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Makati RTC downplays Jinggoy’s claim judge met with prosecutors

The Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) brushed off yesterday allegations by Se nator Jinggoy Estrada that Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors were seen having coffee with presiding Judge Elmo Alameda, who had recently convicted Janet Lim Napoles of illegal serious detention. Atty. Diosfa Valencia, Makati City RTC Branch 150 clerk of court, said Napoles’ […]

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Gov’t asked to create jobs for 1.32 million unemployed youth

Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino III yesterday urged the Aquino government to train its sights on the rising number of youth who are unemployed, currently estimated at 1.32 million. “Nakakaalarma na mas maraming kabataan ngayon ang walang trabaho, (the number of unemployed youth is alarming),” said Aquino who chairs the Senate Committee on Youth. Citing […]

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Condonation doctrine a ‘bad case law’ – Sereno

To accept a 56-year-old condonation doctrine, which clears elected official of any administrative liability if he gets re-elected, is tantamount tolerating their misdeeds. This was stressed by Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno as she grilled yesterday the lawyers of embattled Makati City Mayor Jejomar “Junjun” Erwin Binay Jr. during the second and final arguments in […]

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Beauties join forces to protect environment

Taytay, Rizal — From reducing pollution to strengthening existing environmental laws, candidates of the 2015 Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant joined forces in the care and preservation of Mother Earth as they presented their advocacy in their debut activity as “earth warriors” during a plant tour here last Monday. “I want to help reduce pollution […]

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Cayetano urges LTO to suspend ‘no plate, no travel’ policy

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday said he will block the proposed budget of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) if the agency fails to heed his call for a 30-day moratorium on the implementation of the “no plate, no travel” policy. Cayetano has filed Senate Resolution No. 1288 seeking an investigation on the delays […]

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Sandigan junks request for Jinggoy TV interview

If Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada does not want to be interviewed inside his cell then it won’t happen. With this, the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division turned down the request of CNN Philippines to interview the Senator inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame. “As the Court cannot force accused Estrada to speak […]

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HK legislator’s attack on Filipinas a bitter reaction — solon

A congressman representing overseas Filipino workers yesterday dismissed a Hong Kong woman legislator’s accusation against Filipinas as a “bitter reaction to the lies her philandering husband has been telling her.” OFW Family Club Rep. Roy Seneres said pro-Beijing Hong Kong executive councilor Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee must first explain why many Filipinas in her country […]

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Earth Day reminder: Rise of electronic waste alarming

In celebration of Earth Day, environmental justice group BAN Toxics (BT) has raised the alarm over the reported rise of electronic waste or e-waste levels around the world, stressing its threat to human health and environment. A day after the Global E-waste Monitor 2014 was released by the United Nations University (UNU), BT expressed concern […]

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Earth Day advocacy an everyday public responsibility

Earth Day should serve as a strong reminder for the public to learn how to care for nature and biodiversity, senators yesterday said. Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara and Loren Legarda both agree that celebrating Earth Day should not be confined to just one day but everyday. “Earth Day is a great reminder to care […]

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SC nullifies oil exploration at Tañon Strait

Baguio City – The Philippine government has lost its case against toothed whales, dolphins and porpoises as the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday strikes down as unconstitutional the oil exploration development and exploitation of petroleum resources within Tañon Strait, which had been considered as a protected seascape. In a unanimous decision penned by Associate Justice Teresita […]

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