Wednesday, March 28, 2012

News Update Prices Cut

MANILA, Philippines - Independent retailers of liquefied petroleum gas are poised to slash product prices a second time this month by P1 per kilo. LPG Marketers Association (LPGMA) Party-List Representative Arnel Ty said that the rollback would take effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.
"We will bring down prices by P1 per kilo effective tomorrow. This is our second rollback for this month," Ty said on Tuesday. Last March 19, the group also reduced product prices by P1 per kilo. Since a regular cylinder of LPG weighs 11 kilos, the price adjustment translates to a P11-markdown per tank. (Ellson Quismorio)
Sen. Franklin Drilon Tuesday pushed for the conversion of state hospitals into government-owned and controlled corporations, saying such move would help improve health service delivery in the country.
In filing Senate Bill 3130, or the "National Government Hospital Corporate Restructuring Act," Drilon said the present organizational structures of the 26 medical institutions should be aligned with that of the government corporations as restructuring these hospitals to corporate entities will capacitate them to engage in revenue-generating activities, and proceeds of which can be used to subsidize medical care of indigent patients. (Hannah Torregoza)
Look-Out Bulletin
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has placed former Palawan governor Joel Reyes and four others linked to the killing of broadcaster and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega under the Bureau of Immigration (BI) "look-out bulletin."
In her two-page memorandum released Tuesday, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima ordered immigration officers to monitor and inform the DOJ if Reyes, tagged as the alleged mastermind in the ambush of Ortega, would attempt to leave the country.
Aside from Reyes, De Lima issued a "look-out bulletin" order (LBO) against his brother, Coron, Palawan Mayor Mario Reyes, former Palawan provincial administrator Romeo Seratubias, Arturo Regalado and Valentin Lecias. (Leonard Postrado)
C.A. Ruling
The Court of Appeals (CA) has spared lawyer Brigido Dulay, counsel of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Benjamin Abalos, of contempt of court filed against him by Pasay City regional trial court (RTC) Judge Jesus Mupas. With the ruling, the CA - in a decision written by Associate Justice Francisco Acosta - recalled the January 12, 2012 warrant of arrest issued against Dulay.
Associate Justices Magdangal de Leon and Angelita Gacutan concurred in the decision. The contempt citation against Dulay and Abalos arose from the motion for inhibition filed by the lawyer against Mupas alleging that certain individuals who claimed to be connected with the judge tried to extort money from his client. (Rey G. Panaligan)
Two weather systems will likely to continue to bring cloudy skies and scattered to widespread rains over parts of Luzon and Visayas today, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tuesday.
As of 8 a.m., PAGASA said the active low pressure area (ALPA) west-northwest of Palawan has already moved out of the Philippine area of responsibility. Meanwhile, the other low pressure area (LPA) east of Southern Mindanao, which was first spotted Monday afternoon, has dissipated. (Ellalyn de Vera)