BBL constitutional, peace council concludes

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Malacañang-created peace council tasked to review the provisions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Tuesday maintained that the measure was overall “constitutional” despite some phrases that need to be inserted or deleted. “In conclusion,...

PHL halts exploration in ‘disputed’ sea: contractor

Manila, Philippines |   – The Philippines has suspended operations at a South China Sea natural gas project because it is also claimed by China and the dispute is before a UN tribunal, its contractor said Tuesday. UK-listed Forum Energy said the Philippine energy department’s...

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...

Bongbong: What Swiss accounts?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday refused to talk about his family’s Swiss accounts containing millions of dollars in alleged stolen wealth that was recovered by the Philippine government. Marcos steered clear of any talk about the forfeiture...

Court orders turnover of Marcos’ $42-M loot to gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan has ordered the turnover to the government of 42 million US dollars in the so-called “Arelma” account of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The anti-graft court’s Special Division issued a two-page writ of execution on the 18th of this month...

Pentagon orders aircraft carrier, ships to PHL

WASHINGTON, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the aircraft carrier USS George Washington and other American ships to head to the typhoon-stricken Philippines, the Pentagon said Monday. The carrier, which has 5,000 sailors and more than 80...

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL WELCOMES PARTICIPANTS OF PNP-PSOSEC CLASS OF 2012-82 AND 83

Los Angeles, 24 April 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted a dinner reception on 23 April 2013 in honor of the participants of the Public Safety Officers Senior Executive Course (PSOSEC) Class 2012-82 and 83. The class was headed by Police Chief...

EL PRESIDENTE THEATRICAL TRAILER

The Story of Emilio Aguinaldo, the Philippine Revolution and eventually the forming of the Republic. An Official Entry to the MMFF 2012. Starring Jeorge E.R. Estregan, Cesar Montano, Nora Aunor, Christopher de Leon , Christine Reyes and a stellar cast.

‘Republic of the Philippines’ not the same as ‘people of the Philippines’

By Zaldy Lenon Balita Media News Service – Manila Bureau Cadiz and other OSG lawyers said the Republic of the Philippines is not synonymous with the People of the Philippines and it is the OSG and not the OSP or the Ombudsman which represents the Republic of the...