(Nightlead) Palace renews call to gov't prosecutors to help speed up Maguindanao trial

June 25, 2013 10:18 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Palace renews call to gov't prosecutors to help speed up Maguindanao trial 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 25 (PNA) — Malacanang on Tuesday reiterated the directive of President Benigno Aquino III to government prosecutors handling the Maguindanao massacre case to help speed up the trial by thwarting any "dilatory tactics" by the defense.

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ITLOS names replacement judge in PHL arbitration case vs. China

June 25, 2013 10:18 pm· Comments Off on ITLOS names replacement judge in PHL arbitration case vs. China 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, June 25 (PNA) -– A replacement judge has been named to complete a five-member United Nations tribunal that will hear a crucial arbitration case filed by the Philippines to challenge China’s massive territorial claims in the resource-rich South China Sea, a Foreign Affairs spokesman said Tuesday.

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(2nd Nightlead) PHL embassy, consulate in Saudi seeks extension of grace period for illegal workers

June 25, 2013 10:18 pm· Comments Off on (2nd Nightlead) PHL embassy, consulate in Saudi seeks extension of grace period for illegal workers 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, June 25 (PNA) -– The Philippine government has sought an extension of the 90-day amnesty period for illegal workers in Saudi Arabia, which ends July 3, to give it more time to process the repatriation and legalization of stay of thousands of undocumented Filipino workers in the Kingdom.

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Cause of death of 3 lawmakers who had stem cell treatment being verified

June 25, 2013 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Cause of death of 3 lawmakers who had stem cell treatment being verified 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, June 25 (PNA) — The three unnamed lawmakers who were said to have died after undergoing stem cell therapy might not have possibly died because of this breakthrough treatment, according to a health official on Tuesday.

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PhilAm Coach Spoelstra invited to Manila

June 25, 2013 10:18 pm· Comments Off on PhilAm Coach Spoelstra invited to Manila 

By Eddie G.Alinea

MANILA, June 25 (PNA) — Filipino-American Coach Erik Spoelstra of the newly-crowned NBA back-to-back champion Miami Heat has been invited to come to the Philippines to lend hands in the preparation of Gilas Pilipinas to the coming FIBA-Asia world championship qualifying tournament scheduled here Aug. 1-11.

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Water consumers group ask SC to stop new water rate hike

June 25, 2013 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Water consumers group ask SC to stop new water rate hike 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, June 25 (PNA) — A water consumers group Tuesday asked the Supreme court to stop the impending water rate increase by the Manila Water Company Inc. and Maynilad Water Systems, Inc.

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(Lead) Govt's inquiry into sex for flight controversy to be out in July

June 25, 2013 10:18 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Govt's inquiry into sex for flight controversy to be out in July 

MANILA, June 25 — The result of the investigation by the government’s three-man fact-finding committee on the alleged “sex for flight” is set to be out next month.

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DepEd fetes beauty queen’s family of educators

June 25, 2013 10:18 pm· Comments Off on DepEd fetes beauty queen’s family of educators 

MANILA, June 25 — The parents of Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Ariella Arida have done way more than just to raise a beauty queen.

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Anti-mining advocates asked what is the SC's role on Mining Act questions

June 25, 2013 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Anti-mining advocates asked what is the SC's role on Mining Act questions 

MANILA, June 25 — The justices of the Supreme Court asked anti-mining advocates during Tuesday's oral arguments what is the role of the SC in the questions about the Mining Act of 1995.

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PPCRV recommends reassessment of SK polls

June 25, 2013 10:18 pm· Comments Off on PPCRV recommends reassessment of SK polls 

MANILA, June 25 — The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has recommended to reassess the law on the SK polls, which is Chapter VIII of the Local Government Code of 1991.

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