FG supports PGMA's decision to run for Congress

December 1, 2009 2:33 pm· Comments Off on FG supports PGMA's decision to run for Congress 

MANILA, Dec. 1 — First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo throws his full support for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s decision to run as congresswoman of the second district of Pampanga in the coming May 2010 elections.

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CIDG gathers more evidence vs Ampatuans

December 1, 2009 2:33 pm· Comments Off on CIDG gathers more evidence vs Ampatuans 

MANILA, Dec. 1 –The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) has vowed to pursue investigation of the gruesome massacre of at least 57 civilians and media practitioners in Maguindanao province even after the filing of formal charges against the perpetrators.

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Gordon, Fernando tandem up for 2010 polls

December 1, 2009 2:33 pm· Comments Off on Gordon, Fernando tandem up for 2010 polls 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 1 –Senator Richard Gordon and former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Bayani Fernando formally announced on Tuesday their bid to run for the country’s top two positions.

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Poverty monitoring system makes waves at the local level

December 1, 2009 2:33 pm· Comments Off on Poverty monitoring system makes waves at the local level 

MANILA, Dec. 1 — The CBMS Network Coordinating Team announced Tuesday a total of 59 provinces covering 17,244 barangays located in 667 municipalities and 41 cities in the country have joined the CBMS bandwagon and are at varying stages in implementing the Community-Based Monitoring System.

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PGMA set to hold command conference in Maguindanao this week – Remonde

December 1, 2009 2:33 pm· Comments Off on PGMA set to hold command conference in Maguindanao this week – Remonde 

MANILA, Dec. 1 -— President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will hold a command conference this week in Maguindanao, according to Press Secretary Cerge Remonde.

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PGMA thanks her 'cabalens' for their full support

December 1, 2009 2:33 pm· Comments Off on PGMA thanks her 'cabalens' for their full support 

By Zorayda S. Tecson

LUBAO, Pampanga, Dec. 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday thanked her "cabalens" (province mates) for their continued support to her administration.

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Gov't prosecutors file 25 counts of murder vs Ampatuan Jr., dozens other John Does

December 1, 2009 2:33 pm· Comments Off on Gov't prosecutors file 25 counts of murder vs Ampatuan Jr., dozens other John Does 

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 1 — Government prosecutors on Tuesday filed 25 counts of murder charges against Andal Ampatuan Jr., mayor of Datu Unsay, Maguindanao, and two dozen other "John Does" in connection with the November 23 Maguindanao massacre.

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Subic Freeport honors outstanding workers

December 1, 2009 2:33 pm· Comments Off on Subic Freeport honors outstanding workers 

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Zambales, Dec. 1 — Ten workers, who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields, were recognized recently by the Subic Bay Workforce Development Foundation, Inc. (SBWDFI) and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) — the eighth batch of workers to be honored under the annual “10 Outstanding Freeport Workers” awards.

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Bill to set up fund for atomic bomb sufferers clears lower house panel

December 1, 2009 2:33 pm· Comments Off on Bill to set up fund for atomic bomb sufferers clears lower house panel 

TOKYO, Dec. 1 — A bill to establish a fund for people who are suffering from radiation-linked illnesses due to the 1945 atomic bombings and have lost lawsuits against the state for compensation cleared the House of Representatives' Health, Labor and Welfare Committee on Tuesday.

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Nguyen Thi Doan urges ASEAN parliamentarians to cooperate on gender issues

December 1, 2009 2:33 pm· Comments Off on Nguyen Thi Doan urges ASEAN parliamentarians to cooperate on gender issues 

HANOI, Dec. 1 -– Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan has urged parliamentarians from ASEAN countries to cooperate on a closer basis to promote gender issues as part of national programs.

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