Dropping of cases vs. 'Morong 43' a lesson for military to observe correct process – DOJ chief

December 11, 2010 3:46 am· Comments Off on Dropping of cases vs. 'Morong 43' a lesson for military to observe correct process – DOJ chief 

MANILA, Dec. 10 – Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said that the withdrawal of criminal charges against the members of the so-called "Morong 43" should served as lesson to the military to follow the correct process in arresting suspects.

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President clears way for release of 'Morong 43'; orders withdrawal of charges

December 11, 2010 3:46 am· Comments Off on President clears way for release of 'Morong 43'; orders withdrawal of charges 

MANILA, Dec. 10 — Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said on Friday that the Department of Justice has been ordered to immediately withdraw all the charges filed against 43 health workers who were arrested in Morong, Rizal early this year, for humanitarian reasons.

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PCOO spearheads forum on media's role on cases involving violence against women

December 11, 2010 3:46 am· Comments Off on PCOO spearheads forum on media's role on cases involving violence against women 

MANILA, Dec. 10 — In commemoration of the annual 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, which runs from November 25 to December 12, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), in cooperation with the Movie and Television Ratings and Classification Board (MTRCB), Gender Equality Committee and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), held a forum on the role of media in promoting non-discriminatory and non-derogatory portrayal of women in media, film and advertisement on Wednesday at the Mabini Hall of Malacanang.

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Aquino orders withdrawal of raps vs Morong 43

December 11, 2010 3:46 am· Comments Off on Aquino orders withdrawal of raps vs Morong 43 

MANILA, Dec. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III directed Friday the Department of Justice (DOJ) to withdraw the charges filed against the 43 medical personnel who were arrested on suspicion of aiding the Communist rebels in Morong, Rizal last February.

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Aquino witnesses signing of IRR of Anti-Torture Law

December 11, 2010 3:46 am· Comments Off on Aquino witnesses signing of IRR of Anti-Torture Law 

MANILA, Dec. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III witnessed on Friday the signing of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9745, otherwise known as the Anti-Torture Law, in manifestation of his administration's resolve to uphold human rights.

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Police visibility strengthened in urban areas nationwide

December 11, 2010 3:46 am· Comments Off on Police visibility strengthened in urban areas nationwide 

MANILA, Dec. 10 – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Raul Bacalzo on Friday ordered all regional directors, particularly the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), to increase police visibility to prevent the rise of petty crimes during the Holiday Season.

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PNP calls on LGUs to identify firecracker zones

December 11, 2010 3:46 am· Comments Off on PNP calls on LGUs to identify firecracker zones 

MANILA, Dec. 10 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now coordinating with various government agencies in its campaign against proliferation of illegal firecrackers during the Holiday Season.

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PHL appeals to Middle East, China for clemency for Filipinos under death sentences

December 11, 2010 3:46 am· Comments Off on PHL appeals to Middle East, China for clemency for Filipinos under death sentences 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 10 — The Philippines on Friday renewed its appeal for clemency or moratorium in the implementation of death sentence to Filipinos offenders abroad, specifically in the Middle East and China.

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Solons laud P-Noy's order on 'Morong 43'

December 11, 2010 3:46 am· Comments Off on Solons laud P-Noy's order on 'Morong 43' 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 10 — Members of the House of Representatives on Friday welcomed the order of President Benigno S. Aquino III for the Department of Justice (DoJ) to withdraw the charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against 43 health workers arrested in Morong, Rizal, on suspicion of being members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA).

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P-Noy to lead Brgy officials in reciting good governance pledge

December 11, 2010 3:46 am· Comments Off on P-Noy to lead Brgy officials in reciting good governance pledge 

MANILA, Dec. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead more than 42,000 barangay officials nationwide in reciting the pledge for good governance during the first barangay assembly day under his administration on Saturday, Dec. 11.

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