CA prolongs freeze order vs. assets of suspected drug trafficker

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on CA prolongs freeze order vs. assets of suspected drug trafficker 

MANILA, Oct. 28 – The Court of Appeals (CA) has extended the freeze order it issued over several bank accounts and assets of a suspected drug trafficker who was caught in a buy-bust operation by operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in March 2011.

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Aquino orders three cabinet secretaries to pursue peace and order plan in Mindanao, provide assistance to displaced residents

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on Aquino orders three cabinet secretaries to pursue peace and order plan in Mindanao, provide assistance to displaced residents 

MANILA, Oct. 28 –Upon orders of President Benigno S. Aquino III, three concerned cabinet secretaries of the government are presently in Mindanao to attend to a series of meetings with the peace and order councils there, assess the situation and provide the needs of those who were displaced due to the military operations in the area.

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Blood money issue being studied, says Binay

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on Blood money issue being studied, says Binay 

MANILA, Oct. 28– Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay reassured Filipinos in Saudi Arabia that a technical group is reviewing the issue of paying blood money to save distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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VP Binay secures repatriation of 18 OFWs from KSA, UAE

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay secures repatriation of 18 OFWs from KSA, UAE 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — Vice President Jejomar Binay is scheduled to return from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a brief visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) together with 18 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have been stranded in these countries.

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DSWD allocates additional P5M for families displaced in Zamboanga Sibugay clash

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on DSWD allocates additional P5M for families displaced in Zamboanga Sibugay clash 

MANILA, Oct. 28 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Juliano-Soliman said that the agency will be releasing an additional P5 million to help families displaced by the ongoing fighting between government forces and rogue elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Zamboanga Sibugay.

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Envoy seeks release of Filipino seafarers held hostage by pirates

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on Envoy seeks release of Filipino seafarers held hostage by pirates 

MANILA, Oct.28 – The Philippines' new representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is seeking the release of Filipino seafarers being detained by pirates.

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DOJ: ADO for ex-President Arroyo may be released next month

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on DOJ: ADO for ex-President Arroyo may be released next month 

MANILA, Oct. 28 – The Allow Departure Order (ADO) being sought by former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may be released next month.

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GPH, MILF review ceasefire agreement – AFP official

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on GPH, MILF review ceasefire agreement – AFP official 

MANILA, Oct. 28 – The Government of the Philippines Peace Panel (GPH)and the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are reviewing their ceasefire agreement, an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Friday.

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PDEA heightens alert on All Saints' Day vs. drug traffickers

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on PDEA heightens alert on All Saints' Day vs. drug traffickers 

MANILA, Oct. 28 – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will be on a heightened alert during the long weekend as it intensifies its anti-drug operations in strategic locations especially during the observance of All Saints Day.

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AFP probe on Basilan clash ends

October 28, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on AFP probe on Basilan clash ends 

MANILA, Oct. 28 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Friday ended its investigation on the clash between government troops and suspected elements of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Al Barka, Basilan early this month.

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