Senate set to ratify 2010 national budget on Friday

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Senate set to ratify 2010 national budget on Friday 

MANILA, Dec. 17 – The Senate is set to hold session on Friday to ratify the bicameral conference committee report of the proposed P1.5-trillion national budget for next year.

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Comelec denies with finality Ang Ladlad's petition to join next year's party-list polls

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Comelec denies with finality Ang Ladlad's petition to join next year's party-list polls 

MANILA, Dec. 17 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has denied with finality the petition of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) group called "Ang Ladlad," seeking to participate in the party-list elections next year.

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Govt forces recapture another Basilan jail escapee

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Govt forces recapture another Basilan jail escapee 

MANILA, Dec. 17 – An Abu Sayyaf, who bolted the Basilan Provincial Jail, was recaptured Wednesday night, a police official said.

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AFP declares Romblon insurgency free

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on AFP declares Romblon insurgency free 

MANILA, Dec. 17 – The provincial government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Thursday declared the whole province of Romblon, including its group of islands, as “insurgency free.”

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10 running for QC Mayor in 2010 elections

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on 10 running for QC Mayor in 2010 elections 

MANILA, Dec. 17 -– A total of 10 candidates, two from Novaliches district, are vying for Quezon City’s mayoral post while nine prospects are contesting the vice-mayoralty position in the May 2010 national elections.

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(Metro News) QC officials sees need for stronger bond with LGUs in fight vs crime

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC officials sees need for stronger bond with LGUs in fight vs crime 

MANILA, Dec. 17 – Quezon City officials on Thursday said there is a need for a strong tactical bond between the local government units (LGUs) and the national government in averting criminality in depressed areas of Metro Manila.

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DOJ expects 200 respondents in rebellion raps' preliminary probe vs Ampatuans Friday

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on DOJ expects 200 respondents in rebellion raps' preliminary probe vs Ampatuans Friday 

By Perfecto G. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Dec. 17 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Chief State Prosecutor Richard Fadullon on Thursday announced that the hearing for preliminary investigation in connection with the rebellion charges against the prominent members of the Ampatuan family and several others will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the DOJ Multi-Purpose Hall.

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(Metro News) 2 hurt, 500 families lose homes in Novaliches, QC fire

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 2 hurt, 500 families lose homes in Novaliches, QC fire 

MANILA, Dec. 17 – Two persons were hurt and close to 200 families lost their houses on Thursday afternoon when a fire of still undetermined origin hit an informal settlers' area near the Commonwealth Market in Barangay Batasan Hills in Novaliches, Quezon City.

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(Metro News) Reward for QC road rage suspect raised to P1-M

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Reward for QC road rage suspect raised to P1-M 

MANILA, Dec. 17 -– The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said on Thursday the reward for any information that would lead to the immediate arrest of Quezon City road rage suspect Jason Ivler has been raised to P1 million.

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Aquino-Galman murder convicts appeal for absolute pardon

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Aquino-Galman murder convicts appeal for absolute pardon 

MANILA, Dec. 17 – The families of the 12 convicted soldiers in the Aquino-Galman double murder case have asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to grant absolute pardon on them.

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