De Lima willing to testify against CJ Corona before Senate Impeachment Court

January 27, 2012 10:54 pm· Comments Off on De Lima willing to testify against CJ Corona before Senate Impeachment Court 

MANILA, Jan. 27 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on Friday expressed willingness to appear before the Senate Impeachment Court to testify against Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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Aquino leads launching of Philippines Business Registry System

January 27, 2012 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Aquino leads launching of Philippines Business Registry System 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — President Benigno S. Aquino III led the launching Friday of the Philippines Business Registry System (PBRS) in Makati City which is aimed at streamlining business registrations in the country and eliminating red tape.

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Malacanang maintains there are no plans for American military bases in the country

January 27, 2012 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang maintains there are no plans for American military bases in the country 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — The Philippines and the United States will hold joint military drills to improve the defense capabilities of the two countries, but there are no plans to reestablish vast American military bases in the country, a Malacanang official said on Friday.

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2 robbers killed in shootout with Taguig cops

January 27, 2012 10:54 pm· Comments Off on 2 robbers killed in shootout with Taguig cops 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Jan. 27 — Two suspected robbers were killed in a shootout with policemen in Taguig City Friday morning, minutes after robbing and killing a "balikbayan" from Canada.

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Manila RTC stops DOJ probe on dismissed NBI Director

January 27, 2012 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Manila RTC stops DOJ probe on dismissed NBI Director 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Jan. 27 – The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Friday issued a 72-hour temporary restraining order (TRO) stopping the Office of the President (OP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) from proceeding with the investigation on the alleged involvement of dismissed National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Magtanggol Gatdula on the abduction and extortion of Japanese national Noriyo Ohara in October last year.

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(Metro News) MMC okays single ticketing office

January 27, 2012 10:54 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMC okays single ticketing office 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — The Metro Manila Council (MMC), the policy-making body of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), approved a resolution adopting a uniform ticketing system for the seventeen local government units (LGUs) of Metro Manila.

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New PCG chief vows to crack down on drug abuse

January 27, 2012 10:54 pm· Comments Off on New PCG chief vows to crack down on drug abuse 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — To further professionalize the officers and other ranks of the Philippine Coast Guard, newly-appointed commandant Rear Admiral Edmund C. Tan has vowed to crack down on drug abuse in the force and to institute mandatory drug testing to all persons employed by the agency.

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ITF hails PHL decision to ratify ILO Convention 185

January 27, 2012 10:54 pm· Comments Off on ITF hails PHL decision to ratify ILO Convention 185 

MANILA, Jan. 27 – The London-based International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has hailed the Philippine government's decision to formally ratify the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 185.

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PNP recognizes newly-promoted police personnel

January 27, 2012 10:54 pm· Comments Off on PNP recognizes newly-promoted police personnel 

MANILA, Jan. 27 – A total of 20,917 newly promoted Philippine National Police (PNP) uniformed personnel were given recognition on Friday before the Flag Lowering Ceremony.

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NHMFC grants housing loan moratorium to 'Sendong' victims

January 27, 2012 10:54 pm· Comments Off on NHMFC grants housing loan moratorium to 'Sendong' victims 

MANILA, Jan. 26 –National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. (NHMFC), a government housing agency, extends loan moratoriums for private homeowners displaced by tropical storm “Sendong.”

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