Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 06:52 p.m.
MANILA -- About P10-million worth of dried marine products suspected to be smuggled out of the country were intercepted by authorities, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said Thursday.
Ruffy Biazon, BOC commissioner, said 2,300 kilos of illegal dried marine products shipment was consigned to Golden East Marine Export Inc. of Las Piñas City and may have been intended for export.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 06:15 p.m.
MANILA (Updated, 6:09 p.m.) -- At least one person was confirmed dead while nine others were missing as Tropical Storm "Ofel" continues to batter several parts of the country, the state disaster agency said Thursday.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) identified the casualty as Sophia M. Recto who died of hypothermia, a condition in which the body has abnormally low temperature.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 05:39 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III announced Thursday the appointment Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho "Icot" Petilla as the new Secretary of the Department of Energy.
Aquino made the announcement while on a three-day state visit in Australia.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 05:28 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 5:29 p.m.) -- While Akbayan Citizens' Action Party (Akbayan) denies it is receiving funds from the Aquino government, it cannot do so when it comes to the sisters of President Benigno Aquino III.
The Statement of Election Contributions and Expenditures (SECE) of the party named the Aquino sisters as among its top supporters in the 2010 elections.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 04:33 p.m.
MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III is now feeling better and has resumed his activities in Sydney, Australia, after falling ill due to bum stomach Wednesday night.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the President has recovered and will attend all activities lined up for him Thursday.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 03:02 p.m.
MANILA -- A building contractor and a businessman are the latest targets of tax evasion cases filed before the Department of Justice on Thursday.
With a combined tax liability of P45.2 million, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) accused Engineer Ruben Uy Yu or Ryu Construction of willful attempt to evade taxes and failure to supply the agency with correct and accurate information for 2007 and 2008.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 01:48 p.m.
MANILA (2nd Update, 3:50 p.m.) -- In another attempt to stem the influence of political families, lawyers and a non-government group asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to require Congress to pass a law enforcing the constitutional prohibition on electing relatives in government.
Led by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and backed by former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr., and four others, the 26-page petition for mandamus came after they noted the supposed refusal of lawmakers to pass the long pending measure.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 01:42 p.m.
MANILA (2nd Update, 3:40 p.m.) -- Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle said Thursday that he feels that his country – not only him – is being challenged by Pope Benedict XVI to evangelize others now that he has been appointed as one of the six new cardinals of the Catholic Church.
In his official statement released by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM) Thursday, Tagle said he has mixed reactions upon knowing of his appointment.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 01:06 p.m.
MANILA -- Anti-narcotics agents have collared a radio commentator after he was allegedly caught selling shabu, an official said Thursday.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Arturo Cacdac, Jr. said the suspected pusher identified as Felicito Lazaro, 62, alias Lito, was arrested by operatives of PDEA, after he was caught selling shabu to a poseur-buyer in Sorsogon.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 12:59 p.m.
MANILA -- Former Chief Justice Renato Corona advised his former colleagues in the judiciary to bow to the orders of Malacañang or risk possible retaliation like impeachment, which he suffered last May.
Corona was at the Department of Justice on Thursday to file his counter-affidavit on allegations that he deliberately failed to pay P120.5 million in taxes as a result of his acquisition of pricey condominium units and a house during his 10-year stint at the Supreme Court.