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It’s final;
Ona quits

Malacanang on Friday confirmed the resignation of Secretary Enrique Ona as head of the Department of Health (DOH).…

Court junks Estrada
holiday furlough

The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division denied Senator Jinggoy Estrada's request for a Christmas and New Year furlough as he faces trial for plunder over the pork barrel scam. …

Roxas-Poe tandem
eyed for 2016

A Mar Roxas-Grace Poe team in 2016 is being “seriously considered” by the Liberal Party, a key party leader said Friday. …

Pemberton seeks
reduction of charge

US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton has officially surrendered to the Olongapo court hearing his murder charge, for the Oct. 11 slaying of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude.…

Aiko Melendez’
ex arrested

Model and chef Martin Jickain, former husband of actress Aiko Melendez, was handcuffed by Pasay City Police after he allegedly pointed his gun to a policeman early Friday. …

Don’t be engrossed
in ‘Clash,’ selfies

The combined efforts of the youth and the “older set” of citizens are key to effecting change in the country, President Benigno Aquino III said Friday. …

Friend compares
Estrada and Binay

Vice President Jojo Binay is in denial. He told reporters that he is still the candidate of Manila Mayor and former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada. But that is only if his opponent in the 2016 presidential race will not be…

Pemberton, Laude
kin face off in court

US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton arrived at the Olongapo City Hall of Justice here on Friday morning, escorted by American and Filipino security forces, for his arraignment over the murder charge filed by the family of transgender Jeffrey…

Congressman, pols
own Bilibid guns

Several firearms found in the “kubol” (quarters) of Peter Co, one of the high-profile inmates in the New Bilibid Prison, were registered separately in the names of a congressman, a barangay councilman, a former candidate for representative and a…

Don’t let
pols use you

President Aquino on Thursday exhorted the Armed Forces of the Philippines, of which he is Commander in Chief, to “remain on the side of the people” as the 2016 elections draws near, warning of political personalities who would want to…

Congress heads
pat themselves

As Congress adjourned for its Christmas break this week, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. sang the praises of the House of Representatives for the “good work done in the past year” while Senate President Franklin Drilon rhapsodized over the recent improvement…

Simbang Gabi
at the Gesu

The countdown to Christmas Eve has begun with the distinct Filipino tradition of Simbang Gabi. This year, is webcasting the Masses at the Church of the Gesu, inside the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University. Thursday…

Tax evasion filed
vs cake supplier

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed a P46.6-million tax evasion complaint in the Department of Justice against the birthday cake supplier and food caterer of the Ospital ng Makati (Osmak) and the Makati City Hall.…

Drilon urges DFA
to revise VFA

Senate President Franklin Drilon called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to initiate a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States to revise its provisions on the detention and custody…

Power consumers
to get P5-B refund

The Court of Appeals ordered the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to automatically refund consumers some P5 billion that it will recover from the National Power Corporation (NPC) and the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (Psalm).…


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