De Lima to testify against CJ Corona on Feb. 22

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on De Lima to testify against CJ Corona on Feb. 22 

MANILA, Feb. 17 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on Friday said that she will testify at the impeachment trial against Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona on Wednesday.

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Fire Bureau urges BIR to probe bidders on procurement of fire-fighting gears

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on Fire Bureau urges BIR to probe bidders on procurement of fire-fighting gears 

MANILA, Feb. 17 – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Friday urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to investigate the bidders in the procurement of BFPs Personal Protective Equipment (PPE ) or fire-fighting gears whether they complied or not with the Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS).

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Prosecution: PSBank documents strengthen case against CJ Corona

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· 1 Comment 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Feb. 17 – The case against Chief Justice Renato C. Corona has gotten stronger as far as Article II of the eight Articles of Impeachment is concerned, members of the House of Representatives prosecution panel said on Friday.

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SC decision poses roadblock to prosecution — Quimbo

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on SC decision poses roadblock to prosecution — Quimbo 

MANILA, Feb. 17 – A spokesman of the House prosecution panel, Marikina City Rep. Romero Quimbo, said on Friday that the rejection of the Senate subpoena on court records by the Supreme Court (SC) could pose challenges in proving the guilt of Chief Justice Renato Corona in Article 7 of the impeachment complaint.

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Malacanang announces new appointments

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on Malacanang announces new appointments 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed new officials for various posts in the Department of Education (DepED), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Finance (DOF), Commission on the Filipino Language, National Anti-Poverty Commission and the judiciary.

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Government all set for EDSA People Power 26th Anniversary Celebration

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on Government all set for EDSA People Power 26th Anniversary Celebration 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio “Sonny” B. Coloma Jr. said that preparations for the 26th Anniversary Celebration of the Edsa People Power Revolution next week are now in full throttle in the Aquino government’s efforts to ensure that the spirit of volunteerism, which was prevalent during the peaceful revolt, will be successfully imbibed by the people.

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President Aquino well-aware of Bicol flooding, says Palace spokesperson

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on President Aquino well-aware of Bicol flooding, says Palace spokesperson 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has been getting updates from concerned government agencies about the flooding in Bicol region that already displaced thousands of people, his spokesperson said on Friday.

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President Aquino visiting Baler for 33rd foundation anniversary of Aurora province

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on President Aquino visiting Baler for 33rd foundation anniversary of Aurora province 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be visiting Aurora province on Sunday to attend the celebration of the 33rd foundation anniversary of the province and the commemoration of the 124th birth anniversary of Dona Aurora Aragon-Quezon, the wife of former president Manuel L. Quezon.

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Senate caucus to discuss SC’s refusal to release logbook

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on Senate caucus to discuss SC’s refusal to release logbook 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 17 – The Senate, sitting as impeachment court, is set to discuss on Monday a resolution of the Supreme Court (SC) which turned down a subpoena on the records or logbook containing the raffle of the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) case vs. Philippine Airlines Inc. and other confidential documents.

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Pimentel seeks review of Solid Waste Management Act

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on Pimentel seeks review of Solid Waste Management Act 

MANILA, Feb. 17 -– Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III has filed a resolution calling for an inquiry on the Solid Waste Management law, specifically on the condition of all dumpsites in the country.

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