DOJ orders filing of criminal raps vs. Gomez, 3 others on 84-kg drug haul

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm· Comments Off on DOJ orders filing of criminal raps vs. Gomez, 3 others on 84-kg drug haul 

MANILA, Feb. 18 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the filing of illegal possession of dangerous drugs charges in court against Jorge Torres Gomez and three others.

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More than 2,000 lost items in the airports still unclaimed – MIAA

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm· Comments Off on More than 2,000 lost items in the airports still unclaimed – MIAA 

MANILA, Feb. 18 — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Tuesday said that more than 2,000 assorted items left behind or lost remain unclaimed by its rightful owners since August last year up to today.

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Keeping the peace, AFP role during negotiations with MILF

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Keeping the peace, AFP role during negotiations with MILF 

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Armed Forces of the Philippines chief-of-staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Tuesday said that keeping the peace was the primarily role of the AFP as government negotiations were taking place with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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Fight child sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation — DSWD

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Fight child sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation — DSWD 

MANILA, Feb. 18 — “I am looking forward to the day that we will no longer have activities like this because there will be no more victims of child sexual abuse."

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CHR lauds formation of 'Claims Board' for martial law victims

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm· Comments Off on CHR lauds formation of 'Claims Board' for martial law victims 

MANILA, Feb. 18 — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Tuesday lauded the formation of "Claims Board" that will process the claims for reparation and recognition of victims of human rights abuses during martial law.

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Palace reiterates no e-mail received from Martinez’s mother

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Palace reiterates no e-mail received from Martinez’s mother 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb 18 (PNA) — Malacanang on Tuesday said it did not receive any e-mail from Michael Christian Martinez’s mother requesting for financial aid from the government to meet the expense of preparations for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Palace on suggestions to ease traffic: ‘They should be market driven’

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Palace on suggestions to ease traffic: ‘They should be market driven’ 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb 18 (PNA) — While suggestions to ease traffic in Metro Manila continue to mushroom, Malacanang on Tuesday said that these suggestions should be market driven in order for it to succeed.

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DOE expresses gratitude to all stakeholders on EPIRA review

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm· Comments Off on DOE expresses gratitude to all stakeholders on EPIRA review 

By Louis P. Morente

MANILA, Feb. 18 (PNA) -– Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to all participants of the Consultative Dialogue on Epira Review held at the SMX Convention Center, Taguig City.

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SC stops enforcement of COA’s disallowance of P747.17-M vs DBP

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm· Comments Off on SC stops enforcement of COA’s disallowance of P747.17-M vs DBP 

MANILA, Feb. 18 — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday stopped the enforcement of a "Notice of Disallowance" issued by the Commission on Audit (COA) against the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) in the amount of P747,174,594.28.

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Pangasinan scholars receive financial assistance

February 18, 2014 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Pangasinan scholars receive financial assistance 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Feb. 18 — More than 1,000 college scholars of the provincial government studying at the Pangasinan State University (PSU) received their financial assistance of P5,000 each.

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