Sorsogon solon gets 10-year imprisonment for graft and falsification of public documents

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Sorsogon solon gets 10-year imprisonment for graft and falsification of public documents 

MANILA, March 3 — The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan imposed on Wednesday a 10-year jail sentence on Sorsogon Rep. Jose Solis after he was found guilty of graft and falsification of public documents charges.

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Quick count no longer needed in May 10 polls — Comelec

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Quick count no longer needed in May 10 polls — Comelec 

MANILA, March 3 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Wednesday that parallel quick count is no longer needed in the May 10, 2010 national and local polls.

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RP economy grows an average of 4.4% under Arroyo administration — NEDA

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on RP economy grows an average of 4.4% under Arroyo administration — NEDA 

MANILA, March 3 — The Philippine economy has expanded by an average of 4.4 percent during the Arroyo administration, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Wednesday.

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(Metro News) 12 injured in pillbox explosion in Manila

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 12 injured in pillbox explosion in Manila 

MANILA, March 3 — Twelve persons, 11 of them college students, were injured when a pillbox exploded Wednesday at noon in front of a food house in Sampaloc, Manila.

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(Metro News) Fire guts QC hardware store

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Fire guts QC hardware store 

MANILA, March 3 –- A fire hit a hardware store in Cubao, Quezon City on Wednesday afternoon, destroying property worth P2 million, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported.

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RP top priority for Korean ODA — NEDA

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on RP top priority for Korean ODA — NEDA 

MANILA, March 3 — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has said the Philippines is the top priority for the South Korean government's official development assistance (ODA) for the four-year period starting this year.

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PGMA opens RP furniture show

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on PGMA opens RP furniture show 

MANILA, March 3 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led ceremonies formally opening Manila Now 2010 – the Philippine International Furniture Show – at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Wednesday morning.

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PGMA sees stronger economy in 2010

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on PGMA sees stronger economy in 2010 

MANILA, March 3 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Wednesday the country’s economic growth will accelerate this year even as she completes all the major projects started during her nine-year term.

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Some parts of Manila, Luzon suffer one-hour brownouts

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Some parts of Manila, Luzon suffer one-hour brownouts 

MANILA, March 3 — Some areas of Metro Manila and Luzon were hit by brownouts lasting one hour due to generation deficiency at the Luzon grid after three power plants remained off line.

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DPWH cites infrastructure development in WV

March 3, 2010 10:23 pm· 1 Comment 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, March 3 — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Victor A. Domingo has lauded the field engineers, rank-and-file employees, and officials of DPWH Region 6 for helping the government attain success in implementing development infrastructure projects in Western Visayas Region.

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