DepEd, NCCA create arts and culture education program

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm· Comments Off on DepEd, NCCA create arts and culture education program 

MANILA, Feb. 11 — The Department of Education (DepEd) and the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) have agreed to formulate and implement programs to mainstream arts and culture in the Philippine basic education system.

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Marquez: Payroll system of court employees in provinces will be automated

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Marquez: Payroll system of court employees in provinces will be automated 

MANILA, Feb. 11 — The Supreme Court is set to automate the payroll system of court employees in the provinces.

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(Nightlead) Aquino may announce composition of Bangsamoro Transition Commission this week

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Aquino may announce composition of Bangsamoro Transition Commission this week 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao, Feb. 11 — President Benigno Aquino III may announce the composition of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, a vital body mandated to draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law as provided in the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

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Aquino orders NEDA to organize inter-agency planning committees

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Aquino orders NEDA to organize inter-agency planning committees 

MANILA, Feb. 11 — President Benigno S. Aquino III directed the National Economic Development Authority to organize inter-agency planning committees to facilitate the updating of the Philippine Development Plan and the revalidation of the results matrix and the public investment program (PIP) for 2011 to 2016.

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Escudero supports Comelec strict enforcement

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Escudero supports Comelec strict enforcement 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Feb. 11 — Sen. Francis Escudero Monday supported the Commission on Elections’ strict enforcement of its rule on campaign ad airtime.

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BJMP recommends relief of warden over Aranas' death

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm· Comments Off on BJMP recommends relief of warden over Aranas' death 

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 11 — The warden of Quezon District Jail based in Lucena City has been recommended for relief from his post by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

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De Lima assures Amalilio's links to Malaysian officials won't affect his extradition

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm· Comments Off on De Lima assures Amalilio's links to Malaysian officials won't affect his extradition 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Feb. 11 — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima Monday gave assurances the extradition proceedings being pursued against Aman Futures founder Manuel Amalilio will not be affected by his alleged connections with some Malaysian officials.

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CBCP on pope's resignation

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm· Comments Off on CBCP on pope's resignation 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Feb. 11 – AN official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) refused to comment on reports that Pope Benedict XVI has resigned from his post.

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SC justices oppose ex-CJ Panganiban's plea for higher retirement benefits

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm· Comments Off on SC justices oppose ex-CJ Panganiban's plea for higher retirement benefits 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Feb. 11 — Some justices of the Supreme Court are vehemently opposing the request of former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban to receive higher retirement benefits.

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3 drug pushers arrested in random drug test in Makati — MADAC

February 11, 2013 11:04 pm· Comments Off on 3 drug pushers arrested in random drug test in Makati — MADAC 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Feb. 11 — Random drug testing is currently being implemented in Makati City to weed out drug users in all local government offices, including the police, jail, fire and schools in the city.

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