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DILG reminds LGUs: Memo only for obstruction removal, not road widening

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:32 AM

(UPDATED) The DILG gives the reminder following reports that MC 121-2019 was being used 'to remove century-old trees, demolish waiting sheds that do not obstruct sidewalks, and even structures in private lots without notice and just compensation'

ILLEGAL STRUCTURE. A team from the General Trias LGU removes an illegal structure along Antero Soriano Highway in Barangay Bacao onSeptember 9, 2019. Photo courtesy of General Trias LGU

Solano found guilty of obstruction of justice in Atio hazing death

Jun 17, 2019 - 9:29 AM

(UPDATED) Aegis Juris fratman John Paul Solano is sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison

GUILTY. John Paul Solano is found guilty of obstruction of justice in the Atio Castillo hazing case. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Democrats vow more investigations into Trump’s ‘dishonest’ and ‘immoral’ conduct

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:55 AM

'Donald Trump has spent his entire presidency engaged in a nonstop campaign of obstruction, intimidation, and abuse of power,' says Democratic party chairman Tom Perez. 'No one is above the law.'

INVESTIGATIONS. Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff speaks at a press conference discussing today's release of the redacted Mueller report on April 18, 2019 in Burbank, California. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP  MARIO TAMA / Getty Images North America / AFP

Russia report tells how angry Trump wanted Mueller fired

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:59 AM

'I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to,' Trump tweeted from Air Force One.

'THIS IS THE END OF MY PRESIDENCY.' A page from the recently released Mueller Report is shown April 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP  WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Mueller report details Trump's efforts to halt probe

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Trump's efforts to remove Mueller began after press reports indicated that the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election had widened to include whether the president had committed obstruction of justice

RESIGNED. In this file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn listens as Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on September 27, 2018. Photo by Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP

Cops detain lawyers monitoring inventory of raided Makati bar

Aug 16, 2018 - 10:53 PM

Policemen arrest the young lawyers as they were documenting what the cops were doing in the bar

OBSTRUCTION? Cops detain lawyers at the Makati Police Station on August 16, 2018, for taking notes and photos during a police inventory of a raided bar. Photo courtesy of the Southern Police District

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Sep 25, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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FAST FACTS: Most commonly violated traffic laws in Metro Manila

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Assuming one violation per vehicle, almost half of all the registered vehicles in the National Capital Region figured in a traffic violation in 2016

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Jun 15, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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Comey boosted case for obstruction charges against Trump – legal experts

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:33 AM

But more evidence is needed to prove that the president attempted to stymie the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election

COMEY. FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 3, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

One big resolution: world's fattest man aims for half

Dec 22, 2016 - 1:32 PM

The man known as Juan Pedro has diabetes high blood pressure and chronic lung obstruction and needs to reduce his weight dramatically to reduce his health risks

 Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) answers questions during a press conference at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 21, 2016. Photo by Héctor Guerrero/AFP

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Olmert to begin prison term

Feb 14, 2016 - 8:51 PM

The 70 year old Ehud Olmert will be placed in a prison facility that is no stranger to VIPs

epa05082872 Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaks to the press in the Supreme Court after the court reduced his sentence from six years to 18 months in prison in the Holyland corruption case in Jerusalem, 29 January 2015. Ehud Olmert will become the first former Israeli prime minister to go to jail after Israel's Supreme Court upheld one count of bribe-taking in a appeal ruling. The court in Jerusalem acquitted Olmert of one major count of bribe-taking when he served as mayor of the city between 1993 and 2003, Israel Radio reported. But it upheld a conviction for a lesser count and dramatically reduced a prison sentence handed to Olmert in May 2014 by Tel Aviv's District Court from six years to 18 months. EPA/DEBBIE HILL/POOL

Court acquits ex-Sulu vice governor Estino of homicide

Feb 10, 2016 - 9:09 PM

The Sandiganbayan First Division says prosecutors did not have enough evidence that Munib Estino shot dead a constituent in 2010 when he was mayor of Panglima Estino town

ACQUITTED. The anti-graft court says there is no sufficient evidence against former Sulu Vice Governor Munib Estino over the fatal shooting of a resident of Panglima Estino town in 2010.

Taiwan arrests 45 in election gambling ring

Jan 04, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Taiwan holds presidential and parliamentary elections on January 16

TAIWAN DECIDES. A man watches the second and final debate of the three presidential candidates (L-R) Eric Chu of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), James Soong, of the People First Party (PFP) and Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) from television sets at a local store in Xindian district, the New Taipei City on January 2, 2016. AFP Photo/Sam Yeh


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Man in Okinawa arrested for allegedly shining laser ray at US chopper

Dec 07, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Katsuro Hiraoka 56 a resident of Ginowan city where the base is located is arrested on charges of forcible obstruction of business

OKINAWA BASE. File photo of a U.S. Air Force RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft on the tarmac after landing at the U.S. Air Force Kadena Air Base in Kadena city, Okinawa Island, southern Japan, 12 February 2013. EPA/Hitoshi Maeshiro

More than 9,000 structures block roads in Southern Leyte

Oct 26, 2015 - 8:09 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways has sent notice to hundreds of owners of structures that encroach on right of way areas

Senakulo: Passion and protest

Apr 17, 2014 - 8:30 AM

The Passion play has become a rich source of metaphors to bring forth social political and economic issues

Upland Capiz hospital struggles to treat Yolanda patients

Nov 27, 2013 - 10:09 PM

The number of patients has doubled at the hospital in Barangay Salong It needs immediate donations – medical supplies water roofs

Photo by Jonathan Japitana, Typhoon Yolanda Story Hub Visayas

BP banned from US government contracts

Nov 28, 2012 - 10:44 PM

The British oil giant is banned from US government contracts until the Environmental Protection Agency determined BP meets its standards

SUSPENDED. Cleanup crews manually sift sand on Barrancas Beach, Florida after the 2010 oil spill. Photo courtesy of BP America