House body okays bill ensuring mediamen can vote in 2010 polls

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on House body okays bill ensuring mediamen can vote in 2010 polls 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 10 — The committee on suffrage and electoral reforms of the House of Representatives has approved a proposed measure ensuring that members of the media can exercise their right to vote during elections.

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PGMA to address International Conference on Green Industry in Asia

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on PGMA to address International Conference on Green Industry in Asia 

MANILA, Sept. 10 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will address tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 11) the closing ceremony of the three-day International Conference on Green Industry in Asia.

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Comelec to make first payment of P360M to TIM-Smartmatic‏

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Comelec to make first payment of P360M to TIM-Smartmatic‏ 

MANILA, Sept. 10 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to release within the week the P360 million or five percent of the P7.2 billion contract as payment to Total Information Management (TIM)-Smartmatic Corp. for the 2010 automated polls.

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DFA denies allegations of election funds diversion

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on DFA denies allegations of election funds diversion 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Sept. 10 — Elections funds for overseas absentee voting (OAV) were not diverted for the visit of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the United States last July, contrary to unfounded allegations published by the anti-administration “Daily Tribune” newspaper.

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Manila Declaration on Green Industry in Asia adopted

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Manila Declaration on Green Industry in Asia adopted 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Sept. 10 — Senior officials from 22 Asian countries has unanimously adopted the Manila Declaration on Green Industry in Asia and Framework of Action, which is the outcome document of the International Conference on Green Industry in Asia.

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Aklan guv wants probe on Boracay accidents

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Aklan guv wants probe on Boracay accidents 

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, Sept. 10 – Aklan governor Carlito Marquez wanted the Philippine Coast Guard to probe the series of accidents involving both foreign and local tourists in this resort island.

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Treñas joins CITYNET Japan Congress

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Treñas joins CITYNET Japan Congress 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 10 — Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is joining over 2,600 participants globally including 260 key members of local governments, United Nations (UN) agencies and leading authorities on urban issues for a CITYNET Congress in Yokohama, Japan that kicked off Monday.

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Cotabato City seeks special prosecutor for high profile crimes

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on Cotabato City seeks special prosecutor for high profile crimes 

COTABATO CITY, Sept. 10 – The Cotabato City Council has passed a resolution urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to deploy here a “special prosecutor” from outside of Mindanao to handle high-profile crimes, such as kidnappings, large-scale drug trafficking, and bombings and violations of the Human Security Act.

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72-year old volunteer from Dagupan eyes national award

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on 72-year old volunteer from Dagupan eyes national award 

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 10 — A 72-year old volunteer worker from Dagupan City will vie for the national award in the Search for Outstanding Volunteers 2009 sponsored by the Department of Health (DOH), in cooperation with other government workers.

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3 persons died, 3 others missing and hundreds of residents displaced in Central Luzon due to monsoon rains

September 10, 2009 9:36 am· Comments Off on 3 persons died, 3 others missing and hundreds of residents displaced in Central Luzon due to monsoon rains 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept. 10 — Three persons died, three others were missing and hundreds of residents in Central Luzon were affected by the recent flooding brought by southwest monsoon rains.

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