(Update) Comelec junks Panlilio's motion

September 2, 2009 11:50 am· Comments Off on (Update) Comelec junks Panlilio's motion 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Second Division chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer has junked the motion filed on Wednesday asking for the suspension of revision of the votes in the 2007 gubernatorial polls.

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Upward revisions for GDP targets for 2009, 2010 'possible,' says acting NEDA chief

September 2, 2009 11:50 am· Comments Off on Upward revisions for GDP targets for 2009, 2010 'possible,' says acting NEDA chief 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Philippine economic managers are likely to revise upward the economic growth target this year and next year, acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Augusto B. Santos said.

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Botolan flood victims receive relief goods from Ocean 9

September 2, 2009 11:50 am· Comments Off on Botolan flood victims receive relief goods from Ocean 9 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Still far from laying the first foundation for its planned multimillion-dollar hotel in Subic Bay Freeport, Ocean 9 Casino and Hotel Resort has reached out to donate relief goods to the victims of flash floods in lahar-stricken barangays in Botolan, Zambales.

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'Labuyo' enters RP

September 2, 2009 11:50 am· Comments Off on 'Labuyo' enters RP 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — A new tropical depression entered the country Wednesday afternoon, hence, rains may be expected in most parts of the country, the state weather bureau said.

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Enrile says Noynoy has to prove his merit as presidential aspirant

September 2, 2009 11:50 am· Comments Off on Enrile says Noynoy has to prove his merit as presidential aspirant 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said on Wednesday Senator Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III has to prove his merit if he wants to run for president in the 2010 elections.

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Noynoy still undecided on whether to run for president; to undergo 'spiritual retreat'

September 2, 2009 11:50 am· Comments Off on Noynoy still undecided on whether to run for president; to undergo 'spiritual retreat' 

MANILA, September 2 — Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is still undecided on whether to accept the challenge and run for president in 2010 after Senator Mar Roxas gave way to him to be the standard bearer of the Liberal Party (LP).

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PGMA to discuss governance issues with Mindanao local gov’t leaders

September 2, 2009 11:50 am· Comments Off on PGMA to discuss governance issues with Mindanao local gov’t leaders 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will attend the closing ceremonies of the 2009 Mindanao-Island Cluster Conference to be held at Hotel Stotsenberg in Clark, Pampanga tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 3).

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PGMA to meet war veterans tomorrow

September 2, 2009 11:50 am· Comments Off on PGMA to meet war veterans tomorrow 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will meet Filipino World War II veterans tomorrow and inform them of her administration’s continuing advocacy to secure and ensure the provision of their long-overdue benefits.

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Palace awaits Senate report on NBN-ZTE project

September 2, 2009 11:50 am· Comments Off on Palace awaits Senate report on NBN-ZTE project 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Malacañang is awaiting the final report of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on the botched US$ 329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) project to compare it with the legal findings of the Office of the Ombudsman.

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PGMA to inaugurate two new road projects in Porac

September 2, 2009 11:50 am· Comments Off on PGMA to inaugurate two new road projects in Porac 

PORAC, Pampanga, Sept. 2 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will visit this province tomorrow (Thursday) to inspect two road projects that have recently undergone varying degrees of rehabilitation aimed at improving their capacity to accept the growing number of commuter traffic here.

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