Iloilo River Summit hopes to identify watershed rehab policy gaps

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo River Summit hopes to identify watershed rehab policy gaps 

MANILA, May 21 — Authorities aim to identify during this month's international river summit in Iloilo City policy gaps related to rehabilitating river basins and waterways there.

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AFP says officers in Al-Barka court martial will not be detained

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on AFP says officers in Al-Barka court martial will not be detained 

MANILA, May 21 – A General Court Martial begins Tuesday the trial of four military officers charged in connection with the so-called Al-Barka, Basilan fiasco.

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GPH peace panel to hold more dialogues in Mindanao on peace process with MILF

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on GPH peace panel to hold more dialogues in Mindanao on peace process with MILF 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, May 21 -– After more than 70 public consultations in the past few months, the government peace panel will conduct more dialogues with stakeholders in Mindanao before the resumption of exploratory talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) set in Kuala Lumpur late this month.

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APEC ministers discuss cooperation on diverse educational system

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, May 21 — Education ministers of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meet in Gyeongju, South Korea from May 22 to 23 to encourage greater innovation and cooperation in the region’s diverse education systems, organizers of the 5th meeting said.

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ITCZ and tail-end of cold front bring rains over parts of Luzon, Mindanao – PAGASA

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on ITCZ and tail-end of cold front bring rains over parts of Luzon, Mindanao – PAGASA 

MANILA, May 21 — Although the low-pressure area spotted over Northern Mindanao on Sunday has dissipated, an inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and the tail-end of a cold front continued to brings rains over parts of Luzon and Mindanao on Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

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Private prosecutors tasked to cross-examine CJ Corona

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Private prosecutors tasked to cross-examine CJ Corona 

By Jose Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, May 21 -– The House of Representatives' prosecution panel designated Monday private prosecutor Mario Bautista to cross-examine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona when he takes the stand Tuesday in his impeachment trial at the Senate.

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Lobbying is normal – Sotto

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Lobbying is normal – Sotto 

MANILA, May 21 – Amid reports a religious group is allegedly lobbying for the acquittal of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said Monday there is nothing wrong with lobbying.

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Bicol solon condemns rebel attacks on Albay airport

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Bicol solon condemns rebel attacks on Albay airport 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, May 21 — A lawmaker from the Bicol region condemned on Monday the latest terror attack by communist rebels on the proposed Albay International Airport.

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AMLA outshines impeachment trial in Senate caucus

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on AMLA outshines impeachment trial in Senate caucus 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 21 – While almost every adult Filipino maybe anticipating the testimony of Chief Justice Renato Corona in his own impeachment trial on Tuesday, the proposed amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) outshone the impeachment issues in a Senate caucus on Monday.

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Search for missing PAF aircrew continues

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Search for missing PAF aircrew continues 

MANILA, May 21 — The Philippine Air Force Monday said the search for the missing aircrew of its crashed Aeramacchi SF-260 trainer plane will continue until the two pilots are found.

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