Urgent steps must be taken to make Metro Manila healthier – WHO

April 7, 2010 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Urgent steps must be taken to make Metro Manila healthier – WHO 

MANILA, April 7 — The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that continued population growth in Metro Manila will have damaging consequences for human health, particularly for the poor, unless urgent steps are taken to tackle health risks for people who live in cities.

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(Metro News) Motorcycle rider dies in QC road mishap

April 7, 2010 10:18 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Motorcycle rider dies in QC road mishap 

MANILA, April 7 – A man died after his motorcycle crashed into a passenger bus on Elliptical Road in Diliman, Quezon City early Wednesday morning, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said.

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DOE assures stable power in Mindanao during crucial election days

April 7, 2010 10:18 pm· Comments Off on DOE assures stable power in Mindanao during crucial election days 

MANILA, April 7 — The Department of Energy (DOE) Wednesday said it has drawn up a three-pronged contingency plan that will ensure full and uninterrupted power supply in Mindanao during the three crucial days of the May elections – May 9, 10, and 11. May 10 is voting day.

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Revamp of Comelec's BAC personnel likely to happen – Jimenez

April 7, 2010 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Revamp of Comelec's BAC personnel likely to happen – Jimenez 

MANILA, April 7 – A revamp of the personnel of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is likely to happen, according to an official of the poll body.

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Gibo dismisses 'Villarroyo' issue

April 7, 2010 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Gibo dismisses 'Villarroyo' issue 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

SAN FERNANDO CITY, April 7 — Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard bearer Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro Jr. on Wednesday dismissed rumors of the so-called "Villarroyo" issue, branding it off as black propaganda.

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Lawyers' group wants Agra's inhibition from JBC deliberationon nominees for next Chief Justice

April 7, 2010 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Lawyers' group wants Agra's inhibition from JBC deliberationon nominees for next Chief Justice 

MANILA, April 7 – A lawyers' group sent a letter to the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday seeking for the inhibition of Justice Secretary Alberto Agra from the deliberation of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on the nominees for the next SC Chief Justice post.

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Power interruptions in Metro Manila, other Luzon areas temporary – DOE

April 7, 2010 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Power interruptions in Metro Manila, other Luzon areas temporary – DOE 

MANILA, April 7 — The Department of Energy (DOE) said today the power interruptions happening in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon are temporary and not as problematic as the case of the Mindanao grid.

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Comelec asks critics: Be careful in issuing baseless statements

April 7, 2010 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Comelec asks critics: Be careful in issuing baseless statements 

MANILA, April 7 – With barely a month to go before the May 10 polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reminded critics to be more careful in issuing baseless claims that the scheduled polls would fail.

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PGMA confers Order of Sikatuna on outgoing Turkey envoy

April 7, 2010 10:18 pm· Comments Off on PGMA confers Order of Sikatuna on outgoing Turkey envoy 

MANILA, April 7 — President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo this afternoon conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu to departing Turkish Ambassador to the Philippines Adnan Basaga.

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Citi, ING see inflation not exceeding 5% in '10

April 7, 2010 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Citi, ING see inflation not exceeding 5% in '10 

By Joann S. Villanueva

MANILA, April 7 – Two foreign-based financial institutions believe that the inflation rate in the Philippines will not go higher than five percent by the end of this year.

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