Prosecution grills Atienza on P34.7-M check for purchase of BGEI property

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Prosecution grills Atienza on P34.7-M check for purchase of BGEI property 

MANILA, May 7 – At the resumption of the impeachment trial of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato C. Corona on Monday, former Manila Mayor Jose L. Atienza Jr. was grilled by the prosecution lawyers on the purchase of the Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. property in Sampaloc, Manila.

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Aquino visits wake of Abante reporter in Bacoor, Cavite

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Aquino visits wake of Abante reporter in Bacoor, Cavite 

MANILA, May 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III visited on Monday the wake of Abante reporter Rose Miranda, who died last Saturday in her home in Bacoor, Cavite. She died of breast cancer at the age of 39.

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DILG orders PNP-HPG to hunt Mendiola's killers

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on DILG orders PNP-HPG to hunt Mendiola's killers 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, May 7 — Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo has ordered the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), headed by Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina, to track down and immediately arrest the suspects behind the brutal killing of Alfred Mendiola, a star witness in the carjacking case against convicted car thief Raymond Domingues, last Sunday.

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Coronas purchased Bonifacio Ridge condominium unit at P9.1-M — defense witness

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Coronas purchased Bonifacio Ridge condominium unit at P9.1-M — defense witness 

MANILA, May 7 — During the 35th day of the impeachment trial of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato C. Corona on Monday, the defense panel presented a representative of the Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. (FBDC) as the third witness to testify on the Bonifacio Ridge property of the Coronas.

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Enrile disappointed over defense’s ‘irrelevant witnesses’ to Article 2

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Enrile disappointed over defense’s ‘irrelevant witnesses’ to Article 2 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 7 -– Senate President-presiding officer Juan Ponce Enrile expressed disappointment over what he described as ‘irrelevant witnesses” that the defense presented on Monday at the resumption of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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DENR eyes controlled activities in IP sacred sites

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on DENR eyes controlled activities in IP sacred sites 

MANILA, May 7 — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sees the need for recognizing indigenous community conserved areas (ICCAs) nationwide as a land use category to better protect their environment from unscrupulous activities that undermine such sacred sites of indigenous peoples (IPs).

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SC denies Lozada's plea for Writ of Amparo

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on SC denies Lozada's plea for Writ of Amparo 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, May 7 — The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld a ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) denying the petition for writ of amparo filed by Rodolfo Lozada Jr. in connection with the aborted US$ 330-million NBN-ZTE project.

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Tulfo sues movie actor Raymart and wife Claudine Baretto over NAIA mauling incident

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Tulfo sues movie actor Raymart and wife Claudine Baretto over NAIA mauling incident 

MANILA, May 7 — A day after he was mauled at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3, veteran radio and print journalist Ramon Tulfo on Monday filed charges of grave coercion and physical injury against movie actor Raymart Santiago, wife Claudine Barreto and company before the Pasay City prosecutor's office.

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Sen. Estrada reiterates call for defense to bring Corona to witness stand

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Sen. Estrada reiterates call for defense to bring Corona to witness stand 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 7 -– Senator-Judge Jinggoy Estrada reiterated on Monday his suggestion to the defense lawyers to bring Chief Justice Renato Corona to the witness stand and personally answer the impeachment complaints of betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution.

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Aquino government assures banking system remains sound and stable

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Aquino government assures banking system remains sound and stable 

MANILA, May 7 — The Aquino administration assured the public that the overall Philippine banking system remains sound and stable despite the closure of the Export and Industry Bank Inc. (EIB), a Malacanang official said on Monday.

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