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All projects, agreements 'done with full, rigorous compliance with law' – Abaya

Former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya asserted on Tuesday that all projects and agreements entered into not only during his stint but during the Aquino administration were done with full, rigorous compliance with the law, with honesty, and in the public interest.' The post All ...

De Lima says Sereno ouster aims to cover up Palace failures

The impeachment bid against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was not only meant to remove her from office and cover up' the President's failures but also to condition the public to the possibility of a society ruled not by law, but by the whims and caprices of a sociopath.' The post De Lima says ...

Alvarez says Sereno is 'afraid of her own ghost'

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is just afraid of her own ghost. This was how House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reacted on Tuesday to Sereno's allegations that the impeachment case against her could have been fueled by "revenge and personal agenda." The post Alvarez ...

Secrets and wives: Chinese gays, lesbians hide behind 'sham marriage'

When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a specific type in mind: Gay. The post Secrets and wives: Chinese gays, lesbians hide behind 'sham marriage' appeared first on Inquirer News.

Speaker threatens to abolish CA anew for delay in rendering justice

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reiterated his call on Tuesday to abolish the Court of Appeals unless it can “prove that it hastens justice instead of delaying it.” During his speech in a judicial reform conference in Malate, Manila, Alvarez said: “For the sake of our people, let's ...

Trump declares North Korea 'a state sponsor of terror'

United States President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism' on Monday even as his top diplomat said Washington has not given up hope of a negotiated end to its nuclear standoff with Kim Jong-Un's regime. The post Trump declares North Korea 'a state sponsor of terror' ...

US ends 'protected' status for Haitian immigrants

Some 59,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States will no longer receive protective status starting in 18 months, opening the door for their potential repatriation to their desperately poor home country. The post US ends 'protected' status for Haitian immigrants appeared first on Inquirer News.

DOTr sues former Aquino cabinet men for plunder over MRT-3 mess

The Department of Transportation filed on Tuesday a plunder complaint against former Cabinet members in the Aquino administration, including former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya, over the allegedly anomalous maintenance contract for the Metro Rail Transit 3 . ...

Sereno to judges: Stay faithful to sworn duty, 'uphold Constitution, rule of law' amid 'challenging times'

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has asked judges to remain faithful to their sworn duty to defend the Constitution, the rule of law and judicial independence, and resist political pressures in the midst of trying times. The post Sereno to judges: Stay faithful to sworn duty, 'uphold ...

12 suspected NPA arrested in Batangas checkpoint

Twelve suspected communist rebels were arrested in a checkpoint in Batangas following an encounter with government security forces, the military said on Tuesday. The post 12 suspected NPA arrested in Batangas checkpoint appeared first on Inquirer News.

Manila-Tuguegarao trips cancelled due to bad weather – MIAA

Two domestic flights between Manila and Tuguegarao City were cancelled on Tuesday morning amid the bad weather affecting the province. The post Manila-Tuguegarao trips cancelled due to bad weather – MIAA appeared first on Inquirer News.

Pasig cop in trouble after 'accidentally' shooting suspect dead

A policeman is in hot water after he accidentally' shot dead a man accused of molesting a seven-year-old girl and another woman in Pasig City on Sunday evening. The post Pasig cop in trouble after 'accidentally' shooting suspect dead appeared first on Inquirer News.

3 weather systems to affect most parts of PH – Pagasa

Three weather systems, which would bring scattered rains and thunderstorms, would affect most parts of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Tuesday. The post 3 weather systems to affect most parts of PH – Pagasa appeared first on ...

US First Lady Melania Trump accepts White House Christmas tree

WASHINGTON — United States First Lady Melania Trump, and son Barron, received on Monday the official White House Christmas tree, continuing a time-honored, first lady tradition. The post US First Lady Melania Trump accepts White House Christmas tree appeared first on Inquirer News.

Dozens hurt in blasts, fire at NY cosmetics factory

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — Two explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory about an hour's drive north of New York City left up to 35 people injured, including seven firefighters caught in the second blast, authorities said on Monday. The post Dozens hurt in blasts, fire at NY cosmetics factory appeared ...

Duterte offers China 3rd telco carrier slot

The telecom duopoly is about to end,' Malacañang declared on Monday. The post Duterte offers China 3rd telco carrier slot appeared first on Inquirer News.

