Gonzalez not keen on accepting PGMA’s new assignment

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Gonzalez not keen on accepting PGMA’s new assignment 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, June 8 – Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez is not keen on accepting his new post as chief presidential legal counsel.

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House leader laments precocious, exaggerated reaction over passage of Con-ass resolution

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on House leader laments precocious, exaggerated reaction over passage of Con-ass resolution 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 8 — House Speaker Prospero Nograles on Monday said he will take advantage of the congressional recess to consult with leaders of both Chambers of Congress — the House of Representatives and the Senate — and other sectors to get a clear picture on what to do next after the controversial approval of House Resolution 1109 which calls for the convening of a Constituent assembly (Con-ass).

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Gonzalez worries on outcome of Dacer-Corbito double murder case

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Gonzalez worries on outcome of Dacer-Corbito double murder case 

MANILA, June 8 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Raul Gonzalez on Monday said he is worried about the possible outcome of the Dacer-Corbito double murder case because of his transfer from the DOJ to become the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel.

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Palawan intensifies campaign against violators of maritime and fishery laws

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Palawan intensifies campaign against violators of maritime and fishery laws 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, June 8 – The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) under the Office of the President is conducting an Environmental Paralegal Training for Maritime Special Boat Teams as part of the month-long celebration of the 17th anniversary of the enactment of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act (Republic Act 7611), the law which created PCSD.

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Cebu’s ICT players to assess factors making Cebu a top BPO destination

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Cebu’s ICT players to assess factors making Cebu a top BPO destination 

CEBU CITY, June 8 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT) players in Cebu are now assessing the factors that made the province a top emerging business process outsourcing (BPO) destination in the world.

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Competition on recycled creations up in Palawan

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Competition on recycled creations up in Palawan 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, June 8, 2009 – Household waste materials like plastic, leather, can, glass, paper and rubber will qualify an individual to join a recycled creations contest dubbed as “Gawa ng Kamay Mula sa mga Bagay na Hinimay-himay”, one of the sidelights of Baragatan sa Palawan 2009 festival slated annually in Palawan every month of June.

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Owner threatens to close lot being used by Mactan-Cebu airport radar

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Owner threatens to close lot being used by Mactan-Cebu airport radar 

CEBU CITY, June 8 – The owner of a lot used as the site for the radar of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is planning to close her property this week after getting no replies to her letters to the MCIA offering to sell the property.

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President Arroyo visits Porac, Pampanga to attend to farmers' needs

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on President Arroyo visits Porac, Pampanga to attend to farmers' needs 

PORAC, Pampanga, June 8 – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo today led the groundbreaking ceremony for the rehabilitation of a water well and installation of water distribution pipeline for Barangay Hacienda Dolores here.

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Big cache of expired medicines, equipment unearthed in Pangasinan; probe under wayBy Leonardo V. Micua

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Big cache of expired medicines, equipment unearthed in Pangasinan; probe under wayBy Leonardo V. Micua 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, June 8 — The Pangasinan provincial government will ask the Commission on Audit (COA) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct a probe on the disposal of millions of pesos worth of rotten and expired medicines and medical equipment at the premises of the motor pool in the capitol here in the past.

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Five Bataan suspects for A/H1N1 virus test negative, only 7-year-old boy remains under observation

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Five Bataan suspects for A/H1N1 virus test negative, only 7-year-old boy remains under observation 

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, June 8 – The Provincial Health Office on Monday announced that after examinations, five persons observed since Thursday for Influenza A (H1N1) virus tested negative.

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