PNP elated over decreasing number of men in uniform violating gun ban

February 15, 2010 11:09 pm· Comments Off on PNP elated over decreasing number of men in uniform violating gun ban 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) high command on Monday expressed elation over the decreasing number of members of the government’s uniformed services found violating the Commission on Elections (Comelec) imposed total gun ban.

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PGMA's Super Regions tour shifts to Mindanao

February 15, 2010 11:09 pm· Comments Off on PGMA's Super Regions tour shifts to Mindanao 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo flies on Tuesday to Mindanao for the third leg of her Super Regions tour, beginning with on-site inspection of an ongoing upgrading of the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road.

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'It's up to celebrities to decide on whether they will resign or take a leave of absence' — Comelec

February 15, 2010 11:09 pm· Comments Off on 'It's up to celebrities to decide on whether they will resign or take a leave of absence' — Comelec 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Feb. 15 – After weighing the pros and cons on implementing the provision of the Fair Elections Act on celebrity endorsers, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday it is leaving the decision to television personalities if they want to resign or take a leave of absence while endorsing their favored political candidates in the May 10 elections.

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PGMA orders continuing English proficiency training for teachers

February 15, 2010 11:09 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders continuing English proficiency training for teachers 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has ordered the Department of Education (DepEd) to ensure sustained training for improving English proficiency of public school teachers nationwide.

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SC rules Bautista can't hold DOTC, Marina posts simultaneously

February 15, 2010 11:09 pm· Comments Off on SC rules Bautista can't hold DOTC, Marina posts simultaneously 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Undersecretary Maria Elena Bautista can not head the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) as officer-in-charge (OIC), the Supreme Court (SC) ruled on Monday.

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Comelec gives Mendoza and Pagdanganan five days to file their memorandum

February 15, 2010 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Comelec gives Mendoza and Pagdanganan five days to file their memorandum 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc has given Bulacan Governor Joselito Mendoza and his rival Roberto Pagdanganan five days to file their respective memorandum after which the election protest case will be considered submitted for resolution.

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LTFRB chief asks taxi riders to demand receipts from cabbies

February 15, 2010 11:09 pm· Comments Off on LTFRB chief asks taxi riders to demand receipts from cabbies 

MANILA, Feb. 15 The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday urged taxi riders to demand receipts from cabbies when riding on cabs in Metro Manila and elsewhere.

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AFP presents 'Morong 43' before CA

February 15, 2010 11:09 pm· Comments Off on AFP presents 'Morong 43' before CA 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Feb. 15 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) presented before the Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday the so-called "Morong 43" or health workers who were arrested last February 6 in Morong, Rizal on suspicion they were communist rebels.

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Comelec completes printing of ARMM ballots

February 15, 2010 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Comelec completes printing of ARMM ballots 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – The printing of the more than 1.8 million ballots for voters in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were completed Monday morning, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said.

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PGMA to inaugurate Surigao Norte port

February 15, 2010 11:09 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to inaugurate Surigao Norte port 

GRANDE ISLAND, Surigao del Norte, Feb. 15 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inaugurate and unveil on Tuesday the marker of the Socorro Bucas feeder port in this island, a project designed to expand the market for agriculture and agri-business.

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