Fruit, vegetable dealer rapped with P5.6-M tax evasion

July 19, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Fruit, vegetable dealer rapped with P5.6-M tax evasion 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, July 19 – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a P5.6-million tax evasion case against a fruit and vegetable dealer.

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Ombudsman files criminal raps vs. Cebu Gov. Garcia over P98.9-M Balili land deal

July 19, 2012 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman files criminal raps vs. Cebu Gov. Garcia over P98.9-M Balili land deal 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, July 19 – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of criminal charges against Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia in connection with the controversial P98.9-million Balili land deal in 2008.

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New tri-layered tablet to prevent heart attack, stroke among aged: study

July 19, 2012 10:27 pm· Comments Off on New tri-layered tablet to prevent heart attack, stroke among aged: study 

LONDON, July 19 — A four-component polypill could bring substantial health benefits to people aged 50 and over, giving them an average of 11 years of life without a heart attack or stroke, a new British clinic trial showed.

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Israel asked Bulgaria to boost tourists' security before bombing: reports

July 19, 2012 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Israel asked Bulgaria to boost tourists' security before bombing: reports 

JERUSALEM, July 19 — Israel had asked Bulgarian authorities to tighten security around tour buses carrying Israeli visitors months prior to the deadly bombing on Wednesday, the Yediot Aharonot daily reported Thursday.

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PHL prepares for mass repatriation of OFWs amid escalating violence in Syria

July 19, 2012 9:40 pm· Comments Off on PHL prepares for mass repatriation of OFWs amid escalating violence in Syria 

MANILA, July 19 — The Philippine government on Thursday expressed renewed concern over the escalating violence in Syria and said mass repatriation of Filipino workers there is being readied.

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Mall exhibit tour to broaden understanding of DepEd’s K to 12 program

July 19, 2012 9:40 pm· Comments Off on Mall exhibit tour to broaden understanding of DepEd’s K to 12 program 

MANILA, July 19 — The Department of Education (DepEd) will hold a series of interactive mall exhibits to raise awareness about its K to12 basic education curriculum reform program dubbed GO! Education (Greater Opportunities! Education).

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It's "all systems go" for panel interview of Chief Justice nominees

July 19, 2012 9:40 pm· Comments Off on It's "all systems go" for panel interview of Chief Justice nominees 

MANILA, July 19 –- The Supreme Court (SC) is now "all systems go" for the panel interview of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for the 22 nominees for the post of Chief Justice of the SC which is open for live media coverage.

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Malacanang asks int'l body to join PHL end extra-judicial killings

July 19, 2012 9:40 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang asks int'l body to join PHL end extra-judicial killings 

MANILA, July 19 — Malacañang asked a New York-based international independent organization dedicated to human rights protection to help the Aquino administration stop extra-judicial killings in the Philippines.

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CIDG busts counterfeit gold bar ring in Makati operation

July 19, 2012 9:40 pm· Comments Off on CIDG busts counterfeit gold bar ring in Makati operation 

MANILA, July 19 — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has busted a counterfeit gold bar syndicate during operations in Pasong Tamo, Makati City last July 17.

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SC affirms COA disallowance for Malabon consultancy deals

July 19, 2012 9:40 pm· Comments Off on SC affirms COA disallowance for Malabon consultancy deals 

MANILA, July 19 — The Supreme Court (SC) en banc has unanimously dismissed the petition for certiorari filed by former Malabon City Vice Mayor Arnold Vicencio seeking to annul a decision of the Commission on Audit (COA) declaring improper a disbursement for consultancy services contracted by Vicencio worth P384,980.00 for the year 2005.

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