Gordon gets DBM nod to provide funds for Filipino WWII vets' pensions

December 15, 2009 10:39 pm· Comments Off on Gordon gets DBM nod to provide funds for Filipino WWII vets' pensions 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — Senator Richard Gordon got the commitment of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) that it will secure the release of some arrears due to Filipino World War II (WWII) veterans.

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NBI rules out absoption of multiple murder charges by rebellion raps against Ampatuan clan

December 15, 2009 10:39 pm· Comments Off on NBI rules out absoption of multiple murder charges by rebellion raps against Ampatuan clan 

MANILA, Dec. 15 –It is unlikely that the multiple murder charges filed against Datu Unsay town mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. and several others in connection with Nov. 23, 2009 massacre will be absorbed in the rebellion charges, an official of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Tuesday.

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Registration extension a triumph for voters

December 15, 2009 10:39 pm· Comments Off on Registration extension a triumph for voters 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — Presidential candidate Bro. Eddie Villanueva of Bangon Pilipinas party said the latest Supreme Court (SC) ruling to extend voters’ registration until January 9, 2010 is a “triumph” for the Filipino voters.

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House leader sees ratification of 2010 GAA in January

December 15, 2009 10:39 pm· Comments Off on House leader sees ratification of 2010 GAA in January 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 15 — Speaker Prospero Nograles on Tuesday said ratification of the proposed General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2010 will be done in January next year.

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SC ruling might affect election preparations — Melo

December 15, 2009 10:39 pm· Comments Off on SC ruling might affect election preparations — Melo 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Dec. 15 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said the recent order of the Supreme Court extending the voters’ registration might affect its preparation for the forthcoming May 2010 polls.

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Fire hits shantytown in New Manila, QC

December 15, 2009 10:39 pm· Comments Off on Fire hits shantytown in New Manila, QC 

MANILA, Dec. 15 – A row of houses was destroyed by a fire which is now raging in New Manila, Quezon City on Tuesday night.

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House to pursue Charter change to clarify Martial Law

December 15, 2009 10:39 pm· Comments Off on House to pursue Charter change to clarify Martial Law 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 15 — A lawmaker on Tuesday said the House of Representatives may push for Charter change next year.

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Govt troops kill nine NPA rebels in Bukidnon clash

December 15, 2009 10:39 pm· Comments Off on Govt troops kill nine NPA rebels in Bukidnon clash 

MANILA, Dec. 15 – Government forces scored a big blow against the communist New People’s Army (NPA) after killing nine insurgents in a series of clashes in Valencia City in Bukidnon on Tuesday afternoon, military authorities said.

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PGMA gets update on US$ 250-M Clean Technology grant

December 15, 2009 10:39 pm· Comments Off on PGMA gets update on US$ 250-M Clean Technology grant 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday was briefed on the $ 250- million Clean Technology Fund to be given by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB) to help the country mitigate the impact of climate change.

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Int’l dev’t projects in Maguindanao will resume soon –Palace

December 15, 2009 10:39 pm· Comments Off on Int’l dev’t projects in Maguindanao will resume soon –Palace 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — Malacanang expressed confidence on Tuesday that foreign-funded development projects in Maguindanao will resume before the year ends to help government address poverty and lack of education.

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