Tatad proposes three-pronged strategy to boost automated polls' success

January 31, 2010 12:24 am· Comments Off on Tatad proposes three-pronged strategy to boost automated polls' success 

MANILA, Jan. 30 -– A senatorial candidate and former legislator proposes three-pronged measure to ensure the success of the May 10 elections this year.

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Multi-sectoral groups sign covenant for honest, orderly and peaceful May elections

January 31, 2010 12:24 am· Comments Off on Multi-sectoral groups sign covenant for honest, orderly and peaceful May elections 

MANILA, Jan. 30 –A multi-sectoral covenant for honest, orderly and peaceful elections in May was forged on Saturday among police, military, clergy and youth.

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Verzosa sends police gunban violators to reform school

January 31, 2010 12:24 am· Comments Off on Verzosa sends police gunban violators to reform school 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — Police personnel arrested for violation of the Comelec-imposed gunban will undergo a special disciplinary program for errant personnel.

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Tatad cautions senators for delivering "unparliamentary language"

January 31, 2010 12:24 am· Comments Off on Tatad cautions senators for delivering "unparliamentary language" 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Jan. 30 -– A 2010 senatorial candidate and former legislator is cautioning against continuing unparliamentary language and behavior in the Senate, noting such lowers the chamber’s stature and generates more calls to abolish it.

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Police arrest 18 more members of private armies

January 31, 2010 12:24 am· Comments Off on Police arrest 18 more members of private armies 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — Police arrested 18 suspected members of Partisan Armed Groups (PAGs)in separate operations in Masbate and Laguna.

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PGMA turns over charcoal briquetting machines to 6 towns in Pampanga

January 31, 2010 12:24 am· Comments Off on PGMA turns over charcoal briquetting machines to 6 towns in Pampanga 

LUBAO, Pampanga, Jan. 30 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Saturday turned over charcoal briquetting machines to six municipalities here as part of her climate change advocacy.

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NFA impounds rice imports from Vietnam

January 31, 2010 12:24 am· Comments Off on NFA impounds rice imports from Vietnam 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 30 — The National Food Authority (NFA) has immediately sealed off the 20,000 bags of rice previously unloaded from MV Trai Thien 66 to pave the way for an investigation on the reported findings of ammonium sulfate mixed with the rice shipments from Vietnam.

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PAF looks at cause of plane mishap—Palace

January 31, 2010 12:24 am· Comments Off on PAF looks at cause of plane mishap—Palace 

MANILA, Jan. 30 – Malacañang on Saturday said the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is now working at ways to prevent a repeat of another plane crash because “our priority is to ensure the safety of our airmen.”

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MILF peace pact might require amendment to ARMM Organic Act — Nograles

January 31, 2010 12:24 am· 2 Comments 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 30 -Speaker Prospero Nograles on Saturday said that Congress might need to amend the existing Organic Act of the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), or create an entirely new law on Muslim Mindanao, to ensure the success of the peace talks.

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RP, MILF to resume talks on Feb. 18

January 31, 2010 12:24 am· Comments Off on RP, MILF to resume talks on Feb. 18 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — Negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will resume in Kuala Lumpur on February 18.

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