Ex-Sharia court judge asks DOJ for WPP coverage

September 14, 2011 9:38 pm· Comments Off on Ex-Sharia court judge asks DOJ for WPP coverage 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — Former Sharia Court Judge Nagamura Moner asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday to place him under the coverage of the government's Witness Protection Program (WPP).

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Ochoa: Gov’t to monitor mining revenues

September 14, 2011 9:38 pm· Comments Off on Ochoa: Gov’t to monitor mining revenues 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — The Aquino administration is taking steps to ensure that profits generated by mining companies translate into state revenues and that mining benefits trickle down to the general public, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Wednesday.

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Campaign against tax evaders, smugglers paying off -– President Aquino

September 14, 2011 9:38 pm· Comments Off on Campaign against tax evaders, smugglers paying off -– President Aquino 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — Government efforts to run after tax evaders and smugglers are “paying off” after President Benigno S. Aquino III said that revenue collection for the first six months of this year has increased dramatically.

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CA issues freeze order vs bank accounts of alleged drug traffickers

September 14, 2011 9:38 pm· Comments Off on CA issues freeze order vs bank accounts of alleged drug traffickers 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — The Court of Appeals (CA) has issued a six-month freeze order against the bank accounts of two suspected foreign drug traffickers who were allegedly involved in the manufacture of illegal drugs in the Philippines.

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Makati prepares to honor Ms. Universe 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup

September 14, 2011 9:38 pm· Comments Off on Makati prepares to honor Ms. Universe 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay said on Wednesday the city government is preparing to honor Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup, who graduated salutatorian from the Makati High School (MHS), once she returns home.

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Aquino congratulates Campaigns & Grey in its 25th foundation anniversary

September 14, 2011 9:38 pm· Comments Off on Aquino congratulates Campaigns & Grey in its 25th foundation anniversary 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III congratulated advertising and public relations firm Campaigns & Grey in its 25th year in the industry, saying the company has contributed a lot in nation building.

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POEA now accepting applicants for 4th batch of nurses to Japan

September 14, 2011 9:38 pm· Comments Off on POEA now accepting applicants for 4th batch of nurses to Japan 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced it is already accepting applications for the fourth batch of nurses and caregivers to Japan.

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DOLE assures Syria repatriates of gov't assistance

September 14, 2011 9:38 pm· Comments Off on DOLE assures Syria repatriates of gov't assistance 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the 36 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who arrived from Syria Wednesday will be provided grant assistance.

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A total of 754 Filipinos in Syria want to be repatriated — DFA

September 14, 2011 9:38 pm· Comments Off on A total of 754 Filipinos in Syria want to be repatriated — DFA 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — As of Tuesday, Sept. 13, a total of 754 Filipino overseas workers (OFWs) in Syria have requested repatriation since the raising to Alert Level 3 across Syria, with 584 cases still under negotiations.

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CA panel defers Brillantes’ confirmation anew

September 14, 2011 9:38 pm· Comments Off on CA panel defers Brillantes’ confirmation anew 

MANILA, Sept. 14 -– Chairman Sixto Brillantes of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) failed anew to get confirmation from the Commission on Appointments after the committee on constitutional commissions and offices deferred for the third time the deliberations of his ad interim appointment.

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