P0.7-M worth of shabu seized in Silay City airport

March 9, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on P0.7-M worth of shabu seized in Silay City airport 

MANILA, March 9 – Aviation police on Monday arrested a person who attempted to transport methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, with an estimated street value of P700,000, in a cargo aboard a domestic flight to Bacolod City.

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DepEd readies employees for automated election‏

March 9, 2010 11:16 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 9 — The Department of Education (DepEd), one of the government agencies actively involved in the May 2010 elections, conducted a voter’s education forum for employees to better appreciate election automation.

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MILF bomber nabbed in Sultan Kudarat

March 9, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on MILF bomber nabbed in Sultan Kudarat 

MANILA, March 9 –Government authorities in Sultan Kudarat have captured a rogue member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), who was suspected to be involved in at least two bomb attacks in southern Philippines.

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Gov’t operations remain stable; more new appointees

March 9, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t operations remain stable; more new appointees 

MANILA, March 9 — Press Secretary Cris Icban Jr. today assured that government operations remain on track, with the new appointees to the Cabinet providing continuity of services as they took over from those who resigned recently to seek elective positions in the May 10 elections.

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PGMA orders Cabinet to come up with quick, cheap solutions to Mindanao’s power woes

March 9, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders Cabinet to come up with quick, cheap solutions to Mindanao’s power woes 

MANILA, March 9 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo instructed today the Cabinet to come up with quick and cheap solutions to end Mindanao’s power problems.

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RP medical tourism: a $ 3 B industry by 2015

March 9, 2010 11:16 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 9 — Even the next administration will continue to gain from the growing medical tourism industry which is expected to become a $ 3-billion industry by 2015.

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SC warns critics of CJ nominees

March 9, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on SC warns critics of CJ nominees 

MANILA, March 9 — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday warned those who are pursuing their own vested interest on the appointment of next Chief Justice to avoid hurling unwarrated criticisms against the nominees.

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PGMA orders relocation of Lupang Arenda settlers

March 9, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders relocation of Lupang Arenda settlers 

MANILA, March 9 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo instructed Tuesday the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) to immediately relocate almost 200,000 informal settlers living along the shorelines of Laguna de Bay.

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Meralco sees hike in generation charges this month to P1.40 per kWh

March 9, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Meralco sees hike in generation charges this month to P1.40 per kWh 

By Marie S. Neri

MANILA, March 9 –Generation charge being billed by power retailer Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to its more than four million customers is expected to increase to as much as P1.40 per kilowatt hour (kWh) this month.

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Naming of new AFP chief, an exercise of commander-in-chief’s power

March 9, 2010 11:16 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 9 — Malacanang officials said Tuesday President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s appointment of Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit as new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is an exercise of her powers and prerogative as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, even as they expressed confidence Gen. Bangit will have the support of the whole military.

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