Bishops appeal to Comelec to erase people's doubts on PCOS machines

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm· Comments Off on Bishops appeal to Comelec to erase people's doubts on PCOS machines 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to address the issue on the automated election process.

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Political harassment, says Acosta on warrant of arrest in relation to perjury case

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm· Comments Off on Political harassment, says Acosta on warrant of arrest in relation to perjury case 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Presidential Adviser on Environmental Protection and concurrent Laguna Lake Development Authority chair Nereus Acosta said the warrant of arrest against him in connection with a perjury case filed 12 years ago before the Office of the Ombudsman was purely a "political harassment."

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(Lead)OSG lets SC to declare whether Section 19 of Cybercrime Law unconstitutional

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm· Comments Off on (Lead)OSG lets SC to declare whether Section 19 of Cybercrime Law unconstitutional 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The Office of the Solicitor General Tuesday left it to the Supreme Court whether to declare unconstitutional Section 19 of Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevenction Act of 2012.

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CBCP says it is respecting court decision on Celdran's case

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm· Comments Off on CBCP says it is respecting court decision on Celdran's case 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines said Tuesday it is respecting the conviction by a Manila City Metropolitan Trial Court on tour guide and Reproductive Health law advocate Carlos Celdran.

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P16.5 M worth of marijuana destroyed in Benguet

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm· Comments Off on P16.5 M worth of marijuana destroyed in Benguet 

MANILA, Jan. 29 – Operatives of the Cordillera police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency destroyed P16.5 million worth of marijuana plants during a two-day operation in Badeo, Kibungan, Benguet last week, police said Tuesday.

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NDRMMC on red alert for Sokor rocket launch

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm· Comments Off on NDRMMC on red alert for Sokor rocket launch 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) went on red alert on Tuesday after South Korea's attempt to send a satellite in space for the third time.

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(2nd Lead) OSG says journalists need not fear Cybercrime Law

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm· Comments Off on (2nd Lead) OSG says journalists need not fear Cybercrime Law 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The Office of the Solicitor General Tuesday said journalists have no reason to fear Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

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Bicam approves reconciled version of K to 12 bil

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm· 3 Comments 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 29 – The bicameral conference committee of the Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a priority bill institutionalizing the K to 12 program that would add two years to basic education system.

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Health experts explain importance of getting flu shots

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm· Comments Off on Health experts explain importance of getting flu shots 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Health experts from the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHA) say that the influenza (flu) viruses are capable of changing from season to season.

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Territorial and maritime claim brewing due to oil rich WPS

January 29, 2013 11:22 pm· Comments Off on Territorial and maritime claim brewing due to oil rich WPS 

By Genivi V. Factao

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The Philippines is embroiled in a territorial row with China over potentially resource-rich areas in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), brought by the dire need for energy sources.

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