SC rules parking fees of malls "legal"

September 30, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on SC rules parking fees of malls "legal" 

MANILA, Sept. 30 — The Supreme Court (SC) has declared as "legal" the collection of parking fees by shopping malls in the country.

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Solon wants COA to audit calamity, intelligence funds

September 30, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Solon wants COA to audit calamity, intelligence funds 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 30 — With thousands of Filipinos now in evacuation centers driven by typhoon 'Ondoy', a member of the Appropriations committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday asked the Commission on Audit (COA) to monitor all the calamity and intelligence funds used by local government units (LGUs) all over the country.

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Senate eyes Manila Film Center building as new home

September 30, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Senate eyes Manila Film Center building as new home 

MANILA, Sept. 30 – Due to budgetary constraint caused by typhoon "Ondoy", the Philippine Senate will no longer construct a new building but will instead transfer to the Manila Film Center inside the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CPP) Complex in Pasay City.

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PCIC to pay P95-M indemnities due to 'Ondoy'

September 30, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on PCIC to pay P95-M indemnities due to 'Ondoy' 

MANILA, Sept. 30 — The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) is set to pay some P95 million for losses to rice and corn crops brought about by tropical storm "Ondoy."

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Authorities tag Abu Sayyaf terrorists as responsible in roadside bombing in Sulu

September 30, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Authorities tag Abu Sayyaf terrorists as responsible in roadside bombing in Sulu 

MANILA, Sept. 30 –- Government authorities have tagged the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group as behind the roadside bombing in the outskirts of Sulu province on Tuesday that resulted in the killing of two United States servicemen and a Filipino Marine soldier.

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Lawmaker hits water utility firm execs for snubbing congressional probe

September 30, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Lawmaker hits water utility firm execs for snubbing congressional probe 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 30 — A lawmaker on Wednesday denounced officials of the Talisay Water District in Negros Occidental for snubbing the investigation being conducted by the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability of the House of Representatives.

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House ejects actor-politician Dan Fernandez

September 30, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on House ejects actor-politician Dan Fernandez 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 30 — The House of Representatives will be implementing next week the ruling of the House Electoral Tribunal (HRET) dismissing actor turned politician Danilo Ramon "Dan" Fernandez as congressman of the first district of Laguna.

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Pangasinan extends P100,000 cash assistance to Rizal, Bulacan and Marikina

September 30, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Pangasinan extends P100,000 cash assistance to Rizal, Bulacan and Marikina 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Sept. 30 –The province of Pangasinan gave cash assistance of P100,000 each to the provinces of Rizal, Bulacan and Marikina City for the victims of typhoon "Ondoy" in these areas.

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PGMA orders DSWD-12 to extend full help to 17 Cotabato families displaced by flood

September 30, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on PGMA orders DSWD-12 to extend full help to 17 Cotabato families displaced by flood 

By Noel Y. Punzalan

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Sept. 30 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered the local government of Cotabato and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 12 to relocate 17 displaced families from their present temporary shelter at the premises of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) office here.

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North Cotabato SP passes resolution to donate P1M to 'Ondoy' victims in Metro Manila

September 30, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on North Cotabato SP passes resolution to donate P1M to 'Ondoy' victims in Metro Manila 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Sept. 30 – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of North Cotabato passed a resolution on Tuesday asking Governor Jesus Sacdalan to extend P1 million to families victimized by Typhoon Ondoy in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

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