(Metro News) Ex-SC justice gets Comelec’s nod on poll recount of Taguig mayorship

April 1, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Ex-SC justice gets Comelec’s nod on poll recount of Taguig mayorship 

MANILA, April 1 — Retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Dante O. Tinga has scored a triumph after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ordered a poll recount against Taguig City Mayor Ma. Laarni Cayetano.

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Veterans cite need to instill love of country on the minds of young Filipinos

April 1, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Veterans cite need to instill love of country on the minds of young Filipinos 

MANILA, April 1 — World War II and Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea (PEFTOK) veterans under the Philippine Veterans' Affairs Office (PVAO) want to instill love of country to the minds of Filipino students from elementary onwards.

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Deputy Ombudsman dismissed over Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking incident

April 1, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Deputy Ombudsman dismissed over Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking incident 

MANILA, April 1 — Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzalez III has been dismissed by the Office of the President (OP) for gross neglect of duty and gross misconduct in handling the dismissal complaint against hostage-taker former Police Sr. Insp. Rolando Mendoza, on recommendation of Malacanang lawyers who reviewed the findings of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC).

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Army discovers NPA's 'bomb factory' in Davao Oriental

April 1, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Army discovers NPA's 'bomb factory' in Davao Oriental 

MANILA, April 1 – Army soldiers discovered Thursday a cave believed to be a New People’s Army’s (NPA) factory of explosive devices at Sitio Kalinawan, Barangay Taocanga, Man-ay, Davao Oriental.

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AG&P considers hiring Filipino engineers displaced in Middle East, Libya

April 1, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on AG&P considers hiring Filipino engineers displaced in Middle East, Libya 

MANILA, April 1 — The Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co. of Manila (AG&P) is now considering hiring Filipino engineers displaced by conflict in the Middle East particularly in Libya after President Benigno Aquino III asked the company to employ them.

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CebuPacific adds flights to Bicol, Palawan and Boracay for Holy Week mass exodus

April 1, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on CebuPacific adds flights to Bicol, Palawan and Boracay for Holy Week mass exodus 

MANILA, Apr 1 — The Philippines’ largest budget carrier, Cebu Pacific will increase its turbo-prop flights to select destinations beginning April 8, 2011 to accommodate the heavy influx of travelers coming home for the holy week.

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BIR agog on its 'Premyo sa Resibo' campaign

April 1, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on BIR agog on its 'Premyo sa Resibo' campaign 

MANILA, April 1 — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is head over heels on its campaign to increase its revenue collections through its "Premyo sa Resibo" (PSR) campaign as it opted to hold its monthly draw for March during the Communication and News Exchange (CNEX) Forum at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Conference Room in Quezon City on Friday.

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President Aquino inaugurates coal fired power plant in La Paz, Iloilo City

April 1, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino inaugurates coal fired power plant in La Paz, Iloilo City 

LA PAZ, Iloilo City, April 1 – President Benigno C. Aquino III underscored the significance of having a reliable source of energy to a nation’s progress as he encouraged the locals here to explore other sources that will lure more investors and eventually uplift the economic development of the province.

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'Balikatan 2011' is all about regional cooperation, friendship, Navy chief says

April 1, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on 'Balikatan 2011' is all about regional cooperation, friendship, Navy chief says 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, April 1 – Philippine Navy (PN) Flag Officer-in-Command Vice Admiral Alexander P. Pama said Friday the "Balikatan 2011" exercise between the Philippines and United States military forces is all "about regional cooperation and friendship among allies."

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PNoy orders all agencies to submit complete roster of personnel to DBM

April 1, 2011 11:41 pm· Comments Off on PNoy orders all agencies to submit complete roster of personnel to DBM 

MANILA, April 1 – President Benigno S. Aquino III has issued Executive Order (E.O.) No. 31 instructing all national departments and agencies to immediately submit to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) complete rosters of their personnel –- including military and uniformed personnel, and employees of government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCS).

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