Aquino offers P1 million for arrest of bus bombers

January 29, 2011 2:16 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has offered P1 million for the arrest of the perpetrators of the Jan. 25 bus blast that killed 5 passengers and wounded 13 others on EDSA in Makati City.

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GOCCs turn over P29.25 B in remittances

January 29, 2011 2:16 am· Comments Off on GOCCs turn over P29.25 B in remittances 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — A total of P29.25 billion were remitted by 19 government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) to the national government (NG) on Friday.

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GOCC Governance Act among gov’t priority bills

January 29, 2011 2:16 am· Comments Off on GOCC Governance Act among gov’t priority bills 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said on Friday the Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC) Governance Act of 2011, a bill that will reform the structure and operations of GOCCs, is among the priority bills the Aquino Administration will ask Congress to pass.

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(Metro News) Binay leads wreath-laying, prayers for victims of bus bombing

January 29, 2011 2:16 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Binay leads wreath-laying, prayers for victims of bus bombing 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — Wreaths, flowers and prayers were offered by the Makati City government officials led by Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay on Friday for the victims of Tuesday’s bus bombing that left five people dead and more than a dozen injured.

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Senator seeks thorough review of safety measures in construction sites

January 29, 2011 2:16 am· Comments Off on Senator seeks thorough review of safety measures in construction sites 

MANILA, Jan. 28 – Senator Jinggoy Estrada said on Friday the country’s Occupational Safety Standards, especially in construction sites, as well as the system of inspection and enforcement thereof definitely need reviewing and improvement in light of the latest incident that killed 10 construction workers in Makati City.

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Authorities looking at all angles in Makati bus blast

January 29, 2011 2:16 am· Comments Off on Authorities looking at all angles in Makati bus blast 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — Intelligence and police authorities showed President Benigno S. Aquino III the sketches of two people who sat on the sixth row where the bomb was placed in the bus that exploded last Tuesday based on artists and computer sketches extracted from witnesses. The two are being hunted as “persons of interest” (or POIs) who could lead authorities to those behind the bombing.

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(Metro News) Evangelista slay trial raffled to QCRTC Judge Luisa Padilla

January 29, 2011 2:16 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Evangelista slay trial raffled to QCRTC Judge Luisa Padilla 

MANILA, Jan. 28 – Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QCRTC) Branch 215 Judge Luisa Padilla will handle the trial of two suspects in the recent slaying of car dealer Venson Evangelista.

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Landbank inks remittance pact with Japan Post Bank

January 29, 2011 2:16 am· Comments Off on Landbank inks remittance pact with Japan Post Bank 

MANILA, Jan 27 – Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) has made it more easier for Overseas Filipinos (OFs) and their beneficiaries to send and receive money through the use of the post office.

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(Metro News) NCRPO ready to train bus drivers, conductors to ensure security during rides

January 29, 2011 2:16 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) NCRPO ready to train bus drivers, conductors to ensure security during rides 

MANILA, Jan. 28 – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is now working closely with private operators of bus companies plying Metro Manila routes to train drivers and conductors on dealing with security situations while on the road.

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(Metro News) Barangay watchmen, security guards eyed as police force-multipliers

January 29, 2011 2:16 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Barangay watchmen, security guards eyed as police force-multipliers 

MANILA, Jan. 28 – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is eyeing barangay "tanods" (watchmen) and private security guards as force-multipliers in Metro Manila in the aftermath of the bus bombing in Makati City that killed five people and wounded 13 others.

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