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SC orders distribution of Hacienda Luisita

by Ira P. Pedrasa, abs-cbnNEWS.com – MANILA, Philippines – Saying farmer-beneficiaries will not benefit from distribution of shares of stock, the Supreme Court has ordered the distribution of 4,915.7466 hectares (has.) of Hacienda Luisita, the sugar estate owned by the relatives of President Benigno Aquino III. In a 56-page Read more »

US assures Philippines of 2nd warship amid South China Sea territorial disputes

AP – The United States will provide a second warship to the ill-equipped Philippine military as it confronts China in increasingly tense territorial disputes in the South China Sea, a Philippine official said Thursday.

Despite SC TRO, govt stops Arroyo from leaving PHL

This page requires a higher version browserFor the latest Philippine news stories and videos, visit GMANews.TV Former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo attempted but failed to leave the country Tuesday night after Immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal I (NAIA-I) barred her from boarding the Read more »

Photographers snap at Rizal Park execs for ‘no-shoot’ rule

By Jeannette I. Andrade, Jerome Aning What would Jose Rizal—who loved being photographed—make of the uproar over taking photos near his monument at Luneta? More than 100 photographers on Friday marched to Manila’s Rizal Park to denounce a policy by park custodians requiring commercial photographers to pay fees if Read more »

Arroyo seeking asylum in Dominican Republic?

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is verifying information that former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has sought political asylum in the Dominican Republic. Justice chief Leila de Lima said she will ask the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to check whether the Caribbean country, which has no extradition Read more »

Senator takes custody of sister

The Philippine Star – Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. took custody of his half-sister, Ma.Ramona Bautista, from the Las Piñas police two hours after the Oct. 29 murder of actor Ram Revilla (Ramgen Jose Bautista in real life), a police report said yesterday. Police Chief Inspector Eduardo Andrade Bajado Read more »