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Charges set vs ABS-CBN execs, others over stampede

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Image by Flon Faurillo via Bulatlat (via ABS) The justice department has recommended the filing of charges of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and injuries against television host Willie Revillame and 16 other people, including two top executives of ABS-CBN in relation to the ULTRA stampede last February. Read more »

Binay suspension lifted

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Makati city Mayor Jejomar Binay addresses thousands of supporters after winning a temporary restraining order of his suspension order Thursday Oct. 19, 2006 at the Makati city hall at the country’s financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines. A Philippine court temporarily stopped the suspension of Binay Read more »

Philippine journalists denounce lawsuits

(AP) MANILA, Philippines – Philippine media groups on Tuesday accused the president’s husband of trying to muzzle a critical press by filing a string of libel cases against 43 journalists and publishers.

Palace holds off use of force in Makati

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Binay may be evicted if he is not out by Friday (Inquirer) FACED WITH Mayor Jejomar Binay’s defiance, the government yesterday said it hoped the suspended city executive would peacefully leave the Makati City Hall to avoid being forcibly evicted from his 21st floor redoubt by Friday.

Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay Under Siege

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Former Philippine President Corazon ‘Cory’ Aquino, right, talks to the media as she expresses support for Makati city Mayor Jejomar Binay, left, who was served a suspension order by the Government Tuesday Oct. 17, 2006 at his office at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines. Read more »

Filipino politics complicate war on terror

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 17 (UPI) — Claims of covert joint U.S.-Australian-Filipino Special Forces operations against guerrillas has set off a political row in Manila. The Australian newspaper reported from Manila Monday that the involvement of personnel from Australia’s elite Special Air Services unit has raised questions in the Philippine parliament Read more »