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DOJ orders Palparan, other Army officers to answer criminal raps

DOJ orders Palparan, other Army officers to answer criminal raps

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday ordered retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan and several other military officers to answer the criminal charges filed against them…

Emulate Rizal’s heroism, President Aquino urges Filipinos

Emulate Rizal’s heroism, President Aquino urges Filipinos

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – President Benigno S. Aquino III urged Filipinos to emulate the heroism of Jose Rizal whose supreme sacrifice “paved the way for the freedom we enjoy today.”…

Impunity continues to reign under Aquino – NUJP

Impunity continues to reign under Aquino – NUJP

The murder of broadcaster Romeo Olea of dwEB-FM in Camarines Sur province early Monday morning again proves what we have said again and again – that the impunity with which…

Modern-day Rizals protest against ‘social ills’ to mark 150th birthday of nat’l hero

Modern-day Rizals protest against ‘social ills’ to mark 150th birthday of nat’l hero

MANILA, Philippines – In commemoration of Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday on June 19, youths wearing Rizal face masks staged a protest action today in Mendiola against current social ills like…

Freedom of expression groups urge court to withdraw contempt raps against journalist, massacre widow

Freedom of expression groups urge court to withdraw contempt raps against journalist, massacre widow

Members and partners of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) today urged the Court of Appeals to withdraw contempt charges against National Union of Journalists of the Philippines secretary…

Broadcaster in Cotabato City receives death threat

Broadcaster in Cotabato City receives death threat

A Cotabato City radio broadcaster has received reports death threats from yet unidentified sources. Vern Simon, 42, a reporter of the Catholic Church-run radio station dxMS and vice chair of…

Andal Sr. arraignment set on June 1

Andal Sr. arraignment set on June 1

MANILA, Philippines – Arraignment for Andal Ampatuan Sr., one of the principal accused in the Maguindanao massacre, has finally been scheduled on June 1, Wednesday, as per the Omnibus Order…

Budget woes, shortages imperil school opening in June – youth solon

Budget woes, shortages imperil school opening in June – youth solon

MANILA, Philippines – As classes are set to resume in June, Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raymond ‘Mong’ Palatino today warned that the lack of education budget poses a threat to the…

Sen. Escudero naaksidente sa Q.C.

Sen. Escudero naaksidente sa Q.C.

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Nagtamo ng bahagyang pinsala si Senador Chiz Escudero sa isang aksidente sa Cubao district lungsod ng Quezon huwebes ng gabi. Sa report nasugatan ang kamay ng…

VFA has to be junked despite terror threats — LFS

VFA has to be junked despite terror threats — LFS

MANILA, Philippines — Despite alleged threats of terrorist attack, in connection with the death of the al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the League of Filipino Students (LFS) urged the…