Pagadian police chief, nine others relieved amid Aman Ventures scam

November 13, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on Pagadian police chief, nine others relieved amid Aman Ventures scam 

MANILA, Nov. 13 — Police Regional Office 9 regional director Chief Supt. Napoleon Estilles relieved nine personnel from Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office Intelligence Section and the chief of Pagadian Police Station from their posts for alleged involvement in the controversial Aman Ventures scam.

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VP Binay calls for prayers for OFW in Saudi death row

November 13, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay calls for prayers for OFW in Saudi death row 

MANILA, Nov. 13 — Saudi Arabian authorities have allowed the family of Joselito Zapanta, a Filipino national convicted for murder with robbery of a Sudanese national, to travel to the kingdom, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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'Double digit' decline in crime incidence in PHL — Roxas

November 13, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on 'Double digit' decline in crime incidence in PHL — Roxas 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 13 — Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II Tuesday disclosed a "double digit" decline in the statistics for general crime, index crimes and crimes as defined by special laws all over the country.

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FOI bill fate still hangs in balance as time 'expires'

November 13, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on FOI bill fate still hangs in balance as time 'expires' 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Nov. 13 – The fate of the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill at the House of Representatives was left hanging in the balance Tuesday as deliberations on the contentious bill at a House panel went beyond 4 p.m. when plenary sessions began and lawmakers were required to be at the plenary hall.

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Kin of OFW on death row leaves for KSA to appeal for extension of deadline for blood money

November 13, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on Kin of OFW on death row leaves for KSA to appeal for extension of deadline for blood money 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Nov. 13 -– The family of the Filipino worker, who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for killing a Sudanese national, will appeal to authorities in Riyadh to give them more time to raise the P 55-million blood money needed to save his life.

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Enrile blocks Cayetano’s move to resume RH bill discussion

November 13, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on Enrile blocks Cayetano’s move to resume RH bill discussion 

MANILA, Nov. 13 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile blocked on Tuesday a proposal of Senator Pia Cayetano to bring back to the floor the period of amendment of the controversial Reproductive Health bill.

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Comelec to comply with the SC order on party-list

November 13, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to comply with the SC order on party-list 

MANILA, Nov. 13 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Tuesday it will comply with the Supreme Court order stopping the implementation of its resolution disqualifying four party-list groups from participating in the 2013 midterm polls.

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PCGE to hold seminar for counselors and psychologists on Nov. 28

November 13, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on PCGE to hold seminar for counselors and psychologists on Nov. 28 

MANILA, Nov. 13 — The Philippine Center for Gifted Education (PCGE) is conducting a seminar that aims to train counselors, psychologists and special education teachers on handling gifted students on Nov. 28.

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Aquino renames Caticlan Airport in Aklan to 'Godofredo P. Ramos Airport'

November 13, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on Aquino renames Caticlan Airport in Aklan to 'Godofredo P. Ramos Airport' 

MANILA, Nov. 13 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has renamed the Caticlan Airport in Panay Island, Aklan to "Godofredo P. Ramos Airport" in honor of the former Aklan Congressman, Governor and Court of Appeals Justice.

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President Aquino says pilot of ill-fated Piper Seneca plane that killed DILG Secretary Robredo failed to adhere to aviation industry's standards

November 13, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino says pilot of ill-fated Piper Seneca plane that killed DILG Secretary Robredo failed to adhere to aviation industry's standards 

MANILA, Nov. 13 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said the pilot of the ill-fated Piper Seneca plane that killed Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo failed to adhere to the aviation industry's standards that affected the air worthiness of the aircraft which crashed off the coast of Masbate on Aug. 18.

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