SC orders re-opening of 23-year old raps vs Silverio

September 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on SC orders re-opening of 23-year old raps vs Silverio 

Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Sept. 5 – The Supreme Court (SC), in a 17-page decision, has ordered the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to re-open a 23-year-old ill-gotten wealth case against Marcos crony and former Bulacan congressman Ricardo Silverio.

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AFP crafting new campaign plan for IPS with various stakeholders

September 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on AFP crafting new campaign plan for IPS with various stakeholders 

MANILA, Sept. 5 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is formulating a new campaign plan of substantive scope for counter-insurgency that is seen to sustain the gains achieved and to fix the aspects needed to be enhanced.

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Solons propose reorientation for local execs on crisis management

September 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Solons propose reorientation for local execs on crisis management 

MANILA, Sept. 5 — Lawmakers called for a reorientation of local government officials on the role and scope of the local crisis management committee (CMC) in light of the Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking incident last month that resulted in the death of eight Chinese nationals.

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Graft charges filed vs nine people linked to release of P1.2-M loan to ghost employees

September 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Graft charges filed vs nine people linked to release of P1.2-M loan to ghost employees 

MANILA, Sept. 5 –Nine people linked to the release of some P1.24-million Quedan and Rural Credit Guarantee Corp. (Quedancor) loan to at least 28 ghost employees of a school in Las Pinas four years ago were charged with graft and Estafa through falsification of public documents.

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Verzosa takes responsibility on hostage-taking

September 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Verzosa takes responsibility on hostage-taking 

MANILA, September 5 –- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Jesus Verzosa on Sunday took full responsibility of the much-criticized police assault during the hostage crisis at the Quirino Grandstand last August 23 that ended in the killing of eight Hong Kong tourists and the hostage-taker.

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President Aquino preparing for U.S. visit — Palace

September 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on President Aquino preparing for U.S. visit — Palace 

MANILA, Sept. 5 – President Benigno S. Aquino III has started preparing for his working visit to the United States this month, a Malacanang official said on Sunday.

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Tamayo pushes for building up of weigh bridges in ports nationwide

September 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Tamayo pushes for building up of weigh bridges in ports nationwide 

MANILA, Sept. 5 –Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant, is calling for the installation of weight bridges in major seaports to ensure that cargoes being loaded to vessels are evenly distributed to avoid tilting of vessels during voyage.

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Coloma: Versoza's early retirement nothing to do with hostage crisis

September 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Coloma: Versoza's early retirement nothing to do with hostage crisis 

MANILA, Sept 5 —- A senior Malacanang official said on Sunday that the early retirement of Philippine National Police (PNP) director-general Jesus Versoza to seek early retirement this month has nothing to do with the August 23 hostage crisis at Qurino Grandstand.

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Deputy Ombudsman denies asking Mendoza P150,000 for case review

September 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Deputy Ombudsman denies asking Mendoza P150,000 for case review 

MANILA, Sept. 6 -– Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzales on Monday denied reports that he had asked hostage taker, Senior Insp. Rolando Mendoza, the sum of P150,000 in exchange for the expeditious review of his case.

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Verzosa orders close monitoring of security situation in Mindanao following killing of 3 ASG bandits

September 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Verzosa orders close monitoring of security situation in Mindanao following killing of 3 ASG bandits 

MANILA, Sept. 6 –- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Jesus Verzosa has directed all police commanders in Mindanao to closely monitor security situation in the region to thwart any retaliatory attacks from the Abu Sayyaf group after the killing of three terrorists in Sulu.

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