CSC’s tv program gets award

December 11, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on CSC’s tv program gets award 

MANILA, Dec. 11 – Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Friday said its Republic Service (RSTV), the television program jointly produced by CSC and state-run National Broadcasting Network (NBN)-4, received the Anak TV Seal Award, cementing its status as a child-friendly program.

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Zubiri assures passage of P1.5-T national budget before Christmas break

December 11, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on Zubiri assures passage of P1.5-T national budget before Christmas break 

MANILA, Dec. 11 -– Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri assured on Friday that the Senate will be able to pass proposed P1.5 trillion national budget before the Christmas break next week.

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Gordon wants immediate passage of early voting bill to allow advanced elections in Maguindanao, other areas of concern

December 11, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on Gordon wants immediate passage of early voting bill to allow advanced elections in Maguindanao, other areas of concern 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 11 — Senator Richard Gordon on Friday pushed for the immediate passage of the early voting bill to pave way for advanced elections in areas of concern, particularly in Maguindanao.

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DFA debunks reported execution of Filipino couple in Saudi

December 11, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on DFA debunks reported execution of Filipino couple in Saudi 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 11 — The reported execution Friday of a Saudi Arabia-based Filipino couple for killing their housemaid two years ago “is unlikely at this time,” Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Eduardo Malaya said this afternoon.

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PNP: Families of massacre victims, witnesses assured of protection

December 11, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on PNP: Families of massacre victims, witnesses assured of protection 

MANILA, Dec. 11 –The Philippine National Police assures the families of victims of and witnesses in the Ampatuan massacre of police protection.

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(Metro News) Police arrest woman for killing husband over unpaid bills

December 11, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Police arrest woman for killing husband over unpaid bills 

MANILA, Dec. 11 – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Friday arrested 43-year-old woman a day after she stabbed and killed her husband in Quezon City following a fight over unpaid electricity bills.

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(Metro News) Belmonte orders strict gun control in QC

December 11, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Belmonte orders strict gun control in QC 

MANILA, Dec. 11 — Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Friday ordered the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) to further intensify the campaign against loose firearms in three barangays (villages) in the city where a big number of homicide cases had been reported in the past month.

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RP expects to conclude up to US$ 500-M MCC Grant in 2010, says Romulo

December 11, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on RP expects to conclude up to US$ 500-M MCC Grant in 2010, says Romulo 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 11 — Within its category, the Philippines has fulfilled its commitments with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) according to set procedures and timelines and could thus conclude a Compact Agreement with the MCC in March 2010, this was stressed on Friday by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto G. Romulo.

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(Metro News) Shoppers warned against cheap, expired goods

December 11, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Shoppers warned against cheap, expired goods 

MANILA, Dec. 11 –Authorities on Friday warned shoppers and bargain hunters against expired goods which they say have proliferated in several public markets in Manila.

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Gov’t confident of decisions in favor of martial law

December 11, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t confident of decisions in favor of martial law 

MANILA, Dec. 11 — Press Secretary Cerge Remonde on Friday expressed confidence that Congress and the Supreme Court will uphold the right of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to declare martial law in Maguindanao.

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