Nograles favors unicameral form of government

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Nograles favors unicameral form of government 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 10 — House Speaker Prospero Nograles on Thursday said the ongoing joint session of Congress discussing Proclamation 1959 which placed the province of Maguindanao under martial law, gave a glimpse of how better a unicameral form of government would be for the country.

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Palace defends martial law, allays fears of stock brokers

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 10 — Malacañang on Thursday said there is no reason for stock brokers to fear the declaration of martial law in Maguindanao, ssaying it is limited in scope and time.

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PGMA attends installation of Legazpi’s 6th Bishop

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on PGMA attends installation of Legazpi’s 6th Bishop 

LEGASPI CITY, Dec. 10 — The arrival of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the Cathedral of St. Gregory the Great in the Old Albay District caused quite a stir.

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(Another Milestone Achievement) PGMA commemorates 500,000th ICT employee milestone

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on (Another Milestone Achievement) PGMA commemorates 500,000th ICT employee milestone 

MANILA, Dec. 10 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo commemorated on Thursday another milestone achievement in her government’s advocacy to provide jobs for Filipinos with the hiring of the 500,000th employee in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

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(Metro News) Two missing in Quiapo fire

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Two missing in Quiapo fire 

MANILA, Dec. 10 –Two male children were reportedly missing when a fire hit squatters' area in Quiapo, Manila on Thursday afternoon.

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Pinoy teener is in TIME Magazines's top 10 list of heroes in 2009

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Pinoy teener is in TIME Magazines's top 10 list of heroes in 2009 

MANILA, Dec. 10 –- A Quezon City resident who sacrificed his life during the onslaught of tropical storm "Ondoy" (Ketsana) in September was named among TIME Magazine’s Top 10 heroes this year, the magazine’s publisher said on Thursday.

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Nograles seeks immediate resolution to hostage incident in Agusan del Sur

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Nograles seeks immediate resolution to hostage incident in Agusan del Sur 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 10 — Speaker Prospero Nograles on Thursday sought for the "immediate" but "peaceful" resolution of the hostage incident in a town in Agusan del Sur province.

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RP gov’t launches 'Human Rights Mainstreaming Initiatives' on Int’l Human Rights Day

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on RP gov’t launches 'Human Rights Mainstreaming Initiatives' on Int’l Human Rights Day 

MANILA, Dec. 10 —- Government today launched its “Human Right Mainstreaming Initiatives” program at a forum aimed at formulating the country’s Second National Rights Action Plan, in observance of International Human Rights Day.

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Ibrado eyes lifting of ML in Maguindanao before Christmas

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Ibrado eyes lifting of ML in Maguindanao before Christmas 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 10 — Armed Forces chief of staff Lt. Gen. Victor Ibrado on Thursday evening said there is a "good possibility" that he would recommend for the lifting of Proclamation 1959, which placed the province of Maguindanao before Christmas and New Year.

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de Lima: Protect human rights in Maguindanao despite ML

December 10, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on de Lima: Protect human rights in Maguindanao despite ML 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 10 —- Government institutions were urged on Thursday to “consciously put in place protections for human rights during martial law in Maguindanao” by Chairperson Leila de Lima of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

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