Comelec issues clarificatory resolution on questionable campaign rules provisions

February 5, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Comelec issues clarificatory resolution on questionable campaign rules provisions 

By Janice M. Cave

MANILA, Feb 5 — The Commission on Elections has issued on Tuesday a clarificatory resolution amending several 'questionable' provisions regarding campaign rules for the May polls.

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DOJ, DILG issue joint operational guidelines on cases of political, media killingsPerfecto T. Raymundo

February 5, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off on DOJ, DILG issue joint operational guidelines on cases of political, media killingsPerfecto T. Raymundo 

MANILA, Feb. 5 — The Department of Justice and Department of Interior and Local Government have signed a joint Operational Guidelines that will ensure cooperation of prosecutors and law enforcement investigators in the investigation, case build-up, inquest and preliminary investigation and trial of cases of political and media killings.

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(2nd Lead) Aquino: US government committed to assist in rehab of Tubbataha Reef

February 5, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off on (2nd Lead) Aquino: US government committed to assist in rehab of Tubbataha Reef 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 5 — President Benigno Aquino III Tuesday said the United States government has committed to assist in the rehabilitation of the Tubbataha Reef, including the posting of a Peace Corps volunteers to accelerate rehabilitation effort.

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Bicam approves bill amending AMLA law

February 5, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Bicam approves bill amending AMLA law 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Feb. 5 – The bicameral conference committee Tuesday approved a reconciled version of respective measures expanding the list of covered persons required to report financial transactions to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC).

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Another syndicate estafa raps filed vs. Pagadian mayor

February 5, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Another syndicate estafa raps filed vs. Pagadian mayor 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Feb. 5 — Another complaint for syndicated estafa was filed against Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co in connection with his alleged involvement in the operation of Aman Futures Group Philippines, Inc.

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(Lead) MNLF attack on ASG not sanctioned by gov't — Aquino

February 5, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) MNLF attack on ASG not sanctioned by gov't — Aquino 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 5 — President Benigno Aquino III Tuesday said the reported attack by Moro National Liberation Front forces against the Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu was not sanctioned by the government.

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Swine Genomics Project to improve swine production launched

February 5, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Swine Genomics Project to improve swine production launched 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 5, — Various agriculture and agriculture-related agencies have agreed to work together to improve swine breeder productivity and income in the country.

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(Lead) Aquino vows infra and social projects to continue in Zamboanga del Norte

February 5, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Aquino vows infra and social projects to continue in Zamboanga del Norte 

DIPOLOG CITY, Feb. 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III assured the people of Zamboanga del Norte that his government would work tirelessly to provide infrastructure and social projects for the continued and sustained development of the province, as promised during his State of the Nation Address in 2012.

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Immigration launches alien mapping "for control and record purposes"

February 5, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Immigration launches alien mapping "for control and record purposes" 

By Pen G. Paypon

MANILA, Feb. 5 — The Bureau of Immigration is launching an alien mapping program to keep track of the influx of foreigners in the country, check the status of their stay and enhance the revenue production of the bureau.

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Customs keeps tight watch of airports for drug smuggling

February 5, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Customs keeps tight watch of airports for drug smuggling 

By Ben G. Paypon

MANILA, Feb. 5 — Customs authorities are now keeping a tight watch over all airports in the country following reports in the shift in the modus operandi of drug syndicates from the ports to airports.

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