Heightened joint RP-US military exercise seen in West PHL Sea

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Heightened joint RP-US military exercise seen in West PHL Sea 

MANILA, Jan. 26 -– The Department of National Defense (DND) said Thursday there are plans for a revitalized joint Philippine-United States military exercise at the West Philippine Sea.

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Aquino to discuss liberalization of PHL healthcare institutions with Obama in U.S. visit this year

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Aquino to discuss liberalization of PHL healthcare institutions with Obama in U.S. visit this year 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday he will bring the concerns of the Philippine healthcare industry to the attention of United States President Barack Obama when he visits the U.S. by the middle of this year.

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Prelate opposes Joma's reported return

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Prelate opposes Joma's reported return 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — A ranking Catholic prelate has expressed opposition on the reported return to the country of exiled Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison as part of government efforts to end the decades-old communist rebellion.

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Sen. Lapid saddened by the arrest of his wife in Las Vegas

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Sen. Lapid saddened by the arrest of his wife in Las Vegas 

MANILA, Jan. 26 -– Senator Lito Lapid admitted on Thursday that the reports on the arrest of his wife, Marissa, in Las Vegas over the alleged misdeclared dollar currency has saddened him even as revealed his wife’s readiness to defend herself.

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Senator-judge Santiago leaves trial as her blood pressure shoots up

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Senator-judge Santiago leaves trial as her blood pressure shoots up 

MANILA, Jan. 26 -– Senator-judge Miriam Defensor-Santiago left the impeachment trial early on Thursday after her blood pressure shot up to 180/90.

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Drilon reiterates he won’t inhibit as judge in Corona’s trial

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Drilon reiterates he won’t inhibit as judge in Corona’s trial 

MANILA, Jan. 26 – Senator Franklin Drilon has stood firm on his stand not to inhibit as judge in the ongoing impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona despite motion from defense panel for the senator-judge's inhibition.

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Impeachment court directs spokespersons to stop discussing merits of case

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Impeachment court directs spokespersons to stop discussing merits of case 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 26 – The Senate, sitting as impeachment court, directed on Thursday the spokespersons of both the prosecution and defense panels to stop premature and unwarranted disclosure of the merits of the impeachment case against Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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Henares personally knows CJ Corona

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Henares personally knows CJ Corona 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Jan. 26 – On cross-examination by defense lead counsel retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Serafin Cuevas, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares admitted that she personally knows SC Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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Defense: 'Too good, too soon to conclude'

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Defense: 'Too good, too soon to conclude' 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Jan. 26 – Defense Spokesman lawyer Tranquil Salvador III on Thursday questioned the celebratory mood of the prosecution saying that "it is too good, too soon to conclude."

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Deles says deeper understanding of peace process needed

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Deles says deeper understanding of peace process needed 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Jan. 26 — The peace process is a complicated matter that needs deeper understanding by all stakeholders so they would not be “easily swayed” amidst sprouting critical issues, according to Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles.

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