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WHILE ALMOST all Filipinos who access the internet do so to check on their social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, only a bare majority say their political views changed at least once because of what they have seen online, the latest survey from Pulse Asia Research, Inc. showed.
THE Supreme Court (SC) dismissed a petition by Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” E. Estrada to prohibit the Sandiganbayan resolution including in his plunder case a report by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on his alleged involvement in the 2013 pork-barrel scam.
PUEBLO DE ORO Development Corp. (PODC) said it rejects allegations that it is building a project in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on inalienable forest land.
THE SUPREME COURT (SC) has allowed the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to proceed with the auction of the Luzon component of the Nationwide On-line Lottery System.
MALOLOS CITY Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 15 denied a motion by retired general and convicted kidnapper Jovito S. Palparan, Jr. against his transfer to the New Bilibid Prison, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL Crime Division (EnCD) of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) recently arrested eight suspects for illegal land conversion in Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
By Vann Marlo M. Villegas NINE nominees including Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez were shortlisted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for the...
SENATOR Antonio F. Trillanes IV announced on Friday he will leave the Senate premises and return home Saturday morning after a Makati court deferred its resolution on the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) warrant of arrest plea against the senator in connection with his amnesty revocation.
SOLICITOR-GENERAL Jose C. Calida, in a statement on Thursday, threatened to file a libel case against opposition Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV unless the senator apologizes for claiming that Mr. Calida “stole” his amnesty application form at the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters.
SENATORS ON Wednesday weighed in on an alleged “Red October” destabilization plot involving the political opposition, with the minority leader dismissing the alleged plot as a “fantasy tale taken from a Tom Clancy thriller.”
THE Supreme Court has dismissed the petition of businessman Peter Go Lim seeking a temporary restraining order against Department of Justice (DOJ) resolutions dated March 19 and Aug. 27 ordering that he be investigated.
SENATOR Antonio F. Trillanes IV on Tuesday afternoon posted a P200,000-bail before the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150 after his arrest at the Senate.
THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has arrested nine Korean nationals who were caught illegally working in several business establishments and are now facing deportation.
THE OFFICE of Solicitor-General (OSG) on Monday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition of Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV for a Preliminary Injunction and/or Temporary Restraining Order on Proclamation No. 572 voiding his amnesty.
THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) recently arrested eight Chinese nationals for illegally selling retail goods in Manila. BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente, in a statement yesterday, said the foreigners were caught in the act in two separate operations, conducted on Sept. 20 and 21, at the 168 Shopping Mall in Binondo’s Chinatown district.
THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) En Banc has denied Nokia (Philippines), Inc.’s petition for review for lack of merit, affirming the Court’s First Division’s decision which dismissed the claim for refund over unutilized input value-added tax (VAT) attributable to zero-rated sales for 2011 amounting to P55,134,694.13.
THE Supreme Court (SC) has denied the petition of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to compel Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and Petron Corp. to pay their alleged delinquent tax liabilities as the tax collector deemed as invalid the oil firms’ tax credit certificates (TCC).