Cuevas questions Rep. Arlene Bag-ao on the 14th day of Corona’s impeachment trial

February 8, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Cuevas questions Rep. Arlene Bag-ao on the 14th day of Corona’s impeachment trial 

Head of Defense Panel and former Justice Serafin Cuevas questions Rep. Arlene Bag-ao on the 14th day of the Impeachment Trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona on Wednesday (Feb.08, 2012) at the Senate Session Hall in Pasay City. (PNA photos by Gil S. Calinga/Jess M. Escaros Jr.)
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Prosecution panel hits Corona’s alleged 'game plan' to get acquittal from SC

February 8, 2012 11:11 pm· 2 Comments 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 8 — The House of Representatives’ prosecution panel on Wednesday warned of an alleged "game plan" by the camp of embattled Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, designed to acquit him from the ongoing impeachment trial by bombarding the High Tribunal with series of petitions seeking temporary restraining order (TRO).

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Fariñas apologizes to senator-judge Revilla

February 8, 2012 11:11 pm· Comments Off on Fariñas apologizes to senator-judge Revilla 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — House prosecutor Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas apologized on Wednesday to Senator-Judge Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. whom the congressman used as example of a senator that can be removed by a two-third votes in the Senate on ground of creating troubles.

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Impeachment court denies motion to defer action on bank subpoenas

February 8, 2012 11:11 pm· Comments Off on Impeachment court denies motion to defer action on bank subpoenas 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 8 – The Senate, sitting as impeachment court, denied on Wednesday a motion to defer action on the granting of the request of the prosecution to subpoena the bank officials and documents of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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CJ Corona asks Justices Carpio, Sereno to inhibit themselves from handling his petition

February 8, 2012 11:11 pm· Comments Off on CJ Corona asks Justices Carpio, Sereno to inhibit themselves from handling his petition 

MANILA, Feb. 8 – The defense lawyers of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona on Wednesday asked for inhibition of SC Associate Justices Antonio Carpio and Ma. Lourdes Sereno from handling his petition seeking to nullify the articles of impeachment filed against the Chief Justice.

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Solon seeks NBI modernization, re-organization

February 8, 2012 11:11 pm· 1 Comment 

By Lito M. Reganit

MANILA, Feb. 8 -– Amid the controversies being faced by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), a party-list lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to modernize the forensic capabilities of the agency and turn it into a world-class anti-crime investigation organization.

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House to probe P80-M overpriced oil spill equipment, alleged 'ghost' purchases of lighthouse spare parts

February 8, 2012 11:11 pm· Comments Off on House to probe P80-M overpriced oil spill equipment, alleged 'ghost' purchases of lighthouse spare parts 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — The committee on good government and public accountability of the House of Representatives is set to investigate on the alleged billion pesos worth of lighthouse spare parts and oil spill equipment acquired by the previous administration and said to be excessive, overpriced and illegal.

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Robredo orders BFP to deliver truckloads of potable water in quake-damaged areas in W. and C. Visayas

February 8, 2012 11:11 pm· Comments Off on Robredo orders BFP to deliver truckloads of potable water in quake-damaged areas in W. and C. Visayas 

MANILA, Feb. 8 – Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo on Wednesday ordered the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) officials to bring truckloads of potable water and conduct search, rescue, relief and rehabilitation in the earthquake-devastated localities in the Visayas region.

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Quake update: Relief efforts in full swing

February 8, 2012 11:11 pm· Comments Off on Quake update: Relief efforts in full swing 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — Three days after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Western Visayas and some parts of Northern Mindanao Monday, a massive relief effort by various government agencies and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is now under way.

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Impeachment Court disallows subpoena for SC justices, records

February 8, 2012 11:11 pm· Comments Off on Impeachment Court disallows subpoena for SC justices, records 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 8 – The Senate, sitting as impeachment court, denied on Wednesday the motion of the prosecution requesting to subpoena four justices of the Supreme Court in the ongoing trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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