Roundup: Over 4,600 Kenyan soldiers to join enlarged mission in Somalia

March 13, 2012 8:49 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Over 4,600 Kenyan soldiers to join enlarged mission in Somalia 

By Chrispinus Omar

NAIROBI, March 13 — Kenya is set to deploy 4,660 soldiers in neighboring Somalia as part of the Africa Union enforcement force in the Horn of Africa nation, a senior military official said on Monday.

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Malacanang Press Corps condemns attack on Daily Tribune reporter

March 13, 2012 2:29 am· Comments Off on Malacanang Press Corps condemns attack on Daily Tribune reporter 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, March 12 -– The Malacanang Press Corps (MPC), headed by Joyce Pañares of Manila Standard, on Monday strongly condemned the brazen attack on one of its members, Fernan Angeles, a reporter of The Daily Tribune, covering Malacanang.

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House approves amendments to Civil Aeronautics Act

March 13, 2012 2:29 am· Comments Off on House approves amendments to Civil Aeronautics Act 

MANILA, March 12 — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill strengthening the right of Congress to regulate public utilities, including public transportation.

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Ampatuan Sr. remains at V. Luna Hospital

March 13, 2012 2:29 am· Comments Off on Ampatuan Sr. remains at V. Luna Hospital 

MANILA, March 12 — Former Maguindanao Governor Datu Andal Ampatuan Sr., one of the principal accused in the November 23, 2009 massacre of 58 people in Maguindanao, many of them members of the working press, is still confined at the V. Luna Hospital in Quezon City.

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House approves on 2nd reading bill penalizing theft of government equipment

March 13, 2012 2:29 am· Comments Off on House approves on 2nd reading bill penalizing theft of government equipment 

MANILA, March 12 — The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill that penalizes the theft or tampering with government equipment or devices used to monitor disaster, natural calamities and seismologic phenomena.

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Former Malabon vice-mayor killed in SLEX motorcycle crash, riding companion severely wounded

March 13, 2012 2:29 am· Comments Off on Former Malabon vice-mayor killed in SLEX motorcycle crash, riding companion severely wounded 

MANILA, March 12 — Former Malabon Vice Mayor Arnold D. Vicencio was killed while his riding companion was severely injured during a motorcycle crash at the South Luzon Expressway portion of Muntinlupa City the other day.

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Senate denies defense’s desire to dismiss impeachment complaint vs. CJ Corona

March 13, 2012 2:29 am· Comments Off on Senate denies defense’s desire to dismiss impeachment complaint vs. CJ Corona 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 12 -– The Senate impeachment court denied on Monday the desire of defense lead counsel former Justice Serafin Cuevas to dismiss the impeachment complaint, saying the court has already denied similar motion on January 18, two days after the trial formally started.

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Prosecution: Tiangco sour-graping over ‘pork barrel’

March 13, 2012 2:29 am· Comments Off on Prosecution: Tiangco sour-graping over ‘pork barrel’ 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, March 12 -– The House of Representatives' prosecution panel dismissed the testimony of Navotas City Rep. Tobias Tiangco before the Senate impeachment court on Monday as plain “sour-graping.”

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Corona’s defense lawyer cited in contempt

March 13, 2012 2:29 am· Comments Off on Corona’s defense lawyer cited in contempt 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 12 – A member of the defense team of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona has been cited in contempt for saying that a Malacanang official is talking to some senators to defy a Supreme Court (SC) temporary restraining order in exchange for P100 million.

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Deles lauds reforms in the PH security sector

March 13, 2012 2:29 am· Comments Off on Deles lauds reforms in the PH security sector 

Manila, Mar. 12 – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Tuesday lauded reforms and transformations in the Philippine security sector achieved through “partnership, dialogue, and multi -stakeholder approach” with civil society groups.

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