(Update) Usec. Ebarle thanks NBI, Police for Ivler

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm· Comments Off on (Update) Usec. Ebarle thanks NBI, Police for Ivler 

MANILA, JAN. 18 –- Presidential Chief of Staff Undersecretary Renato Ebarle Sr. on Monday thanked the law enforcement authorities for the successful arrest of road rage suspect Jason Ivler who is accused of shooting to death his son, Renato Jr. during a traffic altercation in Quezon City late last year.

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PGMA has the prerogative to appoint next SC Chief Justice — Gonzalez

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm· Comments Off on PGMA has the prerogative to appoint next SC Chief Justice — Gonzalez 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Jan. 18 — Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Raul M. Gonzalez Sr. said on Monday President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can appoint the replacement or successor of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Reynato Puno who will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 on May 17, 2010.

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(Metro News) 13 new footbridges soon to rise in Metro Manila

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 13 new footbridges soon to rise in Metro Manila 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday said that 13 more footbridges are soon to rise along busy thoroughfares that will prioritize their completion to further minimize traffic incidents in accident-prone areas of the metropolis.

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Ivler's mother liable for harboring a fugitive — Gonzalez

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm· Comments Off on Ivler's mother liable for harboring a fugitive — Gonzalez 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Raul M. Gonzalez, Sr. on Monday said that the mother of Jason Ivler Aguilar can be criminally charged for harboring a fugitive of the law.

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New school buildings are built to withstand quakes — DepEd

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm· Comments Off on New school buildings are built to withstand quakes — DepEd 

By Hannibal C. Talete

MANILA, Jan. 18 -– Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) director Teresita Domalanta on Monday assured that newly-built school buildings in Metro Manila were constructed to withstand earthquakes even as strong as the temblor which recently devastated a large portion of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince.

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Legarda outlines urgent measures to reduce disaster risk

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm· 4 Comments 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 18 — Senator Loren Legarda stressed on Monday that early preparation is the best solution to natural calamities, outlining urgent measures and policy reforms to reduce disaster risk.

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Checkpoints boost anti-crime and gun control campaign

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm· Comments Off on Checkpoints boost anti-crime and gun control campaign 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — Aside from gun ban violators, Commission on Election (Comelec) checkpoints manned by Philippine national Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) security forces have also netted wanted persons, criminal elements and communist insurgents a week since these Comelec-supervised checkpoints were put up across the country.

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PNP contingent to Haiti actively involved in humanitarian missions in Port au Prince

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm· Comments Off on PNP contingent to Haiti actively involved in humanitarian missions in Port au Prince 

MANILA, Jan. 18 – The 15-man Philippine National Police (PNP) contingent to Haiti continuously extends helping hands to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Port au Prince last week.

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6 people injured after jumping from stalled boat off Batanes

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm· Comments Off on 6 people injured after jumping from stalled boat off Batanes 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — Six people were injured after jumping from a stalled motor boat along the waters off Batanes province Monday morning, a ranking police official said.

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Bicol, CV, ARMM post lowest average residential construction costing

January 18, 2010 2:23 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 18 – Region 5, Region 7 and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) registered the lowest average cost per square meter of new private residential construction projects during 2009’s third quarter in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, respectively.

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