Day: February 22, 2020

SC chief cracks down on TROs

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta has required all justices and judges of lower courts to submit to his office copies of all temporary restraining orders (TROs), status quo ante orders (SQAs), writs of preliminary injunction (WPIs) and orders of voluntary inhibition that they will be issuing. The copy furnishing of the issuances, provided […]

Murder charges filed vs Sandra Cam

Sandra Cam MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation filed murder and frustrated murder charges against Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office board member Sandra Cam on Friday over the killing of Batuan, Masbate, Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson III in Sampaloc, Manila, last year. Aside from Cam, the NBI also charged Cam’s son Marco Martin Cam […]

44 rescued Taal horses await adoption

WANTED: NEW HOME Some of the rescued horses are loaded into a cattle truck bound for the Department of Agriculture (DA) compound in Lipa, Batangas. The DA has given PAWS until the end of February to find permanent homes for these animals. MANILA, Philippines — At the grassy compound of the Department of Agriculture (DA) […]

Ombudsman clears Duty Free COO of graft

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has concluded its preliminary investigation into the plunder, graft and administrative charges filed against Duty Free chief operating officer (COO) Vicente Pelagio Angala and three corespondents and found no probable cause to charge them. The complaint was initially lodged by 10 Duty Free employees. ADVERTISEMENT They accused […]

DOT to push through with shopping festival

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the 2019 coronavirus disease scare, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and its partner malls and associations said they would push through with the country’s first-ever nationwide shopping sale throughout March. The 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival is set to run from March 1 to 31 in key cities and major provinces, including […]

Nature retreat in Agoo ecopark

AGOO’S AGOHO Agoho trees serve as Instagram-worthy background for visitors of the Agoo Eco-Fun World in La Union province. Agoo town’s name is derived from its agoho trees, many of them growing along the highway leading to the town center. —EV ESPIRITU AGOO, La Union, Philippines — You know you are in Agoo, 220 kilometers […]

This Week’s Festivals: Feb. 23-29, 2019

Feb. 23 to 28: Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga ADVERTISEMENT The city of Zamboanga in Zamboanga del Sur province celebrates its 83rd charter anniversary. Among the activities in the last week of the festival are sepak takraw tournament, hiphop dance competition, grand civic-military parade and job fair. FEATURED STORIES Feb. 23 to 29: Cagsawa […]

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