School opening in September opposed

December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday said majority of Filipinos still prefer that schools open in June rather than moving it to September as proposed by some sectors.

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DepEd closely monitors restive Mt. Mayon

December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off 

By Hannibal C. Talete

MANILA, Dec. 22 –Education Secretary Jesli Lapus on Tuesday said that he has ordered the regional office in Bicol to closely monitor the restive Mayon Volcano to ensure that there are no major disruptions when classes resume after the holiday break.

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Palace urges Filipinos to help Albay evacuees

December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Dec. 22 –Malacanang on Tuesday appealed for help for the thousands of Albay residents crammed into evacuation centers as Mayon Volcano continued to show signs of imminent eruption.

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Lakas-Kampi’s Teodoro still the man to beat — Palace

December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — Malacanang on Tuesday expressed confidence the administration’s Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard bearer will win next year’s presidential election despite placing third in the latest Pulse Asia survey.

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Olivar assures speedy prosecution of Maguindanao massacre suspects

December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is exerting all efforts to ensure an impartial and speedy prosecution of the suspects in the massacre of 57 people in Maguindanao last Nov. 23.

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PGMA to give last speech as Commander in Chief

December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will deliver her last keynote address as Commander-In-Chief on Christmas eve, Thursday, at the 74th anniversary celebration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Aguinaldo.

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Comelec renews call for lawmakers to pass a bill to allow early ARMM polls

December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Dec. 22 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) renewed calls for members of Congress and Senate to pass a that will allow the conduct of early elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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Journalist-victims of Maguindanao massacre honored in Press Congress memorial mass

December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Dec. 22 – Journalist-victims of the gruesome late November Maguindanao massacre in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao were honored in a special memorial mass that highlighted the recently concluded 14th National Press Congress held at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

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Mindanao solon bats for protection of journalists

December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 22 — A Mindanao lawmaker has called on the government to draw up measures to protect the rights and lives of media practitioners in the country.

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DPWH completes maintenance works along vital road network in Bicol region

December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off 

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, Dec. 22 — To assure the immediate delivery of relief goods and massive evacuation efforts in case the Mayon Volcano erupted, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the completion of maintenance activities along Maharlika and Andaya Highway in Bicol Region.

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