Tan authorizes Vagni’s rescue

April 23, 2009 11:09 am· Comments Off on Tan authorizes Vagni’s rescue 

MANILA, April 22 — The Local Crisis Management Committee (LCMC) has given the Armed Forces of the Philippines to effect the rescue of Italian Eugenio Vagni, the remaining member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) still being held captive by the Abu Sayyaf terrorists in Sulu.

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Israeli FM assails Arab peace initiative

April 23, 2009 11:09 am· Comments Off on Israeli FM assails Arab peace initiative 

JERUSALEM, April 22 — Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has lashed out at an Israeli-Arab peace plan that has gained ground both in the United States and in the Jewish state, local daily The Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday.

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BSP says banking system remains fundamentally sound

April 23, 2009 11:08 am· Comments Off on BSP says banking system remains fundamentally sound 

MANILA, April 22 — Less than 30 rural-based lending institutions have fallen by the wayside since last year but the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas remains confident the banking system as a whole remains fundamentally sound.

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PGMA wants to fast track construction of flood control project in Iloilo

April 23, 2009 11:07 am· Comments Off on PGMA wants to fast track construction of flood control project in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, April 22 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo wanted to fast track the construction of the Iloilo Flood Control Project here in time for the next rainy season.

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Appointments of senior palace officials bared

April 23, 2009 11:06 am· Comments Off on Appointments of senior palace officials bared 

MANILA, April 22 — Malacanang announced today the appointment of several senior officials and the filling up of the post left vacant by the tragic death of Undersecretary for Presidential Engagements Marilou Frostrom in a helicopter crash last April 7.

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Abbas to meet Obama in Washington end of May

April 23, 2009 11:06 am· Comments Off on Abbas to meet Obama in Washington end of May 

RAMALLAH, April 22 — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will hold talks in Washington with US President Barack Obama at the end of May, a senior Palestinian official said on Wednesday.

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President: “I Love Indonesia” movement is not protectionism

April 23, 2009 11:05 am· Comments Off on President: “I Love Indonesia” movement is not protectionism 

JAKARATA, April 22 — The campaign for the movement of "I Love Indonesia" and the launch of "Love Indonesia 100 Percent" logo are by no means protectionist effort, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said here on Wednesday.

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CHR dismisses one complaint, archives another for failure to present witness

April 23, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on CHR dismisses one complaint, archives another for failure to present witness 

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 22 -– Special Investigator Jess Cañete of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Tuesday dismissed an alleged abduction complaint filed against the 79th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army due to lack of merit.

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FG asks SC to stop Makati RTC from hearing P12.5-M class suit filed against him by 39 mediamen

April 23, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on FG asks SC to stop Makati RTC from hearing P12.5-M class suit filed against him by 39 mediamen 

MANILA, April 22 — First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo has filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) asking the high court to stop the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) from conducting a preliminary hearing on the P12.5-million class suit filed against him by a group of mediamen.

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Palace says erratic weather underscores need for Filipinos to preserve environment

April 23, 2009 11:03 am· Comments Off on Palace says erratic weather underscores need for Filipinos to preserve environment 

MANILA, April 22 — The unpredictable weather currently being experienced in the country is a wake-up call for all Filipinos to unite to preserve the environment for future generations.

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