South Korean President Lee set for 3-day PHL state visit on Nov. 20-22

November 14, 2011 11:30 pm· Comments Off on South Korean President Lee set for 3-day PHL state visit on Nov. 20-22 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — Republic of Korea (ROK) President Lee Myung-bak will be coming for a state visit to the Philippines from November 20 to 22 in a bid to strengthen friendly relations and establish greater cooperation between the Philippines and South Korea, a Palace official said on Monday.

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DOJ-Comelec panel may end probe on electoral sabotage this month

November 14, 2011 11:30 pm· Comments Off on DOJ-Comelec panel may end probe on electoral sabotage this month 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Nov. 14 – The Joint Department of Justice-Commission on Elections (DOJ-Comelec) investigating committee on Monday said that their investigation into the alleged electoral sabotage committed during the 2007 senatorial elections may be terminated this month.

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Sen. Revilla turns over P500,000 cash reward to DILG chief

November 14, 2011 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Sen. Revilla turns over P500,000 cash reward to DILG chief 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. turned over to Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo on Monday P500,000 cash reward for individuals who will give information leading to the arrest of the suspects in the October 28 murder of Ramgen Bautista in Parañaque City.

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Two more suspects in Ramgen murder surrender

November 14, 2011 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Two more suspects in Ramgen murder surrender 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — After two weeks in hiding, two suspects in the murder of actor Ramgen “Ram” Jose Bautista Revilla surrendered to the Paranaque police early Monday morning.

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GSIS, Pag-IBIG sign pact for gov’t employees, pensioners

November 14, 2011 11:30 pm· Comments Off on GSIS, Pag-IBIG sign pact for gov’t employees, pensioners 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — Officials of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Home Development Mutual Fund (MDMF), otherwise known as Pag-IBIG Fund, signed Monday a credit facility agreement wherein GSIS gave Pag-IBIG P5 billion to finance the housing loans of its members and pensioners.

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DOJ to conduct in-depth probe on reported 'asylum' plan of ex-President Arroyo — De Lima

November 14, 2011 11:30 pm· Comments Off on DOJ to conduct in-depth probe on reported 'asylum' plan of ex-President Arroyo — De Lima 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) will conduct an in-depth investigation into the reported plan of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to seek political asylum in the Dominican Republic.

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Lacson defends De Lima over resign calls

November 14, 2011 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Lacson defends De Lima over resign calls 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Nov. 14 – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday came in defense of Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima over calls from the camp of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for her to step down from office after the Dominican Republic denied rumors that the ailing former leader has applied for political asylum in the Caribbean nation.

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Binay hails NBI role in anti-human trafficking drive

November 14, 2011 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Binay hails NBI role in anti-human trafficking drive 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, Nov. 14 — Vice President Jejomar Binay hailed the contributions of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the anti-human trafficking drive in the country during the launching of the bureau’s 75th anniversary celebration on Monday.

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Solons back 'anti-epal' bill

November 14, 2011 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Solons back 'anti-epal' bill 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 14 — Lawmakers, at the resumption of sessions in both Houses of Congress, on Monday expressed support to "Anti-Epal" bill, which prohibits politicians from plastering their names and faces on billboards announcing road projects.

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PNP assures tight security for Clinton visit

November 14, 2011 11:30 pm· Comments Off on PNP assures tight security for Clinton visit 

MANILA, Nov. 14 -– The Philippine National Police (PNP) has assured a tight security for the brief visit to the Philippines of United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.

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