipinos in 25 countries did not take advantage of the chance to select 12 new senators and a party-list group in the 2013 midterm polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Wednesday.
These Filipinos are located in Colombia, Netherlands Antilles, Suriname, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Latvia, Burundi, Congo, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Zambia.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 08:24 p.m.
MANILA -- Canvassers in the provinces and cities were required until Wednesday afternoon to submit the results of the senatorial race following the failure of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to meet its goal of naming the 12 winners on the same day.
This developed after poll protests hampered the sending of results from the municipal to the provincial level, which in turn, forward the data to the Comelec, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) for senatorial and partylist elections.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 06:31 p.m.
CEBU (Updated) -- Delayed arrival of the replacement for defective compact flash (CF) cards postponed on Wednesday the canvassing of votes and proclamation of winners in Cebu city and province.
The City Board of Canvassers (BOC) suspended the canvassing of election returns of the three remaining precincts in Cebu City, delaying the proclamation of vice mayor and three councilors.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 06:26 p.m.
MANILA -- The Aquino administration expects winning local executives belonging to the opposition to support its agenda on reform and good governance as it benefits everyone, a Palace official said Wednesday.
In a press conference, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said they expect winning governors coming from the opposition to welcome the reform agenda of the Aquino government because it aims to uplift the conditions of the poor.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 06:10 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 6:10 p.m.) -- Administration bets are still dominating the senatorial race led by Grace Poe based on the 21 certificates of canvass transmitted on Wednesday to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).
Poe of Team PNoy is still on top with 1,520,880 votes culled from 21 areas in the country. She was followed by Loren Legarda and Francis Escudero. Nancy Binay, who was fifth in earlier tally, has dislodged Alan Peter Cayetano for the fourth spot.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 05:21 p.m.
CEBU – The City Board of Canvassers suspended the canvassing of election returns of the three remaining precincts delaying the proclamation of vice mayor and three councilors.
Lawyer Ferdinand Gujilde, chairman of the board of canvassers, said replacement of the three defective CF cards has yet to arrive from Manila on Wednesday or Thursday.