Prosecution to Gloria Arroyo: Stop abusing the court’s compassion

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Government prosecutors have once again expressed their “vehement opposition” to the motion of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to be placed under house arrest, saying the incumbent Pampanga lawmaker should stop using her health condition ...

Bong Revilla’s overnight hospital stay opposed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – State prosecutors have opposed Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.’s motion to spend overnight at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City, saying he can have his medical tests as an out-patient. “In fact, these tests can be done by the accused as an...

Bong Revilla seeks overnight checkup at St. Luke’s

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) -— Detained pork barrel scam accused Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has asked Sandiganbayan to allow him an overnight checkup at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig supposedly for his cough, colds and recurrent migraines. In a manifestation filed before...

Solon seeks granting of two-week family and medical leave for employees

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A neophyte lawmaker is seeking the granting of two weeks of unpaid leave a year to employees whose spouse, parent, unmarried child or who themselves suffer from serious illness. Rep. Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque City) raised this proposal through...

Non-machine readable passports to be phased out by late 2015 – DFA

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The use of all non-machine readable passports will not be extended beyond 31 October 2015 and must be completely phased out by 24 November 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs said recently. Citing its own regulations and the standards set by the...