SC gives Ombudsman, Sandigan 10 days to reply to Napoles petition 19-Aug-14, 7:44 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com
NEGLIGENCE | Gov't blames MRT3 derailment on train drivers, control personnel 19-Aug-14, 6:38 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com
BAHA NA NAMAN! | Flash floods in Manila less than an hour after downpour 19-Aug-14, 4:30 PM | InterAksyon.com
VIDEO, OUT OF LIBYA | By land routes, boat, or plane, OFWs make their long way home 19-Aug-14, 7:10 PM | Carla Lim, TV5
MAGKANO UTANG MO? | Each Filipino owes P59K in foreign, domestic debts, solon says 05-August-14, 04:01 PM | InterAksyon.com READ MORE
Sandigan allows Gloria Arroyo camp to file demurrer to evidence 5:12 am | Sammy F. Martin, Philippine News Agency The Sandiganbayan First Division on Wednesday allowed former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to file a demurrer to evidence, a move that could lead to the outright dismissal of her plunder case without rebutting the prosecution’s evidence against her.
Napoles' children question their indictment for graft on P10-B PDAF… 3:34 am | Philippine News Agency The children of detained businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles have questioned before the Supreme Court the ruling of the Office of the Ombudsman that indicted them…
Trillanes dangles deal to state auditor in Makati plunder case 12:29 am | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com A state auditor who was included in the plunder case against Makati officials over the allegedly overpriced City Hall Building 2 on Wednesday stood her…
SENATE 'PALENGKE'| Blue Ribbon hearing degenerates into Cayetanos vs Binays… 7:06 pm | InterAksyon.com | With a report by Ernie Reyes The Senate, already wallowing in the survey pits over the pork barrel scam and allegations that certain senator-judges were bribed in the 2012 Renato Corona…
Plunder, graft raps filed vs Cayetano couple, Taguig officials 5:51 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 6:45 p.m.) The convenor of the Philippine Association for Advancement of Civil Liberties charged the Cayetanos and Taguig city councilors with allegedly spending…
BREAKING NEWS as of 21-Aug-14, 6:18 AM Islamic State opens new anti-US front with beheading video Sandigan allows Gloria Arroyo camp to file demurrer to evidence Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to one healer in Guinea Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens Napoles' children question their indictment for graft on P10-B PDAF scam With Obama a recluse on holiday, tourists make do with 'Obamaritas' Liberia's Ebola clampdown turns violent as Asia fears new cases 111-year-old Japanese is world's oldest man North Korea on major sports drive, says Pyongyang official Ecuador president confirms Assange asylum Trillanes dangles deal to state auditor in Makati plunder case DNA shows Japanese fathered 15 surrogate babies: Thai police VIDEO | Month's worth of rain triggers landslides in Hiroshima, 36 dead Reduction of tax rates should form part of overhaul of entire tax policy, says DOF Abaca production up on higher prices, strong demand overseas
Reduction of tax rates should form part of overhaul of entire tax policy, says DOF Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima is averse to 'piece meal' approach to tax reform.
Abaca production up on higher prices, strong demand overseas Also called Manila hemp, abaca has been a Philippine export product for several centuries.
June infra spending jumps, as gov't agencies race to meet criteria for release of bonuses Public outlays for infrastructure climbed 62.7 percent year-on-year to P24.4 billion at the close of the first semester.
Toyota investing P2B to ramp up PH assembly, expand local content of Innova Pancake House ex-owner, partner kick off tender offer for Cojuangcos' sugar central Integrated Micro-Electronics board clears follow-on offering EXCLUSIVE | BusinessMirror owner acquires majority stake in RPN9 500 DAYS LEFT | NEDA concedes some MDGs unlikely to be met Cebu Pacific seeks additional seat entitlements for Hong Kong, Taipei DOTC mulls extension of MRT3 maintenance provider's contract
China rejects Manila protest on ships, complains of detentions 5:45 pm | Reuters China rejected Philippine complaints on Wednesday about Chinese survey vessels operating in a gas-rich area of Manila's exclusive economic zone, and has lodged a separate complaint about the detention of Chinese workers, as tensions persist.
MANNY'S ROUND | SC halts Court of Tax Appeals, BIR, in tax case vs Pacquiao 5:39 pm | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The Supreme Court has stopped enforcement of the Court of Tax Appeals ruling ordering Manny Pacquiao to to post P3 billion in cash bond as condition for suspending the collection of the deficiency income taxes and VAT slapped on him by the BIR for the years 2008 and 2009.
VIDEO | Mayor Binay, accuser face off at Senate Blue Ribbon hearing 5:00 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Mae Anne Los Banos, TV5 The Senate Blue Ribbon committee opened controversial hearings on the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2, with the complainants in the same case before the Office of the Ombudsman reiterating their key allegations. Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay defended the project.
De Lima refuses to confirm or deny disloyalty issue vs. Jardeleza 4:31 pm | Philippines News Agency Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday refused to confirm or deny the disloyalty issue being floated against Solicitor General Francis H. Jardeleza who was appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Tech firms to help civil society organizations craft ways to fight human trafficking 4:26 pm | InterAksyon.com Technology firms and civil society organizations, with help from the Dutch government, will focus on trends in online child exploitation and the tools that tech firms offer to fight the exploitation of vulnerable groups, in the opening salvo of a campaign against human trafficking later this month.
WHEN PETE MET PNOY | 'Ginamit lang nila ako,' says Yolanda survivor who lost 22 kin 4:17 pm | Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon.com When Malacanang staffers read about Pete Lacandazo, the Yolanda survivor who lost 22 family members, they arranged for him to meet Pres. Benigno Aquino III in February. Mang Pete thought it the perfect opportunity to seek help for his devastated village.
AFP welcomes new ISAFP chief 3:53 pm | InterAksyon.com The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday welcomed Brigadier General Arnold M. Quiapo, who assumed the post of chief of Intelligence Service, AFP (ISAFP).
VIDEOS | Troubled water: Directors of Bacolod utility force way in, besieged by employees 2:33 pm | InterAksyon.com Long-festering tensions at the Bacolod City Water District blew up Tuesday when the chairman and two members of the utility's board of directors forced their way into the state-run firm's compound and left two hours later under police escort to jeers and a noise barrage by angry employees.
Militant lawmakers slam Jardeleza appointment 2:22 pm | Lira Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Bayan Muna partylist Representative Neri Colmenares says the move will provoke disunity in the high court: 'The SC will become a troubled court.'
Rep. Gonzales: Savings redefinition bill hangs in balance 12:30 pm | Lira Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The Majority Leader said copies of the proposed bill have been shared with the leaders of the party coalition to seek their opinion, but no lawmaker has yet expressed interest in sponsoring the bill.
'Not a single cent from DAP to PNoy sister's foundation' - Abad 10:41 am | Marlene Alcaide, News5 A nongovernmental organization associated with President Benigno Aquino III's sister Victora Elisa 'Viel' Dee did not receive a single centavo from a government milk program funded through the discredited Disbursement Acceleration Program, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said.
Aquino names SolGen Jardeleza to SC 10:15 am | Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 3 - 7:32 p.m.) President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Occasional showers but generally warm Wednesday - PAGASA 9:29 am | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com There will be intermittent showers and thunderstorms Wednesday but Wednesday will be generally warm due to the prevailing ridge of a high-pressure are affecting Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.