Local candidates not yet barred from using Pacquiao victory parties to promote themselves — Comelec

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm· Comments Off on Local candidates not yet barred from using Pacquiao victory parties to promote themselves — Comelec 

MANILA, March 15 — Local candidates are not yet barred from using victory parties for boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao to promote themselves, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday.

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PGMA to inspect Pangasinan Irrigation Project

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to inspect Pangasinan Irrigation Project 

SAN MANUEL, Pangasinan, March 15 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inspect the ongoing re-regulating pond project (RRPP) of the Agno River Integrated Irrigation Project (ARIIP) when she visits this province tomorrow, Tuesday (March 16).

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(Metro News) QC court sends 2 men to jail for selling illegal drugs

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC court sends 2 men to jail for selling illegal drugs 

MANILA, March 15 — The Quezon City regional trial court (QCRTC) sentenced two men on Monday with prison terms for illegal possession and selling of methamphetamine hydrochloride in a buy-bust operation in Talayan, Quezon City.

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PGMA declares state of calamity in Mindanao

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm· Comments Off on PGMA declares state of calamity in Mindanao 

MANILA, March 15 — With no end in sight for the drought now wreaking havoc on crops and continuously bringing down electricity supply in Mindanao, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has placed the southern regions under a state of calamity.

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RP shares experiences on interfaith initiatives as a committed member of int’l community — DFA

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm· 1 Comment 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 15 — Faith in international dialogues as peace trailblazers has taken the Philippines — at least in this decade — to New York, then to Havana in Cuba, on to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, and back to Manila this week, with Filipino leaders and diplomats employing “soft power in efforts to achieve its national objectives” of peace and unity.

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Former DBM chief Emy Boncodin passes away

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm· Comments Off on Former DBM chief Emy Boncodin passes away 

MANILA, March 15 – Former Budget Secretary Emilia T. Boncodin, 54, passed away Monday afternoon after a lingering illness at the National Kidney Institute (NKI) on East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

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Valisno formally assumes post as DepEd secretary

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm· Comments Off on Valisno formally assumes post as DepEd secretary 

By Hannibal C. Talete

MANILA, March 15 – Newly designated Education Secretary Mona Valisno formally assumed office following a simple turnover ceremony on Monday held at the Bulwagan Karunungan at the Department of Education (DepEd) Complex, in Pasig City.

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SC affirms granting of health benefits to sick seaman

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm· Comments Off on SC affirms granting of health benefits to sick seaman 

MANILA, March 15 – The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday affirmed the decision of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) granting health benefits to a seaman who acquired kidney ailment while at work on Jan. 23, 2003.

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Lawmaker cites P7.3-B donations under 'Adopt-a-School' Program

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm· Comments Off on Lawmaker cites P7.3-B donations under 'Adopt-a-School' Program 

MANILA, March 15 — A lawmaker has called the "Adopt-a-School" Program "a huge success," citing the mobilization of some P7.3 billion in donations and pledges from the private sector in 2009 alone.

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DOJ ready to probe 'wrong rendition' of Philippine national anthem during Pacquiao-Clottey fight

March 15, 2010 11:37 pm· Comments Off on DOJ ready to probe 'wrong rendition' of Philippine national anthem during Pacquiao-Clottey fight 

MANILA, March 15 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Alberto Agra on Monday said that they are ready to investigate the alleged wrong rendition of the Philippine National Anthem during the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey fight on Sunday.

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