Gov't forces rescue three teachers from ASG abductors in Basilan

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm· Comments Off on Gov't forces rescue three teachers from ASG abductors in Basilan 

MANILA, Sept. 23 -– Government security forces rescued the three teachers abducted by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) terrorists during simultaneous operations in Basilan province Wednesday morning, a ranking police official said.

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Verzosa cites honest cop who returned wallet with P15,000 cash

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, September 23 — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Jesus Verzosa today formally recognized the honesty of PO1 Jimmy Reginaldo during simple ceremonies in Camp Crame.

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Comelec official urges Senate to make a clear definition of candidates

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm· Comments Off on Comelec official urges Senate to make a clear definition of candidates 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is proposing to the Senate to have a clear definition of candidates in view of the repeated accusations of premature campaigning against politicians and government officials planning to seek elective posts.

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Dacer family dismayed over accusations between Erap and Lacson

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm· Comments Off on Dacer family dismayed over accusations between Erap and Lacson 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — The Dacer family has expressed their dismay with the raging exchange of accusations between former President Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada and Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson in connection with the Dacer-Corbito double murder case.

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Customs authorities tag South African as mastermind in gun smuggling in Bataan

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm· Comments Off on Customs authorities tag South African as mastermind in gun smuggling in Bataan 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — Customs authorities have identified the alleged mastermind in the illegal smuggling of high-powered firearms in Bataan.

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Lawmakers express support for Foreign Secretary Romulo

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm· Comments Off on Lawmakers express support for Foreign Secretary Romulo 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 23 — Several lawmakers at the House of Representatives on Wednesday expressed support to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo amid calls for him to resign from the Cabinet following a declaration that he is supporting the candidacy of Senator Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III in his presidential bid in May 2010 elections.

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PGMA to fly home with 120 illegal OFWs

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to fly home with 120 illegal OFWs 

JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sept. 23 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will fly home on Wednesday (Jeddah time) with 120 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are charged with violations of immigration laws and then released by the Saudi Arabian government.

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Palace says Romulo just expressing debt of gratitude

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm· Comments Off on Palace says Romulo just expressing debt of gratitude 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo was merely exercising his right as a private citizen when he expressed his support for Sen. Benigno Aquino III in the May 2010 presidential election.

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(WEATHER) LPA nears Central Luzon

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm· Comments Off on (WEATHER) LPA nears Central Luzon 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — The weather disturbance over Philippine Sea moves near Central Luzon, and now poses threat with heavy rains across the region and eastern side of the Visayas.

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It's Jinggoy's turn to slam at Lacson

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm· Comments Off on It's Jinggoy's turn to slam at Lacson 

MANILA, Sept. 23 –- Senator Jinggoy Estrada took his turn on Wednesday to refute the accusations of Senator Panfilo Lacson against him and his father, former President Joseph Estrada through his own privilege speech.

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