(Metro News) Binay orders extensive police visibility in Makati

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Binay orders extensive police visibility in Makati 

MANILA, March 14 — Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. has ordered an extensive police visibility to further improve the peace and order situation in the city. Binay said the Makati Police Department has performed well despite the challenges it is facing, and the deployment of additional policemen and augmentation forces “will contribute greatly in further ensuring peace and order" in Makati.

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PRC launches ‘Donation Campaign’ via text message for Japan quake victims

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm· Comments Off on PRC launches ‘Donation Campaign’ via text message for Japan quake victims 

MANILA, March 14 – Following the unprecedented 8.9- magnitude quake that shook Japan Friday afternoon, causing extensive damages to lives and properties, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) launched Monday a fund donation campaign through short message system (SMS) in support of the Japanese Red Cross Society’s response to the emergency situation.

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AFP sends troops to Liberia, Haiti as part of UN peacekeeping force

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm· Comments Off on AFP sends troops to Liberia, Haiti as part of UN peacekeeping force 

MANILA, March 14 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) held a send-off ceremony for the 15th Philippine Contingent to Liberia (PCL) and the 13th Philippine Contingent to Haiti (PCH) in a program on Monday at the Canopy Area of the AFP General Headquarters Building in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

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DOJ holds clarificatory hearing on anomalous P6.6B housing loan to Globe Asiatique

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm· Comments Off on DOJ holds clarificatory hearing on anomalous P6.6B housing loan to Globe Asiatique 

MANILA, March 14 –- A panel of prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) questioned on Monday some officials of the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) in connection with the alleged anomalous P6.6-billion housing loan obtained by real estate developer Globe Asiatique.

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Aquino receives new Kuwait, Laos envoys

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Aquino receives new Kuwait, Laos envoys 

MANILA, March 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III received the new ambassadors of Kuwait and Laos, who presented their respective letters of credentials to Malacañang.

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DILG chief supports ARMM polls postponement

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm· Comments Off on DILG chief supports ARMM polls postponement 

MANILA, March 14 –- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse M. Robredo said Monday he strongly supports the move to postpone the elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in August, this year.

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157 pass police officers exams

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 14 – The Philippine National Police- Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (PNP-DPRM) announced Monday the results of the Police Executive Service Eligibility Examination (Written Phase) given by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) on December 5, 2010 in three test centers in the country.

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Guingona refuses to strike out recommendation to impeach Ombudsman

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Guingona refuses to strike out recommendation to impeach Ombudsman 

MANILA, March 14 – Senate blue ribbon chairman Teofisto Guingona Jr. turned down on Monday a recommendation of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to remove recommendation to impeach Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez while asking her to resign before “she will be impeached.”

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DBM releases P5.7-B for GASTPE scholarship

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm· Comments Off on DBM releases P5.7-B for GASTPE scholarship 

MANILA, March 14 — The Department of Budget and Management has released P5.769 billion to the Department of Education (DepEd) for its Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) program, to benefit 910,902 poor yet deserving students across the country.

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Manila Archbishop urges gov't to create more jobs

March 14, 2011 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Manila Archbishop urges gov't to create more jobs 

MANILA, March 14 — Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales said the government should create more local employment opportunities so Filipino workers would not have to work abroad and leave their families behind.

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