(UPDATE 2 - 5 p.m.) House members from the Makabayan bloc on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of the unprecedented P4.15 per kilowatt-hour power rate increase, which begins this month.
Businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles and government officials will be slapped with fresh charges next year over alleged rackets involving non-pork barrel funds, lawyer Levito Baligod said Thursday.
The University of the Philippines will implement a new tuition system starting school year 2014 to 2015 that will 'speed-up the processing of tuition bracket applications, adjust income brackets of student applicants, and increase the stipend of poor students.'
The Supreme Court has not issued either a temporary restraining order or status quo ante order preventing the Department of Labor and Employment from enforcing a plan to pay bus drivers and conductors regular wages and doing away with the 'boundary' system.
Its involvement in human rights abuses and the failure of the government to prosecute these violations have blocked the Philippine Army from receiving a share of the $40 million in military aid US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry visited typhoon-devastated Tacloban City on Wednesday, expressing shock at the death and destruction and vowing that Washington will not abandon its key ally as the Philippine government sought pledges as it launched a P360 billion rebuilding plan.
Sixty-six elected government officials including 12 congressmen are now eligible to be in office after complying with the Commission on Elections' directive for them to submit their statements of contributions and expenditures.
The Sandiganbayan's First Division on Thursday allowed the family of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to join her at her hospital detention suite for Christmas and the New Year, a radio report said.