House okays K to 12 Bill on 3rd, final reading

November 20, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on House okays K to 12 Bill on 3rd, final reading 

MANILA, Nov. 20 — A bill that will ensure the continuity of K to 12 and its corresponding funding by the state has been approved overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives by a vote of 190 in favor and eight against.

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Prosecutor dismisses CHJDevCo’s perjury charges vs BCDA

November 20, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on Prosecutor dismisses CHJDevCo’s perjury charges vs BCDA 

MANILA, Nov. 20 — The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has been cleared of perjury complaint filed by Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDevCo).

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UpdateMilitary confirms presence of three Caucasian women in Isabela clash

November 20, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on UpdateMilitary confirms presence of three Caucasian women in Isabela clash 

MANILA, Nov. 20 – The Philippine Army's 5th Infantry Division on Tuesday said that it's intelligence officers have validated the presence of three Caucasian women during the Nov. 17 encounter in Barangay Mabbayad, Echague, Isabela where seven soldiers and five rebels were killed.

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Two more LGUs in Eastern Samar declared 'manageable conflict-affected and development ready areas'

November 20, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on Two more LGUs in Eastern Samar declared 'manageable conflict-affected and development ready areas' 

MANILA, Nov. 20 – Two more local government units (LGUs) in Eastern Samar were declared "manageable conflict-affected and development ready areas" last Monday.

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BI issues lookout bulletin vs. top Aman Futures execs

November 20, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on BI issues lookout bulletin vs. top Aman Futures execs 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Nov. 20 — The Philippine government is on the lookout for top officials of Aman Futures Group Philippines, Inc. (Aman Futures) who may try to leave the country following their involvement in the P12-billion pyramiding scam that victimized 15,000 people from the Visayas and Mindanao.

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17 former rebels get livelihood financial assistance from government

November 20, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on 17 former rebels get livelihood financial assistance from government 

MANILA, Nov. 20 – Seventeen former New People's Army (NPA) rebels have been given livelihood financial assistance by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Provincial Social Development (PSWD) Office of Leyte.

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American national yields P50-M worth of shabu in Makati raid

November 20, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on American national yields P50-M worth of shabu in Makati raid 

MANILA, Nov. 20 – A 32-year-old American was arrested after 10 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu worth about P50 million were seized in his possession during a raid on his condominium unit in Makati City on Tuesday afternoon.

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Palace refutes Walace statement of a '9-5 President'

November 20, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on Palace refutes Walace statement of a '9-5 President' 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 20 — Malacanang Tuesday refuted the statement of Peter Wallace, head of the Wallace Business Forum, that President Benigno Aquino III lacks the political will to push for reforms and "should realize that leadership was a full-time job, not just from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m."

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10 more cops relieved over Aman Futures scam

November 20, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on 10 more cops relieved over Aman Futures scam 

MANILA, Nov. 20 — Ten more policemen were sacked in connection with the alleged pyramiding scam of the Aman Futures Group Phils. Inc. in Zamboanga del Sur.

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Drilon to sponsor proposed P2.006-trillion 2013 national budget

November 20, 2012 11:48 pm· Comments Off on Drilon to sponsor proposed P2.006-trillion 2013 national budget 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Nov. 20 – After anchoring the approval of the P40-billion sin tax reform bill, Senator Franklin Drilon returns to the podium on the floor to sponsor the proposed P2.006-trillion national budget for 2013 beginning on Wednesday.

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