Almendras finds allies in senators amid quit calls

March 29, 2012 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Almendras finds allies in senators amid quit calls 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 29 -– Department of Energy (DoE) Secretary Rene Almendras found allies in senators amid calls for him to resign over the power shortage in Mindanao.

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Ombudsman penalizes 21 PNP officers over Davao death squad

March 29, 2012 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman penalizes 21 PNP officers over Davao death squad 

MANILA, March 29 — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has penalized 21 high-ranking officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in connection with the "unabated killings" in Davao City in recent years attributed to the "Davao Death Squad" (DDS).

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TESDA chief admits lack of funds for participants to ASEAN skills event

March 29, 2012 10:24 pm· Comments Off on TESDA chief admits lack of funds for participants to ASEAN skills event 

MANILA, March 29 — Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva on Thursday admitted they lack funds to sponsor the 36 competitors in the 9th ASEAN Skills competition in Jakarta, Indonesia in November.

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SWS survey shows overwhelming support for Corona’s impeachment — Prosecution

March 29, 2012 10:24 pm· Comments Off on SWS survey shows overwhelming support for Corona’s impeachment — Prosecution 

By Jose Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, March 29 -– Members of the House prosecution panel on Thursday said that the results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that most Filipinos were one with the House of Representatives in its determination to remove Chief Justice Renato Corona for culpable violation of the Constitution, graft and corruption, and betrayal of public trust.

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Henares tells Pacquiao not to blame BIR on lost endorsements

March 29, 2012 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Henares tells Pacquiao not to blame BIR on lost endorsements 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, March 29 — Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said on Thursday world boxing champion Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao should not blame the BIR if he is losing some of his commercial endorsements due to his tax problem with the government.

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There's nothing wrong with construction of beaching ramp in Pagasa island, says DND chief

March 29, 2012 10:24 pm· Comments Off on There's nothing wrong with construction of beaching ramp in Pagasa island, says DND chief 

MANILA, March 29 — Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Thursday there is nothing wrong with the proposal of Kalayaan town officials in Palawan and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to construct a beaching ramp on Pagasa island.

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CA lifts writ of preliminary injunction vs PCSO

March 29, 2012 10:24 pm· Comments Off on CA lifts writ of preliminary injunction vs PCSO 

MANILA, March 29 — The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked a decision of a judge in Cauayan City, Isabela issuing an injunction order enjoining the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) from implementing its rules for the PCSO Loterya ng Bayan (PLB), for lack of jurisdiction.

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Korean War memorial testament to the bravery and sacrifice of Filipino Expeditionary team — President Aquino

March 29, 2012 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Korean War memorial testament to the bravery and sacrifice of Filipino Expeditionary team — President Aquino 

MANILA, March 29 — President Benigno S. Aquino III called the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) Korean War Memorial Hall (PKWMH) a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of the 7,420 Filipino officers and men who fought with the people of South Korea to regain their freedom in 1950.

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No need for emergency powers to address Mindanao power crisis, says President Aquino

March 29, 2012 10:24 pm· Comments Off on No need for emergency powers to address Mindanao power crisis, says President Aquino 

MANILA, March 29 — President Benigno S. Aquino III thumbed down the proposal by Congress to grant him emergency powers to address the power situation in Mindanao, saying there's no need for it.

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President Aquino calls on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to halt planned missile launch

March 29, 2012 10:24 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino calls on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to halt planned missile launch 

MANILA, March 29 — President Benigno S. Aquino III appealed to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to call off its planned missile launch, saying it posed serious risks to the lives of the people as well as the stability, peace and prosperity in the region.

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