Admin senatorial bet urges critics to spare AFP from politics

March 10, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Admin senatorial bet urges critics to spare AFP from politics 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 10 — Human rights lawyer and Lakas-Kampi-CMD senatorial candidate Silvestre "Bebot" Bello III has called on candidates and other groups to spare the military from partisan politics by dissociating the stigma of the alleged cheating during the 2004 elections to the appointment of Lieutenant General Delfin Bangit as chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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PNP welcomes signing of peace covenant among politicians in Masbate

March 10, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on PNP welcomes signing of peace covenant among politicians in Masbate 

MANILA, March 10 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday expressed elation over the forging of a covenant for honest, orderly and peaceful elections (HOPE) in May among political candidates vying for local elective positions and leaders of contending parties in Masbate province.

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PGMA to inspect bridge project in Tawi-Tawi on Thursday

March 10, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to inspect bridge project in Tawi-Tawi on Thursday 

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi, March 10 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will visit this province on Thursday (March 11) to personally inspect the status of the ongoing Tawi-Tawi Bridge Road Partnership Project (TBRPP), one of the Chief Executive’s major infrastructure programs in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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Advancer: Reflective dialogues between GRP, MILF set in Caraga region

March 10, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Advancer: Reflective dialogues between GRP, MILF set in Caraga region 

MANILA, March 10 -– The next round of “Dialogue Mindanaw” is set on Thursday in Butuan City to get the pulse of the people in northeastern Mindanao or the Caraga region on the peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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PGMA to inspect infra projects in Western Mindanao on Thursday

March 10, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to inspect infra projects in Western Mindanao on Thursday 

TAMPILISAN, Zamboanga del Norte, March 10 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo resumes her Agribusiness Mindanao tour with a visit to Western Mindanao or the Zamboanga Peninsula on Thursday.

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LP asks Comelec to stop NPO from printing ballots with Acosta's name

March 10, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on LP asks Comelec to stop NPO from printing ballots with Acosta's name 

MANILA, March 10 — Liberal Party standard-bearer Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday to order the National Printing Office (NPO) to stop printing the name of disqualified Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) presidential candidate Vetallano Acosta in the official ballots for the May 10, 2010 polls.

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(Metro News) MMDA to relaunch anti-smoke belching campaign

March 10, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA to relaunch anti-smoke belching campaign 

MANILA, March 10 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will hold a relaunching of its anti-smoke belching campaign on Thursday at the agency grounds in Makati City.

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All ballot boxes for May polls will be in the country before the end of April — Smartmatic

March 10, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on All ballot boxes for May polls will be in the country before the end of April — Smartmatic 

MANILA, March 10 — All of the 77,000 ballot boxes to be used in the May 10, 2010 national and local elections will arrive in the country before the end of April, according to an official of Smartmatic Corporation.

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NDCC recommends state of calamity in Mindanao

March 10, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on NDCC recommends state of calamity in Mindanao 

MANILA, March 10 — Defense Secretary and National Disaster Coordinating Council chairman Norberto Gonzales recommended on Wednesday to President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo to declare a state of calamity in the entire Mindanao due to the prevailing power crisis.

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PGMA leads Camp Aguinaldo rites installing new AFP chief

March 10, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on PGMA leads Camp Aguinaldo rites installing new AFP chief 

MANILA, March 10 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday presided over the assumption of command by new Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Lt. General Delfin N. Bangit, who she said, will ensure the continuity of the military’s role in keeping the nation strong.

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