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Ochoa: Quezon operation not sanctioned by PAOCC

MANILA - Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. denied a newspaper report that the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) authorized the operation in Atimonan, Quezon that left 13 dead, calling the Inquirer report as “completely erroneous.”

Gov't to screen gun ban exemption for mediamen

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections on Friday said it will screen the applications of journalists who want to be exempted from the nationwide gun ban, which starts this Sunday, January 13.

Politicos allowed 2 armed escorts - Comelec

MANILA, Philippines - The chairman of the Commission on Elections on Friday clarified some of the rules of the nationwide electoral gun ban, which will be imposed starting this Sunday, January 13.

Ex-Dacer slay suspect back in PNP

MANILA, Philippines – A former suspect in the murders of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito, is back in the police force, according to the executive director of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission.

NDRRMC chief Ramos resigns

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos has resigned his post to take care of his ailing wife.

PNoy exempted from gun ban, says Comelec

MANILA (UPDATE) - Commission Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes said gun enthusiast President Aquino is automatically exempted from the election gun ban.

PAOCC washes hands of Quezon 'shootout'

MANILA, Philippines – The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) on Friday denied it had approved last Sunday's joint military-police operation in Atimonan, Quezon that left 13 people dead.

Senators can take home 'Enrile bonus': COA

Pwedeng 'ibulsa' ng mga senador ang bonus na ibinigay sa  kanila ni Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. Ayon sa Commission on Audit, walang masama sa ginawa ni Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile kahit mas malaki ang bonus ng mga kaalyado at maliit sa hindi kakampi. Nagpa-Patrol, Anthony Taberna. TV Patrol, Enero 10, 2013, Huwebes

Police guidelines for checkpoints

Simula Enero 13, ipapatupad na ang gun ban dahil sa halalan. Kaya asahan na ang pagdami ng checkpoints sa iba't ibang lugar sa bansa. Pero ano nga ba ang panuntunan ng mga pulis sa mga checkpoints?  Alamin sa pagpa-Patrol ni Niña Corpuz. TV Patrol, Enero 10, 2013, Huwebes

COA chief backs Enrile on Senate kitty

MANILA, Philippines -- There is nothing irregular with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile's distribution of the savings of the Senate to his fellow senators, the chairperson of the Commission on Audit (COA) said Thursday.