Philippine military joins international search for missing Malaysian plane

  MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The Philippine military dispatched naval and air assets to join in the international efforts to locate the Malaysian plane missing this morning during its flight bound for Beijing. Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala, the public information office chief of the Philippine military, said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has mobilized its naval assets, particularly the BRP Del Pilar (PF 15), BRP Jacinto (PS 35), and BRP Mabini (PS 36) […]

PUP graduate tops ECE March 2014 board exam

Manila, Philippines — A Polytechnic University of the Philippines graduate topped the March 2014 Electronics Engineering (ECE) board exams with a grade of 86.70 percent. Emanuel Seguiran Gabriel of PUP-Maragondon topped the 907 passers out of the 2,574 who took the Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination, according to the list provided by the Professional Regulation Commission and the Board of Electronics Engineering. University of Santo Tomas graduate Justin Spencer de Leon Mamaradlo ranked second with 85.70 percent […]

Palace hopes tensions on Hacienda Luisita will not worsen

MANILA, March 7 (PNA) — As tensions in the disputed Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac continue to run high, Malacanang on Friday expressed hope that will not worsen. Reports showed that there have been bulldozing and fencing activities in the area which have gotten agrarian reform beneficiaries worried that there would be a repeat of the Hacienda Luisita massacre in 2004 where at least seven protesting farmers died in a clash with the police and military. […]

Globe Asiatique founder Lee detained in Pampanga

Manila, Philippines — Globe Asiatique founder and president Delfin Lee is now detained in a detention facility of the National Bureau of Investigation in San Fernando, Pampanga, as authorities considered his safety and security. Pampanga Regional Trial Court executive judge Edgar Chua issued the commitment order for him to be detained at the NBI facility because of alleged threats to his security.  He will remain there while his case is being heard by the Pampanga […]

Delfin Lee faces court

Globe Asiatique founder Delfin Lee faced the Pampanga Regional Trial Court that had issued the warrant for his arrest. Lee was transported from  from the headquarters of the Philippine National Police Task Force Tugis Camp Crame and reached San Fernando City in Pampanga at around 8:30 this morning. Lee faced Pampanga RTC branch 42 judge Ma. Amifaith Fider-Reyes.  He was arrested Thursday night in a hotel in Malate, Manila. Lee faces a syndicated estafa case.

PDEA Announce Arrest of Bartolo

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency announced the arrest of Carmelito Bartolo alias “Mel”, the leader of the Bartolo crime group operating in Pampanga which is involved the illegal manufacture and sale of counterfeit drugs.

PMA finds ally in teachers’ group in condemning BIR print ad

The Philippine Medical Association found an ally in the group called the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition in its condemnation of a controversial print ad of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.  According to TDC National Chairperson Benjo Basas, the BIR should not have made a sweep generalization about doctors in their print ads that pictured medical practitioners as tax evaders or tax cheats. The controversial half-page print ad that came out last Sunday showed a teacher carrying on […]

Dennis Cunanan Denies receiving “pork barrel” kickbacks

Eagle News reporter Meanne Corvera provides an update on the hearing at the senate regarding another pork barrel whistleblower, Dennis Cunanan.  An emotional Cunanan denied receiving any pork barrel commissions, as he answered questions from senator Francis Escudero who asked him directly if he had received any kickbacks as claimed by Benhur Luy. Luy, the principal whistleblower in the P10 billion pork barrel scam, alleged that Cunanan had received P960,000 from his boss then Janet-Lim […]