Military: PHL airspace remains unprotected for the past 8 years for lack of jet fighters

April 26, 2012 9:21 pm· Comments Off on Military: PHL airspace remains unprotected for the past 8 years for lack of jet fighters 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, April 26 — The long-overdue completion of the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not enabled the Philippine Air Force (AFP) to protect the country's airspace and an antiquated navy unable to secure the nation's vast territorial waters for the past eight years.

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House leader slams CJ for using Hacienda Luisita to score political points

April 26, 2012 9:21 pm· Comments Off on House leader slams CJ for using Hacienda Luisita to score political points 

By Jose Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, April 26 -– A leader of the House of Representatives and spokesman of the prosecution panel on Thursday admonished impeached Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona for using the Hacienda Luisita issue to cover up his guilt and muddle the public’s perception on the real issues against him.

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Government lifts ban on importation of birds, poultry products from Austria

April 26, 2012 9:21 pm· Comments Off on Government lifts ban on importation of birds, poultry products from Austria 

MANILA, April 26 — Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has lifted the temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products including poultry meat, day-old chicks, eggs and semen originating from Austria.

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Soon-to-arrive Hamilton cutter more capable — DND

April 26, 2012 9:21 pm· Comments Off on Soon-to-arrive Hamilton cutter more capable — DND 

MANILA, April 26 — Department of National Defense (DND) Spokesperson Peter Paul Galvez said on Thursday the country's newest Hamilton-class cutter, which is expected to arrive before the end of the second quarter, is more capable than its predecessor, the former "USS Hamilton" which is now commissioned and in service as the Philippine Navy's "BRP Gregorio Del Pilar."

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AFP chief formally closes HADR-CPX exercise of 'Balikatan 2012'

April 26, 2012 9:21 pm· Comments Off on AFP chief formally closes HADR-CPX exercise of 'Balikatan 2012' 

MANILA, April 26 — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Jessie Dellosa formally closed the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response-Command Post Exercise (HADR-CPX) segment of the Philippines-United States "Balikatan 2012" on Thursday.

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PNP supplier rapped with P46.33-M tax evasion

April 26, 2012 9:21 pm· Comments Off on PNP supplier rapped with P46.33-M tax evasion 

MANILA, April 26 — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed on Thursday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a P46.33-million tax evasion case against a supplier of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for unreported income.

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Cops nab South Korean who defrauded countryman of P170,000

April 26, 2012 9:21 pm· Comments Off on Cops nab South Korean who defrauded countryman of P170,000 

MANILA, April 26 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced on Thursday the arrest of a South Korean national who allegedly defrauded his countryman of P170,000 in Talisay City, Cebu.

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Ifugao solon condemns attack on military by NPA rebels

April 26, 2012 9:21 pm· Comments Off on Ifugao solon condemns attack on military by NPA rebels 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, April 26 — The lone representative of Ifugao Province condemned on Thursday the latest attack by communist insurgents in the area that killed 11 soldiers, including an Army captain and two civilians.

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Hackers attack DBM website anew

April 26, 2012 9:21 pm· Comments Off on Hackers attack DBM website anew 

MANILA, April 26 – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is now conducting security audit on its website after two consecutive hacking attacks on Wednesday.

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Deles says GPH, MILF Decision Points on Principles map out direction of peace process

April 26, 2012 9:21 pm· Comments Off on Deles says GPH, MILF Decision Points on Principles map out direction of peace process 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, April 26 -– While noting that the negotiations may be tough, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles has said the Decision Points on Principles signed by the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will "pave the way for the eventual signing of a final peace agreement."

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