Senior expat takes pride in his ‘1734’ PHL map copy

‘Document’ portends to show what belongs to China, what’s ours By Abner T. Galino It is certainly more than an amusing coincidence to find a burning fervor for the motherland on an expatriate named Rizal Reyes, a senior in his middle 80’s and a resident of mid-city Los Angeles....

DOJ forms task force vs. price fixing, cartels

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has formed a five-member task force to handle cases involving anti-competition practices like price fixing and cartels. Making up the Task Force on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Cartels are five members from DOJ offices...

De Lima: Raps will be filed vs. Junjun Binay, supporters over assault of cops

MANILA, June 30 (Mabuhay) – Makati Mayor Junjun Binay can expect fresh charges to be filed against him for defying his latest preventive suspension, the order for which was served Tuesday morning amid a violent confrontation between Binay supporters and policemen. Justice...

Junjun Binay seeks relief anew from CA over 2nd suspension order

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Makati Mayor Jejomar “Junjun” Binay has once again sought relief from the Court of Appeals over a second preventive suspension issued against him by the Office of the Ombudsman over graft charges related to alleged irregularities in the construction of a...

De Lima orders new BuCor chief to make Bilibid drug-free

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III on Tuesday was sworn in as the new director general of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), which maintains the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. Accompanied by his family, Cruz was sworn in by Justice...

Comelec: 2016 bets need not quit before filing

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday clarified that appointed government officials need not resign from their posts to be able to run in the 2016 elections. “Ang rule, kapag nag-file ng COC (certificate of candidacy) ang isang...

Opposition solons call for resignation of Cabinet execs who want to run in 2016

MANILA, June 24 (Mabuhay) – Cabinet officials who are interested in running for elective posts next year should emulate Vice President Jejomar Binay and resign from their posts even if they have yet to officially announce their candidacy, opposition lawmakers said Wednesday....

JV Ejercito to Cabinet members planning to run in 2016: Resign now

MANILA, June 23 (Mabuhay) – Out of delicadeza, Cabinet members who are planning to seek elected posts in next year’s election should follow Vice President Jejomar Binay’s move and resign too, Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito said on Tuesday. “Siguro that would be what Vice...

Wang Bo denies involvement in BBL payola controversy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspected Chinese crime lord Wang Bo on Tuesday denied bribing officials of the Bureau of Immigration to sign his release papers, as he dismissed the allegation that he gave $10 million to members of the House of Representatives as bribe. Wang made the...

De Lima forms team to probe Wang Bo deportation case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has created a five-member panel to investigate the deportation controversy surrounding Chinese gambling lord Wang Bo, who allegedly bribed Immigration officials in exchange for his freedom. In a two-page department order, De Lima...