Palace: Govt’s concern in Iglesia ni Cristo row limited to possible crime committed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The state’s concern in the row involving the Iglesia ni Cristo is limited only to the possibility of a crime being committed, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte also said the religious group’s reported practice of “bloc...

DOJ defends move to place Akmad Ampatuan under WPP

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) defended its move to place former Datu Salibo, Maguindanao Mayor Akmad Ampatuan under its custody by virtue of his Witness Protection Program (WPP) coverage. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Akmad is a “key...

Fiscal denies pushing for Laude plea bargain deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Olongapo City chief prosecutor Emilie delos Santos denied suggesting a P21-million plea bargain deal in the Jennifer Laude murder case. Delos Santos told reporters in Olongapo that court records will prove there is no truth to accusations from Laude’s lawyers...

Miriam: Aquino may be held liable for deaths of fallen 44 SAF men

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Monday said President Benigno Aquino III may be held liable for the January 25 encounter between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Philippine National Police-Special Action Force in Mamasapano, Maguindanao which resulted...

Arroyo home for Christmas

MANILA, Dec 23 (Mabuhay) – Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is now at her home in La Vista, Quezon City after the anti-graft court partially granted her Christmas furlough. Arroyo began her furlough Tuesday morning, departing Veterans Memorial...

PHL seeks to block adultery website

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippine justice secretary said Sunday she is seeking to block extramarital dating site Ashley Madison in the country – under charges it facilitates crime. “The website is a platform that allows illegal acts to be eventually committed. A ban may be enforced,”...

DNA findings bolster hate crime theory – Roque

MANILA (Mabuhay)  — Lawyer Harry Roque said the findings of authorities on the condoms found in the room where transgender Jennifer Laude was killed only bolsters the theory that the killing is a hate crime. Roque said the findings only shows that Laude and suspect Joseph...

Sueselbeck on possible ban in PHL: Worst punishment for ‘stupid thing’

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – Marc Sueselbeck, the German fiancé of slain Filipino transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, has expressed fears about being barred from returning to the Philippines should he be deported and declared an undesirable alien. At a press conference in UP...

PH, US want thorough probe into transgender slay

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday said both the Philippines and the United States were calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a transgender in Olongapo. “(Undersecretary Eduardo) Oban said the Philippines and US governments agreed on a thorough...

US Embassy working with PHL authorities in probing slay of transgender in Olongapo

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The US Embassy in Manila is working closely with Philippine authorities in identifying the suspect in the killing of a transgender woman in Olongapo City over the weekend amid allegations the foreign companion the victim was last seen with may be a US...
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