US IMMIGRATION ACTION

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. More »

 

Binay demanded condo unit from builders – Mercado

MANILA –Only Ayala Corp. did not play ball in the sleazy “open secret” property transactions in Makati City. The deal allegedly was that Vice President Jejomar Binay, then Makati mayor, would get

Binay mulls filing criminal charges vs critics

CEBU CITY  – Vice President Jejomar Binay yesterday warned critics he would pursue criminal charges against them. “I will sue them. I will not accept the lies they are peddling against me,”

Binay camp says Mercado owns condo unit, not VP

MANILA – A condominium unit at The Peak in Makati City belonged to Ernesto Mercado—not Vice President Jejomar Binay—and was the scene of the 2002 gun slaying of the former vice mayor’s

Makati Science High School P1B overpriced?

MANILA – The Makati City government’s initial cost estimate for the P1.3-billion Makati Science High School building was only P348.6 million, Commission on Audit chairperson Grace Pulido Tan said on Tuesday. Testifying

Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

WASHINGTON  — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts

Senate eyes major changes in 2015 budget

MANILA — The Senate will introduce major changes in the proposed P2.6-trillion national budget for 2015 as the Upper Chamber starts plenary debates on next year’s national expenditure program. Sen. Francis “Chiz”

Binay dared to open local and foreign bank accounts

MANILA  — Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano dared Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday to sign a waiver that would allow the opening of all his bank accounts here and abroad.

Binay snubs Senate probe

MANILA — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Thursday declined to attend the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing, saying it would set a bad precedent, where “the second highest official of the

US sitcom touches on tinikling

A SLICE of Filipino culture has been showcased yet again in an American TV series. In “The Sinkhole” episode of ABC’s “The Middle,” the character Sue Heck (played by Eden Sher) has

Pacquiao ‘not predicting’ KO vs Algieri

MANILA  — Manny Pacquiao hasn’t stopped an opponent in five years. And rumblings about his diminished knockout power have resurfaced as his title fight with the undefeated Chris Algieri nears. But despite

Doctor becomes second person to die of Ebola in US

NEBRASKA — The surgeon being treated for Ebola has died at a Nebraska hospital only 48 hours after arriving. Dr. Martin Salia, 44, who arrived Saturday from West Africa in dire health,

After 18 years, 9 found guilty in Ozone inferno

MANILA — For Eva Celestino, who lost her brother Rufino in the Ozone Disco Club fire in 1996 that claimed the lives of 161 others, the battle has not yet been won.

LP in talks with NP for 2016 slate – solon

MANILA — The ruling Liberal Party is teaming up with the Nacionalista Party with the LP fielding the standard bearer and the NP fielding the running mate, Iloilo Rep. Jerry Treñas, the

Party list expels own rep in House

MANILA – His own party mates on Tuesday charged former Ating Koop party-list Rep. Isidro Lico with a P75-million graft and malversation case in the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB). In the

Senate Edca’s proper forum – SC justices

MANILA –Several justices are entertaining the idea that the Supreme Court refer to the Senate for scrutiny and concurrence the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) between the Philippines and the United

New group of jihadists deployed in Luzon

MANILA – A new jihadist group has deployed a 15-man team to Luzon ahead of the visit of Pope Francis in January next year. Luzon is the Philippines’ largest group of islands.