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  • DND maintains Edca constitutional

    May 26, 2014 9:14 AM 2

    MANILA, Philippines — After two former senators marched to the Supreme Court Monday morning demanding that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement be declared unconstitutional, the Department of National Defense fired back and stood its ground. DND spokesman Peter Galvez maintained the constitutionality of Edca, saying that it falls within the bylaws

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    May 26, 2014 8:35 AM 8

    SINGAPORE - Organizers of a Philippine independence celebration have dropped plans to hold it in a busy Singapore shopping district, police said Monday, after an abusive campaign by online commentators opposed to the event's venue. The Philippines marks its 116th year of independence on June 12 and a group of Filipino residents in the city-state had initially

  • Final ‘Napolist’ out today

    May 26, 2014 8:22 AM 4

    MANILA, Philippines - She has received death threats, while certain lawmakers have appealed to be excluded from the so-called “Napolist.” But Janet Lim-Napoles is prepared to submit today her final affidavit and list of officials involved in the pork barrel scam to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Senate. The affidavit and list will reveal the entire

  • Pinoys in Singapore drop PH independence celebration plans

    May 26, 2014 8:10 AM 6

    SINGAPORE - Organizers of a Philippine independence celebration have dropped plans to hold it in a busy Singapore shopping district, police said Monday, after an abusive campaign by online commentators opposed to the event's venue. The Philippines marks its 116th year of independence on June 12 and a group of Filipino residents in the city-state had initially

  • Investments vital in poverty reduction, says NEDA

    May 26, 2014 7:58 AM 1

    MANILA (Mindanao Examiner / May 26, 2014) - The National Economic and Development Authority said increasing investments from employers to generate high-quality and remunerative employment is vital in achieving rapid poverty reduction. NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan reading a speech for Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said during

  • Fake PCSO employee offering help in hospital nabbed

    May 26, 2014 7:33 AM 3

    MANILA – A woman was arrested for presenting herself as an employee of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in order to swindle a patient in a hospital in Iloilo City. The suspect, identified as Sheila Cabaitan, approached victim Aisa Yusatres inside a hospital and introduced herself as a lawyer and an employee of PCSO. Cabaitan offered to help the Yusatres

  • Amid frequent showers, it’s not rainy season yet, says Pagasa

    May 26, 2014 7:25 AM

    MANILA, Philippines- It may rain here and there but the rainy season is still just around the corner. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the rains that dropped the past few days were mere drizzles and did not signal the start of the official rainy season. No official date has been declared

  • Philippine says 3 Filipinos convicted for spying in Qatar  

    May 26, 2014 7:07 AM 2

    MANILA: The Philippines said Monday three Filipinos had been convicted of espionage in Qatar, with one sentenced to death and the others to life in jail. The trio were sentenced last month by a local court for selling information deemed threatening to Qatar´s national security, foreign department spokesman Charles Jose said. "We are extending legal assistance

  • 2 Chinese arrested in drug buy bust; P25M shabu seized – QCPD

    May 26, 2014 6:28 AM 4

    MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City policemen arrested two Chinese nationals and seized some P25 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in a drug sting operation on Sunday night. The arrest, the Quezon City Police District anti-illegal drugs (QCPD-DAID) unit said, might have effectively reduced the supply of illegal drugs for peddlers

  • Napoles can be discharged by May 29

    May 26, 2014 6:08 AM 7

    Since Janet Lim Napoles is 'responding to the medications' administered to stop her bleeding, a Makati doctor says it would be safe to discharge her soon MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – An ob-gyn who led the Ospital ng Makati team in treating alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles on Monday, May 26, said Napoles could be discharged “in a few days’