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Gutierrez trial aborted: Winners and losers


OMBUDSMAN Merceditas Gutierrez resigned on Friday, barely a year shy of the end of her tenure in 2012. The resignation averted what would have been the first bruising confrontation between President Benigno Aquino III and the preceding Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration over the holdover Ombudsman, who has been impeached by the House of Representatives and whose [...]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation,Top Stories | Read More »

Gadhafi son killed in missile strike

TRIPOLI, Libya—Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi escaped a NATO missile strike in Tripoli that killed one of his sons and three young grandchildren, a government spokesman said early Sunday. Hours later, Gadhafi’s forces shelled a besieged rebel port in a sign that the air strike had not forced a change in regime tactics. NATO’s attack on [...]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation,Top Stories | Read More »

Kate’s royal task: Beget an heir in 9 months

LONDON—When Kate returns to north Wales with Prince William next week, she will begin married life with the knowledge that she only has one real responsibility from now on—producing an heir. “If Kate is not pregnant in the next nine months, she will be defying 200 years of royal tradition,” said Andrew Morton, a biographer [...]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation,Top Stories | Read More »

‘No foot-dragging in case vs Arroyo’


MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman said it did not drag its feet on a plunder complaint filed by former Solicitor General Francisco Chavez against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and members of her Cabinet over the alleged misuse of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) health insurance fund. In a statement, Assistant Ombudsman Evelyn Baliton [...]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation,Top Stories | Read More »

Yemen assures Filipinos’ safety


MANILA, Philippines—Yemen has committed to ensure the safety of some 1,400 Filipino workers in the country. Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Qirbi made the assurance during a meeting with Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, on Saturday. The two diplomats discussed “issues of mutual concern” between the Philippines and Yemen. Del Rosario [...]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation,Top Stories | Read More »

Worldwide aid group’s founder feted by Time mag

MANILA, Philippines—Time magazine has named the founder of the Tzu Chi Foundation, Buddhist nun Darma Master Cheng Yen, one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011. Yen founded the organization in 1966 at the age of 29, starting with 30 supporters—housewives who saved 50 Taiwan cents from their grocery money each [...]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation,Top Stories | Read More »

AFP sacks logistics chief

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine military has removed the head of its logistics division from his post pending an investigation into alleged irregular petrol purchases. The allegations against Commodore Teddy Pan, the deputy chief of staff for logistics, are the latest in a string of corruption cases in one of Asia’s most underfunded and ill-equipped militaries. Armed [...]

Posted: April 22nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Top Stories | Read More »

IOM help sought in evacuation


MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines has appealed to the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration (IOM) for help in the evacuation of thousands of Filipino workers fleeing rebellion-torn Libya in what was described as a complex humanitarian operation. Dozens of Filipinos arrived in Manila in small batches at the weekend from Paris, where they were flown by their [...]

Posted: February 28th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Top Stories | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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