PCG resumes retrieval operations for skeletal remains in sunken 'M/V Princess of the Stars'

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on PCG resumes retrieval operations for skeletal remains in sunken 'M/V Princess of the Stars' 

MANILA, June 3 — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) resumed on Thursday its search and retrieval operations for the skeletal remains believed to be still inside the 23,000-tons "M/V Princess of the Stars" (POTS) which sank off Sibuyan Island in Romblon in June 2008.

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(Metro News) MPD drawing up measures against minors involved in petty crimes

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MPD drawing up measures against minors involved in petty crimes 

MANILA, June 3 –The Manila Police District (MPD) is drawing up measures against minors involved in petty crimes.

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DOJ summons four lawyers, two newmen to answer libel raps vs. 'The Firm'

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on DOJ summons four lawyers, two newmen to answer libel raps vs. 'The Firm' 

MANILA, June 3 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday summoned a former Ombudsman and four lawyers of the so-called "The Firm" and two staffers of the newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) in connection with the libel charges filed against them by former Solicitor General Francisco "Frank" Chavez.

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Ombudsman files graft raps vs. ex-Surigao del Norte mayor and her daughter

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman files graft raps vs. ex-Surigao del Norte mayor and her daughter 

MANILA, June 3 – The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) on Thursday filed graft charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte Mayor Arlencita Navarro and her daughter, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federated Chair Grachel Arlene Navarro.

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SC implements reorganization

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on SC implements reorganization 

MANILA, June 3 – The Supreme Court (SC) has reorganized the three divisions of the Court and designated its new chairperson and members, respectively.

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Palace sees genuine reconciliation after presidential inauguration

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on Palace sees genuine reconciliation after presidential inauguration 

MANILA, June 3 — Malacanang on Thursday expressed hope that the inauguration of the next President will mark the start of genuine national reconciliation.

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Congress hopes to finish canvassing of votes for president, VP at the end of the day

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on Congress hopes to finish canvassing of votes for president, VP at the end of the day 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 3 — Congress — the Senate and the House of Representatives — who acts as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) for president and vice president, resumed its proceedings Thursday afternoon, hoping to finish the count before the day ends.

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BI chief to submit courtesy resignation to new president

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on BI chief to submit courtesy resignation to new president 

MANILA, June 3 — Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Marcelino Libanan said on Thursday he will tender his courtesy resignation to the new president on June 30 even if Congress enacts into law the proposed Philippine Immigration Act of 2009.

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Nograles assures FOI bill will be tackled on Friday

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on Nograles assures FOI bill will be tackled on Friday 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 3 — Speaker Prospero Nograles assured that the House of Representatives will tackle the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill on Friday before it adjourns sine die.

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Update on result of canvassing of votes for president, VP

June 3, 2010 8:31 pm· Comments Off on Update on result of canvassing of votes for president, VP 

MANILA, June 3 — As of 4:05 p.m. Thursday, a total of 224 certificates of canvass (CoCs) out of the 278 total CoCs have been counted by the joint congressional canvassing committee — the Senate and the House of Representatives — which acts as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) canvassing votes for the two top posts of the land.

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