Miscellaneous

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Peoples’ Organizations, Envi Groups Welcome Ombudsman ERC Commissioners Suspension Order

Peoples’ organizations and environmental groups lauded the recently issued Ombudsman order to suspend virtually all Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) commissioners for having given unwarranted benefit to Meralco in their suspension of the competitive selection process (CPS), a power supply procurement scheme requiring public bidding instead of a negotiated procurement.

Globalport team governor Mikee Romero (photo by Peter Paul Baltazar)

5 out-of-town games banner PBA PH Cup

Cities familiar to PBA fans will once again stage games, while Iloilo City and Dumaguete will get their own dose of PBA action as the Philippine Cup schedule for 2018 was released on Friday, two days before the official start.


Pope Francis (photo by Aleteia Image Department/ Flickr)

Pope defends public silence over Rohingya plight

Pope Francis is defending his public silence in Myanmar over the plight of Rohingya refugees, saying a public denunciation would have “slammed the door in the face” of his hosts and prevented his overall message from being heard.

Oscar Pistorius (photo by Global Sports Forum/ Flickr0

Pistorius’ prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa was set to be sworn in as president on Friday, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover.