CA junks government's bid to stop Binay's TRO hearing

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:08 p.m.

THE Court of Appeals (CA) Sixth Division denied on Monday a motion of the Office of Solicitor General to stop the hearing on the restraining order issued in favor of Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr.

During the hearing, the OSG invoked judicial courtesy of an existing petition at the Supreme Court (SC) filed by the Office of the Ombudsman.

'No over financing' for Bangsamoro government -- Officials

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 08:02 p.m.

THE Aquino administration is not "over financing" the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) and the proposed Bangsamoro government, a member of the government peace panel clarified Monday.

Senen Bacani, one of the government peace negotiators with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), said there is a need to differentiate the existing budget for Armm from the incremental funding that will be introduced once the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is passed.

PSEi breaks 8,000 mark

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 07:04 p.m.

PHILIPPINE shares breached the key 8,000 level as it climbed to a new all-time intraday high of 8,007.98 on Monday, surging by as much as 130.02 points or 1.7 percent.

The previous intraday record was 7,889.25 on March 27.

Aquino's Lenten message: ‘Be true not only in words, but also in what you do’

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 07:01 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has challenged the Filipinos to be true not only to their words but also in what they do.

This was the President's Lenten message released by Malacanang on Monday.

Uniformed personnel to get higher allowance

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 06:15 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has signed a joint resolution with Congress, increasing the daily subsistence allowance of uniformed personnel from P90 to P150 per day, effective January 1 this year, a Palace official said Monday.

In a press briefing, Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that the current allowance is "no longer adequate to meet the basic needs of Filipino military soldiers and uniformed personnel… in view of the increasing prices of commodities".

Sandigan upholds freeze order on Estrada's assets

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 06:00 p.m.

MANILA -- The Sandiganbayan fifth division upheld Monday an order to freeze the assets of Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada, who is facing a plunder case in connection with the pork barrel scam, pending the resolution of his cases.

Kalibo airport opens new sections to accommodate more passengers

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 04:42 p.m.

IN TIME for the summer rush, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has opened new sections of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) that will accommodate additional 800 passengers at a given time, an official said Monday.

"As always, we expect a high volume of visitors to Boracay in the next couple of months, so the new section will help meet this peak period demand," said Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya.

Mahathir Mohamad is last of Southeast Asia's old guards

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 04:23 p.m.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries.

MTRCB inspects buses for x-rated films

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 02:16 p.m.

THE Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) conducted inspections on Monday at the Araneta Center Bus Station in Cubao, Quezon City to ensure that the movies being shown in the public buses, particularly those up for long travels are following the agency's rules.

In the inspection, MTRCB chairman Eugenio Villareal together with other board members recovered an x-rated film from a Bicol-bound R. Volante Lines bus, whose passengers include 12-year-old girl.

Pinay videogame character ‘Josie Rizal’ trends on Twitter

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 02:02 p.m.

"JOSIE Rizal," the first Filipina character in the latest installment of Tekken series, received mixed reactions from Filipino gamers.