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Binay camp on Makati HS 'overpricing': Imbento lang yan

MANILA - The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay dismissed as false and baseless the allegation of lawyer Renato Bondal that the construction of the Makati Science High School was overpriced by P862 million.Full article

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Philippines orders crackdown on privileged jailbirds

As of 12/20/2014 3:40 PM
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine authorities have given privileged inmates in the country's main prison until Christmas Eve to turn over their hidden guns, drugs and other contraband or the notorious facility will face a major shakedown. Full article

Tagle officiates Mass at Bilibid

As of 12/20/2014 1:22 PM
MANILA - Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Saturday officiated a Mass at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), which has been making headlines recently following the discovery of several contraband items inside the facility. Full article

PNP wants answers why guns in convict's cell

As of 12/20/2014 12:21 PM
MANILA - The original owners of the firearms found in the prison cell of Peter Co will be held liable after these were discovered in the possession of the drug convict. Full article

Electrical equipment consistent with prison policy: NBP official

As of 12/20/2014 11:39 AM
MANILA - New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Deputy Supt. Celso Bravo expressed disappointment at being relieved from his post. Full article

De Lima, Tolentino eyed for Comelec

As of 12/20/2014 10:20 AM
MANILA, Philippines - Talks are rife in the halls of the Commission on Elections that Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino is a possible replacement for outgoing Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. Full article

PH, US reconciling VFA interpretation: Goldberg

As of 12/20/2014 10:03 AM
MANILA, Philippines - A “common interpretation” of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) – particularly the provision on custody – is being worked out by the United States with Philippine authorities, Ambassador Philip Goldberg said yesterday. Full article

Hospitals on white alert for firecracker victims

As of 12/20/2014 10:01 AM
MANILA, Philippines - All Department of Health (DOH)-run hospitals will be on Code White Alert starting today for any untoward incident in the prelude to Christmas. Full article

Heads start rolling in Bilibid

As of 12/20/2014 9:59 AM
MANILA, Philippines - Officials overseeing the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa were relieved yesterday as Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered an investigation of officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in connection with special privileges enjoyed by several NBP inmates. Full article

Give Garin a chance: PH physicians chief

As of 12/20/2014 7:01 AM
MANILA -- Following the resignation of Health Secretary Enrique Ona, the chief of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) said on Friday Department of Health (DOH) acting Secretary Janette Garin should be given a chance to prove herself in the department. Full article

Death penalty sought for crime lords

As of 12/20/2014 3:11 AM
Naniniwala ang Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption na sapat na rason na ang pagkakadiskubre sa mga kontrabando at iligal na gawain sa New Bilibid Prison para muling buhayin ang death penalty. Full article