Whistleblower is needed to prove PNP slush fund -– Santiago

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on Whistleblower is needed to prove PNP slush fund -– Santiago 

MANILA, Feb. 17 – Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Thursday that a whistleblower or eyewitness should come out to confirm the allegation of Senator Panfilo Lacson about the presence of commander’s reserve for top officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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CA: No need to issue TRO on writ of habeas corpus of 6 Taiwanese nationals

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on CA: No need to issue TRO on writ of habeas corpus of 6 Taiwanese nationals 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — The chair of the Court of Appeals (CA) division handling the petition of six of the 14 Taiwanese nationals deported to China on Thursday said that the court need not issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) when it issued the writ of habeas corpus ordering the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to produce the six Taiwanese nationals before the court.

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Senate resumes inquiry into plea bargain on Friday

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on Senate resumes inquiry into plea bargain on Friday 

MANILA, Feb. 17 – The Senate blue ribbon committee resumes its investigation on the controversial plea bargain as well as the alleged corruption in the military on Friday morning with former Congressman Prospero "Butch" Pichay leading the list of new resource persons.

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School owner gets 15-year jail term for unpaid SSS premiums

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on School owner gets 15-year jail term for unpaid SSS premiums 

MANILA, Feb. 17 – The court has sentenced a school owner to a maximum of 15 years in prison for not remitting the Social Security System (SSS) contributions deducted from employees’ monthly salaries for three and a half years, the SSS said Thursday.

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DND gives ‘cold shoulder’ reaction to FM remains' transfer to ‘Libingan’

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on DND gives ‘cold shoulder’ reaction to FM remains' transfer to ‘Libingan’ 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — The Department of National Defense (DND) said Thursday it is not interested in the proposed burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the “Libingan ng mga Bayani” (Heroes Cemetery) and it will follow Malacañang’s guidance.

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PNP thanks Lacson for his initiatives; says there is no ‘special fund’

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on PNP thanks Lacson for his initiatives; says there is no ‘special fund’ 

MANILA, Feb. 17 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) thanked fugitive Senator Panfilo M. Lacson for his initiatives during his term as Chief PNP from November 16, 1999 to January 20, 2001.

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PHL, Iran sign agreements at end of 3rd Joint Consultations

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on PHL, Iran sign agreements at end of 3rd Joint Consultations 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — The Philippines and Iran on Thursday signed two agreements covering the conduct of consular procedures between the two countries, concluding the three-day 3rd Philippines-Iran Joint Consular Consultation Meeting here from February 15 to 17.

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QC cops nab ‘Bolt cutter gang’ in Novaliches

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on QC cops nab ‘Bolt cutter gang’ in Novaliches 

MANILA, Feb. 17 – Quezon City Police District (QCPD) operatives arrested Thursday three suspected robbery gang members who call themselves “Bolt Cutter Gang” after ransacking a house in Novaliches, Quezon City.

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Belmonte wants final SC ruling before proceeding with impeach raps vs Ombudsman

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on Belmonte wants final SC ruling before proceeding with impeach raps vs Ombudsman 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 17 — House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said on Thursday the House of Representatives will wait for the final ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) before the House committee on justice proceeds with the impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.

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Basilan governor elated over Lamitan cityhood

February 18, 2011 1:45 am· Comments Off on Basilan governor elated over Lamitan cityhood 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 17 — Basilan Governor Jum Akbar has expressed elation over the latest Supreme Court (SC) decision affirming the cityhood of 16 towns including Lamitan.

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