(Update): Magnitude 6 earthquake rocks Metro, nearby provinces — Phivolcs

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on (Update): Magnitude 6 earthquake rocks Metro, nearby provinces — Phivolcs 

MANILA, March 25 — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked Metro Manila and nearby provinces at around 1:29 p.m. Thursday, causing panic across the metropolis but no damage had been reported so far.

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PNP on nationwide heightened alert as campaign period for local polls starts

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on PNP on nationwide heightened alert as campaign period for local polls starts 

MANILA, March 25 -– The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday ordered all its units nationwide to go on heightened alert status to maintain peace and order throughout the country as the campaign period for local candidates officially starts Friday.

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5 PUP stude leaders charged with robbery for taking chairs out during indignation rally

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on 5 PUP stude leaders charged with robbery for taking chairs out during indignation rally 

MANILA, March 25 –Five student leaders of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), who led some 60 university students in an indignation rally last Wednesday afternoon were charged with robbery with intimidation and violence at the Manila Prosecutor’s Office.

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PNP-CIDG starts serving arrest warrants vs Maguindanao massacre suspects

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on PNP-CIDG starts serving arrest warrants vs Maguindanao massacre suspects 

MANILA, March 25 –- The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) started serving on Thursday the warrants of arrest against 189 suspects, including police officers, in the massacre of at least 57 civilians and media practitioners in Maguindanao province last year.

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Local campaign period starts on Friday

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on Local campaign period starts on Friday 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, March 25 — The 45-day campaign period for candidates running for the local positions in the May 10 polls starts on Friday, March 26.

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De Castro leads groundbreaking rites for major military housing project

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on De Castro leads groundbreaking rites for major military housing project 

SAN MIGUEL, Bulacan, March 25 — Vice President Noli de Castro, standing in for President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo, led today the groundbreaking ceremony for a major military housing project here that will benefit more than 7,000 soldiers and their families.

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DepEd preparations for poll automation in full swing

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on DepEd preparations for poll automation in full swing 

MANILA, March 25 — The Department of Education (DepEd) continues to prepare for the successful conduct of the country's first automated national and local elections on May 10, 2010.

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Iloilo barangay residents file complaints vs NPA for IED use

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo barangay residents file complaints vs NPA for IED use 

MANILA, March 25 — Concerned residents of Barangay Igcabugao in Igbaras, Iloilo recently filed their complaints at the Regional office of the Commission of Human Rights in La Paz, Iloilo City against the New People’s Army who have been harassing and terrorizing their community, the Army reported Thursday.

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Comelec notifies candidates with oversized posters

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on Comelec notifies candidates with oversized posters 

MANILA, March 25 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has notified national candidates in the May 10 polls, including six presidential aspirants, to remove their campaign posters, billboards or streamers for not following the allowable size prescribed under Comelec Resolution No. 8758, or the rules on campaigning.

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Comelec issues rules on party-list nominees

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on Comelec issues rules on party-list nominees 

MANILA, March 25 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) issued on Thursday the rules governing party-list groups and nominees that will be participating in the May 10, 2010 polls.

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