President Aquino administers oath of office to Dellosa, 26 other new generals

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino administers oath of office to Dellosa, 26 other new generals 

MANILA, Feb. 20 – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Jessie D. Dellosa and Commanding General of Philippine Army Lt. Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista, with 25 newly promoted generals, flag officers, and reserve force commanders, took their oath of office before President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday in Malacanang Palace, Manila.

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3 people killed, 15 wounded in Kidapawan Jail attack

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on 3 people killed, 15 wounded in Kidapawan Jail attack 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, Feb. 20 -– About 50 heavily-armed men attacked the District Jail in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato Sunday night, killing three people and wounding 15 others, according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Monday.

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Enrile orders PSBank to submit CJ’s signature card given to BSP-AMLA audit team

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on Enrile orders PSBank to submit CJ’s signature card given to BSP-AMLA audit team 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 20 – Senate President-Presiding Officer Juan Ponce Enrile ordered the Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) on Monday to submit Chief Justice Renato Corona’s signature card that the bank had given to the joint audit team from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLA).

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DA assists food retailers in earthquake-hit Negros Oriental areas

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on DA assists food retailers in earthquake-hit Negros Oriental areas 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — A few days after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Negros Oriental, the Department of Agriculture immediately provided a seed fund to assist food retailers in five adversely affected municipalities.

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March 2 declared as special non-working day in La Union in celebration of its 162nd Foundation Day

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on March 2 declared as special non-working day in La Union in celebration of its 162nd Foundation Day 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared March 2, 2012 which falls on a Friday as a special non-working day in the province of La Union in celebration of the 162nd Foundation Day of the province.

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Gov't builds road dike in Lupang Arenda, Taytay, Rizal to keep residents safe

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on Gov't builds road dike in Lupang Arenda, Taytay, Rizal to keep residents safe 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — The Aquino government has already set up a road dike to minimize or prevent further liquefaction in some areas of Lupang Arenda in Taytay, Rizal to keep the residents safe from disaster, a Palace official said on Monday.

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Aquino orders DOE to reload P1,200 each Pantawid Pasada card holder's account to cushion impact of rising fuel prices

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on Aquino orders DOE to reload P1,200 each Pantawid Pasada card holder's account to cushion impact of rising fuel prices 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III directed the Department of Energy (DOE) to reload each Pantawid Pasada Program card holder’s account by P1,200 to cushion the impact of rising fuel prices.

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Corona’s three closed bank accounts transferred to checking account – witness

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm· 1 Comment 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 20 – A bank executive confirmed on Monday that the three accounts which Chief Justice Renato Corona closed on the day he was impeached on Dec. 12 last year were transferred to a checking account.

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Estrada suspects ‘leaked’ documents came from AMLC

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on Estrada suspects ‘leaked’ documents came from AMLC 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 20 – Amid long query on the ‘leaked’ bank documents of embattled Chief Justice Renato Corona, senator-judge Jinggoy Estrada suspects that somebody from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) provided the prosecution with the photocopied of the controversial documents.

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'Witness can't be half for the prosecution, half for the defense'–Cuevas

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on 'Witness can't be half for the prosecution, half for the defense'–Cuevas 

MANILA, Feb. 20 – Defense lead counsel retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Serafin Cuevas on Monday said that the witness cannot be half for the prosecution and half for the defense.

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