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MANILA, Philippines—Newly-appointed Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has 30 days to review the plea bargain deal that her predecessor, then Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, forged with former military comptroller Carlos Garcia. Morales originally filed a motion on Aug. 12, 2011 seeking 15 days to review the plea bargain agreement, which reduced Garcia’s plunder charges to money laundering and [...]

Posted on August 17, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines—Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has asked the Sandiganbayan to hold off further action on the plea cialis pharmacy bargain agreement between her predecessor, resigned Ombudsman Ma. Merceditas Gutierrez, and dismissed former military comptroller Carlos F. Garcia involving plunder and money laundering charges filed against him and his family. In a four-page motion filed on Aug. [...]

Posted on August 15, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines—If the recent changes in the transportation department are an indication, the country’s ability to meet its lofty, but potentially attainable, goals in tourism will also slow down. On August 12, 2011, Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim announced that he is leaving the post effective end of the month. He said that the demands of [...]

Posted on August 15, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines – Below is the full text of the statement made by Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim in announcing his resignation: “I would like to announce that I have tendered my resignation as Secretary of Tourism and head of the department’s attached agencies, effective August 31, 2011. The President has kindly accepted my resignation. “My [...]

Posted on August 12, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

‘My reason for resigning is personal. I would like to spend more time with my family’

Posted on August 12, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Current Events

Former president and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is currently under close medical supervision due to an infection she got after undergoing a second cervical spine operation on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.

Posted on August 11, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Current Events, Health, Science & Technology

Posted on August 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Multimedia, Video

MANILA, Philippines—A judge in Vigan, Ilocos Sur ordered the arraignment of Newsbreak editors, staffers and a board member who were charged in a libel case filed by Ilocos Sur Gov. Chavit Singson back in 2006. This, despite the motion filed by the Vigan City prosecutor to have the case withdrawn after the Department of Justice [...]

Posted on August 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Newsbreak in the News

Below is the arrival statement of Mr. Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo on Aug. 8, 2011: MANILA, Philippines–”Last Sunday, on July 31, 2011, I left for Hong Kong aboard a commercial flight, Cathay Pacific Flight CX918, and passed through immigration as an ordinary passenger, to visit my physicians, namely Dr. John Ching-kwong Kwok and Dr. Lau [...]

Posted on August 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines – Pres. Benigno Aquino III arrive in Manila on Friday from a secret meeting with the leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Tokyo Thursday evening, Aug. 4, 2011, the Philippine government said. Both sides agreed to fast-track the peace negotiations. “History will always remember August 4, 2008 when a homeland deal [...]

Posted on August 5, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines—Amid the flooding that beleaguered parts of Metro Manila last Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, an item on primetime news opened the floodgates for nearly two days’ worth of online mockery directed at a hapless motorist. A report on GMA Network’s 24 Oras showed a car floating on floodwaters along Mother Ignacia Avenue in Quezon [...]

Posted on August 4, 2011   |   CATEGORY:
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