DOJ chief rejects ADO for ex-President Arroyo

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on DOJ chief rejects ADO for ex-President Arroyo 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — Justice Secretary Leila De Lima rejected on Tuesday the request of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for an allow departure order (ADO).

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Preliminary probe on Ramgen case deferred to Wednesday

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Preliminary probe on Ramgen case deferred to Wednesday 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The absence of lawyers of the two suspects in the murder of actor Ramgen “Ram” Jose Bautista Revilla led to the re-scheduling of the preliminary investigation on Tuesday of the case even as another suspect, Ramgen’s brother Ramon Joseph “RJ” Bautista skipped attendance after waiving his right to undergo such procedure.

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Admin solons urge DoJ to settle hold departure order vs GMA

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· 1 Comment 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 8 — Administration lawmakers on Tuesday urged the Department of Justice (DoJ) to come up with a decision whether to allow former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to travel abroad to seek medical treatment.

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CA junks ex-ARMM gov's plea on Maguindanao massacre raps

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on CA junks ex-ARMM gov's plea on Maguindanao massacre raps 

MANILA, Nov. 8 – The Court of Appeals (CA) has dismissed the petition filed by suspended Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan seeking the reinstatement of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) order that acquitted him of 57 counts of murder in connection with the Maguindanao massacre.

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Media Advisory: OPAPP to update media on peace process with MILF, NDF Wednesday

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Media Advisory: OPAPP to update media on peace process with MILF, NDF Wednesday 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) will hold a press conference on Wednesday to update the media on the status of the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation (MILF) and the communist National Democratic Front (NDF).

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House body questions six-centavo fee being collected by PCA

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on House body questions six-centavo fee being collected by PCA 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The committee on ways and means of the House of Representatives will conduct a motu propio investigation on the basis of the six-centavo fee being collected by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) on coconut products and by-products.

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President Aquino to attend 19th Asean Summit and Related Summits in Bali on Nov. 17 to 19

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino to attend 19th Asean Summit and Related Summits in Bali on Nov. 17 to 19 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, Nov. 8 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will meet with his Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) counterparts when he attends the 19th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits on November 17 to 19.

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DENR sets awarding of top eco-friendly schools

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on DENR sets awarding of top eco-friendly schools 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will spearhead in Metro Manila on November 16 this year the awarding of nine learning institutions that won the second nationwide search for sustainable and eco-friendly schools.

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Angara tells gov't: Don’t wait for 'Occupy Movement' to reach PHL,

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Angara tells gov't: Don’t wait for 'Occupy Movement' to reach PHL, 

MANILA, Nov. 8 – Senator Edgardo Angara said on Tuesday that the Occupy Movement that has overtaken Wall Street and other financial centers of the world should serve as a warning to the Philippine government that far-reaching economic reforms are direly needed.

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Busy schedule awaits President Aquino in Bali, Indonesia

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Busy schedule awaits President Aquino in Bali, Indonesia 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — A busy schedule awaits President Benigno S. Aquino III at the 19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits in Bali, Indonesia from Nov. 17 to 19.

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