(Metro News) American arrested for shoplifting chocolate bars

June 22, 2009 8:50 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) American arrested for shoplifting chocolate bars 

MANILA, June 22 — An American tourist was arrested after he was caught in an alleged attempt to steal P500 worth of chocolate bars from a supermarket in Manila, on Monday morning.

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21 private elementary, high schools suspend classes due to A(H1N1) flu scare

June 22, 2009 8:50 am· Comments Off on 21 private elementary, high schools suspend classes due to A(H1N1) flu scare 

MANILA, June 22 – At least 21 private elementary and secondary schools in the country have suspended their classes nationwide due Influenza A (H1N1) scare.

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A year after Princess of the Stars tragedy, PCG bares innovations to prevent similar tragedy

June 22, 2009 8:50 am· Comments Off on A year after Princess of the Stars tragedy, PCG bares innovations to prevent similar tragedy 

MANILA, June 22 — A year after the sinking of the M/V Princess of the Stars (POTS) off the coast of Sibuyan Island in Romblon, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced the innovations which it have adopted to prevent similar tragedy.

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RP, Brazil to sign two agreements on agricultural development

June 22, 2009 8:50 am· Comments Off on RP, Brazil to sign two agreements on agricultural development 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, June 22 — Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) covering cooperation in agricultural development will be signed between the Philippines and Brazil when to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo visits Brasilia this week, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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PGMA will never be a lame-duck president until her term ends in 2010 – Palace

June 22, 2009 8:50 am· Comments Off on PGMA will never be a lame-duck president until her term ends in 2010 – Palace 

Manila, June 22 -— Malacanang assured that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will not be a lame-duck president until her term expires on June 30, 2010.

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JBC names shortlist of nominees for SC post

June 22, 2009 8:50 am· Comments Off on JBC names shortlist of nominees for SC post 

MANILA, June 22 – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Monday named the aspirants to its shortlist of nominees for possible appointment to vacant position as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC).

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Cayetano warns against deceptive therapeutic claims amid swine flu scare

June 22, 2009 8:50 am· Comments Off on Cayetano warns against deceptive therapeutic claims amid swine flu scare 

MANILA, June 22 — Amid the public hysteria caused by the first reported death in the Philippines from A/H1N1, Senator Pia Cayetano appealed on Monday for public vigilance and calm in dealing with the spread of the new influenza virus.

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PGMA's foreign trips are in search of solutions to RP problems – Remonde

June 22, 2009 8:50 am· Comments Off on PGMA's foreign trips are in search of solutions to RP problems – Remonde 

MANILA, June 22 — Press Secretary Cerge M. Remonde said today President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's foreign travels are all part of her search for solutions to the country's problems such as unemployment, enhance trade and encourage foreign investments to grow the economy.

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Pass a law mandating incumbents to resign when seeking other elective posts, Macalintal says

June 22, 2009 8:50 am· Comments Off on Pass a law mandating incumbents to resign when seeking other elective posts, Macalintal says 

MANILA, June 22 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's election lawyer, Atty. Romulo Macalintal, asked both chambers of Congress to pass a law mandating that incumbent elective officials seeking other elective posts to resign their current positions to level the playing field.

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OFW comatose after near-fatal car accident returns tonight from Jeddah

June 22, 2009 8:50 am· Comments Off on OFW comatose after near-fatal car accident returns tonight from Jeddah 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, June 22 — Former Jeddah-based overseas Filipino worker Ruben de Leon may be in bad shape when he returns home to the Philippines tonight, but that is enough consolation to his beleaguered family who had waited months since he became comatose following a near-fatal car accident in September 2008.

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