Auction for T-bills yields P20.5-B tenders; rates for most tenors slightly down

April 5, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Auction for T-bills yields P20.5-B tenders; rates for most tenors slightly down 

By Joann S. Villanueva

MANILA, Apr. 5 –Tenders for Philippine Treasury bills (T-bills) reached P20.508 billion at today's auction, or more than double the P8 billion programmed sale.

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Bro. Mike's party-list nomination questioned

April 5, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Bro. Mike's party-list nomination questioned 

MANILA, April 5 – A disqualification case against EL Shaddai leader Mariano “Bro. Mike” Velarde as Buhay party-list nominee has been filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

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PGMA to attend 16th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi

April 5, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to attend 16th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi 

MANILA, April 5 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday confirmed that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will attend the 16th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings scheduled in Hanoi on April 8 to 9.

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Army chief reiterates advocacy for credible elections

April 5, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Army chief reiterates advocacy for credible elections 

MANILA, April 5 — Army chief Lt. Gen. Reynaldo B. Mapagu reminded on Monday newly-commissioned officers on the advocacy for credible elections and fulfilling the Internal Security Operations (ISO) as he formally bestowed their shoulder boards with a rank of second lieutenant at the Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio.

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Gibo still has Malacañang support

April 5, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Gibo still has Malacañang support 

MANILA, April 5 — Malacanang on Monday reiterates the support of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to the candidacy of Lakas-kampi-CMD standard bearer Gilberto Teodoro for the presidency in the May elections.

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Urgent!!! Sokor-owned ship with 19 Filipinos aboard seized in Somalia

April 5, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Urgent!!! Sokor-owned ship with 19 Filipinos aboard seized in Somalia 

MANILA, April 5 — A South Korean-owned ship with a reported 19 Filipino and five Korean crew members was seized Sunday by Somali pirates northeast of Somalia’s basin, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Monday.

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Comelec allocates P30-M for acquisition of UV lamps for May 10 polls

April 5, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Comelec allocates P30-M for acquisition of UV lamps for May 10 polls 

MANILA, April 5 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has allocated P30 million for the acquisition of 80,000 ultra violet (UV) lamps that will be used by the teachers or Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) to identify the UV mark on the official ballots for the May 10 polls.

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No Filipino casualty in Mexico quake

April 5, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on No Filipino casualty in Mexico quake 

MANILA, April 5 — There appears to be no Filipino casualty in the 7.2–magnitude quake that hit Tijuana in Mexico very early Monday morning (Manila time), possibly because not many of the 300-plus Filipinos known to reside in Mexico live near the area.

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Two Filipino crewmen of ill-fated 'M/V Kea' missing after all

April 5, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Two Filipino crewmen of ill-fated 'M/V Kea' missing after all 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 5 — The Department of Foreign Affairs today confirmed that the two missing crewmen of the ill-fated “M/V Kea” that sank in stormy weather off the coast of Spain last week were Filipinos, clarifying its earlier report that all 19 Filipinos aboard were safe.

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JBC to await final SC ruling on SC chief justice appointment

April 5, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on JBC to await final SC ruling on SC chief justice appointment 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

BAGUIO CITY, April 5 — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will await the finality of the decision of the Supreme Court allowing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to appoint the successor of Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

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