Comelec did not violate law in Smartmatic deal – Senate

August 21, 2009 4:56 pm· Comments Off on Comelec did not violate law in Smartmatic deal – Senate 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — The Senate, represented by its president Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, said that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) did not violate Republic Act 8436 (also known as the poll automation law) in issuing the P7.2-billion contract to Smartmatic.

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Bro. Eddie Villanueva is again Bangon Pilipinas' standard bearer for 2010 polls

August 21, 2009 4:56 pm· Comments Off on Bro. Eddie Villanueva is again Bangon Pilipinas' standard bearer for 2010 polls 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, August 21 – Bro. Eddie Villanueva has officially declared his candidacy for the 2010 elections, as he was chosen by the Bangon Pilipinas Party as its standard bearer next year.

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NBI nabs rapist of restaurant employee

August 21, 2009 4:56 pm· Comments Off on NBI nabs rapist of restaurant employee 

MANILA, Aug. 21 –The National Bureau of Investigation has arrested the principal suspect in the eight-year old robbery and rape of a restaurant employee.

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Panamanian ship loaded with 50 assault rifles seized

August 21, 2009 4:56 pm· Comments Off on Panamanian ship loaded with 50 assault rifles seized 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Bureau of Customs operatives seized on Friday a Panamanian ship and its cargoes consisting of 15 crates of assault rifles upon arrival at a port in Mariveles, Bataan.

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PGMA joins nation in commemorating Ninoy's death

August 21, 2009 4:56 pm· Comments Off on PGMA joins nation in commemorating Ninoy's death 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo joined the nation today in the commemoration of the 26th death anniversary and martyrdom of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino.

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Police nab nephew of convicted "Shabu Tiangge" operator for illegal possession firearms, drugs

August 21, 2009 4:56 pm· Comments Off on Police nab nephew of convicted "Shabu Tiangge" operator for illegal possession firearms, drugs 

MANILA, Aug. 21 –Police on Friday arrested a nephew of convicted "Shabu Tiangge" operator Amir Boratong for illegal possession of firearms and several grams of shabu during an anti-criminality campaign in Pasig City.

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Palawan incident will not affect peace agreement with Moro rebels –Palace

August 21, 2009 4:56 pm· Comments Off on Palawan incident will not affect peace agreement with Moro rebels –Palace 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Malacanang today said the Wednesday clash between the military and members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), which resulted in the death of at least seven MNLF members, will not affect the peace agreement with the Moro rebels.

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Velarde pledges support to PGMA until her term ends

August 21, 2009 4:56 pm· Comments Off on Velarde pledges support to PGMA until her term ends 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Brother Mike Velarde late Thursday vowed full support to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo until her last day in office next year,

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150 public and private schools to benefit from reproductive health program

August 21, 2009 4:56 pm· Comments Off on 150 public and private schools to benefit from reproductive health program 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Over 150 public and private schools are set to benefit from a program recently launched by the Department of Education (DepEd) and a private education stakeholder, that would help in making female students understand physical change or the so-called puberty stage and the reproductive health system also known as sex education.

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Rains expected over Mindanao

August 21, 2009 4:56 pm· Comments Off on Rains expected over Mindanao 

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Some provinces in Mindanao will experience rains towards the weekend hence disaster-prone areas are warned, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Friday.

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