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CA justice named to High Court

COURT OF APPEALS (CA) associate justice Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando was appointed Supreme Court associate justice by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Wednesday.

Social media is top use for internet among Filipinos, but does...

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.

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Chinese envoy ‘concerned’ over US naval exercises with Xi’s Manila visit MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday said the People’s Republic of China “has expressed concern” about the...

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Senators propose tweaks to transport modernization program LAWMAKERS HAVE put forward proposed adjustments in the government’s public utility vehicles (PUV) modernization program, mainly in consideration...

SC denies Jinggoy Estrada’s petition vs AMLC inquiry in plunder case

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 rejects allegations of Cebu illegal land conversion

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.

SC allows PCSO to auction Luzon online lottery system

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.

Court denies Palparan’s motion against transfer to Bilibid

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.

8 arrested over illegal land conversion in Lapu-Lapu City

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.

JBC names shortlisted nominees for SC associate justice

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...

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THE FAMILY of nine alleged Dengvaxia victims have questioned the admission of the affidavit of Dr. Raymundo W. Lo, submitted for former Health secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin, saying he is part of the team that purchased the controversial dengue vaccine.

170 illegal online gaming operators nabbed

THE PHILIPPINE Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has intensified the crackdown against illegal online gaming operators, saying it has raided some 170 establishments operating without licenses as of the first semester.

Trillanes to return home after arrest deferred

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.

No voter registration extension, says Comelec

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Friday that voter registration will not be extended beyond the deadline on Saturday, Sept. 29.

CJ nominations to open on Sept. 29

By Vann Marlo M. Villegas NOMINATIONS for the position of Chief Justice will start on Saturday, Sept. 29, Justice Secretary and Judicial and Bar Council...

Sol-Gen threatens libel case vs Trillanes

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.

Red October plot a fantasy from Tom Clancy — Senator

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.”

SC dismisses Peter Lim petition for TRO over DOJ investigation

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.

Trillanes posts bail after Makati court orders arrest

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.

9 Koreans arrested at BF Homes business establishments

THE BUREAU of Immigration (BI) has arrested nine Korean nationals who were caught illegally working in several business establishments and are now facing deportation.

Sol-Gen seeks dismissal of Trillanes’ SC petition

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.

8 Chinese nabbed for illegal selling

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.

Tax court denies Nokia’s refund bid

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.

Espenido to face homicide raps

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has found probable cause to charge Ozamiz City Police Chief Inspector (PCI) Jovie R. Espenido and other police officers with six counts of homicide in connection with a police operation in June last year.

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Anti-red tape ‘czar’ urgently needed, says Zubiri SENATE MAJORITY Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri called on President Rodrigo R. Duterte to promptly appoint an Anti-Red...

SC sides with oil firms in P3-B tax case vs BIR

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).

Garin sues successor Ubial over Dengvaxia

FORMER health secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin has charged her successor Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, in connection with the controversial Dengvaxia program.