39 hurt in EDSA bus crash

December 21, 2009 11:05 pm· Comments Off on 39 hurt in EDSA bus crash 

MANILA, Dec. 21 -– Thirty-nine people were hurt when a bus crashed onto the post of a shopping mall in Quezon City on Monday, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said.

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Shell, PTT slash diesel, gasoline prices

December 21, 2009 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Shell, PTT slash diesel, gasoline prices 

By Marie S. Neri

MANILA, Dec. 21 -Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. (PSPC) and Thailand-based PTT Philippines will cut prices of their diesel and gasoline products by midnight tonight .

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Judge Reyes will still be provided with security –SC

December 21, 2009 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Judge Reyes will still be provided with security –SC 

MANILA, Dec. 21 – Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 221 Presiding Judge Jocelyn Reyes will still have to be provided with security even if she refused to.

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(Metro News) QC gov’t warns Internet shops with access to porn sites

December 21, 2009 11:05 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC gov’t warns Internet shops with access to porn sites 

MANILA, Dec. 21 – Quezon City officials on Monday warned Internet shops in the city to shut down their access to pornographic sites because it is damaging the morals of the youth.

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GRP, MILF set to finalize draft of new ARMM Organic Act in Libya next month

December 21, 2009 11:05 pm· Comments Off on GRP, MILF set to finalize draft of new ARMM Organic Act in Libya next month 

MANILA, Dec. 21 – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) said on Monday that the next talks about the observer status of the Philippines in the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) was tentatively set for Jan. 11-15 in Tripoli, Libya.

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Palace says 2010 budget to ensure completion of gov't projects

December 21, 2009 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Palace says 2010 budget to ensure completion of gov't projects 

MANILA, Dec. 21 – Malacañang cited on Sunday the vigorous support given by Congress to the P1.5406 trillion proposed national budget for 2010, saying it augurs well for the realization of its high priority programs and projects set in motion under the Arroyo administration.

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Despite CEDAW, women still discriminated in U.N. countries

December 21, 2009 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Despite CEDAW, women still discriminated in U.N. countries 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 21 — A high-ranking female official of the European Commission (EC) has accused member-states of the United Nations that have ratified the benchmark-setting Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) “of continuing to maintain legislation that discriminates against women.”

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Gordon defends ranking in latest Pulse Asia survey

December 21, 2009 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Gordon defends ranking in latest Pulse Asia survey 

MANILA, Dec. 21 –Presidential candidate Richard Gordon of Bagumbayan Party has defended his ranking in the latest survey by independent pollster Pulse Asia on Monday, saying it favored those who announced their candidacy much earlier.

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PCG, Somalia officials bring cooperation to next level to address sea piracy in Somalia

December 21, 2009 11:05 pm· Comments Off on PCG, Somalia officials bring cooperation to next level to address sea piracy in Somalia 

MANILA, Dec. 21 – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Somalia officials started to jointly work to address the menace of sea piracy that affects Somalian and Filipino seafarers.

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Serge Osmeña joins UNO senatorial slate

December 21, 2009 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Serge Osmeña joins UNO senatorial slate 

MANILA, Dec. 21 — Former senator Sergio "Serge" Osmeña III has joined the senatorial lineup of the United Opposition (UNO) as a guest candidate.

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