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By Carla P. Gomez
The children of slain Kabankalan Judge Henry Arles on Tuesday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reverse a resolution dismissing a murder complaint against Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Genaro
Alvarez Jr., his son Ilog Mayor John Paul Alvarez and Cauayan Vice Mayor Jerry Tabujara.
A judge here on Monday voided a city council resolution that had authorized outgoing Mayor Benjamin Lim to sell two city government-owned property last year.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Now it’s the turn of schoolchildren in southern Mindanao to see what a shoebox has in store for them when classes open in June.
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Leaders of Movement Against Dynasties (MAD) said the group will continue to fight until 2016 for a law that would put flesh to a constitutional ban on political dynasties, encouraged by the rejection by voters of several members of powerful dynasties in the May 13 elections. MAD chair Quintin San Diego [...]
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
LUCENA CITY—The recent elections in Bicol and Southern Tagalog are more peaceful than that in 2010, the military said. Citing military and police records, Lt. Col. Neil Anthony Estrella, of the Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command, said government authorities arrested 565 election gun ban violators from January until May 13 this year compared to [...]
By Cynthia D. Balana
“To God be the glory,” was all Felix William “Wimpy” Fuentebella could say when proclaimed winner in the highly emotional congressional election for the fourth district of Camarines Sur. Fuentebella will follow the footsteps of his father, outgoing Deputy Speaker Arnulfo “Noli” Fuentebella, for the second time. He is the third member of [...]
By Melvin Gascon
Corn farmer Ernesto Caccam, 46, welcomed the rain that poured on many parts of Cagayan on May 13, Election Day, even if this meant getting soaked while lining up for three hours to await his turn to vote at his designated precinct at Tuguegarao Northeast Central School. “This is good because it will cool [...]
By Fernan Gianan
VIRAC, Catanduanes—Rep. Cesar Sarmiento of the Liberal Party (LP) scored a first in the history of the lone district of Catanduanes when he was reelected with 101,156 votes to topple opponents Leandro Verceles (Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino) and Resty de Quiros (Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, or PMP). Sarmiento, who is the LP provincial chair, [...]
By Chito Aragon
CEBU CITY—The controversial son of outgoing Mayor Socrates Fernandez of Talisay City, Cebu, was recaptured on Monday in Moalboal town, around 90 kilometers south of this city. Senior Superintendent Patrocinio Comendador Jr., chief of the Cebu provincial police, said Joavan Fernandez, tagged enemy No. 1 of the province, was arrested past 9 a.m. [...]
DAVAO CITY—Communist rebels took six people hostage, seized firearms, set off a bomb that wounded six soldiers and forcibly took several vehicles in at least three attacks in a span of 24 hours in the provinces of North Cotabato and Davao del Norte starting on Monday, the military said yesterday. The New People’s Army [...]
A leader of a farmers’ group has accused the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of sabotaging the audit ordered by the Supreme Court (SC) on the financial status of Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) after the process was delayed by more than a year.
Police and Army personnel are now standing in between warring Moro rebel groups in a remote village here while top-level efforts to address misunderstanding are underway.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
A fugitive mayor-elect of Mambusao town in Capiz may still not assume his post if he fails to take his oath of office or if arrested, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).