Suspected lookout on Ortega slay died from asphyxia – NBI report

February 8, 2013 10:22 pm· Comments Off on Suspected lookout on Ortega slay died from asphyxia – NBI report 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — The autopsy done by the National Bureau of Investigation pointed to asphyxia as the cause of death of Dennis Aranas, the alleged lookout in the 2011 killing of environmentalist and commentator Dr. Gerry Ortega, who reportedly committed suicide inside his cell at the Quezon District Jail in Lucena City Tuesday.

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Drilon welcomes survey showing edge of Team PNoy candidates

February 8, 2013 10:22 pm· Comments Off on Drilon welcomes survey showing edge of Team PNoy candidates 

MANILA, Feb. 8 – Sen. Franklin Drilon welcomed Friday a Pulse Asia’s survey showing seven senatorial candidates of the Team PNoy have landed in the top 12 spots, saying it is an indication of the public confidence in President Benigno Aquino III and his team.

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LPA brings light rains in Mindanao -PAGASA

February 8, 2013 10:22 pm· Comments Off on LPA brings light rains in Mindanao -PAGASA 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday afternoon it is monitoring a new low pressure area (LPA) off in Mindanao.

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Comelec asks public to report election violations to Comelec twitter account, @comelec

February 8, 2013 10:22 pm· Comments Off on Comelec asks public to report election violations to Comelec twitter account, @comelec 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) invited the public to post in their twitter account, @comelec, photographs of candidates who violate provisions of Resolution No. 9615 or the Rules and Regulations implementing RA 9006 otherwise known as the "The Fair Election Act" (in connection to the May 13, 2013 national and local elections).

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Human rights victims to enjoy long delayed compensation package

February 8, 2013 10:22 pm· Comments Off on Human rights victims to enjoy long delayed compensation package 

By Samuel F. Martin

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 7 — Human rights victims under Marcos regime can now enjoy long delayed compensation package when President Benigno Aquino 3rd signs into law Marcos Human Rights Victims Reparations Act, Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares said Friday.

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PNCOAI giving free review on CSC professional eligibility examination to members

February 8, 2013 10:22 pm· Comments Off on PNCOAI giving free review on CSC professional eligibility examination to members 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Feb. 8 – The Police Non-Commissioned Officers Association Incorporated (PNCOAI), an organization of police personnel with the rank of PO1 to SPO4, is giving free review on the Civil Service Professional Eligibility Examination to its members.

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Comelec: Candidates' posters, pixes on PUVs banned

February 8, 2013 10:22 pm· Comments Off on Comelec: Candidates' posters, pixes on PUVs banned 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — AN official of the Commission on Elections said posters and pictures of candidates on public utility vehicles (PUVs) are prohibited under Resolution No. 9615 or the Rules and Regulations implementing RA 9006, or the "The Fair Election Act."

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TV networks ask SC to stop Comelec “airtime limit” rule

February 8, 2013 10:22 pm· Comments Off on TV networks ask SC to stop Comelec “airtime limit” rule 

MANILA, Feb. 8 –- Two television networks Friday filed their respective petition asking the Supreme Court to stop the “airtime limit” to be implemented by the Commission on Elections during the May 13, 2013 elections.

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Peace convenant for May polls signed in Makati

February 8, 2013 10:22 pm· Comments Off on Peace convenant for May polls signed in Makati 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — Local candidates in Makati City, together with Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Philippine National Police on Friday signed a peace covenant for the May elections at San Carlos Seminary Auditorium in Guadalupe, Makati.

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P1.5M hot TV sets seized from appliance store

February 8, 2013 10:22 pm· Comments Off on P1.5M hot TV sets seized from appliance store 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — An appliance store chain in high-end malls in Pasig City and Mandaluyong City is in trouble after Customs officials seized seven units of top of the line HDTV/Sharp LEDTelevision Sets after the store failed to produce proof of payment of duties and taxes.

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