COA, OMB join forces in fight vs. graft and corruption

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on COA, OMB join forces in fight vs. graft and corruption 

By Modesto Antonio G. Ibarra

MANILA, April 19 – The Commission on Audit and the Office of the Ombudsman have formed a strategic partnership in the fight against graft and corruption through the launching of the COA-OMB Joint Investigation Team.

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Escudero: Too early to talk about 2016 elections

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Escudero: Too early to talk about 2016 elections 

MANILA, April 19 — Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero declared on Thursday that it’s too early to talk about the 2016 elections, saying he would rather focus on his reelection bid in 2013.

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Ombudsman, DOJ ink MOA for effective investigation, prosecution of cases

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman, DOJ ink MOA for effective investigation, prosecution of cases 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

BAGUIO CITY, April 19 – The Office of the Ombudsman and the Department of Justice (DOJ) signed on Thursday a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) "to simplify procedures to be observed by the Ombudsman and the DOJ for a more efficient and effective investigation and prosecution" of cases against government officials and employees.

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Nueva Vizcaya official vows management changes in provincial jail

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Nueva Vizcaya official vows management changes in provincial jail 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, April 19 – Provincial officials here have promised to implement drastic changes in the provincial jail to improve its management.

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Soldiers monitoring reported building of 2 satellite camps by MILF in South Cotabato

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Soldiers monitoring reported building of 2 satellite camps by MILF in South Cotabato 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 19 – Government troops are closely monitoring the reported presence of alleged armed members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in several communities in the upper valley area of South Cotabato province.

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Army turns over infra projects worth P10M to Davao Oriental residents

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Army turns over infra projects worth P10M to Davao Oriental residents 

CAMP PANACAN, Davao City, April 19 – A total of five barangay infrastructure projects (BIPs) worth P10 million recommended through the Philippine Army’s Kalayaan sa Barangay Project (KBP) were turned over on Wednesday to the residents of Banaybanay, Davao Oriental.

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Quezon police chiefs undergo drug tests

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Quezon police chiefs undergo drug tests 

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, April 19 – At least 68 officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) from the Quezon Police Provincial Office and Public Safety Company (QPPO-QPSC) took a drug test Tuesday, authorities said.

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Firearms, ammo cache sized in Pangasinan

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Firearms, ammo cache sized in Pangasinan 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, April 19 – A cache of firearms and ammunition was seized by the police in a raid at a house in Barangay San Macario Sur in Natividad town Wednesday morning.

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President Aquino not ‘noynoying’ nor ‘jedjeding’ – Lacierda

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino not ‘noynoying’ nor ‘jedjeding’ – Lacierda 

ILOILO City, April 19 – President Benigno Aquino III only promises things he can fulfill, stressed Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda.

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OMB confiscates pirated videos in Dumaguete City

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on OMB confiscates pirated videos in Dumaguete City 

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 19 – A team from the Optical Media Board (OMB) swooped down on illegal vendors of pirated videos in a surprise visit here early this week.

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