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Manila Negotiates Broader Military Ties With U.S.

By JOHN H. CUSHMAN Jr. and FLOYD WHALEY WASHINGTON — The United States and the Philippines are exploring increased joint military exercises and other military cooperation that would not entail a major buildup or a reopening of permanent bases, officials in both capitals said Thursday. Foreign affairs and defense Read more »

Lapid’s wife arrested in US for smuggling $50,000

By Ding Cervantes, The Philippine Star ANGELES CITY, Philippines – The wife of Sen. Lito Lapid was arrested shortly after her landing in Las Vegas last Jan. 15 in connection with the dollar smuggling charges filed against her after she was accosted at the international airport there last November. Read more »

P-Noy, Yingluck and Shalani

By: Rina Jimenez-David – Poor P-Noy! Here he was, having to sit it out by (presumably) his lonesome in the cold clime of Baguio while his former girlfriend Shalani Soledad was basking in the sunshine of her wedding day as she got married to Rep. Roman Romulo, son of Read more »

‘CJ has ill-gotten wealth’

By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) – A key member of President Aquino’s Cabinet said yesterday the government has evidence to prove that Chief Justice Renato Corona has ill-gotten wealth that could not have been acquired with his salary in the judiciary, and the evidence would be presented Read more »

PNoy draws flak for Palace party

abs-cbnNEWS.com MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III is drawing flak in social media sites after it was confirmed that he had attended a Christmas party in Malacañang just a day after 20,000 people scrambled to find food, water and shelter in flooded parts of Mindanao. Actress Valerie Concepcion Read more »

Judge asked P100M to fix Abalos case?

By Jeannette I. Andrade — Judge Jesus Mupas of the Pasay regional trial court ordered former Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. and his lawyers to show why they should not be cited in contempt for accusing the judge in open court of sending emissaries to extort millions Read more »