Aquino leads groundbreaking rites of Sutherland Global Facility in Carmona, Cavite

May 9, 2012 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Aquino leads groundbreaking rites of Sutherland Global Facility in Carmona, Cavite 

CARMONA, Cavite, May 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III assured both local and foreign investors of the government’s efforts to maintain a business-conducive environment in the country as he focuses programs on further developing the people’s skills and efficiency.

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Ombudsman reactivates environmental team

May 9, 2012 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman reactivates environmental team 

MANILA, May 9 – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has reactivated the Office of the Ombudsman's (Ombudsman) Environmental Team of Investigators and Prosecutors pursuant to its commitment under the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) in 2004.

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Government's PNA website hacked

May 9, 2012 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Government's PNA website hacked 

MANILA, May 9 — The Philippines News Agency, the government's only news wire agency, was hacked late Wednesday afternoon.

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Aquino gov't welcomes approval of House Bill seeking to rationalize excise taxes on alcohol, cigarette products

May 9, 2012 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Aquino gov't welcomes approval of House Bill seeking to rationalize excise taxes on alcohol, cigarette products 

MANILA, May 9 — The Aquino administration welcomed the approval of House Bill 5727 which seeks to rationalize excise taxes on alcohol and cigarette products, a Palace official said.

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New York-based media outfit calls PNP to arrest killers of two journalists

May 9, 2012 10:01 pm· Comments Off on New York-based media outfit calls PNP to arrest killers of two journalists 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, May 9 – The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ), a New York-based media network, has urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to investigate the murders of two Filipino journalists the past two weeks and “determine the motive, and bring the perpetrators to justice.”

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Former President Estrada moves to Manila residence

May 9, 2012 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Former President Estrada moves to Manila residence 

MANILA, May 9 -– In a bid to meet the one-year residency requirement for an election candidate, former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada moved on Wednesday from his long-time San Juan house to his new residence in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

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Gov't peace panel holds 7th consultation with stakeholders on Mindanao peace process

May 9, 2012 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Gov't peace panel holds 7th consultation with stakeholders on Mindanao peace process 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, May 9 — The series of consultations conducted by the government with stakeholders on the Mindanao peace process are being received with optimism, according to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

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Solon bats for hike in penalty vs crime of threatening to publish libel concerning a person for compensation

May 9, 2012 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Solon bats for hike in penalty vs crime of threatening to publish libel concerning a person for compensation 

MANILA, May 9 — Any person who threatens another to publish a libel concerning him or his parents, spouse, child, or other members of his family or upon anyone who shall offer to prevent the publication of such libel for a compensation or money consideration under the Revised Penal Code will only be penalized with arresto mayor and a P2,000 fine.

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Ex-beauty queen, actress asks DOJ to extend travel ban vs. suspect in her sister's murder

May 9, 2012 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Ex-beauty queen, actress asks DOJ to extend travel ban vs. suspect in her sister's murder 

MANILA, May 9 – Actress and former beauty queen Rochelle Barrameda has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to extend the travel ban against the main suspect in the murder of her younger sister Ruby Rose.

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Quezon City dads rapped for "ghost employees"

May 9, 2012 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Quezon City dads rapped for "ghost employees" 

MANILA, May 9 – The Office of the Ombudsman, through the Field Investigation Office, has filed criminal and administrative complaints against Quezon City councilors Roderick M. Paulate and Francisco A. Calalay, Jr. for maintaining "ghost employees" in the payroll of the Quezon City Council.

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