DoJ dismisses cyber-libel case vs lawmakers 

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have dismissed a cyber-libel complaint against several congressmen who had accused police of planting evidence and labeling some people communists.  The Department of Justice (DoJ) junked the complaint against Party-list Reps. Arlene D. Brosas and former Party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate, according to a copy of a six-page resolution sent to reporters […]

Warrants vs activists voided 

THE COURT of Appeals (CA) has set aside search warrants against three detained activists, including one whose daughter died in a hospital while she was in jail.  In a 36-page decision uploaded on the court’s website on Aug. 31, the 12th Division ruled the warrants issued by Quezon City trial court Judge Cecilyn Burgos-Villavert were […]

Editorial: Some thoughts on Cebu City’s ‘war against flood’

The aim of Cebu City leaders under Mayor Michael Rama to ease the city’s flooding problems deserves praise. Flooding has negative effects on the local economy and human health—it is, figuratively speaking, a multi-headed monster. It causes discomfort to commuters going to their workplaces or to their homes, delays students’ attendance of their classes, disrupts […]

Court rejects plea to suspend ‘pork’ case

THE PHILIPPINES’ anti-graft court has rejected a plea by a businesswoman accused of funneling millions of pesos of congressional funds into fictitious projects to suspend her arraignment.  In a 29-page resolution on Aug. 30, the Sandiganbayan Sixth Division said the charges against Janet Lim-Napoles “sufficiently allege acts constituting malversation through falsification of public documents.”  “There […]

Dito reaches 12M subscribers

DITO Telecommunity on Monday reported it has reached 12 million subscribers as of Aug. 26 ahead of its target date four months ahead.The 12-million mark was the year-end target of the country’s third telco player.“The overwhelming reception we get from DITOzens has always served as inspiration. Their unwavering support has continued to motivate us to […]

Globe steps up advocacies vs online bullying to protect Filipino children

Digital solutions platform Globe intensifies its commitment to online safety, enjoining the academe, mental health professionals, parents and guardians, and other key partners to protect Filipino children against cyberbullying. Due to the pervasiveness of bullying on digital platforms, Globe noted the need for parents and caregivers to understand their role in keeping children safe online. […]

Globe steps up advocacies against online bullying to protect Filipino children

DIGITAL solutions platform Globe intensifies its commitment to online safety, enjoining the academe, mental health professionals, parents and guardians, and other key partners to protect Filipino children against cyberbullying.Due to the pervasiveness of bullying on digital platforms, Globe noted the need for parents and caregivers to understand their role in keeping children safe online.“As Globe […]

DoH warns public vs ‘sensationalized’ illegal organ selling messages 

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) on Thursday warned the public against illegal organ selling messages, which it called “sensationalized.”   “We assure the public that hospitals and other health centers and facilities do not participate in such malicious activities and continue to practice and facilitate safe and voluntary organ donations,” the department said in a statement.   […]