Provincial gov't employee takes witness stand on Maguindanao massacre trial

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Provincial gov't employee takes witness stand on Maguindanao massacre trial 

MANILA, January 25 — An employee of the Maguindanao provincial government on Wednesday told the court hearing the Maguindanao massacre case that the backhoe used to bury the victims of the grisly killings was owned by the provincial government.

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Pasay court sets Abalos arraignment on Feb. 13

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Pasay court sets Abalos arraignment on Feb. 13 

MANILA, Jan. 25 — The Pasay City court on Wednesday set the arraignment of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Benjamin Abalos on charges of electoral sabotage.

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Properties of Corona spouses bared on 6th day of impeachment trial

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Properties of Corona spouses bared on 6th day of impeachment trial 

MANILA, Jan. 25 – Some of the properties acquired by Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife, Maria Cristina Corona were divulged during the sixth day of the impeachment trial against the Chief Justice before the Senate Impeachment Court on Wednesday.

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House prosecution says Corona's salary does not support declared assets

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on House prosecution says Corona's salary does not support declared assets 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 25 — The prosecution team of the House of Representatives on Wednesday said it has proven that the salary of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona was not enough to afford his acquired properties, citing the testimony of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares.

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Defense: 'Are we seeing a second envelope?'

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Defense: 'Are we seeing a second envelope?' 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Jan. 25 – The defense team of embattled Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona on Wednesday said that they take exceptions to the "smoke and mirrors" trick Movement 188 alluded to in its news release launching a "grassroots campaign to explain all eight charges to their constituencies."

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Enrile explains ruling disallowing introduction of evidence on alleged ill-gotten wealth

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Enrile explains ruling disallowing introduction of evidence on alleged ill-gotten wealth 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 25 – Presiding officer Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Wednesday explained the impeachment court ruling disallowing the prosecution from introducing evidence on the alleged ill-gotten wealth in the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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Firefighters struggle through narrow roads in Novaliches fire

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Firefighters struggle through narrow roads in Novaliches fire 

MANILA, Jan. 25 – Narrow roads hampered firemen rushing to stop a three-hour evening blaze in a residential-commercial block in Quezon City's Novaliches district Tuesday.

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Comelec files electoral sabotage case vs Abalos

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Comelec files electoral sabotage case vs Abalos 

MANILA, Jan. 25 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) filed on Wednesday before the Pasay Regional Trial Court (RTC) several counts of electoral sabotage charges against the poll body's former Chairman Benjamin Abalos for alleged manipulation of the 2007 senatorial election results in South Cotabato province.

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New PCG chief vows to focus on maritime security

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on New PCG chief vows to focus on maritime security 

MANILA, Jan. 25 – Newly-appointed Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Rear Admiral Edmund C. Tan vowed to focus on the country’s maritime security even as he pledged to do his utmost in acquiring new ships and equipment for his agency.

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MMDA tests electronic tagging technology for PUB

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on MMDA tests electronic tagging technology for PUB 

MANILA, January 25 — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino on Wednesday spearheaded the testing of a proposed electronic tagging system for public utility vehicles (PUVs) at the EDSA-Orense loading bay fronting the MMDA Building in MAkati City.

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