Satellite registration office for overseas absentee voters in Las Vegas lauded

May 27, 2009 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Satellite registration office for overseas absentee voters in Las Vegas lauded 

MANILA, May 27 -– Senator Francis N. Pangilinan lauded on Wednesday the Philippine consulate in Los Angeles for putting up a satellite registration office for the overseas absentee voters (OAVs) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Fate of 2 missing RP crewmen of "M/V Spirit" still not known — DFA

May 27, 2009 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Fate of 2 missing RP crewmen of "M/V Spirit" still not known — DFA 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 27 — The fate of two seafarers who were among the 16 Filipino crew members of the oil cargo vessel “M/V Spirit,” hijacked by Nigerian militants in the troubled Niger Delta on May 13, is still unknown, it was disclosed on Wednesday by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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CBCP urges lawmakers to be clear on their stand on RH Bill

May 27, 2009 1:22 pm· Comments Off on CBCP urges lawmakers to be clear on their stand on RH Bill 

MANILA, May 27 — A Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) official urged legislators to be more specific on their stand on Reproductive Health Bill which is pending before Congress.

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SEC placed under DTI

May 27, 2009 1:22 pm· Comments Off on SEC placed under DTI 

MANILA, May 27 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has transferred the supervision of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from the Department of Finance (DoF) to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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Gov’t won’t abandon peace talks with MILF

May 27, 2009 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t won’t abandon peace talks with MILF 

MANILA, May 27 — Malacanang said today it has not abandoned the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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PGMA distributes P.9-M worth of checks to Pampango livelihood beneficiaries

May 27, 2009 1:22 pm· Comments Off on PGMA distributes P.9-M worth of checks to Pampango livelihood beneficiaries 

FLORIDABLANCA, Pampanga, May 27 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo distributed today (Wednesday, May 27, 2009) some P.9-million worth of checks to three farmer groups here to fund their livelihood projects.

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Filipino Army officer honored posthumously with Dag Hammarskjold Medal for heroic UN peacekeeping job

May 27, 2009 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Filipino Army officer honored posthumously with Dag Hammarskjold Medal for heroic UN peacekeeping job 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 27 — The late Filipino Army officer Lt. Col. Renerio Batalla, who served with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Sudan, will be honored posthumously when the Philippines celebrates its first "International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers" on Friday, May 29, as mandated by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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US$ 2.5-M reward offer by U.S. gov't vs ASG helpful in counter-terrorism drive — Palace

May 27, 2009 1:22 pm· Comments Off on US$ 2.5-M reward offer by U.S. gov't vs ASG helpful in counter-terrorism drive — Palace 

MANILA, May 27 –- Malacañang said on Wednesday the US$ 2.5-million reward offer by the United States government against the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) is very much helpful in the government's counter-terrorism campaign.

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DOH reports 4 new confirmed cases of A(H1N1)

May 27, 2009 1:22 pm· Comments Off on DOH reports 4 new confirmed cases of A(H1N1) 

By Francis Jay M. Bilowan

MANILA, May 27 — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reported there are four new laboratory-confirmed Influenza A(H1N1) cases in the country.

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Comelec bid panel satisfied with Smartmatic machines

May 27, 2009 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Comelec bid panel satisfied with Smartmatic machines 

MANILA, May 27 – The Commission on Elections-Special Bids and Awards Committee (Comelec-SBAC) said it is satisfied with the machine demonstration of Smartmatic, the company that was announced as the “single complying calculated bid” as it all passed the first five system requirements for the machines.

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