By Jaymee T. Gamil
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said it would appeal the decision of state auditors to disallow more than P54-million worth of bonuses the agency granted to its officers and employees in 2012 but it will comply with the “final verdict” of the Commission on Audit (COA).
Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will ask the Sandiganbayan to reconsider its decision denying her bail in the plunder charge against her in connection with the alleged misuse of P366 million in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) may still consider filing an appeal against a Supreme Court decision remanding to the poll body the cases of party-list groups that the Comelec earlier disqualified.
Tour guide and performing artist Carlos Celdran, who was sentenced to jail for offending religious feelings, appealed his conviction at the Manila Metropolitan Trial Court on Monday.
By Maila Ager
Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile was unfazed and even wished former Supreme Court Justice Serafin Cuevas luck on his alleged plan to question before the Supreme Court the guilty verdict against Chief Justice Renato Corona.
ISLAMABAD—Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has called for international help for up to five million people affected by recent monsoon rains. Floods in Pakistan have killed 138 people in a month and affected up to five million more, according to the National Disaster Management Authority. Sindh, a flood-prone southern province, was the hardest-hit area [...]
By Norman Bordadora
The government will ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) to reconsider a ruling that tagged a local excise tax provision discriminatory against foreign alcoholic drinks, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said he has talked with Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo about the tax provision that the WTO deemed discriminatory. “We will appeal the [...]