VP bet Edu banking on “image model” reputation

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on VP bet Edu banking on “image model” reputation 

MANILA, Dec. 26 —Lakas-Kampi-CMD vice-presidential bet Edu Manzano is counting on his reputation as a “trusted product endorser” to buttress his vice presidential bid.

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Basilan school official freed by kidnappers

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Basilan school official freed by kidnappers 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 25 — A school official who was kidnapped in the island province of Basilan more than two weeks ago by unidentified gunmen was freed on Christmas Eve, authorities reported on Friday.

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ABS-CBN’s Charo Santos-Concio leads Christmas gift-giving in Calauan, Laguna

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on ABS-CBN’s Charo Santos-Concio leads Christmas gift-giving in Calauan, Laguna 

CALAUAN, Laguna, Dec. 25 — ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio led a gift-giving and feeding project for poor families in Barangay Dayap, Calauan, Laguna on Christmas Day.

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SC decision favoring cityhood of 16 towns hailed

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on SC decision favoring cityhood of 16 towns hailed 

BATAC, Ilocos Norte, Dec. 26 — Local officials of Batac in Ilocos Norte and Tabuk in Kalinga have hailed the recent decision of the Supreme Court declaring the constitutionality of the cityhood laws that converted their municipalities and 14 others into cities.

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15 injured in 7-vehicle smash-up along SLEX

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on 15 injured in 7-vehicle smash-up along SLEX 

MANILA, Dec. 26 – At least 10 persons were injured in a seven-vehicle collision at the southbound lane of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in Barangay Mamplasan, Binan Laguna on Saturday afternoon.

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Reds kill 79 people in Southern Mindanao in 2009

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Reds kill 79 people in Southern Mindanao in 2009 

By Teofilo P. Garcia

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 26 — The 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army has recorded a total of 79 people killed by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels Southern Mindanao from Jan. 3 to Dec. 17 this year, a military official said.

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WMSU, Negros Navigation ink internship MOA

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on WMSU, Negros Navigation ink internship MOA 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 26 — The Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), a government-owned learning institution, has entered into an agreement with the Negros Holdings and Management Corporation (NHMC) for an on-board internship program of its students.

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CVO member nabbed after a 15-minute gunfight in Maguindanao

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on CVO member nabbed after a 15-minute gunfight in Maguindanao 

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 26 – A suspected member of the Maguindanao militia being hunted down by government forces was arrested following a brief firefight on Christmas Day, the Army here said.

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Authorities blame al-Khobar gang in North Cotabato blast

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Authorities blame al-Khobar gang in North Cotabato blast 

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 26 – Police and military authorities suspected the al-Khobar extortion gang as behind the explosion of an improvised explosive device in Carmen, North Cotabato on Christmas Day.

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Veteran journalist named to head ARMM media bureau

December 26, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Veteran journalist named to head ARMM media bureau 

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 26 – Acting Regional Governor Ansaruddin Alonto-Adiong of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has named veteran journalist Ali Macabalang as head of the region's Bureau of Public Information (BPI).

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