Aquino expresses his vision of change and reform for the country to Filipinos now based in London

June 6, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Aquino expresses his vision of change and reform for the country to Filipinos now based in London 

MANILA, June 6 — President Benigno S. Aquino III, speaking before the Filipino community in London, said he envisions a progressive and reformed Philippines by the time he steps down from power in 2016.

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Pulse Asia Survey indicates continued support for Aquino's good governance, reform programs

June 6, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Pulse Asia Survey indicates continued support for Aquino's good governance, reform programs 

MANILA, June 6 — The latest Pulse Asia Survey indicating that the Filipino's confidence in President Benigno S. Aquino III remains strong is proof of public support for the Chief Executive's efforts to clean up the government and to revitalize our institutions, a Palace official said on Wednesday.

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Senate ratifies bicam report on Data Privacy Act

June 6, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Senate ratifies bicam report on Data Privacy Act 

MANILA, June 6 -– The Senate ratified on Wednesday the bicameral conference committee report on the Data Privacy Act which mandates public and private entities to protect and preserve the integrity, security and confidentiality of personal data collected in its operations.

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Senate okays on 2nd reading resolution on ratification of SOVFA with Australia

June 6, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Senate okays on 2nd reading resolution on ratification of SOVFA with Australia 

MANILA, June 6 -– The Senate approved on second reading Wednesday Resolution No. 788 concurring with President Benigno Aquino III’s ratification of the Status of Visiting Forces Agreement (SOFVA) between the Philippines and Australia.

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Ex-CJ Corona mingles with mediamen covering the judiciary

June 6, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Ex-CJ Corona mingles with mediamen covering the judiciary 

MANILA, June 6 -– For the very first time after the impeachment trial at the Senate, former Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato C. Corona on Wednesday mingled with the members of the media covering the Judiciary.

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Finance endorses additional Customs airport personnel

June 6, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Finance endorses additional Customs airport personnel 

MANILA, June 6 — The Department of Finance (DoF) has requested the approval of additional 132 positions for the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to ensure round-the-clock service at the country’s airports.

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DOTC wants to recall local court ruling voiding higher penalties for traffic violations

June 6, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on DOTC wants to recall local court ruling voiding higher penalties for traffic violations 

MANILA, June 6 – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), through the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), filed a motion at the Baguio City Regional Trial Court to reconsider its decision nullifying LTO Department Order 2008-39 entitled “Revised Schedule of LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic and Administrative Violations.”

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Ombudsman junks criminal raps vs. ex-President Arroyo, 6 others

June 6, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman junks criminal raps vs. ex-President Arroyo, 6 others 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, June 6 – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has dismissed the criminal charges against former President and now Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and six others for insufficiency of evidence in connection with the May 2004 elections.

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Asia must spur greater technology, finance for clean energy — ADB

June 6, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Asia must spur greater technology, finance for clean energy — ADB 

MANILA, June 6 — Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday opened the 7th Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) which is a gathering of high-level experts and investors to exchange experiences and forge new partnerships to advance clean energy development in the region.

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Senate adjourns session; resumes July 23

June 6, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Senate adjourns session; resumes July 23 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, June 6 — The Senate closed on Wednesday night as what Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile described “as the most challenging” second regular session of the 15th Congress by adjourning sine die, which means “without a day.”

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