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Aquino ‘frustrated’ over slow pace of Maguindanao massacre trial


President Benigno Aquino admitted he was “frustrated” with the slow pace of the country’s judicial system as shown in the case of the Maguindanao massacre, which claimed the lives of 58 people, 32 of whom were journalists.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu town files P213-M damage suit vs 2 shipping firms over 2013 oil spill

A boy (bottom left) holds two oil-coated bagasi, salt water eels, which thrives in Cordova town, Mactan  Island Cebu. Oil spill is seen in the waters near the shore of Mactan Isldan. Photo from the Office of Cebu Rep. Luigi Quisumbing

The Cordova municipal government and fisherfolk groups filed on Thursday a multi-million-peso damage suit against the owners of two sea vessels that collided and leaked oil in 2013, damaging the town’s marine environment.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tiamzons no shows in arraignment for illegal gun possession

Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The lawyers of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria Tiamzon, the alleged top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), who were arrested months ago, has asked the court to drop the criminal charges against their clients, saying the firearms and explosives the military claimed to have found in their possession during their arrest were “planted.”

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Princess of the Stars’ victims to appeal SC ruling that cleared Sulpicio of liability

MV Princess of the Stars FILE PHOTO

All is not lost for the families of the victims of the MV Princess of the Stars tragedy who vowed to appeal a Supreme Court ruling that cleared the owner of the Sulpicio Lines Inc. of criminal liability over the death of about 800 passengers and crew.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Sandiganbayan upholds indictment of Napoles brother


The Sandiganbayan has thrown out for lack of merit the petition filed by the fugitive brother of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and another co-accused to set aside their arrest warrants in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel racket.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »