IIRC welcomes release of full committee report

October 12, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on IIRC welcomes release of full committee report 

MANILA, Oct. 11 — The Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) chaired by Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on Monday welcomed the order of President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" C. Aquino III to release to the public the full text of the IIRC Report.

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Charges to be filed vs Lim, et al in hostage aftermath

October 12, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on Charges to be filed vs Lim, et al in hostage aftermath 

ANILA, Oct. 11 — Administrative cases of misconduct in office and simple neglect under Section 60 of the Local Government Code will be filed against Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim in connection with the botched hostage taking-crisis at the Quirino Grandstand on August 23.

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Ombudsman awaits final IIRC report

October 12, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on Ombudsman awaits final IIRC report 

MANILA, Oct. 11 — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) is awaiting the final Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) report before taking any action.

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Party-list solon wants half of US$ 400-M ADB loan for SUCs

October 12, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on Party-list solon wants half of US$ 400-M ADB loan for SUCs 

MANILA, Oct. 11 — A neophyte party-list lawmaker has asked the House of Representatives to pass a resolution urging the government to allot one half of the US$ 400 million poverty loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to the budgets of state colleges and universities (SUCs).

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President Aquino asks KBP to take up the cudgels for Rogas, Tulfo over hostage tragedy

October 12, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on President Aquino asks KBP to take up the cudgels for Rogas, Tulfo over hostage tragedy 

MANILA, Oct. 11 — President Benigno S. Aquino III had asked the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP) to take up the cudgels for radio reporter Michael Rogas and broadcast journalist Erwin Tulfo for interfering in the negotiations and violating police instructions during the hostage tragedy last August.

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P-Noy tells Robredo, Puno to shape up

October 12, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on P-Noy tells Robredo, Puno to shape up 

MANILA, Oct. 11 — President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III has ordered DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo and DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno to thresh out their differences or face sanctions.

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Spain highlights advocacy vs death penalty as it celebrates Dia de Hispanidad

October 12, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on Spain highlights advocacy vs death penalty as it celebrates Dia de Hispanidad 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 12 — Spain celebrates on Tuesday its National Day (Dia de Hispanidad) against the backdrop of the world observance last Sunday of Day Against the Death Penalty.

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China ready to add power to RP’s economic take-off —Beijing envoy

October 12, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on China ready to add power to RP’s economic take-off —Beijing envoy 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 12 — China seeks “harmony, never hegemony” as it revs up the motors of its development and is willing to partner with like countries as the Philippines and share its expertise and experiences on the road to peace, Beijing’s ambassador to Manila delivered this assurance on Monday at a gathering of Manila’s top businessmen.

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SSS gives employers more time to remove delinquent status

October 12, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on SSS gives employers more time to remove delinquent status 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — The Social Security System (SSS) called on employers to update loan accounts of their employees to remove their delinquent status with the agency, a top official said.

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(Metro News) QC private sector urged to join property development projects

October 12, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC private sector urged to join property development projects 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista said Tuesday he invited the city’s big taxpayers to go into more cooperative ventures with the QC government, including projects to develop city-acquired properties and housing communities.

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