RP mission to Haiti calls on PGMA

January 25, 2010 10:55 pm· 2 Comments 

MANILA, Jan. 25 — The Philippine medical team that will conduct a humanitarian mission in Haiti called on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacañang Monday afternoon before its scheduled flight this evening to the earthquake-ravaged country.

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Three most senior SC members decline nomination to chief justice post –Devanadera

January 25, 2010 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Three most senior SC members decline nomination to chief justice post –Devanadera 

MANILA, Jan. 25 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Agnes Devanadera, a member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), on Monday said that by tradition, the five most senior members of the Supreme Court (SC) are considered as applicants or nominees to the post of Chief Justice.

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Comelec to implement manual polls as back up plan should automation fails

January 25, 2010 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to implement manual polls as back up plan should automation fails 

MANILA, Jan. 25 — In response to a statement of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to have a back-up plan in the event the automated election system (AES) fails, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Melo said they will implement manual elections in case the automation process will not push through.

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3 Filipino students to join International Mathematical Olympiad in Kazakhstan

January 25, 2010 10:55 pm· Comments Off on 3 Filipino students to join International Mathematical Olympiad in Kazakhstan 

MANILA, Jan. 25 — Three young math wizards will be sent to Kazakhstan to wave the Philippine flag and compete at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

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RP's biggest gathering of priest on

January 25, 2010 10:55 pm· Comments Off on RP's biggest gathering of priest on 

MANILA, Jan. 25 – More than 5,000 priests attended the start of the five-day Second National Congress of the Clergy (NCC2) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, Monday morning.

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File raps against me in court, Gibo dares Ampatuan lawyer

January 25, 2010 10:55 pm· Comments Off on File raps against me in court, Gibo dares Ampatuan lawyer 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 25 — Former Defense Secretary and Lakas-Kampi-CMD (Christian, Muslim, Democrats) standard-bearer Gilberto "Gibo" Teodoro Jr. has challenged the lawyer of the powerful Ampatuan clan in Maguindanao to file charges against him in court in connection with the reported proliferation of high-powered illegal firearms in Maguindanao province.

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PGMA names Saludo Deputy Spokesperson

January 25, 2010 10:55 pm· Comments Off on PGMA names Saludo Deputy Spokesperson 

MANILA, Jan. 25 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has named National Reconstruction Commission Chairman Ricardo Saludo deputy spokesperson.

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Palace urges voters to consult conscience

January 25, 2010 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Palace urges voters to consult conscience 

MANILA, Jan. 25 — Malacanang Monday urged the electorate to vote wisely in the coming elections, saying the fate of future generations rests on the decision that will be made by Filipinos in May.

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CHED to HEIs: Allow students with delinquent accounts to take exams

January 25, 2010 10:55 pm· 1 Comment 

By Hannibal C. Talete

MANILA, Jan. 25 — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) issued a memorandum on Monday directing colleges and universities to allow students with “delinquent accounts” to take school examinations.

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Enrile presents committee of the whole report on C-5 road project

January 25, 2010 10:55 pm· 1 Comment 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 25 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile finally presented on Monday at the Senate plenary the report of the committee of the whole which investigated the alleged unethical conduct of senator Manny Villar for using his power to influence public officials in relocating the C-5 road extension project.

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