Peace talks with NDF-CPP-NPA resumes August, Palace says

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Peace talks with NDF-CPP-NPA resumes August, Palace says 

MANILA, July 16 –- Malacañang today said peace talks with leaders of the National Democratic Front (NDF) Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed unit, the New People's Army (NPA), is set to resume sometime in August.

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PGMA may sign EO if drug firms fail to slash meds prices

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on PGMA may sign EO if drug firms fail to slash meds prices 

MANILA, July 16 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may sign an executive order that will impose maximum price ceilings on essential drugs should pharmaceutical companies fail to voluntary comply in trimming down medicine prices.

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Manila court still to hear Mancao's state witness bid

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Manila court still to hear Mancao's state witness bid 

MANILA, July 16 -The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) is set to hear next week the motion of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to admit former police Sr. Supt. Cesar Mancao II as a state witness in the Dacer-Corbito double murder case.

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Record OFW remittances in May hardly surprises Palace

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Record OFW remittances in May hardly surprises Palace 

MANILA, July 16 — The unexpected record remittances from overseas Filipino workers in May in the face of the lingering global economic slowdown hardly surprised Malacanang on Thursday.

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UK allows Britons to travel to most part of Mindanao

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on UK allows Britons to travel to most part of Mindanao 

MANILA, July 16 — The British government this week downgraded its travel restrictions on the Philippines by allowing “essential travels” to most parts of Mindanao, a move the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said "reflected the United Kingdom's improving outlook for Mindanao."

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Mindanao lawmaker files bill to stop pyramiding scams

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Mindanao lawmaker files bill to stop pyramiding scams 

MANILA, July 16 — A Mindanao lawmaker has filed a bill at the House of Representatives aimed to reduce, if not prevent, the proliferation of the pyramiding scams.

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NBI to grill Belo Group's former doctor on butt implants

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on NBI to grill Belo Group's former doctor on butt implants 

MANILA, July 16 –A former doctor of the Belo Medical Group (BMG) is set to appear Friday at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to shed light on the complaint that a businesswoman was seriously confined to hospital due to the butt augmentation he conducted on her. Dr. Francis Decangchon assured the NBI that he would appear tomorrow at 3 p.m. to give his statement.

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PGMA to meet police, military brass in Cotabato

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on PGMA to meet police, military brass in Cotabato 

COTABATO CITY, July 16 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will visit this city tomorrow to meet top police and military officials and address the recent spate of bombings in Mindanao.

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PGMA to return home via Davao for Zero Basura Caravan

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on PGMA to return home via Davao for Zero Basura Caravan 

DAVAO CITY, July 16 — Straight from her attendance in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Leaders Summit in Egypt, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will fly in to this city tomorrow (Friday, July 17) on her return home for the Zero Basura Caravan at the Waterfront Insular hotel here.

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First RP envoy to Ireland presents credentials

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on First RP envoy to Ireland presents credentials 

MANILA, July 16 —Ambassador Ariel Y. Abadilla has presented his credential to Irish President Mary McAleese at the Presidential Residence in the Irish capital of Dublin, making him the first envoy to Ireland and officially marking the establishment of the Philippine embassy in Dublin, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

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