Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Friday slammed senators displeased by the dismissal of the criminal charges filed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency against former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and 11 other officials of the agency over the P6.4-billion shabu (crystal meth) shipment seized in Valenzuela City in May.
Japan’s government will set aside around 2 trillion yen ($17.93 billion) to subsidize education costs and improve elderly care as part of an economic package due early next month, the Asahi newspaper said on Saturday.
South Africa’s Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday, accepting prosecutors’ argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly lenient.”
The European Union handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10-day “absolute deadline” to improve her Brexit divorce offer or face failure in persuading EU leaders to open trade talks with Britain at a December summit.
The billionaire chairman of Hong Kong developer Henderson Land said he will donate HK$1 billion ($128 million) to charity after the city’s benchmark index surpassed the 30,000-point level, keeping a pledge he made seven years ago.
Unemployment among Filipino youth is expected to rise, even as they are forced to grapple with how new technology affects the kinds of jobs that will be available in the future. They will need skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.
Atty. Larry Gadon, in his testimony, claimed that he knew of the Chief Justice Sereno’s misconduct in the issuance of a temporary restraining order because a reporter told him so. That reporter also told him that the source of this information was Associate Justice Teresita De Castro who, later, denied being the source.
Filipina middle school and high school students from Miriam College emerged triumphant at the World Scholar's Cup Tournament of Champions, hosted by the Yale International Relations Association and held in Yale University in the United States from November 10 to 14.