U.S. envoy visits US-RP projects in Cotabato, Maguindanao

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on U.S. envoy visits US-RP projects in Cotabato, Maguindanao 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 9 —U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Leslie A. Bassett has turned over a steel-and-concrete bridge to the municipal government of Libungan in North Cotabato, which the U.S. government funded at P1.49-million.

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Meralco says 35 polling precincts in franchise area have no power supply‏

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Meralco says 35 polling precincts in franchise area have no power supply‏ 

MANILA, April 9 — More than 100 canvassing centers and about 2,800 polling precincts were assigned to the jurisdiction of power retailer Manila Electric Company (Meralco) for the coming May 10, 2010 elections.

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Supplier asks Comelec to reconsider scrapping of secrecy folder contract

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Supplier asks Comelec to reconsider scrapping of secrecy folder contract 

MANILA, April 9 – The supplier of the controversial ballot secrecy folder on Friday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to reconsider its decision to scrap the multi-million contract.

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Bishop dismayed on Ang Ladlad joining party-list polls

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Bishop dismayed on Ang Ladlad joining party-list polls 

MANILA, April 9 – A Catholic Church official expressed dismay over the recent decision of the Supreme Court (SC) allowing Ang Ladlad, an organization composed of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) to join the party-list election in May.

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(Metro News) Police nabbed two suspects in shooting Indian nun during robbery

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Police nabbed two suspects in shooting Indian nun during robbery 

MANILA, April 9 –Two men who were tagged for the shooting a 60-year-old Indian nun during a robbery are now in police custody after another victim surfaced at the police headquarters to complain one of the suspects.

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DOH reminds drugstores: Reduce your prices

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on DOH reminds drugstores: Reduce your prices 

MANILA, April 9 — Department of Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral reiterated today that all drugstores and hospital pharmacies should comply with the Government-Mediated Access Price (GMAP) program to help ease the burden of the poor in accessing medicines.

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President Arroyo's arrival statement

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on President Arroyo's arrival statement 

MANILA, April 9 – I have just arrived from a productive visit to Hanoi where I attended the 16th ASEAN Summit. I thank you for your good wishes of success when I left yesterday morning.

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PPCRV asks Comelec to review indelible ink deal

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on PPCRV asks Comelec to review indelible ink deal 

MANILA, April 9 – A member of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) urged the poll body to review and rebid the contract for the supply of indelible ink that will be used during the May 10 national and local elections.

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ASEAN agrees to continue stimulus programs despite global recovery

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on ASEAN agrees to continue stimulus programs despite global recovery 

HANOI, Vietnam, April 9 — Despite signs that the global economy is recovering, the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today agreed to continue their respective stimulus programs to help vulnerable sectors cope with the impact of the global financial crisis that started in September 2008.

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PGMA returns from Vietnam with good news for war vets

April 9, 2010 10:35 pm· Comments Off on PGMA returns from Vietnam with good news for war vets 

MANILA, April 9 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo arrived from the 16th Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit in Vietnam at 4 p.m. today with a package of good news for Filipino war veterans on "Araw ng Kagitingan."

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