SolGen asks SC to reverse decision favoring foreign contractors

MANILA, Oct 5 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Solicitor General is asking the Supreme Court to reverse its decision that allows foreign construction firms to secure regular Philippine licenses. In a 29-page motion for reconsideration, the OSG argued that limitations on...

SolGen prioritizes sea row over condo dispute

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Solicitor General Florin Hilbay has asked the Supreme Court to push back the oral arguments on Torre de Manila since he is busy preparing for a “more crucial” hearing in the Netherlands to defend the Philippine claim over the South China Sea. The Supreme Court...

Alcala: Wala pong dinambong na pera ng bayanz

MANILA, Apr 24 (Mabuhay) – Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Friday said the Department of Agriculture will answer next week the Commission on Audit’s demand for explanation on the P14.4 billion allegedly squandered by the DA on questionable projects in 2013. Alcala denied...

Dismissed PMA cadet fails to get SC relief

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of Cadet Jeff Aldrin Cudia from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). Cudia’s petition seeking a reversal of the dismissal was filed by Cudia and his father Renato on March 15, 2014. Cudia’s...

Speaker denies blocking seizure of Imelda’s paintings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Sonny Belmonte on Thursday said he had nothing to do with the failure of the Sandiganbayan to seize some paintings from the office of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos. “They came, they saw, they did not get anything. I was informed after t...

Napoles children urge SC to stop graft trial

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government to file its comment on the petition filed by the children of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles, which urges the high court to stop the Sandiganbayan from hearing the graft cases against them. In a...

Bill wants wiretapping powers for Ombudsman

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker wants to give the Office of the Ombudsman wiretapping powers in a bid to boost its powers to investigate acts of graft and corruption. Pangasinan Representative Marlyn Primicias Agabas filed House Bill 5044, entitled “An Act strengthening the...

SC unanimously junks Tubbataha plea

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed a petition seeking the issuance of a writ of kalikasan over the grounding of a US Navy minesweeper in the Tubbataha Reef in January 2013. SC Public Information Office chief and spokesman Theodore Te said the...

Abad letter to Speaker Belmonte defines ‘savings’ in controversial DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Four days after President Benigno Aquino III delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address last July 28 where he asked Congress to clarify the meaning of “savings” in the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad wrote a...

Ex-PMA cadet insists he should be in graduates list

MANILA, July 14 (Mabuhay) – The camp of former Cadet First Class Aldrin Cudia on Monday maintained that he should be included in the list of graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Siklab Diwa” Class of 2014. This was through the reply filed by Cudia on the comment of...
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