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Vizconde puts to test double-jeopardy rule PDFPrintE-mail Thursday, 30 December 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

SC asked to reconsider acquittal of Webb group

BY ROMMEL C. LONTAYAO REPORTER
NOTWITHSTANDING the rule on double jeopardy, Lauro Vizconde on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision acquitting Hubert Webb and other accused in the Vizconde massacre case.

In an 84-page motion for reconsideration, Vizconde, who was accompanied by Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Rueda-Acosta, urged the High Court to reconsider its decision finding Webb, Peter Estrada, Hospicio Fernandez, Michael Gatchalian,  Antonio Lejano 2nd and Miguel Rodriguez not guilty in the murders of his wife Estrelita and daughters Carmela and Jennifer in 1991.

Filing a motion for reconsideration of a decision by the Supreme Court raises the issue of violation of the double-jeopardy rule, which provides that an accused cannot be tried again for the same offense if he had been acquitted of it..... MORE
SourceManila Times

URL: http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/top-stories/36599-vizconde-puts-to-test-double-jeopardy-rule

Bangko Sentral hikes inflation forecast for next two years Thursday, 30 December 2010

Bangko Sentral hikes inflation forecast for next two years

Thursday, 30 December 2010
BY LAILANY P. GOMEZ REPORTER

THE Philippine central bank on Wednesday kept its key policy rates on hold for the 13th time amid manageable price trends and favorable economic conditions, but raised its inflation forecast for this year and the next two years.

At its last meeting for 2010, the policy-making Monetary Board decided to maintain the BSP’s key policy interest rates at 4 percent for the overnight borrowing or reverse repurchase (RRP) rate, and 6 percent for the overnight lending or repurchase (RP) rate..... MORE
SourceManila Times

URL: http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/business-columns/36572-bangko-sentral-hikes-inflation-forecast-for-next-two-years

Paragua dominates New York chess championship Thursday, 30 December 2010

Paragua dominates New York chess championship

 BY EMIL C. NOGUERA REPORTER
FILIPINO Grandmaster (GM) Mark Paragua stamped his class anew in the US chess circuit following his title romp in the Rated Games Tonight Chess Championships in New York City.

Paragua was unbeaten in four games with 3.5 points and finished in a four-way tie with Russian International Master (IM) Yury Lapshun, American IM Jay Bonin and Mexican Juan Sena..... MORE
SourceManila Times

URL: http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/sports/36584-paragua-dominates-new-york-chess-championship

Jennylyn Mercado speaks up on MMFF issue By WALDEN SADIRI December 30, 2010

Jennylyn Mercado speaks up on MMFF issue

By WALDEN SADIRI
December 30, 2010, 10:52am
MANILA, Philippines - Jennylyn Mercado, who plays the title role in Cinemabuhay/TV 5’s entry to the ongoing 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival, "Rosario," admits feeling "hurt" over not being nominated for Best Actress. 

Jennylyn was one of the two most popular choices for Best Actress, the other being Ai Ai delas Alas, who won for her performance in Star Cinema’s “Ang Tanging Ina (Last Na ‘To!).” Her not being nominated in the category irked her fans and supporters so much that some of them walked out during the Awards Night..... MORE

SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/295573/jennylyn-mercado-speaks-mmff-issue

DOLE adopts Code of Conduct to fight corruption, promote better public service December 29, 2010, 11:43pm

DOLE adopts Code of Conduct to fight corruption, promote better public service

December 29, 2010, 11:43pm
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Wednesday signed an administrative order adopting a code of conduct for all Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) officials and employees, effectively ending the year 2010 and her first six months in office with what she described as an “inward-looking strategy to promote transparency and excellent public service and to arm and position everyone in the DOLE in the battle against all forms of graft and corruption”.

“Today, on the eve of the commemoration of the 114th anniversary of the martyrdom of the national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, the DOLE joins the Filipino nation in a pledge to ensure good and efficient governance, in pursuit of President Benigno S. Aquino III in his 22-point labor and employment agenda, by adopting a code of conduct that will govern our way of life as public servants in the next six years and beyond,” Baldoz said shortly after she issued Administrative Order No. 476 in Intramuros, Manila..... MORE

SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/295507/dole-adopts-code-conduct-fight-corruption-promote-better-public-service

Observe pay rules on New Year's Day, Baldoz reminds employers December 29, 2010

Observe pay rules on New Year's Day, Baldoz reminds employers

December 29, 2010, 11:41pm
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) - Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz on Wednesday reminded all employers in the country’s private sector that Saturday, 1 January 2011, is a regular holiday nationwide in observance of New Year’s Day.

Baldoz reiterated to employers the goal of President Benigno S. Aquino III, in his 22-point labor and employment agenda, to strengthen the welfare and protection of the country’s workforce..... MORE

SourceManila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/295505/observe-pay-rules-new-years-day-baldoz-reminds-employers

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