December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on School opening in September opposed
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.
December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on DepEd closely monitors restive Mt. Mayon
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.
December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Palace urges Filipinos to help Albay evacuees
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.
December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Lakas-Kampi’s Teodoro still the man to beat — Palace
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.
December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Olivar assures speedy prosecution of Maguindanao massacre suspects
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.
December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to give last speech as Commander in Chief
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.
December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Comelec renews call for lawmakers to pass a bill to allow early ARMM polls
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).
December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Journalist-victims of Maguindanao massacre honored in Press Congress memorial mass
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.
December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Mindanao solon bats for protection of journalists
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.
December 22, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on DPWH completes maintenance works along vital road network in Bicol region
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.