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Philippines seeks to improve Spratly structures

MANILA, May 19 (Reuters) – The Philippines wants to spend about $1 million to improve military structures on disputed islands in the South China Sea, the navy chief said on Tuesday, despite warnings from China to stay away from the area.

Judge Emmanuel Lorredo ORDER

Below is the transcript of the Court Order by Judge Emmanuel Lorredo of the Metropolitan Trial Court on the perjury case filed by former Presidential Management Staff Chief Michael Defensor on ZTE whistleblower Jun Lozada. ORDER Accused having been arrested, his arraignment is set to May 7, 2009 at Read more »

I am part of Team Pacquiao—Nograles

By Christine F. Herrera – HOUSE Speaker Prospero Nograles yesterday defended his leaving to watch Manny Pacquiao fight British champion Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas on May 2, saying he was always there whenever the Filipino champion fought in the ring.

Solons protest plan to quarantine them

House Speaker Prospero Nograles and Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella on Friday protested reports that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III will have them quarantined when they return from Las Vegas.

More solons endorse impeach complaint against Gutierrez

Written by Fernan Marasigan / BusinessMirror MILITANT legislators have endorsed the impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, who was accused by civil-society groups of betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution for her alleged “inaction and mishandling or downright dismissal” of various cases pending before her office. Read more »

Villar resigns as Senate prexy; Enrile takes over as new chief

AMITA LEGASPI MANILA, Philippines – Senator Manuel “Manny” Villar announced his resignation as Senate president on Monday amid rumors that majority of the senators were out to oust him. Earlier in the day, rumors were rife that a petition for Villar’s ouster was circulating.