It’s Letran over EAC, 76-67, at the NCAA

August 12, 2011 9:54 pm· Comments Off on It’s Letran over EAC, 76-67, at the NCAA 

Four Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) players (red uniform) gang up on Kristoffer Alas of the Letran Knights in the NCAA Men’s Basketball competition at the Fil-Oil Arena, San Juan City on August 12, 2011. The Knights brushed off EAC’s challenge, 76-67. (PNA) photo courtesy of Genie Villota)
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Dragon boat not an IOC-recognized sport –Cojuangco

August 12, 2011 9:53 pm· Comments Off on Dragon boat not an IOC-recognized sport –Cojuangco 

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco tells mediamen after the POC executive committee meeting on August 10, 2011 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City that dragon boat is not among the different sports disciplines recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the National Olympic Committee. It cannot receive any financial help from the Philippine Sports Commission or recognition from the POC unless it goes back to its original mother organization — the Philippine Canoe and Kayak Federation. (PNA photo courtesy of Genie Villota)
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San Beda reaches PFF-Smart Club C’ship semis

August 12, 2011 9:51 pm· Comments Off on San Beda reaches PFF-Smart Club C’ship semis 

Smart-San Beda’s David Fornea (right) strips the ball from Laos FC’s Angelo Almazan during Group A action in the PFF-Smart Club Championships in Cagayan de Oro City on August 11, 2011. Looking on is teammate Phil Younghusband (No. 10). San Beda won, 1-0, for its second straight win to advance to the event’s crossover semifinals. (PNA photo courtesy of PFF)

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SC fines dismissed judge for failure to hold pre-trial conference in 2006

August 12, 2011 9:48 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Supreme Court (SC) has fined a dismissed judge for his failure to conduct a pre-trial conference in a case filed before him in 2006.

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Escudero wants gov’t to subsidize gap in IRA

August 12, 2011 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Escudero wants gov’t to subsidize gap in IRA 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The fiscal gap left by the decrease in the allocation of the internal revenue allotment (IRA) to local government units (LGUs) should be subsidized by the central government in light of the hundreds of billions in savings the Palace has accumulated in the past months, according to Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero.

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DFA continues to assist Maryland teachers

August 12, 2011 9:48 pm· Comments Off on DFA continues to assist Maryland teachers 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through the Philippine embassy in Washington, D.C. continues to assist the Filipino teachers in Maryland, USA.

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(Metro News) MMDA nabs 136 violators of 60 kph speed limit along Macapagal Ave.

August 12, 2011 9:48 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA nabs 136 violators of 60 kph speed limit along Macapagal Ave. 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported on Friday more than 100 motorists were caught violating the 60-kilometer per hour (kph) speed limit it imposed along the entire stretch of the Diosdado Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City.

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Army on alert following IED blast that killed suspected bomber in N. CotabatoBy Noel Y. Punzalan

August 12, 2011 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Army on alert following IED blast that killed suspected bomber in N. CotabatoBy Noel Y. Punzalan 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Aug. 12 – All police and Army units in Central Mindanao have been placed on heightened alert following a premature explosion in North Cotabato that left two persons killed, a military official said on Friday.

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DOJ buying 1,000 laptops

August 12, 2011 9:48 pm· Comments Off on DOJ buying 1,000 laptops 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to buy 1,000 laptops this year to equip field prosecutors with the needed tools to improve their productivity.

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Cayetano pushes Senate re-investigation of ‘Hello Garci’

August 12, 2011 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Cayetano pushes Senate re-investigation of ‘Hello Garci’ 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 12 – Impressed by the Senate inquiries into various allegations of corruptions and irregularities committed in the past administration, Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano urged on Friday the Senate blue ribbon committee to also start the investigation of the controversial ‘Hello Garci”.

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