PhilHealth to deploy 530 nurses on May 2

April 28, 2012 1:03 am· Comments Off on PhilHealth to deploy 530 nurses on May 2 

MANILA, April 27 — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will be deploying 530 nurses to serve as Customer Assistance, Relations and Empowerment Staff (CARES) to accredited hospitals in the country starting this May.

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DOJ orders withdrawal of electoral sabotage case vs. Martirizar

April 28, 2012 1:03 am· Comments Off on DOJ orders withdrawal of electoral sabotage case vs. Martirizar 

MANILA, April 27 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has formally filed before the Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 112 a motion for the withdrawal of the electoral sabotage case against former election supervisor Atty. Yogie Martirizar.

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PHL ratifies anti-torture protocol

April 28, 2012 1:03 am· Comments Off on PHL ratifies anti-torture protocol 

MANILA, April 27 — The Philippines has ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT), a move welcomed by the European Union in Brussels.

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U.S. director for 'Balikatan 2012' commends PHL gov't, soldiers for professionalism

April 28, 2012 1:03 am· Comments Off on U.S. director for 'Balikatan 2012' commends PHL gov't, soldiers for professionalism 

MANILA, April 27 – Lt. Gen. Duane Theissen, the United States Marine Corps Forces Pacific commander and "Balikatan 2012" director for the United States, commended the Philippine government and the Filipino soldiers for the professionalism they have shown during the just-concluded two-week military exercises.

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Labor Day is ‘more than jobs’ — Baldoz

April 28, 2012 1:03 am· Comments Off on Labor Day is ‘more than jobs’ — Baldoz 

MANILA, April 27 — To make it easier and faster for job seekers to search and find jobs at the 2012 Labor Day Job and Livelihood Fair at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said Friday that the DOLE is bringing at the fair an array of employment facilitation services — for free.

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BSP places Export and Industry Bank under receivership due to insolvency

April 28, 2012 1:03 am· Comments Off on BSP places Export and Industry Bank under receivership due to insolvency 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, April 27 – The Bangko ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Friday took over the management of Export and Industry Bank (EIB) after placing it under receivership due to insolvency effective Thursday.

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UK cites progress in Mindanao peace process

April 28, 2012 1:03 am· Comments Off on UK cites progress in Mindanao peace process 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 27 –The British government has welcomed progress in the Mindanao peace process, following the signing on April 24 of the 10-point agreement between the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Kuala Lumpur.

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CIDG tracks down suspects in attempted slay of BOC official

April 28, 2012 1:03 am· Comments Off on CIDG tracks down suspects in attempted slay of BOC official 

MANILA, April 27 – Operatives of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Cagayan De Oro City have launched a manhunt against the two suspects in the slay-attempt on Bureau of Custom (BOC) collector, Atty. Ernelito Aquino.

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PHL to ask US to also turn over some equipment removed from 'USS Hamilton'

April 28, 2012 1:03 am· Comments Off on PHL to ask US to also turn over some equipment removed from 'USS Hamilton' 

MANILA, April 27 – Department of National Defense (DND) undersecretary Honorio Ascueta on Friday confirmed that the Philippines will ask for the return of some of the equipment removed from the USS Hamilton (BRP Gregorio Del Pilar) prior its turnover to the Philippine Navy late last year.

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Globe Asiatique owner asks SC to stop DOJ from filing P6-B estafa raps

April 28, 2012 1:03 am· Comments Off on Globe Asiatique owner asks SC to stop DOJ from filing P6-B estafa raps 

MANILA, April 27 – Delfin Lee, owner of Globe Asiatique, on Friday formally asked the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the filing of P6-billion estafa case against him in connection with the alleged anomalous loan transactions at the Home Development Mutual Fund (HMDF/Pag-Ibig Fund).

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