Palace condemns killing of four 'unarmed' soldiers in Davao attack

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Palace condemns killing of four 'unarmed' soldiers in Davao attack 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 6 — Malacanang on Tuesday condemned the attack by armed group in Sitio Cinco, Barangay Mapula, Paquibato District, Davao City over the weekend killing four unarmed soldiers.

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PDEA nabs art director for marijuana possession at NAIA

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on PDEA nabs art director for marijuana possession at NAIA 

MANILA, Nov. 6 — A 26-year-old freelance art director was arrested for possession of marijuana at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) shortly after sending off a friend last Saturday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Tuesday.

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Brillantes warns solicitors from using Comelec commissioners' name

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Brillantes warns solicitors from using Comelec commissioners' name 

MANILA, Nov. 6 — Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes has warned scrupulous individuals to stop soliciting money from politicians using his name.

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Manahan no-show at Ramgen murder case hearing

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Manahan no-show at Ramgen murder case hearing 

MANILA, Nov. 6 — The girlfriend of murdered actor Ramgen Revilla failed to show up on Tuesday's resumption of hearing on bail petition filed by primary suspect Ramon Joseph "RJ" Bautista, the victim's younger brother, before the Paranaque City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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SC asked to stop Comelec from disqualifying APEC from running in 2013 polls

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on SC asked to stop Comelec from disqualifying APEC from running in 2013 polls 

MANILA, Nov. 6 — Party-list group Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC) on Tuesday questioned before the Supreme Court (SC) the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) ruling disqualifying them from running in the May 13, 2013 mid-term elections.

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Comelec still looking for warehouse facilities for PCOS machines

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Comelec still looking for warehouse facilities for PCOS machines 

MANILA, Nov. 6 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is still looking for suitable warehouse facilities where it will stock the almost 82,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that will be used in the 2013 midterm polls.

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'Flying voters' could be from 8 M sans biometrics — Comelec

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on 'Flying voters' could be from 8 M sans biometrics — Comelec 

MANILA, Nov 6 — An official of the Commission on Elections Tuesday said so-called flying voters could come from eight million voters without biometrics.

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Kins seek quick repatriation of remains of OFW killed in Saudi fuel truck blast

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Kins seek quick repatriation of remains of OFW killed in Saudi fuel truck blast 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Nov. 6 -– The family of Filipino worker Florentino Santiago, who was killed in last week’s fuel truck explosion in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, personally sought the Department of Foreign Affairs’ help to immediately bring back worker's remains to the country.

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VP Binay awards land titles to Cavite families

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay awards land titles to Cavite families 

MANILA, Nov. 6 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay distributed land title certificates on Tuesday to 3,279 families occupying lands owned by the Philippine National Railways (PNR) in Cavite.

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Prevention, better than cure, say heart specialists on Sin Tax bill

November 6, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Prevention, better than cure, say heart specialists on Sin Tax bill 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov. 6 — “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure” was an adage that cardiologists who were also members of the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) believed was applicable to address those who were against the sin tax bill.

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