CIDG agents nabbed two bogus operatives in Aurora

July 5, 2012 9:28 pm· Comments Off on CIDG agents nabbed two bogus operatives in Aurora 

MANILA, July 5 – Agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Aurora arrested two men Wednesday for allegedly using the name of unit commander Director Samuel D. Pagdilao in their extortion activities.

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PHL may no longer import rice next year – Alcala

July 5, 2012 9:28 pm· Comments Off on PHL may no longer import rice next year – Alcala 

MANILA, July 5 – The Philippines may no longer import rice next year as palay production is expected to hit a record high this year, Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said on Thursday.

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Update: NPAs escape from Agusan Del Sur mining complex

July 5, 2012 9:28 pm· Comments Off on Update: NPAs escape from Agusan Del Sur mining complex 

MANILA, July 5 – The 30 New People's Army (NPA)members earlier reported trapped at a gold mine complex in Ridge Mount, Purok 11, Bayugan III, Rosario town, Agusan Del Sur were able to break through the cordon by using their three hostages as human shields.

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PHL protests China's establishment of new city in its atoll

July 5, 2012 9:28 pm· 1 Comment 

By Michaela Del Callar

MANILA, July 5 — The Philippines has protested China’s establishment of a new city that covers the South China Sea nearly in its entirety, including territories under Manila's sovereign jurisdiction.

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CIDG inaugurates new Davao building

July 5, 2012 9:28 pm· Comments Off on CIDG inaugurates new Davao building 

MANILA, July 5 — Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) head Director Samuel D. Pagdilao and Davao City Vice-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte formally led the blessing and inauguration of the newly renovated CIDG regional office building in the locality Thursday morning.

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Aquino sees brighter future for agriculture sector after government reforms

July 5, 2012 9:28 pm· Comments Off on Aquino sees brighter future for agriculture sector after government reforms 

MANILA, July 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said the country’s agriculture sector has achieved a lot in two years, as he asked the public to continue supporting the reforms being initiated by his administration for the benefit of the Filipino people and the country as a whole.

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Aquino says government exerting all efforts to achieve justice for Maguindanao massacre victims

July 5, 2012 9:28 pm· Comments Off on Aquino says government exerting all efforts to achieve justice for Maguindanao massacre victims 

MANILA, July 5 — The Aquino administration has been exerting all efforts to achieve justice for the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday.

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SC rules President Aquino can appoint next chief justice

July 5, 2012 9:28 pm· Comments Off on SC rules President Aquino can appoint next chief justice 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, July 5 – The Supreme Court (SC) ruled on Thursday that President Benigno S. Aquino III has the authority to appoint the next chief justice and the most senior justice of the SC shall sit as chairman of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in case of vacancy in the JBC.

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Henares warns tax evader to surface or be included in "wanted list"

July 5, 2012 9:28 pm· Comments Off on Henares warns tax evader to surface or be included in "wanted list" 

MANILA, July 5 –- Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares on Thursday warned "fugitive tax evader" Gloria Kintanar that her name will be included in the "wanted list" if she does not surface Thursday or Friday.

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President Aquino welcomes credit rating upgrade granted by Standard & Poor's

July 5, 2012 9:28 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino welcomes credit rating upgrade granted by Standard & Poor's 

MANILA, July 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed the latest upgrade granted by the international credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) on the Philippines which has improved to BB+, thereby inching another step closer toward getting an investment grade status.

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