CHR deepens probe on Roxas abduction

September 14, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on CHR deepens probe on Roxas abduction 

MANILA, Sep. 14 – Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Monday summoned four persons to appear before its Sept. 16 public hearing on the alleged abduction, detention and torture of Filipino-American Melissa Roxas.

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PGMA visits typhoon-damaged areas in Floridablanca

September 14, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on PGMA visits typhoon-damaged areas in Floridablanca 

FLORIDABLANCA, Pampanga, Sept. 14 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to fast track infrastructure projects here that will help local residents in two villages she visited recover form the damage wrought by typhoons Labuyo and Maring.

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PGMA to visit Davao City and Davao del Sur province Tuesday

September 14, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to visit Davao City and Davao del Sur province Tuesday 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 14 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will visit this city and Davao Del Sur Tuesday to lead the groundbreaking rites of the Biotech Complex inside the University of the Philippines Mindanao and the inauguration of the newly rehabilitated Padada Bridge in Hagonoy town.

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PGMA leads inauguration rites of potable water system in Pampanga

September 14, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on PGMA leads inauguration rites of potable water system in Pampanga 

FLORIDABLANCA, Pampanga, Sept. 14 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today led the inaugural pumping rites of the potable water system here that is expected to benefit some 2,910 residents in Barangay Anon.

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PGMA orders probe of NAIA power outages

September 14, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders probe of NAIA power outages 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered airport officials to conduct a thorough investigation on the cause of the power outage at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Sunday that forced the delay and diversion of all international and domestic flights and stranded thousands of commuters.

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Rep. Marcos says it's either Villar or Erap in 2010 presidential polls

September 14, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on Rep. Marcos says it's either Villar or Erap in 2010 presidential polls 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 14 — Despite topping various surveys and the perceived popularity of Senator Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III, a lawmaker on Monday said next year's presidential elections will likely be a race between Senator Manuel Villar and former president Joseph Estrada.

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790 RP seamen benefited from Japan’s one-month vessel-escorting operation in Gulf of Aden

September 14, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on 790 RP seamen benefited from Japan’s one-month vessel-escorting operation in Gulf of Aden 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Sept. 14 — In the initial month of Japan’s Self-Defense Force (SDF) vessel-escorting operation in the Gulf of Aden from July 28 to August 31, a total of 81 vessels with 1,755 crewmen have benefited from the anti-piracy move, it was announced today by the Japanese government.

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FVR's warning of 'no-election' scenario baseless–Golez

September 14, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on FVR's warning of 'no-election' scenario baseless–Golez 

MANILA, Sept. 14 — Palace dubbed as ‘baseless’ the warning of former President Fidel Ramos that the government might utilize the military for a ‘no-election” scenario next year to prolong the stay of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo beyond her term.

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(Metro News) Caloocan celebrates Tourism Month

September 14, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Caloocan celebrates Tourism Month 

MANILA, Sept. 15 — Caloocan Mayor Enrico "Recom" Echiverri has announced that the city government has lined up exciting activities in connection with its Tourism Month celebration in September.

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U.S. confident in RP-provided security for American troops here

September 14, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on U.S. confident in RP-provided security for American troops here 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Sept. 15 — The U.S. embassy on Tuesday said it is "confident in the security arrangements provided by the Philippine military" to their American co-locators in joint anti-terrorism activities in Mindanao.

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