26 aspirants attend 1st day of Comelec hearing

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on 26 aspirants attend 1st day of Comelec hearing 

MANILA, Oct. 18 — Some 26 aspirants attended the first day of the two-day hearings set by the Commission on Elections to give each a chance to explain why they should be allowed to run in the 2013 midterm polls.

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SC rules Subic SK federation prexy stays

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on SC rules Subic SK federation prexy stays 

MANILA, Oct. 18 — The Supreme Court has ruled that the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation president of Subic, Zambales keeps his post.

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DOJ welcomes President Aquino's stance on possible decriminalization of libel

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on DOJ welcomes President Aquino's stance on possible decriminalization of libel 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Oct. 18 — Department of Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima has said she is very pleased to hear about the stance taken by President Benigno S. Aquino III on the possibility of decriminalizing libel.

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Elementary school conquers the SEAMO Awards

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Elementary school conquers the SEAMO Awards 

MANILA Oct. 18 — The Iliran Elementary School of Negros Occidental won the second place in the Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organization (SEAMO) Award.

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CARAGA police urge owners of loose firearms to renew licenses

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on CARAGA police urge owners of loose firearms to renew licenses 

MANILA, Oct. 18 — Host to more than 8,400 loose firearms, the Police Regional Office-13 has urged owners of firearms with expired licenses to renew their documents to avoid possible legal consequences.

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Army troopers kill 3 suspected lawless elements in Davao del Sur

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Army troopers kill 3 suspected lawless elements in Davao del Sur 

MANILA, Oct. 18 – Troopers from the Philippine Army's 27th Infantry Battalion killed three members of a suspected lawless group during an encounter in Sitio Aliong, Barangay Kinglawis, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur Thursday morning.

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Palace hopes to settle issues with Senate over sin tax proposal

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Palace hopes to settle issues with Senate over sin tax proposal 

MANILA, Oct. 18 — Malacanang is hopeful the Executive Branch and the Senate could soon agree on a compromise on the sin tax collection proposal for the benefit of Filipinos.

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(Metro News) 4 illegal drug traders nabbed; P12M worth of shabu seized in San Juan

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 4 illegal drug traders nabbed; P12M worth of shabu seized in San Juan 

MANILA, Oct. 18 –- Four suspected illegal drug traders, two of them Chinese nationals, were arrested, while P12 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu were seized during a buy-bust operation in San Juan City early Thursday morning.

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Honasan urges Misuari to give framework agreement a chance

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Honasan urges Misuari to give framework agreement a chance 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 18 – Saying peace cannot be achieved overnight, Senator Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan II on Thursday urged Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari to give the recently-signed peace framework agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) a chance.

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BCDA formally turns over 10 condominium bldgs to PA

October 18, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on BCDA formally turns over 10 condominium bldgs to PA 

MANILA, Oct. 18 – The Bases Conversion and Development Authority Thursday formally turned over to the Philippine Army 10 condominium buildings it will use in a housing program for its officers and men.

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