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3 Sandiganbayan justices’ bid to quit Jinggoy Estrada case junked

Jinggoy Estrada

Finish what you have started. The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday turned down the request of three of their colleagues to back out of the plunder and graft cases of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, saying the reasons the three raised were “not compelling” to justify their inhibition.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Comelec slams door to pleas to blacklist Smartmatic


An election watchdog group seeking the blacklisting of Smartmatic from any participation in the 2016 presidential balloting may have to seek recourse from higher courts.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Planned 3rd Naia runway junked; new terminal eyed


The construction of a third runway at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now a remote possibility after an airport expert hired by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) advised against it.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Bilibid VIPs tipped off on raid

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE  NBI agents found money counting machines, a Bushmaster rifle, pistols, cash, checks and other items during the raid on the prisoners’ quarters.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Prison guards helped hide the quarters of so-called Very Important Prisoners and misled agents of the National Bureau of Investigation, who swooped down on New Bilibid Prison on Monday to look for evidence that would link them to the illegal drug trade, according to an NBI official.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

P20M smuggled rice disappears in Zamboanga City

UNDER cover of darkness, a shipment of suspected smuggled rice is unloaded at a private wharf in Zamboanga City recently. JOREM GARCIA/CONTRIBUTOR

An estimated P9-million worth of smuggled rice shipment has gone missing three days after it was intercepted by the Philippine Navy here.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »