Comelec may defer proclamation of Senate winners

MANILA, May 15 (Mabuhay) -– The proclamation of winning senators in the midterm elections may be postponed for Thursday or Friday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said. “We expect to proclaim by Thursday or Friday the senators and we will proceed immediately Friday or...

Jonas Burgos case among priorities of superbody looking into extra-judicial killings

MANILA, Apr 18 (Mabuhay) – The case of Jonas Burgos, an activist who was picked up by government agents and has gone missing for the past six years, will be one of the priorities of a government “superbody” created to look into extra-judicial killings. Justice Secretary Leila de...

Comelec to review inclusion of party-list groups

MANILA, Apr 5 (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes said 41 of the 54 party-list groups whose appeals were remanded to the poll body by the Supreme Court will most likely be allowed to participate in the party-list race. This, he said,...

SC ousts Lucy Torres as Leyte rep

MANILA, Mar 19 (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled to oust television personality Lucy Torres-Gomez as Leyte fourth district representative. In a text message, SC spokesperson Theodore Te said she “did not validly substitute” her husband Richard Gomez in the May...

SC to Comelec: ‘Team Patay’ tarp stays for now

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) order for the removal of the controversial “Team Patay, Team Buhay” tarpaulin at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod...

DAR releases final list of Luisita beneficiaries

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Agrarian Reform has released the final list of over 6,000 farm workers who will receive land from Hacienda Luisita. DAR Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes said copies of the list have been posted in 10 villages within the sugar...

IBP denounces impeach lawmakers

MANILA, Dec 21 (Mabuhay) — Reiterating its stand against the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Wednesday denounced lawmakers who pushed for it and for singling out Corona in their complaint. The IBP, the...

Supreme Court orders California to free prisoners



By Lucile Malandain WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 (AFP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ordered California Monday to free thousands of prison inmates, saying chronic overcrowding violated inmates’ rights – but one judge warned the ruling was “outrageous.” In a...

Supreme Court orders California to free prisoners

By Lucile Malandain WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 (AFP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ordered California Monday to free thousands of prison inmates, saying chronic overcrowding violated inmates’ rights – but one judge warned the ruling was “outrageous.” In a narrow...