Manila court issues “preservation order” on assets of Napoles, Luy, Tuason, et al

Manila, Philippines — A Manila court has issued a provisional asset preservation order on the assets and bank accounts of Janet Lim Napoles, her family members, and others implicated in the pork barrel anomaly. The 20-page order was issued by Manila Regional Trial Court judge Marino Dela Cruz, Jr., and is good for 20 days.  The order was issued after the Anti-Money Laundering Council filed a petition with the court for the forfeiture of Napoles’ […]

Gov’t to look after the welfare of 172 Filipino workers in Ukraine –Palace

MANILA, March 5 (Philippine News Agency) — Malacanang on Wednesday assured that concerned government agencies will continue looking after the welfare of Filipino workers in Ukraine with the ongoing political crisis there. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said during a Palace briefing that according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, there are about 172 Filipinos in Ukraine. Lacierda however said, upon consulting the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), that they were not situated in the troubled Crimea […]

Tuason left PHL March 2 for Hong Kong

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, March 5 (Philippine News Agency) — New state witness Ruby Tuason, former social secretary of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada, left the Philippines last March 2.   Tuason is also one of those facing a complaint for plunder before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the alleged P900-million Malampaya Fund scam. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Spokesperson Maan Pedro on Wednesday confirmed that Tuason […]

Eagle On The Go: River Bus Ferry Starts Trial Run along Pasig River

Manila, Philippines — The Metro Manila Development Authority revived today (March 5, 2014) the river bus ferry service along the Pasig River. Eagle News Reporter Jerold Tagbo rides the prototype of the river bus ferry as it began its dry run along the Pasig River.  The return of the river bus ferry came about as various construction projects affected traffic along EDSA, considered as Metro Manila’s main highway.   MMDA said this can serve as […]

Filipino workers in Ukraine advised to prepare for possible evacuation

Manila, Philippines — More than 100 Filipino workers in Ukraine were advised to prepare for possible evacuation amid tense military standoff between Ukraine and Russia over control of Crimea. The Philippine government raised crisis alert level 2 over Ukraine, with Russia threatening military assault if Ukrainian troops will not stand down in Crimea, an autonomous region of Ukraine off the northern coast of the Black Sea. Crimea is known to have deep ties with Russia. […]

Palace seeks understanding for continuing widespread blackouts in Mindanao

Malacañang urges people in Mindanao to understand that their situation is different compared to those in Luzon and Visayas with regard to their electricity situation, as widespread blackouts continued there lasting from eight to 10 hours. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said that 50 percent of the electricity in Mindanao comes from hydroelectric power plants.  Hydroelectric power plants are covered by the EPIRA law or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act, which required these power plants in […]

Northeast Monsoon Weakens

According to the PAGASA, the effects of the northeast monsoon will start weakening, with 20.7 degrees Celsius recorded yesterday, the warmest temperature recorded since the start of the northeast monsoon.

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Labor department advises OFWs in Ukraine to stay in their homes

Manila, Philippines — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz advised overseas Filipino workers in Ukraine to stay calm and stay in their homes amid the growing unrest and the threat of war in that country. Baldoz said that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) had not yet recommended either voluntary or mandatory repatriation of overseas Filipinos in troubled Ukraine.  Her advice to OFWs in that country is to stay calm and stay home, and not […]