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Still no takers for Chief Justice post

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has yet to receive an application to become the next Chief Justice, nearly a month after the country's highest judicial post was officially declared vacant by the Supreme Court, two members of the JBC said on Sunday. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, an ex-officio member of the body that screens nominees to judicial posts, confirmed that no one had submitted an application as Maria Lourdes Sereno's possible successor. Sereno was kicked out by her own colleagues in the high tribunal on May 11 for her failure to fully disclose her wealth. Her predecessor, the late Chief Justice Renato Corona, was also ousted from office by the Senate impeachmen...Keep on reading: Still no takers for Chief Justice post.....»»

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 Robredo to attend Duterte’s third SONA 

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo will attend President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address (SONA) and is looking forward to the President’s updates on his promises. “Of course, I will attend the SONA. That is one of our obligations as Vice President,” Robredo said. Robredo is still facing a poll protest filed [...] The post  Robredo to attend Duterte’s third SONA  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Defense chief: Sison a ‘barking dog best ignored’

DEFENSE Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday lashed out at exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison for branding the idea of localized peace talks a “waste” of government funds and said he should be ignored like a “barking dog.” “I consider Sison’s rejection and rant as just a noisy distraction, [...] The post Defense chief: Sison a ‘barking dog best ignored’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Tagbilaran City residents cheer for Pacquiao

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol --- The world stopped for a while in this city on Sunday as people gathered to watch the fight of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse in their homes or communities. On Maria Clara Street, at least a hundred men watched the fight on a small TV screen set up outside a business establishment. Since there were no chairs, they had to stand for hours. It also caused light traffic in the area since motorcycles and tricycles came early. The police from the Tagbilaran City Police Station helped ease the traffic flow. Driver Ivan Lim was among those who watched the fight on Maria Clara street.He said he was for Pacquiao but ac...Keep on reading: Tagbilaran City residents cheer for Pacquiao.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 15th, 2018Related News

‘Local peace talks a waste of funds’

EXILED Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison on Friday rejected local-level peace talks ordered by the Duterte administration after the postponement of negotiations with the communist leadership, calling it a “waste” of government funds. “This is a stupid waste of money. It is a kind of racket with the local [...] The post ‘Local peace talks a waste of funds’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 13th, 2018Related News

Trust, approval ratings for Duterte, Robredo go up, Pulse Asia survey says

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio THE Philippines’ two highest government officials “enjoy majority approval and trust scores,” a survey report released by Pulse Asia on Friday said. The nonprofit polling organization’s latest Ulat ng Bayan said President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo received approval ratings of 88% and 62%, […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJul 13th, 2018Related News

‘Localized peace talks a waste of funds’—Joma Sison

LOCALIZED peace talks is a “stupid waste of money,” exiled communist leader Jose Maria Sison said on Friday, after the government announced its plan in lieu of negotiations on the national level. In a post on Facebook, Sison branded the proposed talks as a “kind of racket with the local political followers and military agents [...] The post ‘Localized peace talks a waste of funds’—Joma Sison appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

New arrival and departure cards launched

THE Burea of Immigration (BI) has started issuing new arrival and departure cards for international passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as part of continuing efforts to improve services to the traveling public. BI OIC Deputy Commissioner Marc Red Mariñas, who heads the Bureau’s Port Operations Divison (POD),….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Robredo, allies respond to Duterte’s ‘incompetent’ remark

VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo on Wednesday responded to President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s remarks Tuesday that “she’s incompetent.”.....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Taiwan avoids serious damage as Typhoon Maria weakens

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Schools and offices were closed in parts of Taiwan Wednesday, July 11, as Typhoon Maria skirted the island bringing torrential rain and powerful winds. Officials had warned of floods and landslides, evacuating thousands of people, but the storm weakened as it approached Taiwan and moved past it to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Gardo exits PAR, but some parts of Luzon may still be rainy

Typhoon 'Gardo' (internationally known as 'Maria') has left the Philippine area of responsibility Tuesday evening, according to a bulletin issued at 8 p.m. on Tuesday by the Phi.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 11th, 2018Related News

Gardo moves away from Philippines

Typhoon Gardo (international name Maria) started moving away from the country yesterday but will continue to induce monsoon rains in many parts of Luzon including Metro Manila in the next five days......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

Gardo moves away from Philippines

Typhoon Gardo (international name Maria) started moving away from the country yesterday but will continue to induce monsoon rains in many parts of Luzon including Metro Manila in the next five days......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

Gardo moves away from Philippines

Typhoon Gardo (international name Maria) started moving away from the country yesterday but will continue to induce monsoon rains in many parts of Luzon including Metro Manila in the next five days......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

‘Gardo’ exits PAR, but some parts of Luzon may still be rainy

Typhoon "Gardo" (internationally known as "Maria") has left the Philippine area of responsibility Tuesday evening, according to a bulletin issued at 8 p.m. on Tuesday by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). But the typhoon may still bring monsoon rains over Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Palawan and Mindoro provinces. Occasional rains will prevail over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Bicol region, Western Visayas, Marinduque, Romblon and rest of Central Luzon until Wednesday, the Gardo was last spotted 580 kilometers north northeast of Basco, Batanes. Sea travel remained risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern L...Keep on reading: ‘Gardo’ exits PAR, but some parts of Luzon may still be rainy.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News

Typhoon Gardo leaves PAR, but monsoon rain to persist

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Gardo (Maria) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 6 pm on Tuesday, July 10, but PAGASA warned that rain from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

Nationwide Round-Up

VP Robredo ready to head united opposition groups in 2019 polls VICE PRESIDENT Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo on Tuesday said she is ready to take on the role as the leader of opposition groups planning to unite ahead of the 2019 midterm elections. At a press briefing in Quezon City, Ms. Robredo, the opposition […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

‘Gardo’ weakens, to exit PH Tuesday night or Wednesday morning–Pagasa

TYPHOON “Gardo” (international name: Maria) weakened further as it continued to head west-northwest at 30 kilometers per hour (kph), the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Tuesday. As of 11 a.m., Gardo was 635 kilometers (km) northeast of Basco, Batanes with weaker winds of 170 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of 210 [...] The post ‘Gardo’ weakens, to exit PH Tuesday night or Wednesday morning–Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News

SC en banc reprimands Sereno over continued attacks against justices — source

THE Supreme Court en banc reprimanded former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno over her continued attacks against the high tribunal, according to a court source privy to the deliberations. The court is expected to come out with a ruling within the day, the source said. No other details are available as of posting time. Sereno [...] The post SC en banc reprimands Sereno over continued attacks against justices — source appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News

Robredo willing to lead, be voice of united opposition

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo is willing to lead a united opposition against dictatorship and other “similar causes” and revealed that there were ongoing consultations to “thresh out terms.” “Aside from political parties, there are other movements, which share similar causes such as fighting dictatorship and policies that I don’t agree with namely: extrajudicial [...] The post Robredo willing to lead, be voice of united opposition appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News