Comelec asks candidates not use graduation rites to campaign

March 4, 2013 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Comelec asks candidates not use graduation rites to campaign 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Mar. 4 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded candidates to have delicadeza and not use graduation ceremonies to campaign.

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Cops release computerized facial composite sketch of suspects who shot Cainta Mayor's aide

March 4, 2013 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Cops release computerized facial composite sketch of suspects who shot Cainta Mayor's aide 

MANILA, Mar. 4 — Cainta Police released Monday a composite sketch of suspects believed to be behind the shooting incident of the executive aide of Cainta Mayor Ramon Ilagan.

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Aquino warns those behind Sabah standoff incident

March 4, 2013 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Aquino warns those behind Sabah standoff incident 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 4 — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday warned those behind the standoff in Lahad Datu, Sabah that they will be held accountable.

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(Lead) DFA Chief Del Rosario flies to KL amidst Sabah standoff

March 4, 2013 11:03 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) DFA Chief Del Rosario flies to KL amidst Sabah standoff 

By Michaela Del Callar

MANILA, March 4 — The Philippine government dispatched Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario to Kuala Lumpur Monday as Manila scrambled to end the violence in Sabah where Malaysian forces and followers of a Filipino sultan were engaged in a continuing deadly standoff.

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(Lead) Aquino: Cases are being built up vs. Sabah standoff conspirators

March 4, 2013 11:03 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Aquino: Cases are being built up vs. Sabah standoff conspirators 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 4 — President Benigno Aquino III Monday said cases are being readied against those behind the standoff in Sabah even as he warned them that they will not succeed.

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(3rd lead) Aquino tells Kirams: 'reasonable dialogue can only begin when we exercise calm, restraint, have an open mind'

March 4, 2013 11:03 pm· Comments Off on (3rd lead) Aquino tells Kirams: 'reasonable dialogue can only begin when we exercise calm, restraint, have an open mind' 

MANILA, Mar. 4 — President Benigno S. Aquino III reiterated his administration’s position the only way to end the Sabah crisis is for all parties concerned to sit down and dialogue towards attaining a peaceful and fruitful resolution that is fair to all.

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(2nd lead) ARMM governors call for peaceful resolution of Sabah crisis

March 4, 2013 11:03 pm· Comments Off on (2nd lead) ARMM governors call for peaceful resolution of Sabah crisis 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, March 4 -– The governors of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) appealed Monday to the Sultan of Sulu and the Malaysian government to resolve the Sabah crisis in a more peaceful and honorable manner.

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SC stops ouster of Ating Koop party-list solon

March 4, 2013 11:03 pm· Comments Off on SC stops ouster of Ating Koop party-list solon 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, March 4 — The Supreme Court has stopped the Commission on Elections from expelling a Congressman and a member of a party-list organization who is now sitting as representative of the 15th Congress.

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Army troops repulse NPA extortion group in Iloilo

March 4, 2013 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Army troops repulse NPA extortion group in Iloilo 

MANILA, March 4 — Troops from the Army's 82nd Infantry Battalion have driven off, without any loss, a New People's Army extortion team during patrol operations in Barangay Bad-as, San Joaquin, Iloilo Monday morning.

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BF depositors, employees ask CA to allow them to intervene in case

March 4, 2013 11:03 pm· Comments Off on BF depositors, employees ask CA to allow them to intervene in case 

MANILA, March 4 — The depositors and employees of Banco Filipino Monday asked the Court of Appeals to allow them to intervene in the case filed against the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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