No legal basis for RevGov, says IBP

President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to declare a revolutionary government if his opponents try to topple him from power cannot stand legal scrutiny, the leader of the country's 60,000 lawyers said on Monday. The post No legal basis for RevGov, says IBP appeared first on Inquirer News.

CHR assails 'law of jungle' in House over Sereno impeachment proceedings

The impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno are governed by the law of the jungle,' an official of the Commission on Human Rights said on Monday. The post CHR assails 'law of jungle' in House over Sereno impeachment proceedings appeared ...

Palace: Ban on open-pit mining stays in place

The ban on open-pit mining put in place by then Environment Secretary Regina Paz Lopez stays despite an interagency council's recommendation to lift it, Malacañang said on Monday. The post Palace: Ban on open-pit mining stays in place appeared first on Inquirer News.

Strongman dubbed 'Crocodile' poised to take over Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was elected on Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe. The post ...

Some senators back Duterte plan to tag NPA a terror group

Several senators on Monday expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to classify the New People's Army as a terrorist group, saying it was his prerogative and that the communist rebels had lost their ideology and morphed into plain bandits over time. The post Some senators back Duterte ...

Health advocates want Senate to raise tax on cigarettes

Health advocates on Monday threatened to start a campaign against senators who will oppose the inclusion of higher cigarette tax in the tax reform measure being pushed in the Senate to address tobacco use. The post Health advocates want Senate to raise tax on cigarettes appeared first on Inquirer ...

Pichay goes on trial; Gatchalian cleared

The antigraft court Sandiganbayan will proceed with the trial of Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. over the buyout by the Local Water Utilities Administration of an insolvent thrift bank, but let off the hook another congressman, Valenzuela Rep. Weslie Gatchalian, one of Pichay's coaccused. ...

Erice, 5 mining firm execs charged with falsification

A small-scale miner has filed a criminal complaint against Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice and five executives of a mining firm in Tubay, Agusan del Norte province, for allegedly falsifying documents regarding their mining operations. The post Erice, 5 mining firm execs charged with falsification ...

France debates difference between seduction and sexual harassment

France is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. Some have wondered if France can address men's behavior toward women without throwing out its Don Juan national identity. The post France debates difference between seduction and sexual harassment appeared first on Inquirer ...

Groups sue Abaya for graft over Buri maintenance deal for MRT 3

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. and former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on Monday led the filing of a graft complaint against former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and 14 others over alleged irregularities in the P3.809-billion contract with Busan ...

Leftist groups sue Abaya for graft over Buri maintenance deal for MRT 3

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. and former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on Monday led the filing of a graft complaint against former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and 14 others over alleged irregularities in the P3.809-billion contract with Busan ...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe passes deadline to resign; impeachment looms

Longtime President Robert Mugabe ignored a midday deadline set by the ruling party to step down or face impeachment proceedings, while Zimbabweans stunned by his defiance during a national address vowed more protests to make him leave. The post Zimbabwe's Mugabe passes deadline to resign; ...

DepEd: Beware of fake announcements of class suspensions

The Department of Education urged the public to trust only official sources in the announcement of class suspensions after at least two Facebook pages erroneously claimed on Monday that the agency had declared a three-day holiday next week. The post DepEd: Beware of fake announcements of class ...

Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch over ghost town

The countdown to launch creeps closer and there's still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist Mad Mike Hughes to do: Last-second modifications to his vessel. Pick up his flight suit. Leave out enough food for his four cats – just in case anything happens. The post Self-taught rocket scientist ...

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech Monday that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims. The post Suu Kyi blames world ...

Angara endorses bill expanding student fare discount for plenary OK

Senator Sonny Angara has endorsed for plenary approval a measure that would not only expand the coverage of the 20% student fare discount but also exempts Filipino students from travel tax when they travel abroad for education, training, and competition. The post Angara endorses bill expanding ...

Former AP reporter recalls surreal spectacle of Charles Manson trial

The gruesome murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others had stunned the world – a celebrity case like no other that plunged me into the world of high-profile trials that would become my professional calling,' writes former AP special correspondent Linda Deutsch. The Manson case shadowed my life ...

US 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dead at 83

Charles Manson, the psychopathic guru who masterminded a savage killing spree in the United States that shocked the world, has died  aged 83, US media and California prison officials said late Sunday. The post US 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dead at 83 appeared first on Inquirer News.

