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Senate frees detained bookkeeper

BY JP LOPEZ DESPITE its failure to extract the “truth” from Rowena del Rosario, the Senate blue ribbon committee yesterday freed the former bookkeeper of LTA Inc. in the probe of the sale of pre-owned Robinson helicopters at brand-new price to the PNP in 2009. Upon the motion of Read more »

Philippines, Vietnam get warships in China spat

By Hrvoje Hranjski MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and Vietnam each received warships Tuesday to beef up their navies as they face tensions with China over disputed islands, raising the prospect of a deepening arms race in the South China Sea. The two Southeast Asian nations also are shopping Read more »

Miriam, Tito Sotto spar over RH bill

by Chiara Zambrano MANILA, Philippines – “Mahihirapang magkumbinsihan dito.” This is how Senator Tito Sotto assessed the outcome of plenary debates on the reproductive health (RH) bill, after the first interpellation adjourned past 6 in the evening on Monday. The interpellation, with RH bill co-sponsors Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago Read more »

QC hall wants MLQ's home declared a historical site

QUEZON CITY, August 14 (PIA) — The Quezon City government moved in favor of declaring the 3,678 square meter property of the family of the late president Manuel Luis Quezon, located at Gilmore Avenue in Barangay Mariana, a historical site classified as important cultural property (ICP).

Future Pinoy policemen turn into rioters

by Ferdinand Fabella THOUSANDS of future policemen and police officers turned rowdy and thrashed the regional office of the National Police Commission-National Capital Region in Makati City on Monday, August 16. The near-riot took place before noon when applicants for the entrance and promotional examinations of the Philippine National Read more »

Priest turns Pacquiao homecoming into anti-RH bill rally

By Jeannette Andrade, Tina Santos MANILA, Philippines—Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s customary thanksgiving Mass at the Quiapo Church upon his return from another successful bout Saturday, turned into a mini protest rally against the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill.