Comelec hands off re NPO-Smartmatic dispute

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off on Comelec hands off re NPO-Smartmatic dispute 

MANILA, Nov. 9 — The Commission on Elections has refused to intervene in the dispute between the National Printing Office and service provider Smartmatic Philippines — at least for now.

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ARMM intensifies anti-human trafficking drive

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off on ARMM intensifies anti-human trafficking drive 

COTABATO CITY, Nov. 9 — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) started on Friday a comprehensive campaign against human trafficking with the launching of the ARMM Council Against Trafficking (ACAT).

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BOC official confident of Mindanao port’s revenues up this year

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off on BOC official confident of Mindanao port’s revenues up this year 

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 9 — The Burau of Customs (BOC) has expressed confidence that 2012 will be another banner year for the combined ports of Mindanao International Container Terminal, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan and Ozamis.

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Albayanos give mixed views on political dynasty

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off on Albayanos give mixed views on political dynasty 

By Connie B. Destura

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 9 — Is there anything wrong with political dynasties? Yes and no, depending on who's answering the question.

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'One strike policy' vs. jueteng reiterated in Region 1

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off on 'One strike policy' vs. jueteng reiterated in Region 1 

CAMP OSCAR FLORENDO, La Union, Nov. 9 –Police Regional Director Franklin Bucayu reiterated his standing order to police commanders: they are responsible in their areas so they must move to eradicate all forms of illegal gambling, particularly jueteng.

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Political dynasty not inclined to prosper in Iloilo City

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off on Political dynasty not inclined to prosper in Iloilo City 

By Perla G. Lena

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 9 — Iloilo City rejects the idea of a political dynasty here, and a local legislator underscored that people here choose their leaders based on their output, not their surname.

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Men on Iloilo streets favor political dynasty

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off on Men on Iloilo streets favor political dynasty 

ILOILO CITY, Nov 9 — Men on the streets of Iloilo favor political dynasty as long as the set-up is beneficial to the locality.

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Iloilo media divided over political dynasty issue

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off on Iloilo media divided over political dynasty issue 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 9 – The Iloilo media, who have been working closely with the political leaders here because of the nature of their job, are divided with regard to the issue on political dynasties.

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Mindanao group urges Congress to look into killings of environmentalists

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off on Mindanao group urges Congress to look into killings of environmentalists 

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 9 -– A network advocates for the environment group Panalipdan Mindanao (Defenders and Advocates of Environment, Creation and Patrimony) has urged the Committee on Human Rights of the House of Representatives to investigate the killing of at least 32 environmentalists since 2010.

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Army replacement in Davao del Sur town only task force augmentation

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off on Army replacement in Davao del Sur town only task force augmentation 

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 9 — A military official has clarified it was not the entire Army battalion that was pulled out but just its augmentation unit to Task Force Kitaco, named after the towns of Kiblawan (Davao del Sur), Tampakan (South Cotabato) and Columbio (Sultan Kudarat).

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