Saturday, December 20, 2014
  • Aquino accepts  Ona resignation

    Aquino accepts Ona resignation

    But replacement by Garin unclear

    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III accepted the resignation of Health Secretary Enrique Ona Friday, more than a month since he was told to go on leave pending an investigation of alleged irregularities in his department’s purchase of vaccines. Days before Ona’s leave was set to end last month, the...
  • Meralco to give refunds

    Meralco to give refunds

    Utility promises to abide by appeals court decision

    MANILA Electric Co. said Thursday it will comply with the Court of Appeal’s ruling ordering it to refund its customers some P5 billion that it overcharged them from Nov. 2006 to August 2012. Meralco will get the P5 billion from National Power Corp. and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management...
  • Marine remains with US

    Marine remains with US

    Malacañang expects ‘full cooperation’

    JOSEPH Scott Pemberton, the US Marine accused of murdering Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, will remain in US custody despite the arrest warrant issued against him by an Olongapo City court, an official said Wednesday. US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said he had...
  • ‘No pressure on justices’

    ‘No pressure on...

    Palace also surprised by mass resignation

    THE Palace expressed concern Tuesday over the decision of three Sandiganbayan justices to inhibit themselves from trying the plunder and graft cases against Senator Jinggoy Estrada. “The interest of the people is that there should be no delay in the proceedings and the wheels of justice must continue to...
  • Marine in slay indicted

    Marine in slay indicted

    Pemberton faces murder raps for killing of Laude

    THE Olongapo City prosecutor on Monday indicted US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton for murder over the killing of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude last October in Olongapo City. City Prosecutor Emilie Fe delos Santos approved the filing of the case before the Olongapo City...

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