Update: Light to moderate rains to continue until Wednesday in Luzon, Visayas due to LPA — PAGASA

September 3, 2014 5:58 am· Comments Off on Update: Light to moderate rains to continue until Wednesday in Luzon, Visayas due to LPA — PAGASA 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Cloudy and rainy weather will continue to prevail in most parts of the country in the next 24 hours as the low pressure area (LPA) has moved to Northern Luzon, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Sotto wants Sandiganbayan’s suspension order be tackled first by Senate

September 3, 2014 5:58 am· Comments Off on Sotto wants Sandiganbayan’s suspension order be tackled first by Senate 

MANILA, Sept. 2 -– As the Senate received the Sandiganbayan’s final decision on suspension order against Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, acting Senate minority leader Vicento Sotto III moved that the matter be discussed first by the Senate as a whole.

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PHL to undertake new measures to ease port congestion

September 3, 2014 5:58 am· Comments Off on PHL to undertake new measures to ease port congestion 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — The government will implement new measures to help further ease congestion in the Port of Manila amid the expected increase in cargo shipments as the ‘ber’ months start, including charging higher penalty for overstaying cargoes.

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CIDG arrest “Ipit Taxi” gang members

September 3, 2014 5:58 am· Comments Off on CIDG arrest “Ipit Taxi” gang members 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) has arrested two suspects involved in a series of “ipit-taxi” robbery incidents in Metro Manila, CIDG chief Director Benjamin Magalong said on Tuesday.

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DSWD opposes lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility in new Criminal Code

September 3, 2014 5:58 am· Comments Off on DSWD opposes lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility in new Criminal Code 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC) said Tuesday that they strongly oppose the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) from 15 years old to 13 as provided in the New Criminal Code – Book I.

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Comelec to use mixed technology in May 2016 polls

September 3, 2014 5:58 am· Comments Off on Comelec to use mixed technology in May 2016 polls 

MANILA, September 2 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be using Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines and a secondary Optical Mark Reader (OMR) technology for the automated election system in the May 2016 national and local polls.

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NBI files criminal raps vs. 3 suspects in suspected NAIA bombing attempt

September 3, 2014 5:58 am· Comments Off on NBI files criminal raps vs. 3 suspects in suspected NAIA bombing attempt 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal charges against the three suspects in the suspected bombing attempt at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Monday.

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SC junks estafa raps vs. Philip Salvador

September 3, 2014 5:58 am· Comments Off on SC junks estafa raps vs. Philip Salvador 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) acquitting actor Philip Salvador of the crime of estafa.

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PN AW-109 conducts deck-landing exercise aboard HMAS Sydney

September 3, 2014 5:58 am· Comments Off on PN AW-109 conducts deck-landing exercise aboard HMAS Sydney 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — An AgustaWestland AW-109 "Power" helicopter, assigned to BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), conducted successfully landing exercises aboard the flight deck of HMAS Sydney Monday (Australian time).

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Low ammunition supplies prompted Filipino peacekeepers to escape from Position 68

September 3, 2014 5:58 am· Comments Off on Low ammunition supplies prompted Filipino peacekeepers to escape from Position 68 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Sept. 2 (PNA) — Low ammunition supplies prompted the 40 Filipino peacekeepers from Position 68 to make a daring night-time escape across a minefield early Sunday morning (Syrian time).

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