Comelec plans to assign 2013 polls' campaign finance to Namfrel

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Comelec plans to assign 2013 polls' campaign finance to Namfrel 

MANILA, Dec. 18 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking at the possibility of assigning the monitoring of campaign finance in the May 2013 polls to the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel).

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Palace tells critics: Let's work together to uplift Filipinos' lives

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Palace tells critics: Let's work together to uplift Filipinos' lives 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 18 — Malacanang Tuesday urged critics of the Reproductive Health bill to help the government in uplifting the lives of Filipinos instead of calling for "civil disobedience" with the passage of the controversial measure in Congress.

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Australia pours in Au$ 7.3 million relief for victims of killer typhoon in Mindanaoby Mediatrix C. Pericon

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Australia pours in Au$ 7.3 million relief for victims of killer typhoon in Mindanaoby Mediatrix C. Pericon 

MANILA, Dec. 18 — The Australian government is pouring a total Php307 million (A$ 7.3 million) to the Philippine government to help thousands of affected families hit by typhoon Pablo.

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NBI files attempted murder raps vs. 5 suspects in NBP grenade blast

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on NBI files attempted murder raps vs. 5 suspects in NBP grenade blast 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Dec. 18 — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed before the Muntinlupa City Prosecutor's Office attempted murder charges against five suspects in the grenade explosion at the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) in Muntinlupa City on Nov. 16, 2012 that injured four individuals.

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NCIPR lauds customs feat on pirated, counterfeit catch

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on NCIPR lauds customs feat on pirated, counterfeit catch 

MANILA, Dec. 18 — From Jan 1 to Nov 30, 2012, the Bureau of Customs seized pirated and counterfeit goods amounting to P1,100,000,000.00, considered one of the highest amounts of seized bogus items.

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Bicam meeting set Wednesday to tackle RH bill

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Bicam meeting set Wednesday to tackle RH bill 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Dec. 18 – The formal bicameral conference committee meeting has been set Wednesday to tackle the disagreeing provisions of the Reproductive Health Bill which both the Senate and the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading last Monday.

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BOC wins P1.779-M smuggling raps vs. trader

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on BOC wins P1.779-M smuggling raps vs. trader 

MANILA, Dec. 18 — The Bureau of Customs' Run After The Smugglers (BOC-RATS) has won the P1.779-million smuggling case it filed before the Court of Tax Appeals against a trader.

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Australia increases aid to Pablo victims to P 307 million

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Australia increases aid to Pablo victims to P 307 million 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Dec. 18 -– Australia Tuesday increased its humanitarian assistance to the victims of Typhoon Pablo to AUS $ 7.3 million or about P 307 million.

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A united Philippines — President Aquino's Christmas wish

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on A united Philippines — President Aquino's Christmas wish 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 18 — With barely a week before Christmas day, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday said if only all Filipinos are united, it would make his job easier.

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MMDA admits Baclaran sidewalk vendors defying vending scheme

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on MMDA admits Baclaran sidewalk vendors defying vending scheme 

MANILA, Dec. 18 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Tuesday admitted some sidewalk vendors in Baclaran are defying the new vending scheme meant to weed out illegal vendors and address the chaotic situation that has existed there for years.

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