'Shabu,' other contraband seized in surprise inspection in Bohol District Jail

Illegal drugs and improvised bladed weapons were among the contraband seized during a surprise inspection inside the Bohol District Jail in Barangay Cabawan, this city on Monday morning. The post 'Shabu,' other contraband seized in surprise inspection in Bohol District Jail appeared first on ...

Revolutionary gov't would be just as 'abusive' as war on drugs, says Pangilinan

The revolutionary government that President Rodrigo Duterte has been threatening to impose would be as abusive' as his war against drugs, Sen, Francis Kiko' Pangilinan said on Monday. The post Revolutionary gov't would be just as 'abusive' as war on drugs, says Pangilinan appeared first on Inquirer ...

Man reunited with car after forgetting where it was parked 20 years ago

Dude, where's my car? The post Man reunited with car after forgetting where it was parked 20 years ago appeared first on Inquirer News.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

Britain is marking the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip with a peal of bells, a set of portraits and some commemorative stamps. The then-Princess Elizabeth married naval Lt. Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947. Now 91, she is the first ...

Roque asks Alvarez to defer proclamation of his replacement in the House

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has formally asked House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to defer the proclamation of his replacement as representative of Kabayan Party-list while the Commission on Elections resolves the group's infighting. The post Roque asks Alvarez to defer proclamation of his ...

Alvarez responds to Sereno: Just show up in impeachment hearings

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should just show up and refute the impeachment complaint against her before the House committee on justice on its hearing on Wednesday.  The post Alvarez responds to Sereno: Just show up in impeachment hearings appeared first ...

Santiago fired over junkets abroad, favors from drug lords – Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed former Dangerous Drugs Board chief Dionisio Santiago not just for contradicting his statements but due to complaints of alleged junkets abroad and acceptance of favors from drug lords, Malacañang said on Monday. The post Santiago fired over junkets abroad, favors ...

Groups warn DOTr officials: Don't ever repeat mistakes of past admin on MRT-3

The graft complaint filed against former Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya before the Office of the Ombudsman serves as a warning to the current Department of Transportation officials not to repeat the mistakes of the past administration in handling the operation of the Metro Rail Transit 3 . This ...

CHR exec says lawyers are mocking the law, human rights

Justice, human rights, and the rule of law are being mocked by a lawyer aided and abetted by fellow lawyers. The post CHR exec says lawyers are mocking the law, human rights appeared first on Inquirer News.

Sereno hopes Duterte understands weight of check and balances in democracy

While wishing President Rodrigo Duterte success, Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has expressed hope that the chief executive would understand the importance of checks and balances for any democracy. The post Sereno hopes Duterte understands weight of check and balances in democracy ...

Gov't troops, NPA rebels clash in Batangas

Government troops and communist rebels clashed in Nasugbu town in Batangas province on Monday morning, military reports said. The post Gov't troops, NPA rebels clash in Batangas appeared first on Inquirer News.

US troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash

TOKYO — United States military personnel in Okinawa have been restricted to base and banned from drinking alcohol after a Marine was arrested over a crash that killed a Japanese man. The post US troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash appeared first on Inquirer News.

IBP, CHR remind lawyers of oath to uphold law, human rights

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines , the Commission on Human Rights and various alternative legal groups urged lawyers on Monday to stand by their oath to be advocates of justice and human rights amid President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs which triggered a spate of killings in the country. The ...

3 senators support Duterte plan to tag NPA as terrorist group

At least three senators were supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to declare the New People's Army a terrorist group, noting that the communist rebels had long been labeled terrorists' by a local court and the United States anyway. The post 3 senators support Duterte plan to tag NPA as ...

Sereno: Impeachment meant to make gov't officials accountable

Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said she was hoping that the impeachment case against her was not fuelled by “vengeance or personal agenda,” as she reminded those who wield power that the political exercise was meant to exact accountability from government officials. I ...

Groups file graft complaint vs Abaya, et.al over MRT-3 maintenance contract

Different groups filed on Monday a graft complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against former Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya and several others over the questionable P3.8-billion maintenance contract for the MRT-3. The post Groups file graft complaint vs Abaya, et.al over MRT-3 ...