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  • No justice until Palparan confesses, says mother of abducted UP student

    August 12, 2014 6:17 PM 5

    MANILA, Philippines–“There’s no justice until he admits he abducted my daughter and killed her,” said Erlinda Cadapan, mother of University of the Philippines student Sherlyn Cadapan who was allegedly kidnapped by soldiers under the command of Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, who was captured in Manila early Tuesday. “We laud the arrest of the butcher

  • Palace happy with survey despite low ratings

    August 12, 2014 5:55 PM 14

    MANILA, Philippines — Despite falling 22 places among government institutions ranked by local businessmen, Malacañang on Tuesday said it was still satisfied with the results. “Sa kabuuan ay ikinagagalak namin ang resulta nitong survey na ito (As a whole, we are happy with the results of this survey),” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma told Palace

  • Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

    August 12, 2014 5:35 PM 9

    SAN FRANCISCO— Robin Williams was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push him to suicide. It was no secret that the Oscar-winning actor had suffered for years from periodic bouts

  • Palparan’s flight means guilt–DOJ

    August 12, 2014 5:15 PM 21

    ‘Butcher’ of Arroyo admin falls MANILA, Philippines–Flight means guilt and retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan’s lamming it for three years means he has responsibility for the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan, a state prosecutor said on Tuesday after the capture of one of the Philippines’ most-wanted

  • CJ to send justices to House hearing

    August 12, 2014 4:56 PM 6

    MANILA, Philippines - Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno will not attend the hearing of the House of Representatives tomorrow on the judiciary’s proposed P19.499- billion budget for next year. Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said the high court would instead send several other magistrates and officials in charge to face the House committee on appropriations

  • Mother hopes 2 missing girls will also surface

    August 12, 2014 4:56 PM 6

    MALOLOS CITY, Philippines – With Jovito Palparan out of hiding, will his alleged victims also surface soon? This is the fervent hope of Erlinda Cadapan, who never abandoned her belief that her daughter Sherilyn is still alive. Cadapan said Sherilyn was 29 when she was abducted with two others in Hagonoy, Bulacan on the night of June 26, 2006. “She would

  • EU donates P1.8 B for Phl health sector reforms

    August 12, 2014 4:56 PM 14

    MANILA, Philippines - The European Union and the Philippines have signed a financing agreement providing a grant of €30 million (P1.8 billion) for the country’s health sector reforms. The Philippines Health Sector Reform Contract (PHSRC), the third EU funded program to support the Philippine Health Sector Reform Agenda, was signed last July 30. Under

  • Sereno, SC officials to attend House hearing on judiciary budget

    August 12, 2014 4:36 PM 9

    MANILA - No snub, this time: officials of the Supreme Court, including some justices and Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, will attend the hearing of the House of Representatives on the proposed 2015 budget of the judiciary on Thursday, August 14. SC Spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te said the Court officials led by Deputy Court Administrator Raul Villanueva

  • Land rights issues seen to derail rehab efforts in Yolanda areas

    August 12, 2014 4:19 PM 10

    MANILA, Philippines—Long-standing and emerging issues over lack of land tenure security may be a major stumbling block to rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-affected areas if not addressed strategically, says a report released by international non-government organization Oxfam. The destruction caused by Yolanda surfaced the urgent need to address policies

  • Palparan nabbed in Manila slum

    August 12, 2014 4:01 PM 3

    AFTER almost three years in hiding, agents of naval intelligence and the National Bureau of Investigation finally arrested retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan on Tuesday after surrender feelers he sent through his wife did not push through because of his family’s doubts. “Palparan, through his wife, sent surrender feelers which I said can be accommodated