Pamatong again guns for presidential post

November 28, 2009 2:51 am· Comments Off on Pamatong again guns for presidential post 

MANILA, Nov. 27 – Lawyer Elly Pamatong is trying his luck again to join the roster of presidential candidates in the 2010 polls, after filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) Friday morning at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) central office in Manila.

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Pampangueños want PGMA in Congress in 2010, remind critics they have no right to dictate on their choice

November 28, 2009 2:51 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Nov. 27 — As the deadline for the submission of certificates of candidacy (COC) loom, questions are rife as to the 2010 plans of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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PGMA orders DepEd to replicate ‘kariton’ classrooms in Metro Manila

November 28, 2009 2:51 am· Comments Off on PGMA orders DepEd to replicate ‘kariton’ classrooms in Metro Manila 

MANILA, Nov. 27 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo directed education officials to find out how the "kariton" classrooms, for which Efren Penaflorida won the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year award, can be replicated in Metro Manila, “where there is a high non-participation rate of youths in schools and learning.”

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CNN Hero wants more volunteer teachers

November 28, 2009 2:51 am· Comments Off on CNN Hero wants more volunteer teachers 

MANILA, Nov. 27 — CNN Hero of the Year Efren Penaflorida proposed on Friday morning that colleges and universities urge their students to volunteer as tutors to out-of-school youths.

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PGMA still mum on 2010 plans — Remonde

November 28, 2009 2:51 am· Comments Off on PGMA still mum on 2010 plans — Remonde 

MANILA, Nov. 27 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has yet to decide if she will heed the call of her "cabalens" (provincemates) for her to run in the second district of Pampanga.

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PGMA hosts 'Common Tao Day' in Malacañang

November 28, 2009 2:51 am· Comments Off on PGMA hosts 'Common Tao Day' in Malacañang 

MANILA, Nov. 27 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo opened the gates of Malacañang on Friday to indigent residents of 22 barangays that ring the Palace compound, in observation of "Common Tao Day" tradition started by her father, the late President Diosdado Macapagal.

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DOJ recommends indictment of Ampatuan, eight other kin

November 28, 2009 2:51 am· Comments Off on DOJ recommends indictment of Ampatuan, eight other kin 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Nov. 27 –Prosecutors said formal multiple murder charges will be filed on Tuesday before a Cotabato court after the Department of Justice (DOJ) recommended the indictment of Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. of Datu Unsay town in Maguindanao in connection with the election-linked killing of 57 persons, including 24 journalists, in Ampatuan town in the province last Monday.

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Devanadera says many witnesses tagged Ampatuan, Jr. in Maguindanao massacre

November 28, 2009 2:51 am· Comments Off on Devanadera says many witnesses tagged Ampatuan, Jr. in Maguindanao massacre 

MANILA, Nov. 27 – Justice Acting Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Agnes Devanadera on Friday afternoon said that the department has many witnesses who pointed to Datu Unsay, Maguindanao Mayor Andal Ampatuan, Jr. as one of those directly involved in the Maguindanao massacre.

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France assures RP of "solidarity" despite massacre

November 28, 2009 2:51 am· Comments Off on France assures RP of "solidarity" despite massacre 

MANILA, Nov. 26 —- The French government assured Philippine authorities on Friday of its “complete solidarity” with the Filipinos and said it “trusts that those responsible” for the Maguindanao massacre be prosecuted and convicted.

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Andal Jr. negative of drugs but positive of sleeping tablet

November 28, 2009 2:51 am· Comments Off on Andal Jr. negative of drugs but positive of sleeping tablet 

MANILA, Nov. 27 –Datu Unsay town mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. was tested negative of drugs but samples of his urine contained traces of sleeping pills.

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