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India’s top court recognizes third gender category

Indian gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest after the country’s top court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. AP

India’s top court has issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category, saying transgendered people can now identify themselves that way on official documents.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cambodia sends 13 to prison for insurrection plot

Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy, center, of the Cambodia National Rescue Party waves along with his party Vice President Kem Sokha, third from left, during a march in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, March 30, 2014. The opposition party held a symbolic march to avoid possible clashes with authorities, after the government banned it from meeting in one of the capital's public parks. The government ban was criticized by local human rights groups and Amnesty International, which called on authorities Saturday "to end their suppression of human rights and fully respect the right to peaceful assembly." AP

A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced 13 men to prison terms ranging from five to nine years for plotting to overthrow the government in a case that was criticized by a human rights group as a political setup.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai court hands embattled PM new challenge

In this Monday, March 31, 2014 photo, Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, on a wheel chair, arrives at the National Anti-Corruption Commission to submit the defense against the accusations over the government's contentious rice subsidy scheme in Bangkok. AP

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is facing another legal challenge that could remove her from office after a Thai court announced Wednesday it will hear a case on her alleged misconduct for transferring a key government official.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

What happens next? Will 3 senators, co-respondents be arrested?

MUCH-AWAITED. Ombudsman spokesperson Asryman Rafanan
presents the Ombudsman’s resolution on the PDAF scam during the
press conference on Tuesday. The three senators and their co-respondents have five days from receipt of the Office of the Ombudsman Joint Resolutions to appeal the decision by filing their respective motions for reconsideration. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The three senators and their co-respondents have five days from receipt of the Office of the Ombudsman Joint Resolutions to appeal the decision by filing their respective motions for reconsideration.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Royette Padilla ordered freed

A court here on Tuesday ordered the release of former actor Royette Padilla after he posted P12,000 bail in a case of grave threats and violation of the antichild abuse law.Inquirer Central Luzon

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Egyptian court sentences nearly 530 to death

This image made from video shows relatives reacting after an Egyptian court on Monday sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in connection to an attack on a police station that killed a senior police officer in Minya, Egypt, Monday, March 24, 2014. AP

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced to death nearly 530 suspected backers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi over a deadly attack on a police station, capping a swift, two-day mass trial in which defense attorneys were not allowed to present their case.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand’s court rules elections invalid

An anti-government protester blows a whistle as he listens to a speech by their leader Suthep Thaugsuban in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. AP

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled general elections held in February invalid in a fresh blow to the embattled prime minister.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Court gets assets of ‘Jose Velarde’


A local bank has completed the surrender to the Sandiganbayan of all assets, including cash and stock certificates, in the name of “Jose Velarde” which the antigraft court had declared to belong to former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf AP FILE PHOTO

A Pakistani court trying the country’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason has asked police to arrest him if he fails to attend the next court hearing on March 31.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Corona posts bail for tax evasion

Former chief justice Renato C. Corona.   FILE PHOTO

The Department of Justice filed last Monday a P120.5-million tax evasion case against impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA).

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Weak alibi gets man convicted for homicide


Finding his alibi and court testimony inconsistent, a Quezon City judge sentenced on Monday a man to a maximum jail term of nearly 15 years for killing his neighbor some six years ago.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

SC asks QC executive judge to explain choking incident


The Supreme Court has ordered the Executive Judge of Quezon City to explain how a senior prosecutor could have been choked inside a courtroom by a convicted kidnapper.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

SC stops TRO on rice shipment from Davao


As Justice Secretary Leila de Lima pushed for a Cabinet-crafted policy on rice importation, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has won a temporary victory over one of four court injunctions it is facing in connection with the entry into the country of rice shipments without import permits.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  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. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  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. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  • Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  • Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  • Tagle: Hope comes with warning on Easter
  • New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  • Sports

  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Rain or Shine drops Ginebra in big hole
  • Ateneo whips CSB; Davao debuts with win over FEU
  • PH pug Hipolito Banal decisions Colombian in Aiba
  • Former Pacquiao sparmate Porter keeps IBF title
  • Lifestyle

  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Korean animation comes of age
  • Entertainment

  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Persistence pays off for The 1975
  • Special section in LA fest for Filipino films
  • Business

  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Bourse to woo Cebu stock mart investors
  • Supper power
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit
  • Marketplace