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Malversation case part of plot to sideline Estrada clan, allies – JV Ejercito


“It’s too much of a coincidence,’’ so said Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito on Monday of the filing of a malversation complaint against him with the Ombudsman.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC upholds Robredo memos on LGU fiscal disclosure, transparency

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Upholding transparent and accountable governance, the Supreme Court on Wednesday junked a former governor’s petition against the memoranda that the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo had issued requiring the full public disclosure of local government income and expense reports.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bukidnon students gripped by fear after bombing, shun buses

Students from Central Mindanao University  light up candles at the main gate of CMU a day after the deadly bus bombing that killed 11 people and injured 41 others. Authorities said extortion is being eyed as motive in the attack.  PHOTO BY BOBBLY LAGSA

After losing their friends and classmates in Tuesday’s bomb attack that tore through a bus of the Rural Transport of Mindanao Inc. (RTMI) here, many students of the Central Mindanao University say they now shun riding buses.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Thousands evacuate as Calabarzon braces for ‘Ruby’

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Residents stay at an evacuation center as Typhoon Hagupit hits San Juan town, Batangas province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a storm Monday after it left at least three people dead and sent more than a million others into shelters, sparing the central Philippines the massive devastation that a monster storm inflicted on the region last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Disaster and local government authorities on Monday implemented the preemptive evacuation of residents living around the Laguna Lake and those from landslide-prone areas as tropical storm ‘Ruby’ was expected to hit Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon).

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Typhoon evacuees in Visayas return to their homes to clean up

Evacuees stay inside a school as Typhoon Hagupit affects Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP

Typhoon evacuees in the Visayas started returning to their homes on Monday even as thousands remained in evacuation centers needing food and other assistance.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »