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Murder raps filed over capsized ferry; 59 dead

MANILA  — Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of

PH expects to win UN South China Sea case

MANILA —The Philippines expects a United Nations tribunal to rule in its favor in an increasingly fraught dispute with China over territories in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), a presidential

It’s make or break for PH at The Hague

MANILA — Next week’s oral arguments before the United Nations arbitral tribunal in The Hague will determine whether the Philippines’ challenge to China’s claim over almost the entire South China Sea should

China broke rules — Palace

MANILA — Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma told a news briefing in Malacañang on Thursday that by building artificial islands in the Spratlys, China had broken its commitment to maintain the status quo

Hague hearing on sea row set July 7

MANILA — The Philippines will send a high-level delegation to The Hague next week to argue Manila’s position in the arbitration case it filed against China, officials said on Friday. During a

China says PH’s arbitration case a political provocation

MANILA  – Beijing reiterated that it will not participate in the arbitration case filed by the Philippines in relation to the maritime dispute over the South China Sea. “What the Philippines does

‘Selective justice’ charge valid, legal experts say

MANILA — Several legal experts agreed  Friday  with the criticism of Vice President Jejomar Binay that the Aquino administration is engaged in “selective justice,” applying the full force of the law in

Binay keeps up attack on Aquino

MANILA — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Saturday again raised the issue of bad governance against the Aquino administration as he continued his trips outside his bailiwick, this time to Valenzuela City,

Pacquiao dangles P5M to first Filipino gold medalist in Olympics

MANILA — The first Filipino gold medalist in Rio de Janeiro Olympics next year will also get a P5 million reward. The Saranggani representative and world boxing superstar made his pledge last

No more port congestion under my watch – Lina

MANILA – Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Alberto Lina yesterday assured members of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (BCCP) that the port congestion problem in Manila would not happen

PAL passenger dies midflight

MANILA — A passenger died on board a Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight from Abu Dhabi to Manila, the flagship carrier said on Friday. “The PAL flight from Abu Dhabi to Manila had

10 doctors got P500M in claims – PhilHealth exec

MANILA  – The head of the state-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) yesterday said the agency paid 10 doctors about P500 million in health insurance benefit claims last year, or an average

It’s official: Purisima is fired

MANILA — The Philippine National Police has formally dismissed its former chief and nine other officers over the allegedly anomalous contract with a courier service to deliver gun licenses to applicants’ homes.

Duterte to make smugglers eat their fake rice

DAVAO CITY—Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned smugglers against bringing in the synthetic rice from China, saying he would make those caught selling it consume all the fake rice in their possession. “I’ll make

Ebdane, Vitangcol indicted for graft

MANILA — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday indicted former Metro Rail Transit (MRT) General Manager Al Vitangcol III for graft over an anomalous maintenance contract for MRT 3 (Edsa line) in 2012,

More trouble for Junjun Binay

MANILA — Suspended Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay of Makati and other city officials are facing charges for the alleged payment of salaries and benefits to an employee who disappeared last year

Beijing’s South China Sea runway ‘nearly complete’ – US think-tank

BEIJING – A 3,000-meter (9,800-foot) airstrip Beijing is building on a reef in disputed waters in the South China Sea, where tensions are mounting with its neighbors, is “nearly complete”, a US

Even if PH wins case vs China, struggle will continue – Carpio

MANILA  — Even if the Philippines wins its case in the international tribunal, its territorial dispute with China will be a long struggle, Supreme Court’s Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said Thursday.