Malacañang clarifies appointments row; sees nothing wrong with replacement of envoy to Germany

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Malacañang clarifies appointments row; sees nothing wrong with replacement of envoy to Germany 

MANILA, March 29 — Executive Secretary Leandro Mendoza said today that all the recent appointments made by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo were a timely and legitimate exercise of her appointing powers, with the highest interest of the country in mind.

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No need for PGMA to take leave of absence

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm· Comments Off on No need for PGMA to take leave of absence 

MANILA, March 29 – There is no need for President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to take a leave of absence in the wake of the medical confinement of First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo.

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PGMA names Cabactulan as new envoy to UN

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm· Comments Off on PGMA names Cabactulan as new envoy to UN 

MANILA, March 29 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has appointed Ambassador Libran Cabactulan as the new permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), replacing resigned Ambassador Hilario Davide Sr.

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Agra: PGMA's new appointments not covered by election ban

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Agra: PGMA's new appointments not covered by election ban 

MANILA, March 29 – The new appointments made by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for some government officials are not covered by the ban on midnight appointments.

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Petitions vs party-list nominees may be filed until April 1

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Petitions vs party-list nominees may be filed until April 1 

MANILA, March 29 – The last day for filing of petitions to disqualify nominees of party-list groups is on Thursday, April 1 the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said.

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DOJ has request for 'continuous detention' of suspects in Maguindanao rebellion raps — Agra

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm· Comments Off on DOJ has request for 'continuous detention' of suspects in Maguindanao rebellion raps — Agra 

MANILA, March 29 — Acting Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Alberto Agra said on Monday they have a request for "continuous detention" of the suspects in the Maguindanao rebellion case.

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(Metro News) QC court dismisses rebellion case vs. Ampatuan Sr.

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC court dismisses rebellion case vs. Ampatuan Sr. 

MANILA, March 29 -– The Quezon City Regional Trial Court ordered on Monday the release of former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr., patriarch of a clan linked to the November 23, 2009 massacre in Maguindanao province, after it found no probable cause to indict him for rebellion.

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FG on way out of ICU at St. Lukes in Taguig City

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm· Comments Off on FG on way out of ICU at St. Lukes in Taguig City 

MANILA, March 29 –After suffering a new tear in a major blood vessel connected to the heart last week, First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo is now on way out of the “critical period”, the doctors from St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City said on Monday.

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Candidates continue to ignore Comelec's order to remove illegal campaign materials

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Candidates continue to ignore Comelec's order to remove illegal campaign materials 

MANILA, March 29 — National candidates continue to ignore the order of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for them to remove their illegal or oversized campaign materials.

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(Metro News) PUP drops criminal charges vs five student-leaders

March 29, 2010 11:34 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) PUP drops criminal charges vs five student-leaders 

MANILA, March 29 –The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) withdrew on Monday the charges against its five students who were arrested in connection with the violent protest rally inside the university campus last Wednesday.

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