Villanueva welcomes Comelec move allowing Erap to run in May polls

January 20, 2010 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Villanueva welcomes Comelec move allowing Erap to run in May polls 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, January 20 — Bangon Pilipinas standard-bearer Bro. Eddie Villanueva on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to allow former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada (Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino) to run in the May 10, 2010 elections.

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Pimentel denies coup plot against Enrile; defends Villar

January 20, 2010 10:46 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 20 -– Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. on Wednesday denied reports that the minority senators initiated coup plot to oust Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to prevent the presentation a report on the C-5 road extension controversy involving Senator Manny Villar in the plenary.

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Ivler on the way to recovery

January 20, 2010 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Ivler on the way to recovery 

MANILA, Jan. 20 – Road rage killing suspect Jason Ivler’s health condition is improving, his attending physician at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC) said Wednesday afternoon.

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Diplomatic corps supports PGMA’s peace initiatives

January 20, 2010 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Diplomatic corps supports PGMA’s peace initiatives 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — Members of the diplomatic corps, led by its dean, Papal Nuncio Edward Joseph Adams, Wednesday pledged support for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s efforts to achieve peace for the common good.

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Lives of Filipinos improved under my watch -– PGMA

January 20, 2010 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Lives of Filipinos improved under my watch -– PGMA 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Wednesday the lives of Filipinos have improved during her nine-year administration.

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PGMA approves promotion of 17 PNP officials

January 20, 2010 10:46 pm· Comments Off on PGMA approves promotion of 17 PNP officials 

MANILA, Jan. 20 –- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has approved the promotion to the next higher rank of 17 officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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Enrile confident of majority support amid move to unseat him

January 20, 2010 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Enrile confident of majority support amid move to unseat him 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 20 –- Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said on Wednesday that majority of the senators assured him of their solid support amid ouster move believed to have been ignited by the release of a report on the C-5 road extension project involving Sen. Manny Villar.

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Masbate now under close police watch, says Verzosa

January 20, 2010 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Masbate now under close police watch, says Verzosa 

MANILA, Jan. 20 –- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Jesus Verzosa on Wednesday placed Masbate under special police watch until the end of the election period to ensure honest, peaceful and orderly elections in the island province where election-related violence were recorded during the previous polls.

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Solons propose extension of their term until new lawmakers assume post

January 20, 2010 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Solons propose extension of their term until new lawmakers assume post 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 20 — Three members of the House of Representatives filed a bill extending for a maximum of six months the term of office of incumbent members of both Chambers of Congress.

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Villar ready to answer committee report on C-5 road controversy

January 20, 2010 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Villar ready to answer committee report on C-5 road controversy 

MANILA, Jan. 20 –- Senator Manny Villar expressed on Wednesday his readiness to answer the report of the Senate committee of the whole that investigated his involvement in the controversial C-5 road extension project.

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