Senate Impeachment Court members pray before the start of Day 19 of the trial of CJ Renato Corona

February 16, 2012 10:29 pm· Comments Off on Senate Impeachment Court members pray before the start of Day 19 of the trial of CJ Renato Corona 

Senator-Judge Ramon Revilla Jr. (far right) leads the members of the Senate Impeachment Court in praying before the start of Day 19 of the trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona on Thursday (Feb. 16, 2012) at the Senate Session Hall in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)
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Prosecution and defense spokespersons on Day 19 of the impeachment trial of CJ Renato Corona

February 16, 2012 10:23 pm· 1 Comment 

Rep. Romero Quimbo (left), spokesperson of the prosecution panel, exchanges views with defense spokesman Atty. Tranquil Salvador III and Atty. Ramon Esguerra before the start of Day 19 of the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona on Thursday (Feb. 16, 2012) at the Senate Session Hall in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)
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Gov’t optimistic to meet timeline for peace agreement with MILF — Leonen

February 16, 2012 9:37 am· Comments Off on Gov’t optimistic to meet timeline for peace agreement with MILF — Leonen 

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 16 – “The peace process with the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) has moved forward,” government chief negotiator Marvic Leonen said at the conclusion of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the MILF today in the Malaysian capital.

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2011 overseas Filipinos' remittances exceed 7% growth projection; reaches US$ 20.1-B

February 16, 2012 9:37 am· Comments Off on 2011 overseas Filipinos' remittances exceed 7% growth projection; reaches US$ 20.1-B 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — Remittances from overseas Filipinos (OFs) coursed through banks for 2011 expanded by 7.2 percent to US$ 20.1 billion relative to the year-ago level.

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(Metro News) Malabon to fully computerize all services by end of 2012

February 16, 2012 9:37 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Malabon to fully computerize all services by end of 2012 

MANILA, Feb. 16 – Malabon City government is fasttracking efforts to fully computerize all the services offered by city hall before the end of 2012.

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More dead reported due to magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Negros Oriental

February 16, 2012 9:37 am· Comments Off on More dead reported due to magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 15 – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of Negros Oriental has reported the number of deaths due to the magnitude 6.9 earthquake on Feb. 6 continues to rise.

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5 Cavite towns, one city to savor uninterrupted, efficient water service soon

February 16, 2012 9:37 am· Comments Off on 5 Cavite towns, one city to savor uninterrupted, efficient water service soon 

IMUS, Cavite, Feb. 16 – The province of Cavite, particularly Cavite City, the towns of Bacoor, Kawit, Noveleta, and this municipality expect to get uninterrupted and efficient water services from the Maynilad Water Services Inc. in the next few months.

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Suspected drug pusher falls in Siaton, Negros Oriental

February 16, 2012 9:37 am· Comments Off on Suspected drug pusher falls in Siaton, Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 16 – A suspected drug pusher was arrested in the southern town of Siaton in Negros Oriental during a buy-bust operation jointly conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) provincial offices.

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Portable water purifying systems deployed to Negros Oriental for earthquake victims

February 16, 2012 9:37 am· Comments Off on Portable water purifying systems deployed to Negros Oriental for earthquake victims 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 16 – Top officials of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) have arrived in Negros Oriental to conduct an assessment on the extent of the damage to various water districts in areas badly hit by the Feb. 6 magnitude 6.9 earthquake.

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Somali leader vows to "cleanse country of Al-Qaeda"

February 16, 2012 9:37 am· Comments Off on Somali leader vows to "cleanse country of Al-Qaeda" 

MOGADISHU, Feb. 16 — Somali president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed on Wednesday vowed to rid the war-torn country of Al- Qaeda, days after the local militant group said it merged with the global Jihadist network.

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