Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • House rules out  electricity crisis

    House rules out electricity crisis

    ‘Only thinning of reserves for 2 weeks in summer’

    THE House of Representatives on Monday rebuffed President Benigno Aquino III’s request for the authority to negotiate supply contracts with power producers to deal with a projected shortage of electricity next summer. At a hearing Monday, the House committee on energy also learned that the projected...
  • LP group break-up looms

    LP group break-up looms

    Party’s over? Impeach-VP plan divisive, NPC warns

    HOUSE leaders warned Sunday of the inevitable breakup of the majority coalition over a Liberal Party-led move to impeach Vice President Jejomar Binay, which would leave his United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) no choice but to bolt the alliance. The second largest party in the House, the 40-strong Nationalist...
  • US: Laude slay suspect to yield

    US: Laude slay suspect to yield

    Vows to produce four American witnesses

    The United States said Saturday it would comply with a Philippine prosecutor’s order to produce a murder suspect and four other US Marines in the investigation into the killing of a transgender Filipino. The prosecutor ordered the five US Marines to give depositions at a formal hearing on Tuesday after...
  • ‘Coloma VP secret ally’

    ‘Coloma VP secret ally’

    Trillanes accuses Palace spokesman of brokering Aquino-Binay meeting

    Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday accused Communications Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma as “a secret ally” of Vice President Jejomar Binay, who is facing investigation by the Department of Justice on charges of corruption. Antonio Trillanes...
  • Law issues roil  oust Binay bid

    Law issues roil oust Binay bid

    Questions raised if Binay’s acts prior to VP post impeachable

    THE National Unity Party said Thursday it believes Vice President Jejomar Binay can be impeached for acts committed before he assumed his office in 2010, but this view was rejected by House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and an expert on constitutional law. “An impeachable official who did not commit...

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