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Unity of 3 branches of gov’t needed

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Unity.  FILE PHOTO

The government needs the powers of all its three branches, not just the executive, to successfully deal with the persistent problem of smuggling in the country, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Quezon City judge acquits 3 suspected foreign terrorists

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A police investigator reveals an improvised explosive device from a backpack which a Malaysian member of a terrorist group Jemaah Islamiya was trying to detonate Friday in Davao city Saturday. AP

Saying their arrest nine years ago was unlawful and the evidence against them obtained illegally, a Quezon City judge acquitted on Monday two Indonesians and a Malaysian suspected of being members of the Southeast Asian terrorists group Jemaah Islamiyah.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino maids lose court fight for HK residency

Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong’s top court has denied permanent residency to two Filipino domestic helpers in the final decision of a legal case that affects tens of thousands of other foreign maids in the southern Chinese financial hub.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC slammed for suspending implementation of RH law

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With 14 Filipino mothers dying every day due to pregnancy complications, a respected international human rights organization and civil society groups on Wednesday scored a Supreme Court order stopping the implementation of the reproductive health law, saying it was putting at risk the lives of women in the country.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kiram followers nabbed by Navy to be charged – De Lima

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. INQUIRER/Niño Jesus Orbeta

The 36 followers of Agbimuddin Kiram who were intercepted by the Navy off Tawi-Tawi on Wednesday with a cache of arms after apparently fleeing Sabah are to be charged with illegal possession of firearms, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

American charged with assaulting cop in Bacolod

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An American national faces various charges for berating and punching a policeman inside a police station in Bacolod City.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lapid’s wife gets 3 years probation in US

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Sen. Lito Lapid and his wife Marissa. FILE PHOTO

The wife of Sen. Lito Lapid felt “very relieved” that her cash smuggling case is over following her sentencing by the US district court to three years of probation, said her lawyer Eliot Krieger. The probation period includes five months of home confinement.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

High court cuts prison term of Chinese drug convicts

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The Supreme Court has reduced the sentence meted out to two Chinese men from reclusion perpetua (life) to just a maximum of 12 years in prison, citing weaknesses in the prosecution evidence that led to their conviction of drug trafficking in 2004.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Gov’t bucks Mike Arroyo bid to travel abroad

Former first Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The prosecution on Tuesday asked the Sandiganbayan to reject former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo’s request to travel to Japan and Hong Kong on Feb. 3-10, saying he was a flight risk.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abalos free to go on business trip

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Former Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Detained former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chief Benjamin Abalos is free to go to Taiwan to purchase milkfish fingerlings for his aquaculture business, a Pasay court ruled.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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