Trillanes requests for written interrogatories from Justice Sereno

February 24, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Trillanes requests for written interrogatories from Justice Sereno 

MANILA, Feb. 23 -– Senator-Judge Antonio Trillanes IV asked the Senate impeachment court on Thursday to allow the service of written interrogatories to Supreme Court Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno to get the real picture of the circumstances behind the SC’s issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the travel ban on former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Prosecution welcomes Enrile’s declaration on nature of impeachment trial vs Corona

February 24, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Prosecution welcomes Enrile’s declaration on nature of impeachment trial vs Corona 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 23 — The House of Representatives’ prosecution panel hailed on Thursday as a welcome development the declaration made by Senate President- Presiding-Judge Juan Ponce Enrile that impeachment is not a criminal proceeding and does not require a quantum of evidence to impeach public officials.

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Gov’t allocates P70M worth of projects for Zamboanga Sibugay to fight poverty

February 24, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t allocates P70M worth of projects for Zamboanga Sibugay to fight poverty 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) has said it is launching two major projects worth P70 million to alleviate poverty of the people in the war-torn areas of Ipil, Sibugay Zamboanga.

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CA junks with finality criminal raps vs. 14 NPC execs

February 24, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on CA junks with finality criminal raps vs. 14 NPC execs 

MANILA, Feb. 23 – The Court of Appeals (CA) has dismissed with finality the criminal case filed against 14 officials of the National Press Club (NPC), stemming from the controversial sale of the Vicente Manansala mural painting on the NPC Bldg. in Intramuros, Manila.

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3 NPA rebels captured in Quezon province

February 24, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on 3 NPA rebels captured in Quezon province 

MANILA, Feb. 23 -– Government security forces captured three New People’s Army (NPA) rebels following a brief gun battle in Quezon province on Wednesday, the military said.

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President Aquino appoints Sempio-Diy as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals

February 24, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino appoints Sempio-Diy as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Quezon City regional trial court Judge Maria Elisa Sempio-Diy as the new Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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No security threat at 26th EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary rites – AFP

February 24, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on No security threat at 26th EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary rites – AFP 

MANILA, Feb. 23 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Thursday there is no threat of whatever nature in the coming celebration of the 26th EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary, where the main venue is on Epifanio delos Santos Ave. in Quezon City.

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CJ removal crucial in prosecuting GMA – House prosecution

February 24, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on CJ removal crucial in prosecuting GMA – House prosecution 

MANILA, Feb. 23 – In light of the testimonies made by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima Thursday during day 23 of the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona, members of the House prosecution panel firmly believed that the removal from office of Corona is vital in attaining justice against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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DSWD supports amendments to solo parents law

February 24, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on DSWD supports amendments to solo parents law 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — After more than a decade of implementing the Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has recommended amendments in the law to make it more responsive to the needs of solo parents.

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Calabarzon police officers, men ordered to hit hard vs organized crimes, illegal activities

February 24, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Calabarzon police officers, men ordered to hit hard vs organized crimes, illegal activities 

CAMP PANTALEON GARCIA, Imus, Cavite, Feb. 23 – Chief Superintendent James Andres Melad, Calabarzon (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon) region police director, called on police officers and men in the five provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon, to “hit hard” against organized crime groups and illegal activities in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

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