Laguna officials, Bulacan NGOs back ‘Gibo'

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Laguna officials, Bulacan NGOs back ‘Gibo' 

MANILA, Dec. 26 –After getting significant support from the officials and citizens of Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan, Tuguegarao, Abra, key officials from Laguna, led by Gov. Teresita “Ningning” Lazaro, this time expressed their commitment to support Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard bearer Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. this coming May 2010 presidential election.

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Cabinet meeting to discuss P1-B drug haul in Aurora, Samar

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Cabinet meeting to discuss P1-B drug haul in Aurora, Samar 

MANILA, Dec. 26 — The Cabinet meeting on Thursday in Baguio will discuss the recent drug haul in Samar and Aurora worth more than P1 billion.

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PGMA is on top of Albay situation –Palace

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on PGMA is on top of Albay situation –Palace 

MANILA, Dec. 26 –Malacañang on Saturday said President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is closely monitoring and “is on top of preparations for the eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay.”

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Only lasting peace can bring progress, Bello says

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Only lasting peace can bring progress, Bello says 

MANILA, Dec. 26 — Malacanang on Saturday said that while the suspension of offensive military operations (SOMO) has been unilaterally declared by government and reciprocated by the left, "still there is no substitute for lasting peace to bring prosperity to our country."

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SC Justice Perez "very capable," says Palace

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on SC Justice Perez "very capable," says Palace 

MANILA, Dec. 26 — Cabinet Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Saturday praised the appointment of Court Administrator Jose Perez as Supreme Court Associate Justice, taking the post vacated by Senior Associate Justice Leonardo Quisumbing last Nov. 26.

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PGMA orders probe of Cavite sea tragedy

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders probe of Cavite sea tragedy 

MANILA, Dec. 26 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered a thorough investigation on the sea accident involving a passenger ferry and a fishing vessel on Christmas Eve off Cavite near Limbones Island.

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DBM vows to get funds for Filipino WWII vets' benefits

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on DBM vows to get funds for Filipino WWII vets' benefits 

MANILA, Dec. 26 — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) vows to secure the release of some arrears due to Filipino World War II (WWII) veterans.

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Search for missing ferry passengers widened to the South Sea China — PCG

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Search for missing ferry passengers widened to the South Sea China — PCG 

MANILA, Dec. 26 — Despite dimming hopes of finding survivors among the missing passengers of the sunken "M/V Catalyn B," the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has said its search and rescue (SAR) operation is continuing and now covers a wider area of the South China Sea.

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PGMA to spend holidays in The Mansion

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to spend holidays in The Mansion 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 26 —President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is now in this city to spend the holidays in The Mansion House for the last time as President of the country.

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Kalayaan sa Barangay Program serves more than 800 villages

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Kalayaan sa Barangay Program serves more than 800 villages 

MANILA, Dec. 26 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Kalayaan sa Barangay Program (KBP) has undertaken nearly 2,000 projects benefiting more than 800 barangays in various parts of the country.

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