Militants picket SC, call for rejection of EDCA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — About a hundred protesters staged a rally in front of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday morning in time for the 24th anniversary of the Philippines’ rejection of the United States bases treaty. The protesters are from militant organization Bagong...

Gov’t to pay LRT-1 partner P7.5-B penalty charge – Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government will have to compensate the consortium of Ayala Land Inc. and Metro Pacific Investments Corp. for unfulfilled obligations under a concession agreement for the Light Rail Transit Line 1. In an August 7 letter, Transportation Secretary Joseph...

Get Binay and Aquino, Abad, allies too – Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay should be prosecuted for plunder over allegations of amassing illegal wealth, but doing so “should not be used to cover-up the far bigger systemic corruption” perpetuated by the administration, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said...

Aquino must give an account on deadly Mamasapano ops – militant group

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group on Wednesday said President Benigno Aquino III “has a lot of explaining to do” about the operations in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, where 44 elite police officers were killed Sunday. In a statement, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said...

Militant group sees challenge after Pope leaves PHL

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – Meanwhile, militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said a bigger challenge awaits Filipinos after Pope Francis leaves. Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said his group thanked Pope Francis for “consistent advocacy of the poor and his...

No SC action means LRT, MRT fare hikes enforced

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The controversial fare increases ordered by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)for the Light Rail Transit and Metro Rail Transit will have to remain in place for now. The high tribunal, sitting in its first full court session for...

DOTC chief claims LRT, MRT fare hike followed standard procedures

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) defended its move to green light the fare increase for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT), which was based on laid-out procedures, its top official said Monday. This is in light of...

‘Terminate VFA if US won’t hand over Pemberton’: Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government should terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement should the United States refuse to hand over US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, to local authorities, a...

Activists hit Palparan transfer to AFP custody

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Militant groups on Monday condemned a Bulacan court’s decision to allow the transfer of retired Army Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio. “The move smacks of special treatment for a...

Aquino names SolGen Jardeleza to SC

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Secretary Herminio Coloma, head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, said the appointment was transmitted to the Supreme...
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