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MANILA, Philippines – Architect Felino “Jun” Palafox filed a graft complaint against Sen. Edgardo Angara and his son, Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, today at the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly forgoing the necessary land clearances and permits for the development of an economic zone in Aurora province. Palafox alleged that Sen. Angara [...]

Posted on September 20, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

Bernabe is the second female justice that Aquino named to the High Court

Posted on September 16, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Current Events, Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, The Judiciary

MANILA, Philippines—The birthday of slain Palawan broadcaster Gerardo “Gerry” Ortega is three days away, on Aug. 28, 2011. His gunman is in jail, but the Department of Justice has dismissed the case against the alleged mastermind behind his death—former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes. A million signatures aim to change this. Gina Lopez, managing director of [...]

Posted on August 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Justice System

The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, or Libya, is an oil-rich country. As Africa’s second biggest oil producer, it has a gross domestic product of over $10,000 per capita and does not suffer from extreme cases of poverty, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Posted on August 22, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

A labor department program highlights social costs of migration, alternatives for the youth

Posted on August 15, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has been trying to assess where the loyalties of newly proclaimed Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III lie. Will he be a loyal member of the administration bloc in the upper chamber? His father, former Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., supported a different presidential candidate in the 2010 election—Sen. Manuel Villar, standard-bearer of [...]

Posted on August 11, 2011   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth, People, Politics, Profiles, Sectors

MANILA, Philippines—Members of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) were supposed to conduct a fifth break-in at the Batasang Pambansa to steal election returns in 2005, but this was aborted because they had to respond to a jail crisis. This was revealed in affidavits submitted by a SAF officer and his three men to the [...]

Posted on August 4, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Elections

Sen. Miguel Zubiri’s resignation does not automatically ensure Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III a seat in the upper chamber

Posted on August 3, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Politics, The Legislature

Blue Ribbon Committee to summon Mike Arroyo to appear in next hearing

Posted on August 2, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines—Apologies to the nation and to Susan Roces, widow of the late Fernando Poe Jr. This was what Senior Supt. Rafael Santiago said in a media conference on Friday, July 29, 2011, following revelations that he and his men took part in switching the original 2004 election returns with fake ones after Poe filed [...]

Posted on July 29, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

‘What is wrong remains wrong, regardless of how long it has been allowed to persist.’

Posted on July 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, The Presidency
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