Tiamzons ask Supreme Court to keep their trial in Quezon City

(Supreme Court of the Philippines} MANILA (Mabuhay) – Alleged communist leaders Wilma and Benito Tiamzon are asking the Supreme Court to reconsider its order to move the venue of their trial to the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame. The Tiamzon couple are facing charges for kidnapping and serious illegal detention. Earlier, the High Tribunal granted the request […]

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MILF bought arms from AFP, PNP during Arroyo gov’t

Representatives from different Muslim groups gesture a thumbs-down sign as they launch their “Anti-Bugok (rotten) Coalition” urging the public not to vote for pro-war politicians, at a press conference in Manila, Monday. The groups criticized several politicians calling for all-out war against Moro rebels in Mindanao in response to the bloody Mamasapano encounter. (MNS photo) MANILA (Mabuhay) – Moro Islamic […]

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ASEAN chief justices meet in Boracay

Philippine Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno led the top jurists of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a discussion yesterday on judicial concerns on trade, investments, services, and facilities in the light of the economic integration of the region. A press statement issued by the Philippine Supreme Court (SC) said the justices shared their respective judiciaries’ […]

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Army seizes BIFF bomb factory in Mamasapano

Government troops seized a bomb-making factory during an assault on a  Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) stronghold in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao on Sunday. Col. Melquiades Feliciano, commander of the Army’s 601st Infantry Brigade, that led the military offensive against the bandits said government troops captured the BIFF encampment in Barangay Dasikil town. The area, which is being used for the […]

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PNoy unlikely to apologize

Role in Mamasapano mission was merely to deal with policy on terrorism – Palace Don’t expect President Aquino to apologize over the Mamasapano carnage of 44 Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) commandos. Yesterday, Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said President Aquino is unlikely to issue an apology to the Filipino people for the bungled police operation in Mamasapano, […]

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Nietes seeks KO; Donaire rarin’ for a comeback

MANILA, Philippines – Donnie “Ahas” Nietes seeks to extend his WBO light flyweight reign while former five-division champion Nonito “The Flash” Donaire eyes a big comeback as they headline the blockbuster Pinoy Pride 30 fightcard on March 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Nietes vows no less than a knockout as he primes up against Mexican challenger Gilberto “Parrita” Parra, […]

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Merchant likens Mayweather-Pacquiao to Tyson-Lewis

MANILA, Philippines – Respected boxing color commentator Larry Merchant tempered the expectations of fight fans in the much anticipated May 2 showdown between undefeated Floyd Mayweather and eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao. While some observers suggest that the megabuck showdown between two of the greatest fighters of this era is the biggest since the Ali-Frazier 1 and Sugar Ray Leonard-Thomas Hearns […]

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Job termination of Chinese managers and experts in NGCP

Job termination of Chinese managers and experts in NGCP March 2, 2015 11:46 pm Tweet THE Chinese government and state media have berated the termination of the working permits of 18 Chinese executives and technicians at the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). China’s state-owned national grid corporation owns 40% of NGCP, the “heart of the Philippine electric power […]

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Watch: Divers swim with rare bioluminescent sea worm in the Philippines

“Not even the dive master had seen one before, but we later identified it as a colony of tine animals called tunicates. “When they join together like this, they’re called a pyrosome. The diametre of the structure was 4-5 inches and its length was about 4ft.” Pyrosome moved further towards the surface of the water. Credit: Newsflare / carpiediem >>Read […]

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Can the Philippines and Vietnam be strategic partners?

Enjoying steady bilateral relations since diplomatic ties were established after the Vietnam War in 1976, the Philippines and Vietnam are now engaging in high-level dialogues to try to establish a strategic partnership. In May of 2014, President Benigno S. Aquino III and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan expressed an aspiration toward establishing a strategic partnership between the two countries. In November, […]

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Infant among Australia suspect’s sex abuse victims: Philippines

MANILA: An 18-month-old girl was among the children allegedly sexually abused by an Australian man arrested in the Philippines last month, government investigators said on Monday (Mar 2). Law enforcement officials are now hunting people overseas who apparently paid 51-year-old Gerard Peter Scully for the footage of the children being sexually abused, Manila’s National Bureau of Investigation said. “It was […]

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