BOI report shows Aquino ‘principally liable’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – How can Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II clear President Benigno Aquino III of the botched Mamasapano operation when the Board of Inquiry report shows he was responsible? That was one of the questions raised by militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan...

Napeñas forced to follow Purisima, lawyer says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Director Gen. Getulio Napenas did not break the chain of command, his lawyer claimed. Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre said the chain of responsibility in a civilian organization like the PNP is...

Stiffer penalties for obstruction of justice sought

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has moved to update another antiquated law penalizing persons obstructing the apprehension and prosecution of criminal offenders. Rep. Fernando V. Gonzalez (3rd District, Albay) made the move contained in HB 5521 which amends Presidential Decree No....

Sandigan allows Jinggoy Estrada to attend son’s graduation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Monday allowed Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to attend the graduation rites of his son on Tuesday. During the bail hearing of Estrada’s plunder case, Associate Justice Roland Jurado said the court granted Estrada’s request...

Court stops Junjun Binay’s suspension

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The appellate court on Monday, March 16, temporarily stopped the preventive suspension issued by the Ombudsman against of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay. The Court of Appeals Sixth Division issued a 60-day temporary restraining order (TRO) on the...

1st Capas Freedom March April 11

Los Angeles – Come April 11,thousands of people from all walks of life will gather in Capas, Tarlac in the Philippines to commemorate the agonizing battle of the heroes of the Bataan Death March dubbed “The Capas Freedom March”.  Local and foreign military personnel who fought in...

Trillanes taunts Binay over drama at Makati City Hall

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Stop this drama, Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV said of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay, who has been holed up in his office despite the six-month preventive suspension order by the Office of the Ombudsman. “Itong si Mayor Junjun, itong dramang...

Central Bank issues new rules in transport of currency

More than $10,000 must be declared at border Please be advised that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)’s current policies on cross border transport of local and foreign currency as contained in Section 4 of the Manual of Regulations on Foreign Exchange Transactions (FX...

Makati vice mayor takes oath after Junjun Binay suspension order served

MANILA, Mar 16 (Mabuhay) – Makati City Vice Mayor Romulo Peña was sworn into office on Monday morning as the acting city mayor after the suspension order on incumbent Mayor Jejomar “Junjun” Binay Jr. was served. The Department of Interior and Local Government served the order of...

Liezl Martinez dies at 47

Actress Liezl Martinez, wife of actor Albert Martinez, passed away Saturday morning after a long battle with cancer. She was 47. The news was confirmed by her uncle Cheng Muhlach, father of actor Aga Muhlach. The older Muhlach said Liezl had been confined in the hospital for over...
12