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Senator Edgardo J. Angara has filed a P61-million libel suit against architect Felino Palafox Jr., who earlier filed a graft complaint against the senator and his son before the Ombudsman. In a statement, Angara said Palafox has been “waging a willful, wanton, reckless and malevolent campaign” to damage his reputation as a public servant. In [...]

Posted on September 22, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

Going by the financial performance of Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., a tourism and entertainment operator, the gaming industry is thriving in the Philippines.

Posted on September 21, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

As more Chinese investors keen on mining assets in the Philippines inspire local industry and government officials to hike their growth targets, anti-mining groups up their vigilance. President Aquino’s recent trip to China has resulted in four memorandums of understanding, according to businessman Benjamin Philip Romualdez who joined the visit. More are pouring in, potentially [...]

Posted on September 14, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines – Private companies have committed to fight corruption in their own backyard. Now they are asking government officials, including President Aquino, to do the same. Key business groups gathered on September 7, 2011 in Makati City to announce the upcoming “Integrity” summit. On September 14 President Aquino, representing the executive arm of the [...]

Posted on September 9, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

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Posted on September 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines – To stay in the Senate, or to go and serve as judge at the International Criminal Court (ICC)? This was the question posed by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Monday, September 5, to Pinoy netizens, as she pursues her second bid for a seat at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Defensor-Santiago was nominated [...]

Posted on September 5, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines—Are you aware of this, Mr. President? One of the key intelligence officers accused of wiretapping then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and elections commissioner Virgilio Garcillano in 2004 is now back in harness. And guess what position he’s holding right now? He’s with the office of the Armed Forces deputy chief of staff for intelligence [...]

Posted on August 24, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

(Below is a position paper submitted by Jonas Bagas to the House Committee on Health on August 24, 2011, on the proposed amendments to the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act (RA8504. Mr. Bagas is vice chair of TLF Share and a member of the Philippine National AIDS Council) This is a well-timed initiative considering [...]

Posted on August 24, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court has stopped the Department of Justice (DOJ) from implementing a watch list order against former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo. The SC said there is no legal basis for the issuance of the order, which could have prevented Arroyo from leaving the country. DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima [...]

Posted on August 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines – After months of battling government forces, Libyan rebels have entered the capital Tripoli, signaling the collapse of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. As of dawn Monday (late morning in Manila), Aug. 22, 2011, various news organizations have reported rebels taking over most parts of the Libyan capital, with people celebrating on the streets. The [...]

Posted on August 22, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Foreign Affairs, Organizations

  Below is the US State Department’s country report on terrorism in the Philippines that was released on Aug. 18, 2011 http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/crt/2010/170255.htm Philippine Overview: The ability of terrorist groups, such as Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), Jemaah Islamiya (JI), and the New People’s Army, to conduct terrorist activities inside the Philippines continued to decline. The Philippine [...]

Posted on August 19, 2011   |   CATEGORY:
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