AFP considers disbarment case vs Laude lawyer

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Philippine leader rules out seeking second term

Philippine President Benigno Aquino had previously hinted that he might seek to rewrite the constitution, possibly allowing him to run for re-election. But he quickly ran into opposition. PHOTOS Philippine President Benigno Aquino addresses the nation in a televised speech at Malacanang Palace in Manila. (Photo: AFP/File/Jay Directo) MANILA: Philippine Pr read more...

Spatting Tycoons Stunt Philippine Infrastructure Growth

While Philippine tycoons argue over a typing error in a highway bid and whose shopping mall benefits the most from a train station, commuters including Aneka Rodriguez are paying the price. A 47-kilometer (29-mile) expressway connecting Manila to the southern provinces has been delayed by a San Miguel Corp. appeal to President Benigno Aquino after its bid was rejected on a technicality. Meanwhile, SM Prime Holding read more...

‘Garnish Bong’s P224 M’

Gov’t lawyers seek to secure ‘pork’ assets   MANILA, Philippines – Lawyers from the Office of the Ombudsman are asking the Sandiganbayan to issue a writ of preliminary attachment against the assets of detained Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. to ensure their recovery should it win the case against the lawmaker who is facing plunder charges for alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam. In a motion f read more...

A year on, typhoon-devastated Philippine city fails to rebuild homes

MANILA Oct 28 (Reuters) – The mayor of the central Philippine city worst hit by a super typhoon a year ago said on Tuesday fewer than 100 of 14,500 promised permanent homes had been built and that thousands were still living in danger zones. Typhoon Haiyan wiped out or damaged practically everything in its path as it swept ashore on Nov. 8, 2013, with seven-metre storm surges destroying around 90 percent read more...

U.S. Marine accused of killing transgender Filipina turned over to Philippine …

Test your skills with popular games including 7 Little Words, daily Sudoku, and crosswords. Article source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/u-s-marine-accused-killing-transgender-filipina-turned-philippine-detention-article-1.1984251 read more...

Pinay takes helm of US naval command

GUAM – One of the few females holding a high-ranking position in the United States Navy is a Filipino. Born in Hawaii to Filipino parents, US Navy Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar was raised in a traditional Filipino family. “Ang tatay ko ay taga Bicol at ang nanay ko ay taga Pangasinan (My father is from Bicol and my mother hails from Pangasinan),” Bolivar told The STAR in fluent Filipino. Bolivar came from humble read more...

US Marine supected of murder in Philippine custody

U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman, arrives inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday.(Photo: Aaron Favila, AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino to the Philippine read more...

Philippine regulator says Caesars must put up higher casino investment

MANILA (Reuters) – U.S. gaming firm Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR.O) has to put in at least $1.5 billion as minimum investment if it proceeds to invest in the Philippines, an up-and-coming gaming destination that has lured some of the world’s biggest casino operators. Last month, Philippine President Benigno Aquino met with top Caesars officials, with the casino operator following up the San Fran read more...

Marine Murder Case Reveals US-Philippine Sore Spot

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, U.S. Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to his detention as he arrives inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino t read more...

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