Santiago ready to face lawyer seeking for her expulsion

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Santiago ready to face lawyer seeking for her expulsion 

MANILA, Jan. 26 – Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Tuesday that she is ready to face any forum after a lawyer whom she tagged as “gun-for-hire lawyer” sought for her expulsion from the Senate.

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Villar to Enrile: "I did no wrong, so why should I ask help from him?"

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Villar to Enrile: "I did no wrong, so why should I ask help from him?" 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — Senator Manny Villar said on Tuesday that he did not approach Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile for help on the C-5 road controversy.

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SC has new court administrator

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm· Comments Off on SC has new court administrator 

MANILA, Jan. 26 – The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday designated a new Chief for the Office of the Court Administrator (OCA).

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Ivler is wanted by US authorities for drug offenses –NBI

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Ivler is wanted by US authorities for drug offenses –NBI 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — Road rage murder suspect Jason Aguilar Ivler is wanted in United States (US) for his failure to appear in court to face dangerous drugs charges, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Tuesday.

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70 OFWs return home from Haiti

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm· Comments Off on 70 OFWs return home from Haiti 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — Labor Secretary Marianito D. Roque on Tuesday said the Philippine government will repatriate 70 Filipinos from Haiti, which was devastated by earthquake, in two batches this week.

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NEDA board okays 2 projects worth US$ 345M

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm· Comments Off on NEDA board okays 2 projects worth US$ 345M 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board, chaired by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, approved on Tuesday two important projects worth US$ 345 million that will further improve the lives of Filipinos.

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PGMA to inspect irrigation project in Vigan

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to inspect irrigation project in Vigan 

VIGAN, Ilocos Sur, Jan. 26 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inspect on Wednesday the P2.488-billion Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project (BPIP) here, which is expected to benefit 5,334 farm households in eight municipalities.

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NBI seizes US$ 140,000 bogus dollar bills

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 26 –Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have arrested two persons for selling counterfeit US dollars during buy-bust operation in Pasay City.

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Santiago walks out in protest of stormy debate over C-5 road controversy

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Santiago walks out in protest of stormy debate over C-5 road controversy 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 26 –- Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago walked out of the Senate plenary on Tuesday after delivering co-sponsorship speech on resolution No. 1472 in protest of the exchange of "unparliementary" words during Monday’s presentation of committee report that censured senator and presidential candidate Manny Villar for his unethical behavior in connection with the C-5 road project controversy.

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Pimentel apologizes for ‘insertion’ joke

January 26, 2010 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Pimentel apologizes for ‘insertion’ joke 

MANILA, Jan. 26 –- Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. apologized on Tuesday for his “insertion” joke at the height of a heated Senate debate on whether to adopt the committee report that censured senator Manny Villar for his unethical conduct when he influenced the realignment of the C-5 road project.

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