PHL deports 2 of 4 Japanese fugitives charged with robbery, fraud 

THE PHILIPPINES deported on Tuesday two of four high-profile Japanese fugitives allegedly involved in a robbery scheme in Tokyo, following the dismissal of their cases in Manila, according to a statement released by the Department of Justice.   “Today, we deport Imamura Kiyoto and Fujita Toshiya as they have been cleared of any legal impediment,” Justice […]

PHL Justice dept to expedite local cases vs 4 Japanese sought for deportation by Japan    

THE PHILIPPINE Justice department has promised the Japanese government that it will expedite the deportation of four detained Japanese nationals who are suspected of masterminding a series of robberies in their home country.   Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin C. Remulla, at a press briefing streamed live on Facebook on Tuesday, said three of the suspects cannot […]

Comelec dismisses over 1,000 election cases from over a decade ago

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) has dismissed 1,024 cases dating back to the 2010 and 2013 national and local elections against individuals who supposedly overspent during their respective campaigns.   In a 59-page resolution, Comelec said it junked the cases based on the constitutional right to the speedy disposition of cases.    “The Commission resolved to adopt […]

Philippines expects coronavirus spike during Christmas holidays

PHILIPPINE health authorities expect a spike in coronavirus infections during the holidays in the absence of restrictions. Daily infections could hit 1,114 to 2,294 by the end of December, while active cases could reach 18,000, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Tuesday. “With increased mobility, social gatherings and eased restrictions, we expect spikes to […]

Filipinos told to get booster shots amid new variants

FILIPINOS should get booster shots after the Philippines confirmed its first cases of the Omicron subvariant XBB and XBC variant of the coronavirus, according to health experts. Infections would probably increase in the coming weeks, Rontgene M. Solante, a member of the Health department’s technical advisory group, told ABS-CBN Teleradyo on Wednesday. Areas where the […]