PGMA orders DOTC to go after errant bus drivers

August 25, 2009 3:37 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders DOTC to go after errant bus drivers 

ALABEL, Sarangani, Aug. 25 — Angered by what she said was an unnecessary loss of lives in a series of bus accidents, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today ordered Transportation and Communication Secretary Leandro Mendoza to crack-down on reckless drivers.

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PGMA orders PNP Region 12 to curb illegal gambling

August 25, 2009 3:37 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders PNP Region 12 to curb illegal gambling 

ALABEL, Sarangani, Aug. 25 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered today the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 12 to wage an all-out war against illegal gambling.

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Malacanang respects SC's order on National Artist award — Bello

August 25, 2009 3:37 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang respects SC's order on National Artist award — Bello 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Aug. 25 — A Cabinet official on Tuesday made it clear that Malacanang respects the Supreme Court's (SC's) "status quo" order in connection with the conferment of National Artist Award to four controversial awardees.

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Villar tops Pulse Asia survey among presidentiables

August 25, 2009 3:37 pm· Comments Off on Villar tops Pulse Asia survey among presidentiables 

Manila, August 25 —- Former Senate President Manuel Villar Jr. topped another survey among presidentiables in 2009 "Ulat ng Bayan" national survey conducted by Pulse Asia.

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SC defers action on Laguna solon's TRO petition vs. HRET

August 25, 2009 3:37 pm· Comments Off on SC defers action on Laguna solon's TRO petition vs. HRET 

MANILA, Aug. 25 – The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday deferred its action on the temporary restraining order (TRO) petition filed by Laguna Rep. Dan Fernandez seeking to stop the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) from unseating him as a Member of the House of Representatives.

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Villar attributes survey leads to commitment to help

August 25, 2009 3:37 pm· Comments Off on Villar attributes survey leads to commitment to help 

MANILA, Aug. 25 -– Unfazed by the ongoing Senate investigation on the ethics complaint filed against him by colleague Jamby Madrigal, Senator Manny Villar attributed on Tuesday his latest big surge in the surveys to hardwork and commitment to help his constituents.

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House okays Anti-Child Pornography Bill

August 25, 2009 3:37 pm· Comments Off on House okays Anti-Child Pornography Bill 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 25 — Despite the perennial lack of quorum at the House of Representatives for the past weeks, lawmakers on Monday crossed party lines to unanimously approve on third and final reading House Bill 6440 under Committee Report No. 2071, to be known as the "Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009," which defines the crime of child pornography and prescribing penalties for violations.

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House panel to determine "sufficiency in substance" on impeachment rap vs Ombudsman

August 25, 2009 3:37 pm· Comments Off on House panel to determine "sufficiency in substance" on impeachment rap vs Ombudsman 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 25 — The committee on justice of the House of Representatives is set to determine on Wednesday the "sufficiency in substance" of the impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Ma. Merceditas Navarro-Gutierrez.

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Senate agrees to 'diplomatically' resolve issue on EO 464 – JPE

August 25, 2009 3:37 pm· Comments Off on Senate agrees to 'diplomatically' resolve issue on EO 464 – JPE 

Manila, August 25 —- Senate President Juan Ponce said on Tuesday night senators have agreed to "diplomatically" resolve the issues sorrounding Executive Order 464 which bars Cabinet officials to testify in Congressional investigations without Malacanang's imprimatur.

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DENR pushes for sustained emission reduction projects after 2012

August 25, 2009 3:37 pm· Comments Off on DENR pushes for sustained emission reduction projects after 2012 

MANILA, Aug. 25 – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has called for a capacity-building seminar on Friday (Aug. 28) at the Greenhills Elan Hotel Modern in San Juan City to tackle post-2012 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) market issues.

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