Monthly Archives: August 2015

Abad wants exclusion from Sandigan-filed PDAF case

MANILA — Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad has asked the Sandiganbayan Third Division to exclude him from graft charges in connection with the pork barrel scam. He

Estrada to attend China WWII parade

MANILA – Former Philippine president Joseph Estrada will attend China’s huge military parade this week marking Japan’s defeat in World War II despite the territorial tensions between Manila and Beijing, his spokesman

BOC should change its policies – Marcos

MANILA – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) should change its policies to make them more “Filipino friendly” because the agency is indirectly violating laws that grant incentives to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)

NFA hit for ‘excessive’ rice importation

MANILA – The National Food Authority (NFA) is under fire for the “excessive importation” of 2.1 million metric tons of rice for this year. As of June 1, the country had a

Laude camp wants P38M, 6 US visas – defense lawyer

OLONGAPO CITY – The camp of United States Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who is charged with the murder of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in October last year, claimed that

Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns

TOKYO — Japan’s Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute