No legal impediment in PGMA's running for Congress — SC

February 23, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on No legal impediment in PGMA's running for Congress — SC 

MANILA, Feb. 23 – There is no more legal impediment in President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's candidacy as representative in the second district of Pampanga, her home province.

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PNP exceeds target set by PGMA in campaign vs. loose firearms

February 23, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on PNP exceeds target set by PGMA in campaign vs. loose firearms 

MANILA, February 23 –- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has exceeded the target set by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the police organization to account three percent monthly of the estimated 1.1 million loose firearms throughout the country.

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(Metro News) Asistio can still run for Caloocan mayor — SC

February 23, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Asistio can still run for Caloocan mayor — SC 

MANILA, Feb. 23 – The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued a "status quo order" paving the way for the candidacy for mayor of former Caloocan City Rep. Luis "Baby" Asistio.

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Comelec to use black ballot boxes in the May polls

February 23, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to use black ballot boxes in the May polls 

MANILA, Feb. 23 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday said it will be using black ballot box in the May 10 national and local polls.

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Composers seeks NBI probe into anomalous P8.5-M FILSCAP fund disbursements

February 23, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on Composers seeks NBI probe into anomalous P8.5-M FILSCAP fund disbursements 

MANILA, Feb. 23 –Several composers are seeking for an investigation into the alleged irregular disbursement of P8.5 million funds of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Inc. (FILSCAP), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Tuesday.

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Thousands benefit from Pacific Angel exercise with US

February 23, 2010 10:31 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — Thousands of Laoag City residents benefited from the just-concluded Pacific Angel humanitarian mission, Philippine Air Force mission commander Colonel Ernesto Fonbuena reported.

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Firearms industry backs PNP gun control program

February 23, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on Firearms industry backs PNP gun control program 

MANILA, Feb. 23 – Major stakeholders in the firearms industry on Tuesday signed a manifesto of support to the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) National Firearms Control Program (NFCP) and the pursuit for amendments to the Firearms Control Law.

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Lawmaker urges LGUs to step up efforts vs El Nino

February 23, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on Lawmaker urges LGUs to step up efforts vs El Nino 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — House Deputy Majority Leader and Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara on Tuesday called on local government officials to immediately step up efforts and set aside all the needed funds and material resources to mitigate the effects of a long dry spell brought about by the El Nino phenomenon.

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RP, France sign first AFD financing agreement for Euro150-M

February 23, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on RP, France sign first AFD financing agreement for Euro150-M 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Feb. 23 — The Philippine Government has signed an agreement with the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) for a program on local government financing and budget reform valued at Euro150 million, the French embassy in Manila announced on Tuesday.

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People Power revisited on Feb. 25

February 23, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on People Power revisited on Feb. 25 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — The 24th anniversary of the People Power of 1986, which toppled the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos through a series of nonviolent and prayerful mass demonstrations, will be commemorated on February 25, 2010 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

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