Comelec will not issue daily updates on recounting of Pampanga gubernatorial votes

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Comelec will not issue daily updates on recounting of Pampanga gubernatorial votes 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said it will not issue daily updates on the results of the ongoing recount of votes for the 2007 gubernatorial race in Pampanga.

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Comelec set to hear petition to nullify Lakas-Kampi merger on Thursday

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Comelec set to hear petition to nullify Lakas-Kampi merger on Thursday 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Aug. 12 — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) revealed on Wednesday that the merger of President Arroyo’s parties -– the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) and the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi) -– could have been approved if former House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. interfered after filing a motion for nullification of the union.

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Lady solon asks BIR, BoC to produce payment receipts, importation records of big oil firms

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Lady solon asks BIR, BoC to produce payment receipts, importation records of big oil firms 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 12 — A lady lawmaker said on Wednesday she has directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to submit copies of all payments made to it by the oil companies in view of the recent increase in prices of petroleum products.

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Enrile says 2010 aspirants in gov’t need not resign

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Enrile says 2010 aspirants in gov’t need not resign 

MANILA, Aug. 12 -– Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said on Wednesday that government officials seeking elective posts in 2010 elections need not resign if they have not filed yet their certificate of candidacy.

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Customs seizes P400-M imported wines, liquors

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Customs seizes P400-M imported wines, liquors 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — An estimated P400 million worth of wines and liquors were seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in a warehouse in Ermita, Manila last week.

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Palawan, Mindanao CIQS councils craft contingency plans for airport, seaport disasters

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Palawan, Mindanao CIQS councils craft contingency plans for airport, seaport disasters 

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 12 -– Taking a proactive stance towards ensuring the safety of its airport and seaport, member-agencies of the Palawan customs-immigration-quarantine-security (CIQS) council recently drafted in Puerto Princesa in Palawan a contingency plans which aimed at addressing untoward incidents like bombings and sea-vessel collision, said Mindanao Economic Development Council (MEDCo) on Wednesday.

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Tubungan town placed under state of calamity

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Tubungan town placed under state of calamity 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 12 — Tubungan municipality in southern part of Iloilo province was placed under state of calamity due to the landslide that occurred in several barangays located in its mountain areas.

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Philippine Army prepares to declare Aklan as insurgency-free before end of 2009

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Philippine Army prepares to declare Aklan as insurgency-free before end of 2009 

By Perla G. Lena

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 12 – The Philippine Army is now gearing to hand over the responsibility on internal security in Aklan to the concerned local government unit (LGU) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in line with its proposed declaration of the province as insurgency-free before end of 2009.

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Task force confiscates 385.84 kilos of ‘hot meat’ in Bacolod City in July

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Task force confiscates 385.84 kilos of ‘hot meat’ in Bacolod City in July 

BACOLOD CITY, Aug. 12 – The Task Force Botagoy has confiscated 385.84 kilos of "hot meat" from July 1-31, 2009 in this city.

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Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental placed under state of calamity over landslide threat

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental placed under state of calamity over landslide threat 

BACOLOD CITY, Aug. 12 – A state of calamity was declared in Moises Padilla by its local government as three more sitios in Barangay Quintin Remo in the said town became part of the 500-hectare danger zone when ground cracks continued to move and stretch lengthily to about more than a kilometer.

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