Friday, March 8, 2013 - 08:14 p.m.
MANILA -- The Philippine Government is expecting Malaysia to treat humanely the 10 followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III who have been detained in Sabah, Malacañang said Friday.
Reports Friday evening said more than 50 individuals suspected of having links to Kiram’s followers, who have been holed up in Lahad Datu, Sabah, have been detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act.
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 07:01 p.m.
MANILA -- Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia recently asked the Supreme Court to stop the Office of the Ombudsman from pursuing her case in connection with the purchase of the 24.9-hectare Balili beachfront property in the province.
Garcia is set to be arraigned on March 12 for graft and malversation of public funds before the Sandiganbayan fifth division but lawyer Tranquil Salvador III trooped to the SC last Monday and filed a petition for certiorari with a prayer for temporary restraining order (TRO).
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 05:48 p.m.
CEBU CITY -- Around 3 a.m. Friday, March 8, Estelita "Nang Titang" Diola, known to Cebuanos as the "Keeper of the Sinulog dance and beat," succumbed to lingering illness and old age at their residence in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City.
At 87, she has been in and out of the hospital and bedridden since the incident where she incurred a hip fracture late December of last year.
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 05:11 p.m.
ALL roads lead to Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Taguig at 7 a.m. of March 9, Saturday, as warriors against human trafficking prepare for the historic Freedom Ride.
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 03:59 p.m.
MANILA -- Some 61 Filipinos from strife-torn Syria are expected to arrive in Manila on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.
The expatriates are set to arrive at 9:15 a.m. aboard Qatar Airways flight QR 648.
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 03:54 p.m.
MANILA -- State censors can no longer put public affairs program "T3: Kapatid, Sagot Kita" off air for three months after the Court of Appeals (CA) issued a favorable ruling to television station TV5 on Thursday.
T3 was earlier ordered suspended by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) for its hosts' statements against celebrity couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto.
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 03:52 p.m.
MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday that the Syrian rebels have failed to release the 21 Filipino UN peacekeepers and are sticking to their demands for repositioning of Syrian government forces.
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 02:20 p.m.
MANILA -- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has confiscated two 40-footer vans loaded with P12-million worth of illegally imported used tires, electronic and computer routers, parts and accessories from Japan and Singapore, an official said Friday.
Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said that one of the two seized 40-footer container vans was misdeclared as oil filters and pistons from Japan. The container van arrived at the Manila International Container Port (MCIP) on January 24 and was consigned to Nolman Commercial.
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 02:14 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has declared March 18, which falls on a Monday, as a special non-working day in the province of Masbate in commemoration of its 112th Foundation Day.
The Chief Executive issued the declaration by virtue of Proclamation 547 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on February 8, to give the people of Masbate the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion.
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 01:48 p.m.
MANILA -- The European Union (EU) added on Friday its voice among members of the international community who are calling for the release of 21 Filipino peacekeepers captured by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.
Catherine Ashton, high representative for foreign affairs, said in a statement that the organization is calling for the "immediate and unconditional release" of the Filipino troops deployed there for the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission.