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Aquino appoints 18 new judges for Visayas; Mandaue RTC gets new judge

A clerk of the Court of Appeals (CA) in Cebu City is among the 18 new judges appointed by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in the Visayas.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

China official in sex case gets prison for bribery

In this June 19, 2013 file photo, Lei Zhengfu, center, former Communist Party chief of Chongqing city's Beibei district, who was involved in a sex tape scandal, attends his trial on corruption charges, in a court in southwestern China's Chongqing city. The former Chinese official at the center of a sex scandal has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday, June 28, 2013 for taking bribes of more than 3 million yuan ($510,000). (AP Photo, File)

A former Chinese official at the center of a sex tape scandal was convicted of taking more than 3.1 million yuan ($500,000) in bribes and sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday, at a time when China’s new generation of leadership has vowed to crack down on widespread graft.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fiscal’s killers convicted


Two men were sentenced to reclusion perpetua or 20 to 40 years for the killing of Assistant City Prosecutor Patrick Ian Osorio who was shot dead while driving home in barangay Mambaling, Cebu City in 2009.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Fiscals throw the book: No suspect, no inquest


PROSECUTORS yesterday rejected the charge sheet filed by the police against the suspect in the killing of PO2 Gerlito Estremos.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Court lifts gag order on India gang rape trial

The mother of Ram Singh, the man accused of driving the bus on which a 23-year-old student was gang raped in December 2012, cries as she speaks to journalists outside the family's home in New Delhi, India, Monday, March 11, 2013. Indian police confirmed that Ram Singh, one of the men on trial for his alleged involvement in the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus committed suicide in an Indian jail Monday, but his lawyer and family allege he was killed. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

A defense lawyer says an Indian court has ruled that the media should be allowed to cover the trial of four men accused in the gang rape and fatal beating of a woman on a New Delhi bus in December.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

White House backs gay marriage in Supreme Court brief

Shannon Minter, Legal Director National Center for Lesbian Rights gets a hug from a supporter in front of the California Supreme court building March 4, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The California Supreme Court heard challenges to the law defining marriage as the union between a man and a woman and heard challenges to the law from four lawsuits, three filed by nearly two dozen same sex couples and the fourth by the city of San Francisco. A decision is expected by the California Supreme Court in 90 days.       David Paul Morris/Getty Images/AFP

US President Barack Obama’s administration threw its weight behind gay marriage on Thursday, urging the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on same-sex unions.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Texas executes man who lit ex-girlfriend on fire

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, Carl Henry Blue looks back at family and friends while being escorted back to jail after having his execution date set at the Brazos County Courthouse in Bryan, Texas. Blue never disputed filling a convenience store drink cup with gasoline, tossing it on his former girlfriend at the door of her apartment and setting her ablaze. Nineteen days after the September 1994 incident, 38-year-old Carmen Richards-Sanders died of her burns. Now, more than 18 years later, Blue, 48, is set to die Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, evening for what he contended was a prank gone bad and for what prosecutors successfully argued was capital murder. Blue’s execution would be the first this year in Texas, the nation’s most active death penalty state. Fifteen inmates were executed last year. Blue is among at least 12 Texas prisoners scheduled for lethal injection in the coming months. (AP Photo/Bryan-College Station Eagle, Dave McDerman)

A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire was executed in Texas on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused his final appeal.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NBI, PNP differ on identity of gunman in Stephanie Nicole Ella case

Letters from her classmates and the medals she earned in school adorn the coffin of 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella, a victim of indiscriminate shooting, during her wake in Caloocan City. The young girl was buried over the weekend in Bulacan province.  RICHARD A. REYES

Who’s got the right man? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday said that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Philippine National Police (PNP) had each tagged a different suspect in the death of 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US judge says victims’ body can prevent rape


A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim didn’t put up a fight during her assault and that if someone doesn’t want sexual intercourse, the body “will not permit that to happen.”

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Freeze order on suspected MILF bank accounts lapses


The Court of Appeals has allowed to expire a freeze order on the bank accounts of a senior Moro Islamic Liberation Front leader.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Morato asks court to throw out plunder case against him

FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Claiming there was “lack of probable cause,” former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Director Manuel Morato asked the Sandiganbayan Friday to dismiss the plunder charges filed against him by the Ombudsman.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Taiwan quashes convictions in 21-year-old murder case


Taiwan’s High Court on Friday quashed the convictions of three men sentenced to death over the murder of a couple 21 years ago, bringing an end to one of the island’s most controversial cases.

Posted: August 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

SC junks Piatco appeal on case filed by two Japanese contractors


The Supreme Court has upheld a 2007 Court of Appeals decision denying the motion to dismiss filed by the Philippine International Air Terminals Company Inc. (Piatco), builder of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal III.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


  • Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine
  • Philippine eagle rescued by Army turned over to DENR
  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers
  • South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  • Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing in ferry sinking
  • Sports

  • Nadal passes clay landmark with 300th victory
  • Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover
  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes
  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Business

  • Total says makes ‘very promising’ oil find off Ivory Coast
  • ‘Chinese Twitter’ firm Weibo to go public in US
  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking
  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • Technology

  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster
  • PH asks airline passengers to check for MERS
  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
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