56 schools division affected by 'Pablo'- DepEd

December 5, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on 56 schools division affected by 'Pablo'- DepEd 

MANILA, Nov. 5 — The Department of Education Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO) continues to receive field reports on the extent of damages in public schools affected by Typhoon Pablo which left a wide swath of destruction in the Visayas and Mindanao.

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'Pablo" makes 4th landfall in Palawan as it maintains strength

December 5, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on 'Pablo" makes 4th landfall in Palawan as it maintains strength 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Dec. 5 — At least four areas remained under public storm warning signal as typhoon "Pablo" maintained its strength as it moved towards west northwest of Palawan, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Drilon remains hopeful for bicam nod on Sin Tax bill before year ends

December 5, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Drilon remains hopeful for bicam nod on Sin Tax bill before year ends 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 5 – Senator Franklin Drilon remains hopeful that the bicameral conference committee will approve the Sin Tax Bill despite contentious issue on the rates and earmarking of P40-billion revenue goal from cigarettes and alcohol products.

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Senate ratifies bicam report on anti-trafficking bill

December 5, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Senate ratifies bicam report on anti-trafficking bill 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 5 — The Senate on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report reconciling the disagreeing provisions of the Expanded Anti-Trafficking Act.

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5 more partylist groups denied participation in 2013 polls

December 5, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on 5 more partylist groups denied participation in 2013 polls 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — Five more party-list groups including two new applicants, have been denied participation in the 2013 elections, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

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House passes bill further strengthening anti-money laundering act on third reading

December 5, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on House passes bill further strengthening anti-money laundering act on third reading 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Dec. 5 – The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed on third and final reading a measure that would further strengthen the Anti-Money Laundering Law, amending Republic Act 9160 or the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001.

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SC junks with finality Zaldy Ampatuan's plea for exclusion from Maguindanao massacre raps

December 5, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on SC junks with finality Zaldy Ampatuan's plea for exclusion from Maguindanao massacre raps 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — The Supreme Court has dismissed with finality the second motion for reconsideration (MR) filed by former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan to be excluded in the list of the accused in the Maguindanao massacre case.

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PN relief ship enroute to typhoon-battered Davao Oriental

December 5, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on PN relief ship enroute to typhoon-battered Davao Oriental 

MANILA, Dec. 5 – The Philippine Navy (PN) on Wednesday said that the BRP Miguel Malvar (PS-19) is now loading emergency supplies at Macarwat, Gen. Santos City for delivery to "Pablo"-battered Davao Oriental.

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Flashfloods send 6,052 families in Lanao Del Norte to evacuate to higher grounds

December 5, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Flashfloods send 6,052 families in Lanao Del Norte to evacuate to higher grounds 

MANILA, Dec. 5 – The Philippine Army's 1st Infantry Division on Wednesday said that 6,052 families in the 11 municipalities of Lanao Del Norte have evacuated to higher grounds due to sudden rise of floodwaters, triggered by typhoon "Pablo."

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(Metro News)'Drug syndicates behind smear campaign' – Taguig police chief

December 5, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News)'Drug syndicates behind smear campaign' – Taguig police chief 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — Taguig City Chief of Police Sr. Supt. Tomas Apolinario Jr. said on Wednesday that the accusations linking him to an alleged “drug-recycling scheme” are nothing but the handiwork of illegal drug syndicates.

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