SC upholds suspension of South Cotabato mayor

August 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on SC upholds suspension of South Cotabato mayor 

MANILA, Aug. 17 — The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld a ruling of the Sandiganbayan preventively suspending then Koronadal City, South Cotabato Mayor Fernando Miguel in 2006 after the Ombudsman found probable cause against him and some private individuals for violation of the anti-graft law and for falsification of public documents.

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SC affirms arrest, detention of ex-Maj. Gen. Garcia

August 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on SC affirms arrest, detention of ex-Maj. Gen. Garcia 

MANILA, Aug. 17 — The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the arrest and detention of former Maj. Gen. Carlos F. Garcia for failure to declare all his assets in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN).

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PN assists in the transport of ShelterBox units for flood victims

August 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on PN assists in the transport of ShelterBox units for flood victims 

MANILA, Aug. 17 — A total of 550 families affected by the recent flash floods in Rizal, Pampanga and Laguna now have a decent and comfortable temporary home.

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PCMC denies collecting mortgages to release patients

August 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on PCMC denies collecting mortgages to release patients 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Aug. 17 – “The Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) is not collecting any mortgage from its patients to facilitate their discharge from the hospital.”

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Pres.Aquino removes special allowances of justices, judges

August 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Pres.Aquino removes special allowances of justices, judges 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Aug. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III, through the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), has removed the special allowances of justices and judges and proposed that the billions of pesos of court fees being collected by the courts be turned over to the national treasury as part of the government's general fund.

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Perfect long weekend- sunny and fair weather ahead for PHL – PAGASA

August 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Perfect long weekend- sunny and fair weather ahead for PHL – PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug. 17 — It seems like it is going to be a perfect long weekend as the state weather bureau predicted Friday the country will experience generally fair and sunny weather in the next five days.

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Amateurs may have abducted Go – PNP spokesperson

August 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Amateurs may have abducted Go – PNP spokesperson 

MANILA, Aug. 17 – Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo, Jr., on Friday said that indications are rife that amateurs abducted high-profile convict Rolito Go from the New Bilibid Prisons compound in Muntinlupa City Tuesday.

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Brillantes admits price of beds expensive but refurbishing of cottages above board

August 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Brillantes admits price of beds expensive but refurbishing of cottages above board 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, August 17 — COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes admitted that the P91,000 price for a bed is expensive.

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Catholic priest supports Malacanang's move increasing reward money for capture of Palparan

August 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Catholic priest supports Malacanang's move increasing reward money for capture of Palparan 

MANILA, August 17 — A Catholic Church official is in favor of increasing the reward money for the capture of Jovito Palparan.

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PNP's Bartolome orders crackdown on kidnapping rings

August 17, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on PNP's Bartolome orders crackdown on kidnapping rings 

By Priam Nepomuceno

MANILA, Aug. 17 — National Police Director General General Nicanor Bartolome has ordered police units, especially its Anti-Kidnapping Group, to hit hard on known organized syndicated crime groups engaged in kidnapping.

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