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Binay accusers get protection

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday said she has approved the admission of former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, lawyer Renato Bondal and Nicolas Enciso VI into the Witness Protection Program (WPP) upon recommendation of the Senate.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rizal’s Knights besiege Torre in SC

EVENT HORIZON A series of shots taken by Inquirer photographer Edwin Bacasmas from April to September shows the rising Torre de Manila building behind the Rizal Monument. Critics of the condo project believe the Supreme Court can still stop this “blatant disrespect for our national heritage.”

Saying they come in defense of history and national heritage, a group opposing a high-rise condominium project in Manila went to the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday to seek its demolition for marring the view of the Rizal Monument.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Will Kim Henares get more of their pay? gov’t workers ask

Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Government workers fighting additional taxes on their allowances and benefits are awaiting the Supreme Court decision on the petition they filed more than a month ago seeking to stop Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima from further slashing their paychecks.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SolGen: SC prevented big damage to economy

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The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling suspending its earlier order for National Power Corp. (Napocor) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) to pay P62 billion in back wages to retrenched NPC employees, saying such hefty payout would have imperiled the power sector, the economy and consumers.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Napocor payout to ex-workers stopped


The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred the implementation of its 2006 order for the National Power Corp. (Napocor) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) to pay some P62 billion in damages and back wages to Napocor employees found to have been illegally retrenched in 2003.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »