3 Filipinos affected by London riots–DFA

August 11, 2011 11:01 pm· Comments Off on 3 Filipinos affected by London riots–DFA 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said three Filipinos were affected by the riots in London.

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MMDA implements city buses tagging scheme starting Monday

August 11, 2011 11:01 pm· Comments Off on MMDA implements city buses tagging scheme starting Monday 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Aug. 11 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to implement a vehicle tagging scheme on city buses starting on Monday.

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(Metro News) 2 killed in Manila

August 11, 2011 11:01 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 2 killed in Manila 

MANILA, Aug. 11 – Manila Police District (MPD) policemen shot dead two suspected robbers in a shootout at the University Belt Area in Sampaloc, Manila Wednesday night, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Thursday.

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Military officers, enlisted men grasp int’l. humanitarian law principles

August 11, 2011 11:01 pm· Comments Off on Military officers, enlisted men grasp int’l. humanitarian law principles 

MANILA, Aug. 11 – In commemoration of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Day, students of the Command and General Staff Course Class 55-2011 and Sergeant Major’s Course Class 05-2011 will be attending a lecture-discussion on Friday, 8:30 a.m. at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

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President Aquino convenes second LEDAC meeting next week

August 11, 2011 11:01 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino convenes second LEDAC meeting next week 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will convene the members of the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) where they are expected to discuss the common legislative agenda, the new administration measures to be proposed and the Philippine Development Plan.

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(Metro News) Fire hits posh neighborhood in QC

August 11, 2011 11:01 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Fire hits posh neighborhood in QC 

MANILA, Aug. 11 – A fire of still undetermined origin hit an office-residential structure in New Manila, Quezon City on Thursday afternoon.

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JBC asked to amend its rules

August 11, 2011 11:01 pm· Comments Off on JBC asked to amend its rules 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — The Judicial and Bar Council was asked to amend its rules to prevent harassment cases being filed against aspirants for the position of justices and judges, respectively.

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Specifications ‘tailor fit’ for Mike Arroyo choppers -– Drilon

August 11, 2011 11:01 pm· Comments Off on Specifications ‘tailor fit’ for Mike Arroyo choppers -– Drilon 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 11 – Senator Franklin Drilon said on Thursday that the standard specifications for the purchase of helicopters by the Philippine National Police (PNP) were changed to tailor fit former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo-owned choppers in what senators dubbed as a highly irregular transaction in the previous administration.

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Gov't to consult all stakeholders concerned ahead of formal talks with MILF

August 11, 2011 11:01 pm· Comments Off on Gov't to consult all stakeholders concerned ahead of formal talks with MILF 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — The government assured Thursday that it would consider the views of all stakeholders in the ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) before both the government and MILF panels meet on August 22 to 24, Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.

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'Koko' Pimentel proclaimed 12th senator of 2007 polls

August 11, 2011 11:01 pm· Comments Off on 'Koko' Pimentel proclaimed 12th senator of 2007 polls 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 11 – Lawyer Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III was proclaimed Thursday as the real winner of the 12th and final seat of the 2007 senatorial election, ending his almost five-year and tedious protest against resigned Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri.

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