Robredo asks local execs to do disaster awareness and response campaign

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on Robredo asks local execs to do disaster awareness and response campaign 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — In the wake of last Monday’s 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Central Visayas, particularly Negros Oriental, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Roberdo asked local community executives (LCEs) nationwide to do disaster awareness and response campaign in their respective communities.

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SC issues TRO vs. subpoena on opening of CJ Corona's alleged dollar account

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on SC issues TRO vs. subpoena on opening of CJ Corona's alleged dollar account 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Feb. 9 -– Voting 8-5, the Supreme Court (SC) en banc issued on Thursday a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the subpoena issued by the Senate impeachment court on the opening of the alleged dollar account of Chief Justice Renato Corona at the Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank)-Katipunan branch in Quezon City.

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Second U.S. warship to arrive in the country this year -– Malacanang

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on Second U.S. warship to arrive in the country this year -– Malacanang 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — The United States government will deliver a second warship to the Philippines within this year to guard the country’s waters, a Palace official said on Thursday.

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Aquino names Escudero as member of U.P. Board of Regents; appoints new officials of the judiciary

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on Aquino names Escudero as member of U.P. Board of Regents; appoints new officials of the judiciary 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Evelina Buencamino Guevara-Escudero as member of the University of the Philippines-Board of Regents, a Palace official said on Thursday.

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President Aquino to inaugurate Lufthansa Technik Philippines’s new maintenance facility Friday

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino to inaugurate Lufthansa Technik Philippines’s new maintenance facility Friday 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the inauguration on Friday of the Lufthansa Technik Philippines’s new maintenance hangar for Airbus aircraft in Villamor Airbase in Pasay City.

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Malacanang says government doing everything to save lives and help quake victims in Negros Oriental

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang says government doing everything to save lives and help quake victims in Negros Oriental 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — Malacanang defended from criticisms government response in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Negros Oriental saying the government will do everything to save human lives and help the victims recover from the tragedy.

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Senate heeds SC’s TRO on alleged dollar deposits of CJ Corona

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on Senate heeds SC’s TRO on alleged dollar deposits of CJ Corona 

MANILA, Feb. 9 -– The Senate, sitting as impeachment court, heeded on Thursday the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court (SC) on the subpoena issued by the impeachment court on the alleged dollar accounts of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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BSP is investigating leakage of bank records of Corona -– Enrile

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on BSP is investigating leakage of bank records of Corona -– Enrile 

MANILA, Feb. 9 -– Senate President-presiding Judge Juan Ponce Enrile in the Chief Justice Renato Corona impeachment trial revealed on Thursday that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is now investigating the leakage of the bank documents that the prosecution used as basis to subpoena the bank records of Chief Justice Corona with the Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank).

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Lawmaker-prosecutor wants to impeach 8 justices who voted for TRO

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on Lawmaker-prosecutor wants to impeach 8 justices who voted for TRO 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 9 — A member of the House of Representatives' prosecution panel proposed on Thursday that the eight Supreme Court justices who voted to grant a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the disclosure of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s dollar accounts should be impeached.

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BPI branch manager discloses Corona’s P12.23-M checking account

February 9, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on BPI branch manager discloses Corona’s P12.23-M checking account 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 9 – A female branch manager of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) took a witness stand of the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona and revealed on Thursday that the chief magistrate had a checking account with an ending balance of P12.02 million as of December 2010.

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