President Aquino names NBI insider as Assistant Director

September 14, 2010 10:47 am· Comments Off on President Aquino names NBI insider as Assistant Director 

MANILA, Sept. 13 — President Benigno Aquino III has appointed lawyer Medardo G. De Lemos, who was instrumental in the neutralization of the notorious “Alvin Flores Gang,” as the new National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Assistant Director.

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Enrile files bill seeking to reorganize NTC

September 14, 2010 10:47 am· Comments Off on Enrile files bill seeking to reorganize NTC 

MANILA, Sept. 13 — Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has filed a bill seeking to reorganize the National Telecommunications Commission and streamline its operations.

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Aquino frowns on jueteng legalization

September 14, 2010 10:47 am· Comments Off on Aquino frowns on jueteng legalization 

MANILA, Sept. 13 — President Benigno S. Aquino III maintained on Monday that legalizing jueteng will never happen under his administration.

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PNP seeks public support in its campaign vs 'jueteng'

September 14, 2010 10:47 am· Comments Off on PNP seeks public support in its campaign vs 'jueteng' 

MANILA, Sept. 13 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday called on the public to assist government authorities in running after operators of illegal numbers game like "jueteng."

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Senate wraps up inquiry into GOCCs, GFIs; prepares remedial legislation

September 14, 2010 10:47 am· Comments Off on Senate wraps up inquiry into GOCCs, GFIs; prepares remedial legislation 

MANILA, Sept. 13 – After conducting six public hearings, the Senate committee on finance has finally wrapped up its investigation and started the process of crafting a remedial legislation that would stop abuses in the government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) as well as government financial institutions (GFIs).

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P-Noy picks Bacalzo as next PNP chief

September 14, 2010 10:47 am· Comments Off on P-Noy picks Bacalzo as next PNP chief 

MANILA, Sept. 13 — President Benigno S. Aquino III picked the third man in the Philippine National Police (PNP) heirarchy to replace outgoing PNP director-general Jesus Versoza.

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Lawmakers alarmed over budget cuts for gov't hospitals

September 14, 2010 10:47 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers alarmed over budget cuts for gov't hospitals 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 13 — Lawmakers on Monday expressed alarm on the reduction of almost 42 percent on the allocations for some government hopitals in the proposed budget of the Department of Health (DoH) for 2011.

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Verzosa rallies 135,000-strong PNP to support Bacalzo

September 14, 2010 10:47 am· Comments Off on Verzosa rallies 135,000-strong PNP to support Bacalzo 

MANILA, September 13 — Outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Jesus Verzosa on Monday hailed President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III's designation of Deputy Director General Raul Bacalzo as the new chief of the 135,000-strong organization.

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Results-oriented financing needed to catch up on MDGs, says WB

September 14, 2010 10:47 am· Comments Off on Results-oriented financing needed to catch up on MDGs, says WB 

By Lara Jane M. Climaco

MANILA, Sept. 14 – Results-oriented financing, such as conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs like the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) at the core of the Philippine government’s social reform agenda, will gain new currency over the next five years as the world catches up on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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P-Noy visits PSE Tuesday

September 14, 2010 10:47 am· Comments Off on P-Noy visits PSE Tuesday 

MANILA, Sept. 14 – President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III will be ringing the bell at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) during the opening of trading hours Tuesday.

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