Lakas-Kampi-CMD national execom affirms validity of merger

August 20, 2009 9:47 am· Comments Off on Lakas-Kampi-CMD national execom affirms validity of merger 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 20 — The Lakas-Kampi-CMD (Christian-Muslim-Democrat) national executive committee, in its second meeting held on Thursday, signed a resolution affirming the validity of the merger of the political parties.

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Freeze order on Isnaji's bank accounts extended for another six months

August 20, 2009 9:47 am· Comments Off on Freeze order on Isnaji's bank accounts extended for another six months 

MANILA, Aug. 20 – The Court of Appeals (CA) has extended for another six months the "freeze order" on the five bank accounts of Indanan, Sulu Mayor Alvarez Isnaji and his sons Haider and Khan.

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Golez plans to run for Congress in Bacolod

August 20, 2009 9:47 am· Comments Off on Golez plans to run for Congress in Bacolod 

MANILA, Aug. 20 —Deputy Presidential Spokesman Anthony Golez confirmed that he plans to run for a congressional seat under the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) party in the lone district of Bacolod City in 2010 elections.

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Lawmaker wants probe on alleged negligence of Chinese contractor in rehabilitating irrigation system

August 20, 2009 9:47 am· Comments Off on Lawmaker wants probe on alleged negligence of Chinese contractor in rehabilitating irrigation system 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — A lawmaker has sought for a congressional inquiry into the alleged breach of contract committed by a Chinese contractor of the Bago River Irrigation System Rehabilitation Improvement Project (BRISRIP) in Negros Occidental.

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Malacanang hikes proposed 2010 budget to P1.54T, up P155B

August 20, 2009 9:47 am· Comments Off on Malacanang hikes proposed 2010 budget to P1.54T, up P155B 

MANILA, Aug. 20 –The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will submit to Congress next week the proposed P1.54-trillion national budget for next year.

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Palace confirms Manzano resignation as OMB Chair

August 20, 2009 9:47 am· Comments Off on Palace confirms Manzano resignation as OMB Chair 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Malacanang confirmed Thursday that television host/actor Edu Manzano has submitted his resignation to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as chairman of the Optical Media Board (OMB).

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DBP end-July ’09 net income reaches P2.47B

August 20, 2009 9:47 am· Comments Off on DBP end-July ’09 net income reaches P2.47B 

By Joann Villanueva

MANILA, Aug. 20 – Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) president Reynaldo David on Thursday said the bank is very liquid and is in a more strategic position to perform its mandate of supporting various development programs of the government after posting P2.47 billion net income in end-July 2009.

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PhilHealth strong and stable, Palace assures

August 20, 2009 9:47 am· Comments Off on PhilHealth strong and stable, Palace assures 

MANILA, AUg. 20 — Malacañang assured the public Thursday that the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is financially “strong and stable.”

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PGMA ranks 44th in Forbes list of world’s most powerful women

August 20, 2009 9:47 am· Comments Off on PGMA ranks 44th in Forbes list of world’s most powerful women 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — For the sixth consecutive year, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo made it to the prestigious Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s most powerful women in its August 2009 issue.

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C-5 extension leads to the new El Shaddai Church

August 20, 2009 9:47 am· Comments Off on C-5 extension leads to the new El Shaddai Church 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Cutting through two SM stores in Sucat, Paranaque, the C5 Extension Road that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo inaugurated this afternoon leads right through the vast empty lot that could very well serve as the parking lot for numerous jeepneys hired by faithful followers of Bro. Mike Velarde of El Shaddai.

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