Biazon says seized rice still to undergo legal process

August 11, 2012 4:58 am· Comments Off on Biazon says seized rice still to undergo legal process 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said that all items confiscated by the bureau would need to undergo a legal process.

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DAR continues to fulfill mandate, turns over new roads

August 11, 2012 4:58 am· Comments Off on DAR continues to fulfill mandate, turns over new roads 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has completed a new batch of infrastructure projects that are expected to increase the income and raise the productivity of agrarian reform beneficiaries in poor provinces.

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Group hits nominees of partly-list groups

August 11, 2012 4:58 am· Comments Off on Group hits nominees of partly-list groups 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — As the names of the party-list nominees have been published by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on its website, an election watchdog was the first one to scrutinize the groups would-be representatives.

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AFP joins flood relief and rescue operations

August 11, 2012 4:58 am· Comments Off on AFP joins flood relief and rescue operations 

MANILA, Aug. 10 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has deployed a total of 1,154 personnel, 70 vehicles and 60 sea crafts to provide transport assistance in evacuation and distribution of relief goods in different parts of Metro Manila and Central and Southern Luzon.

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CIDG arrests Abu Sayyaf man in Zamboanga City

August 11, 2012 4:58 am· Comments Off on CIDG arrests Abu Sayyaf man in Zamboanga City 

MANILA, Aug. 10 – Acting on a tip-off from Community Investigative Support volunteers, police and military operatives nabbed a suspected member of the extremist Abu Sayyaf Group Thursday.

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PA joins relief efforts in Metro Manila flooding

August 11, 2012 4:58 am· Comments Off on PA joins relief efforts in Metro Manila flooding 

MANILA, Aug. 10 – As the weather improves Friday, the Philippine Army (PA) announced that it is deploying all its units to help the national government in its relief, rescue and rehabilitation efforts in flood-battered Metro Manila.

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PA dependents also help flood-stricken communities

August 11, 2012 4:58 am· Comments Off on PA dependents also help flood-stricken communities 

MANILA, Aug. 10 – As personnel of the national government and the various uniformed services have been mobilized to help the flood-stricken communities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, the Philippine Army Officers' Ladies' Club (PAOLC) joined the efforts in distributing relief goods to the displaced families.

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DENR files criminal charges vs. Indonesian national, Filipino friends in Gensan for illegal possession of cuscus bear

August 11, 2012 4:58 am· Comments Off on DENR files criminal charges vs. Indonesian national, Filipino friends in Gensan for illegal possession of cuscus bear 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has filed on Tuesday (Aug. 7) criminal charges against an Indonesian national living in General Santos City and his four Filipino friends for possessing 17 heads of Sulawesi bear cuscus without permit.

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Southwest monsoon still brings rain, new LPA may enter PAR Monday –PAGASA

August 11, 2012 4:58 am· Comments Off on Southwest monsoon still brings rain, new LPA may enter PAR Monday –PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug. 10 –It will still be a rainy Friday as the southwest monsoon continues to affect Northern and Central Luzon, including Metro Manila.

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Indian national escapes from ASG captors

August 11, 2012 4:58 am· Comments Off on Indian national escapes from ASG captors 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Aug. 10 – After almost a year and three-months in captivity, an Indian national escaped his brigand-captors, the dreaded Abu Sayyaf Group, before dawn Friday, according to Sulu Provincial Police chief Senior Supt. Antonio Freyra.

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