Monthly Archives: February 2014

Opposition hits ‘zombie’ cases against Binay wife

MANILA — The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Friday blasted the Ombudsman’s special prosecutor for its unusual interest in digging up decades-old charges against former Mayor Elenita Binay of Makati a move

Peace deal signed in March

KUALA LUMPUR—The Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will sign by the end of March a final peace agreement, ending four decades of conflict in Mindanao and opening the

‘Jinggoy blackmail’ heats up De Lima

MANILA — Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday slammed Senator Jinggoy Estrada for saying he would block her confirmation at the bicameral Commission on Appointments. “If the non-confirmation at the CA

Judge killed, chief justice outraged

MANILA – A Zamboanga City judge was shot dead by two men riding in tandem on a motorcycle as he was leaving home with his wife, the police said on Friday. Judge

US, China trade barbs on rights record

WASHINGTON — In an annual report on human rights by the state department, the United States assailed the poor record of Asian governments, but China, one of the countries assailed in the

Venezuela hunts down second opposition figure

CARACAS—Venezuela issued an arrest warrant for a second opposition figure, his party said, ramping up the pressure on protesters who have staged nationwide rallies in the biggest challenge to President Nicolas Maduro