Palace asks Congress to halt Constitution amendment for Cory's sake

August 3, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Palace asks Congress to halt Constitution amendment for Cory's sake 

MANILA, Aug. 3 –- Malacañang today asked the House of Representatives (HoR) to forget about their efforts to amend the Constitution as well junk the idea of a Constitutional Assembly (Con-Ass).

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Malacanang expects JBC to understand PGMA's request for additional nominees for SC posts

August 3, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Malacanang expects JBC to understand PGMA's request for additional nominees for SC posts 

Manila, August 3 -— Malacanang on Monday said it is optimistic that the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will understand the request of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after the list was returned to the JBC for more additional nominees for the vacancies at the Supreme Court (SC).

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Aklan media remember Cory’s role in restoring press freedom

August 3, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Aklan media remember Cory’s role in restoring press freedom 

KALIBO, Aklan, Aug. 3 -– Members of the fourth estate here remembered Saturday the work of former President Cory Aquino who was known as the restorer of press freedom in the Aklan province.

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Group pursues protection of Panay mountain ranges

August 3, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Group pursues protection of Panay mountain ranges 

KALIBO, Aklan, Aug 3 – The German-supported Philippine Endemic Species and Conservation Project (PESCP) based in Pandan, Antique will continue working this year for the protection of the Central Panay Mountain Ranges (CPMR), Aklan's last intact rainforest, in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

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Palawan’s most wanted arrested in Leyte

August 3, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Palawan’s most wanted arrested in Leyte 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, August 3 – Michael Aclon, Palawan’s most wanted, with a P200,000 reward money, had been arrested by joint elements of the MIMAROPA R-7 and the province’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) in Barangay Tinago, San Isidro, in Leyte.

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Lakas-Kampi-CMD consolidates forces in Sorsogon

August 3, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Lakas-Kampi-CMD consolidates forces in Sorsogon 

By Danny O. Calleja

SORSOGON CITY, Aug. 3 – Administration party Lakas-Kampi-CMD has consolidated its forces in the province of Sorsogon to come up with strong local line-ups and ensure victory in the province of the party’s candidates in the local and national elections next year.

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Cebu City mayor eyes “freedom monument” in honor of Cory, Ninoy

August 3, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Cebu City mayor eyes “freedom monument” in honor of Cory, Ninoy 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 3 — Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena plans to build a freedom monument in the city with statues of the late President Corazon Aquino and her husband, former sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, and to have a street named after the late president to remind Cebuanos of what she has done for the country.

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Cebu local officials pay tribute to Pres. Aquino

August 3, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Cebu local officials pay tribute to Pres. Aquino 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 3 – Cebu provincial officials, who are readying the province’s 440th founding anniversary on August 6, have joined the entire country in paying tribute to former President Corazon Aquino and expressing their sympathy to her family.

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Utility firm assures Cebuanos of steady power during labor strike

August 3, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Utility firm assures Cebuanos of steady power during labor strike 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 3 – Officials of the Visayan Electric Company Inc. (Veco), Metro Cebu’s lone power utility, have assured consumers of uninterrupted power service in the event unionized members stage a strike.

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Lapus urges Cebuanos to give feedback on TV violence

August 3, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Lapus urges Cebuanos to give feedback on TV violence 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 3 – Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Jesli Lapus has encouraged Cebuanos to send feedback to television networks regarding violence on television shows that have negative effect on children.

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