Tanada: Beyond impeachment, FOI Bill is my priority

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Tanada: Beyond impeachment, FOI Bill is my priority 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, May 8 — Nearing the conclusion of the ongoing impeachment trial against Supreme Chief Justice Renato Corona, House Deputy Speaker and Quezon Rep. Lorenzo "Erin" Tanada III on Tuesday expressed strong conviction for transparency in government.

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Police should be held accountable for 'humiliating' former senator Salonga — VP Binay

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Police should be held accountable for 'humiliating' former senator Salonga — VP Binay 

MANILA, May 8 — The police should be made accountable for the “humiliation” that former Senate President Jovito Salonga suffered Monday, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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Security guard surrenders 21,900 New Taiwan dollars he found at NAIA

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Security guard surrenders 21,900 New Taiwan dollars he found at NAIA 

MANILA, May 8 — A male security guard assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 1 on Tuesday surrendered a black wallet containing some 21,900 Taiwan Dollar and P2,500 he found at the arrival area.

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Land Bank clarifies reported losses due to loans to coops

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Land Bank clarifies reported losses due to loans to coops 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, May 8 — The Land Bank of the Philippines on Tuesday clarified the reported P471.19 million uncollectible loans to cooperatives and countryside financial institutions in 2010.

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DOTC issues measures to address NAIA runway congestion

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on DOTC issues measures to address NAIA runway congestion 

MANILA, May 8 — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Tuesday announced several measures to address current runway congestion issues at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport due to the growing air transport industry in the country.

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Revilla, Lacson express dismay over NAIA’s poor security measures

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Revilla, Lacson express dismay over NAIA’s poor security measures 

By Allan N. Cordovero

MANILA, May 8 — Senators Ramon Revilla Jr. and Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday expressed dismay over the poor security measures at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), particularly on having a non-functional closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera that was highlighted by a recent mauling incident involving local personalities.

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CA stops award of 23.7-hectare QC prime property

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on CA stops award of 23.7-hectare QC prime property 

MANILA, May 8 – The Court of Appeals (CA) has issued a writ of preliminary injunction enjoining a Regional Trial Court (RTC) from proceeding with the implementation of two orders over 23.7 hectares of prime land in Quezon City awarded to Wilfredo Torres.

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Senate suspends impeachment trial until Monday

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Senate suspends impeachment trial until Monday 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 8 — The Senate, sitting as the impeachment court, on Tuesday granted the motion of the defense panel to give them 48 hours to prepare a motion to subpoena Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and others in connection with the US$ 10 million bank deposits allegedly owned by Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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CJ Corona vows to appear at Senate impeachment trial

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on CJ Corona vows to appear at Senate impeachment trial 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, May 8 – Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato C. Corona vowed to appear and testify before the Impeachment Court to defend himself, according to Defense panel lawyer Jose "Judd" Roy III.

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Sotto pushes for Senate inquiry on Panamanian diplomat case

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Sotto pushes for Senate inquiry on Panamanian diplomat case 

MANILA, April 8 – Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III pushed on Tuesday for the Senate inquiry into the granting of diplomatic immunity to a Panamanian national who was accused of raping a 19-year-old Filipina.

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