Court Martial clears 6 soldiers of mutiny charges

February 15, 2011 9:47 am· Comments Off on Court Martial clears 6 soldiers of mutiny charges 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – The Court Martial has granted the Motion for Reconsideration of six of the nine military officers accused of mutiny but whose guilt was not proven beyond reasonable doubt as justified by the lack of evidence.

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Chief of Makati anti-carnapping unit sacked

February 15, 2011 9:47 am· Comments Off on Chief of Makati anti-carnapping unit sacked 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — The chief of the anti-carnapping unit of the Makati police was relieved from his post after a string of unresolved carjacking cases in the past three weeks happened in the city.

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Robredo to LGUs: Limit business permit requirements

February 15, 2011 9:47 am· Comments Off on Robredo to LGUs: Limit business permit requirements 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – To fasttrack the processing of business permits, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo on Monday called on all local chief executives nationwide to “promote the ease of doing business in the country” by limiting the documentary requirements for the issuance of a business permit to those required by law, zoning ordinance or other regulations.

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DOJ chief denies secrecy in deportation of 14 Taiwanese nationals

February 15, 2011 9:47 am· Comments Off on DOJ chief denies secrecy in deportation of 14 Taiwanese nationals 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima denied on Monday allegations that the Philippine government kept secret the deportation of 14 Taiwanese nationals to the People's Republic of China (PROC).

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Aquino opens upgraded facilities of East Avenue Medical Center to the public

February 15, 2011 9:47 am· Comments Off on Aquino opens upgraded facilities of East Avenue Medical Center to the public 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — In an effort to make every Filipino healthy and free from illness, President Benigno S. Aquino III on Valentine’s Day inaugurated the upgraded facilities of the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City.

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No Filipino witness testifies in Hong Kong inquest proceedings — De Lima

February 15, 2011 9:47 am· Comments Off on No Filipino witness testifies in Hong Kong inquest proceedings — De Lima 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on Monday said that no Filipino witness will testify in the investigation being conducted by the Hong Kong government in connection with the Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking incident in August last year.

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Ex-Palawan, Marinduque governors, 8 others in murder raps at DOJ

February 15, 2011 9:47 am· Comments Off on Ex-Palawan, Marinduque governors, 8 others in murder raps at DOJ 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – Ten individuals, including former high officials of Palawan and Marinduque provinces, were criminally charged on Monday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the murder of veterinarian-journalist Dr. Gerry Ortega.

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Sotto wants probe on opium poppy seeds used as food condiments

February 15, 2011 9:47 am· Comments Off on Sotto wants probe on opium poppy seeds used as food condiments 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III urged on Monday the Senate committee on public order and illegal drugs to investigate the discovery of opium poppy plantation in Benguet and the open selling of poppy seeds as food condiments.

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Senate panel to tackle proliferation of ‘botcha’ meat

February 15, 2011 9:47 am· Comments Off on Senate panel to tackle proliferation of ‘botcha’ meat 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – The Senate committee on trade and commerce chaired by Senator Manuel Villar will conduct on Tuesday a public hearing on pending bills requiring the labeling of imported meat and meat food products to prevent the proliferation of "botcha" or double-dead meat in the market.

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PAGCOR generates savings of P945M; gross revenues higher by 3.79%

February 15, 2011 9:47 am· Comments Off on PAGCOR generates savings of P945M; gross revenues higher by 3.79% 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) exercised prudent management of its funds beginning July 1, 2010 under the new leadership of chairman and CEO Cristino Naguiat Jr. which resulted in total savings of P945 million for the agency.

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