“Usaping Balita” discusses 2010 elections

September 10, 2009 9:32 pm· Comments Off on “Usaping Balita” discusses 2010 elections 

9-10-09-2-finalQuezon City 3rd Dist. Rep. Matias Defensor (left) talks on the positive and negative characteristics of several leading presidential aspirants during the regular “Usaping Balita” media forum Thursday (Sept. 10) in Quezon City. Defensor said that the perceived ability to lead the country, together with actual preparations, will be a big factor to a candidate’s success in the 2010 elections. With him is forum moderator Ariel Ayala. (PNA photo by Boy Antonio)
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PGMA meets with fisherfolk in the municipalities of Lugait in Misamis Oriental

September 10, 2009 9:31 pm· Comments Off on PGMA meets with fisherfolk in the municipalities of Lugait in Misamis Oriental 

100909governorPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo walks with Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, and Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito Roque to meet with the fisherfolk in the municipalities of Lugait in Misamis Oriental during her visit to the province Wednesday (Sept. 9, 2009).(PNA/NIB photo by R.C.Manabat)/V3/jme/

PGMA addresses the people of Lasang Initao-Libertad, Misamis Oriental, an Eco Adventure Wildlife of the Philippines

September 10, 2009 9:29 pm· Comments Off on PGMA addresses the people of Lasang Initao-Libertad, Misamis Oriental, an Eco Adventure Wildlife of the Philippines 

100909wildlifePresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo addresses the people of Lasang Initao-Libertad, Misamis Oriental, an Eco Adventure Wildlife of the Philippines during her visit there Wednesday (Sept. 9, 2009). With her in photo is Governor Oscar Moreno of Misamis Oriental and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. (PNA/NIB photo by R.C.Manabat)/V3/jme/

PGMA leads the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Manticao Provincial Hospital

September 10, 2009 9:28 pm· Comments Off on PGMA leads the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Manticao Provincial Hospital 

100909manticaoPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leads the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Manticao Provincial Hospital Wednesday (Sept. 9, 2009) in Manticao, Misamis Oriental. Assisting the President are Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (left) and Gov. Oscar Moreno of Misamis Oriental. (PNA/NIB photo by R.C.Manabat)/V3/jme/

SC junks bid to nullify P7.2-B poll automation deal

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on SC junks bid to nullify P7.2-B poll automation deal 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Sept. 10 — Voting 11-3, the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday denied the petition filed by the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) seeking to nullify the Commission on Elections (Comelec)'s award of the P7.2-billion contract for the automation of the May 10, 2010 to the Total Information Management Corporation (TIM) and Smartmatic International Corporation (Smartmatic) joint venture.

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Architect wins DPWH GAD logo-making contest

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Architect wins DPWH GAD logo-making contest 

By Lynda B Valencia

MANILA, Sept. 10 — Architect Ponciano Agno, Jr. of the Malabon-Navotas Sub-District Engineering Office won the first prize in the recently concluded Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Gender and Development (GAD) Logo Making Contest.

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Palace respects Ombudsman decision on SALN releases

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Palace respects Ombudsman decision on SALN releases 

MANILA, Sept. 10 — Malacañang on Thursday said the Ombudsman, an independent Constitutional body, had decided to tighten the release of statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) after a long and thorough study.

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House leader inhibits self from sponsoring on the floor for plenary deliberation the Right of Reply Bill

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on House leader inhibits self from sponsoring on the floor for plenary deliberation the Right of Reply Bill 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 10 — A Manila representative has inhibited himself from sponsoring on the floor for plenary deliberation the controversial Right of Reply bill.

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Emulate PGMA’s action in land reform, Palace execs tell critics

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Emulate PGMA’s action in land reform, Palace execs tell critics 

MANILA, Sept. 10 — Malacañang today advised critics of the government to emulate President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who placed her husband’s vast estate under the land reform program, instead of using her as a “punching bag” to advance their agenda in next year’s polls.

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Immediate suspension of Neri may preempt court decision, due process — Palace

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Immediate suspension of Neri may preempt court decision, due process — Palace 

MANILA, Sept. 10 — An immediate suspension of Social Security System (SSS) president Romulo L. Neri may preempt any decision of the court which is still in the process of hearing his case.

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