Comelec to set up special polling places for inmates to be able to participate in the May polls

March 4, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to set up special polling places for inmates to be able to participate in the May polls 

MANILA, March 4 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be setting up special polling precincts in detention cells nationwide to enable inmates to participate in the May 10 polls.

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(Metro News) P1-M worth of merchandise lost in Binondo fire

March 4, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) P1-M worth of merchandise lost in Binondo fire 

MANILA, March 4 — Some P1 million worth of merchandise was destroyed when a fire of still undetermined origin hit a commercial-residential building in Binondo, Manila on Thursday morning.

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Comelec to meet with PPCRV next week on poll-related issues

March 4, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to meet with PPCRV next week on poll-related issues 

MANILA, March 4 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be meeting with the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and other organizations next week to discuss and find solution to the election-related issues they have presented to the commission.

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(Metro News) Murder suspect nabbed in Antipolo City

March 4, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Murder suspect nabbed in Antipolo City 

MANILA, March 4 – Police authorities on Wednesday nabbed a murder suspect during an operation in Rizal province, a ranking police official said on Thursday.

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SC junks criminal raps vs. Davide, Martinez

March 4, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on SC junks criminal raps vs. Davide, Martinez 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, March 4 — The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the criminal complaint filed against retired Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. and retired Associate Justice Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez in connection with a decision on a land dispute in Quezon City.

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PNP-CIDG files criminal raps vs. 3 suspected terrorists

March 4, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on PNP-CIDG files criminal raps vs. 3 suspected terrorists 

MANILA, March 4 – The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal charges for illegal possession of explosives and ammunitions against three suspected members of an international terrorist group.

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Two more hydro power plants down; brownouts in Luzon, Mindanao prolonged, widened

March 4, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Two more hydro power plants down; brownouts in Luzon, Mindanao prolonged, widened 

By Marie S. Neri

MANILA, March 4 —Power supply situation in Luzon and Mindanao slide down further after more power plants went off line due to low water elevation as a result of the El Nino dry spell.

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UK launches new action plan on migration

March 4, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on UK launches new action plan on migration 

MANILA, March 4 – Filipino skilled workers in the United Kingdom, who are applying for UK citizenship, may be allowed to return to their home countries for a period of time without interfering with their path to citizenship, if the UK government will implement an action plan for its migration policies.

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PGMA open to moves to declare power crisis in Mindanao — Saludo

March 4, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on PGMA open to moves to declare power crisis in Mindanao — Saludo 

MANILA, March 4 — Presidential deputy spokesman Ricardo Saludo said on Thursday that in view of the worsening power situation in Mindanao, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has accepted recommendations to declare a power crisis situation in Mindanao to enable her to set in place, upon congressional approval, additional power generating capacity in the region.

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(Power Update) Luzon power supply remains ‘unpredictable’

March 4, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on (Power Update) Luzon power supply remains ‘unpredictable’ 

MANILA, March 4 — Despite the reconnection of some plants in the Luzon grid, the power supply situation in Metro Manila and some parts of Luzon will continue to be unpredictable.

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