By Christian V. Esguerra
, Philip C. Tubeza
The death of 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella by celebratory gunfire in Caloocan City on New Year’s Eve and the shooting rampage three days later in Kawit town in Cavite province that left eight people dead and 12 others wounded on Friday have drawn attention to a number of gun-control measures that have been rotting in Congress.
By Christine O. Avendaño
President Benigno Aquino III has named former senators Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Wigberto Tañada chairmen of the boards of corporations under the United Coconut Planters Bank-Coconut Industry Investment Fund (UCPB-CIIF). Magsaysay is the new chair of the UCPB-CIIF Oil Mills Group in San Pablo Manufacturing Inc., Southern Coconut Oil Mill and Legazpi Oil Co. Inc., [...]
Former Senators Jovito Salonga and Wigberto Tañada and the coconut farmers asked the Supreme Court in May to set aside its April 12 ruling awarding 20 percent of San Miguel Corp. (SMC) to Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr., an uncle of President Aquino and crony of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The high court ruled in [...]