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  • Prosecution: Send Revilla, Cambe, Napoles to Camp Bagong Diwa

    July 14, 2014 5:34 AM 17

    MANILA, Philippines- Government prosecutors on Monday requested the Sandiganbayan to transfer the detention of Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., his staff Richard Cambe and businesswoman Janet Napoles to Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. In their motion to transfer the place of detention, the Office of the Special Prosecutor asked the 1st Division of the Sandiganbayan

  • July 29 declared holiday to observe Eid'l Fitr

    July 14, 2014 5:31 AM

    MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has declared July 29, Tuesday, a nationwide regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr, or the end of Ramadhan. The President made the announcement through Proclamation No. 826 on Monday. Aquino said the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance

  • Coast Guard units on heightened alert for ‘Glenda’

    July 14, 2014 5:15 AM 7

    Maritime activities in Bicol stopped MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard headquarters in Manila has placed on “heightened alert” all PCG units in Bicol, Southern Tagalog and the National Capital Region, which are expected to be in the path of Tropical Storm “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun). Commander Armand Balilo, the PCG spokesperson

  • Pulse Asia: Aquino trust, performance ratings dip amid SC ruling on DAP

    July 14, 2014 5:05 AM 6

    MANILA, Philippines – Less people approve of and trust President Benigno Aquino III amid the Supreme Court (SC) declaring parts of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional, the latest survey by Pulse Asia said. “Various issues preoccupied Filipinos immediately prior to and during the conduct of the field interviews for this survey

  • Cudia reiterates plea to join Siklab Diwa Class of 2014

    July 14, 2014 5:03 AM 2

    MANILA - Cadet 1st Class Aldrin Cudia, represented by his father, Renato, filed with the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday his reply to the comment filed by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on his petition which seeks a reversal of his dismissal from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). Assisted by the Public Attorney's Office (PAO), Cudia reiterated

  • China's Island-Building Strategy in the South China Sea

    July 14, 2014 5:03 AM 5

    Ongoing international disputes over territory in the South China Sea have led many to invoke an old adage: “When the facts are on your side, pound the facts. When the law is on your side, pound the law. When neither is on your side, pound the table.” Beijing is using all these approaches simultaneously, but with an ambitious twist -- as it tells other

  • Ping earlier questioned Abad on DAP

    July 14, 2014 4:57 AM 2

    MANILA - Senator Panfilo Lacson had already questioned Budget Secretary Florencio Abad’s rationale behind the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) in the past. “I questioned that. I told him, why would you pool the monies not obligated or used, or money you did not release? How could you declare savings in the middle of the year. I don’t think it’s fair for agencies

  • Survey reveals sympathy for Jinggoy, JPE, Bong

    July 14, 2014 4:51 AM 2

    MANILA - A Pulse Asia survey showing a decline in President Aquino's performance and trust ratings also captured people's sentiments about the jailing of opposition senators Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile and Bong Revilla. Pulse Asia research director Ana Tabunda said the issue on the priority development assistance funds (PDAF) "might have a heavier

  • N. Korea fires artillery shells into ocean – Seoul

    July 14, 2014 4:50 AM 5

    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Monday fired artillery shells into waters near its sea border with South Korea, Seoul’s military said, a day after the country test-launched two ballistic missiles in the latest of a series of weapon tests. The shells fired from sites near the heavily fortified land border landed north of the maritime border so South

  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    July 14, 2014 4:42 AM 6

    CHICAGO – Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. But it was an Apple iPad that caused an itchy body rash in an 11-year-old