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PCG official ordered arrested by DOJ

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For snubbing Taiwanese fishermen’s death’s hearingThe Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday asked the Regional Trial Court of Batanes to order the arrest of an official of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) who headed the team that shot dead a Taiwanese…

SK polls reset to 2016

THE House of Representatives has approved on 2nd reading a bill postponing the Sangguniang Kabataan election to 2016. Instead of the scheduled 2015 elections, members of Congress said it is better to postpone the polls by another year to give…

US, PH launch program to lower power cost

THE Philippines and the U.S. governments, through the U.S. Embassy in Manila, yesterday launched a new program that will help the Philippines bring down the cost of electricity. U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg joined Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and National Economic and…

Purisima orders training for aspiring PDs, CDs

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Alan LM Purisima has ordered all his men aspiring to become a police provincial office or city director and chief of police to undergo a mandatory 10-day training aimed at improving their competencies and…

Mercado, tinatago ng DOJ -- Binay

“GOD bless him.” This was the curt message relayed yesterday by embattled Vice Mayor Jejomar Binay to his former erstwhile ally, ex-Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado, who is reportedly abroad right now. Binay issued the message despite Mercado being the…

Prison overcrowding triggered building of ‘kubols’

OVERCROWDING at the National Bilibid Prisons has triggered the putting-up of ‘kubols’ or makeshift huts by well-to-do prisoners in order for them and their fellow inmates to have a place to sleep or seek shelter when it rains or shines,…

Extortion at NAIA Terminal 2

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A HEALTH personnel at the NAIA Terminal 2 is reportedly destroying Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado’s drive to make the NAIA Terminals “kotong”- free. Last Nov. 13 at 2 p.m., a female passenger from China…

‘SC did its part in resolution of Maguindanao massacre case’

THE Supreme Court (SC) did its part in helping the speedy resolution of the infamous Maguindanao massacre case, Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno said yesterday. In a forum attended by Asian journalists, she said reforms implemented specifically for the trial…

Anti-kidnap watchdog cites PNP gains in fight vs KFR Gangs

THE Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order has acknowledged a reduction in cases of kidnapping-for-ransom in the country but nonetheless challenged the Philippine National Police particularly its Anti-Kidnapping Group not to relax its guards and continue a relentless campaign…

Miriam wants probe into DSWD’s anti-poverty campaign

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago wants Congress to look into the apparent failure of the Department of Social Welfare and Development to properly execute one of the administration's flagship programs -- the anti-poverty campaign. She filed Resolution No. 1010 directing the proper…

4 Papal stamp design winners may personally meet Pope Francis

Four more individuals may get the rare privilege of meeting Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines next year. These are the winners in “Papal Visit Stamp” design competition launched by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) last month. PHLPost…

Penalty for coin hoarding sought

SENATOR Sergio Osmeña seeks to penalize hoarders of Philippine coins who smelt and convert coins for their metallic value for use as raw materials for mobile phones, computers or other industrial applications. He filed Senate Bill No. 2452 or an…

PNP, DTI to provide extra protection for Christmas shoppers -- Malacañang

Malacañang is confident that the Philippine National Police and the Department of Trade and Industry will provide two-fold protection for Christmas shoppers as the Christmas rush draws closer. Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has…

SSS collections in WV up

THE Social Security System (SSS) said contribution collections in Western Visayas for the first nine months of 2014 rose 13% to P2.8 billion from P2.5 billion in the same period of last year. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio…
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