Ex-Senate president says E.O. 839 has legal basis

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Ex-Senate president says E.O. 839 has legal basis 

MANILA, Nov. 6 — Former Senate President Franklin Drilon categorically said on Friday that Executive Order No. 839 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, mandating a price freeze on petroleum products at the Oct. 15, 2009 levels in Luzon, has legal basis.

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PGMA approves P10-M farm-to-market road projects in Mabalacat

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on PGMA approves P10-M farm-to-market road projects in Mabalacat 

MABALACAT, Pampanga, Nov. 6 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has approved the release of P10-million funds for the construction of vital farm-to-market roads in this municipality in line with the government’s commitment to spur economic development in the countryside.

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DOLE, PESO launch 'Kabataan ITo' in Nueva Ecija

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on DOLE, PESO launch 'Kabataan ITo' in Nueva Ecija 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Nov. 6 — Some 360 individuals, including young computer mentors and out of school youths (OSYs), have benefited from an information technology upliftment project launched by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) here.

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Dictionary sharing program to benefit 25 public elementary schools in Iloilo

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Dictionary sharing program to benefit 25 public elementary schools in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 6 — Twenty five public elementary schools in Iloilo province are the target initial beneficiaries of the dictionary sharing program of the Central Philippine University (CPU) and Philippines Dictionary Project.

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NFA-6 assures enough rice buffer stock

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on NFA-6 assures enough rice buffer stock 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 6 — The National Food Authority (NFA) has assured consumers in Western Visayas of enough rice buffer stocks that will last until early next year.

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General Assembly resumes debate on UN rights probe into Gaza conflict

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on General Assembly resumes debate on UN rights probe into Gaza conflict 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 6 — The UN General Assembly Thursday resumed its debate on the report of the United Nations probe which found that both Israeli forces and Palestinian militants were guilty of serious human rights violations during the Gaza conflict earlier this year.

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U.S. pledged to continue working with Abbas

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on U.S. pledged to continue working with Abbas 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 — The United States on Thursday vowed to continue its cooperation with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas when the latter reiterated his decision not to run for re- election in January.

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UN General Assembly calls for credible probes into alleged war crimes in Gaza

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on UN General Assembly calls for credible probes into alleged war crimes in Gaza 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 6 — The UN General Assembly (GA) Thursday adopted a resolution to call upon both Israel and Palestine to conduct "independent and credible" investigations of the alleged war crimes during the 22-day Gaza conflict which broke out on Dec. 27, 2008.

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Obama laments "horrific" shooting in Texas military base

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Obama laments "horrific" shooting in Texas military base 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 — U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday lamented the "horrific" shooting case in a military base in Texas, killing at least 12 and injuring 31 others.

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12 killed, 31 wounded in shooting at U.S. army base

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm· Comments Off on 12 killed, 31 wounded in shooting at U.S. army base 

HOUSTON, Nov. 6 — Twelve people were killed and up to 31 injured in two shootings Thursday at Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas, the U.S. Army said

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