Daily Archives: 3 years ago

Death penalty for drug lords pushed in Senate

During a Senate public hearing regarding Senate Bill No. 2080 or the Act Imposing Death Penalty in the Philippines, Senator Vicente Sotto III told the committee chaired by Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III that drug lords “cannot do it in China, in Malaysia because they have death penalty. So they manufacture the illegal drugs in […]

PHL government seeking custody over Pemberton after arrest ordered

“We welcome the progress made so far on the case, and as we stated earlier, we will now formally seek custody over the accused PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton,” Department of Foreign Affairs said after the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court released the arrest warrant for Pemberton. However, U.S. Embassy in Manila said in a statement […]

Deadline for China set by international tribunal lapsed

Deadline for China to present a counter-memorial to the Arbitral Tribunal under International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea had lapsed December 15. However, instead submitting a counter-memorial, China published a position paper saying that the tribunal has no jurisdiction. China “will neither accept nor participate in the so-called South China Sea arbitration unilaterally […]

Erap choosing Grace Poe over VP Binay

Senator Grace Poe appreciates Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada for possibly choosing her over Vice President Jejomar Binay in case they both run for presidency in 2016. Inquirer.net’s Neal H. Cruz had a privilege talking one on one with the former President in an event at Manila Hotel, December 11. Estrada said […]