IBP to formulate Lapid Law's IRR next year

December 8, 2011 10:32 pm· Comments Off on IBP to formulate Lapid Law's IRR next year 

MANILA, Dec. 8 – Supreme Court (SC) Spokesman and Court Administrator Atty. Jose Midas Marquez on Thursday said that the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) will formulate the said Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of the so-called Lapid Law during its next national convention by February 2012.

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(Metro News) Echiverri orders release of 13th, 14th month pay of Caloocan City workers

December 8, 2011 10:32 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Echiverri orders release of 13th, 14th month pay of Caloocan City workers 

MANILA, Dec. 8 – Caloocan Mayor Enrico Echiverri ordered the immediate release of the 13th and 14th month pay of city hall's estimated 2,000 workers on Thursday.

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Suspects in Ramgen case ask court to allow them to post bail

December 8, 2011 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Suspects in Ramgen case ask court to allow them to post bail 

MANILA, Dec. 8 — Two suspects in the murder of Ramgen “Ram” Jose Revilla on Thursday asked the Paranaque City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to allow them to post bail for their temporary liberty, saying that the evidence against them is weak.

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Pangilinan sees irresponsible mining as threat to food security

December 8, 2011 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Pangilinan sees irresponsible mining as threat to food security 

MANILA, Dec. 8 -– Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said on Thursday that irresponsible mining, if not stopped, poses a serious threat to the country’s food supply.

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BOC seizes smuggled Harley Davidson bike, P36.5M worth of DVD discs

December 8, 2011 10:32 pm· Comments Off on BOC seizes smuggled Harley Davidson bike, P36.5M worth of DVD discs 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Dec. 8 – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized Thursday smuggled top-of-the-line Harley Davidson motorcycle worth P1.5 million along with P35 million worth of DVD discs.

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Over 300 street kids and their families get early Christmas gifts from PAGCOR

December 8, 2011 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Over 300 street kids and their families get early Christmas gifts from PAGCOR 

MANILA, Dec. 8 -– Over 300 street children and their families are the latest beneficiaries of the “Pamaskong Handog ng PAGCOR 2011: 25 Days of Christmas, 25 Years of PAGCOR” nationwide gift-giving project.

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It's all-systems go for GMA transfer to VMMC — NCRPO

December 8, 2011 10:32 pm· Comments Off on It's all-systems go for GMA transfer to VMMC — NCRPO 

MANILA, Dec. 8 — Authorities have said it's all- systems go for the transfer of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday from St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) in Taguig City to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City, where she will be staying while the electoral sabotage case against her is being heard by the Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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Iloilo City businessman in P18.12M tax evasion rap

December 8, 2011 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo City businessman in P18.12M tax evasion rap 

MANILA, Dec. 8 – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed on Thursday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) an P18.12-million tax evasion case against a businessman based in Iloilo City.

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Holiday break starts Dec. 21 for public schools

December 8, 2011 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Holiday break starts Dec. 21 for public schools 

MANILA, Dec 8 — Christmas break in public schools will start December 21 and end January 3, 2012 to give students and teachers a time to enjoy and reflect the holiday season.

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Senators warn against drug syndicates victimizing Filipinos

December 8, 2011 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Senators warn against drug syndicates victimizing Filipinos 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 8 -– As a Filipino convicted of drug trafficking in China was executed on Thursday, senators have reiterated their appeal to the Filipinos not to be enticed by the drug syndicates offering them to transport illegal drugs to other countries in exchange for big amount of money.

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