Palace not worried over travel advisories against Mindanao

April 12, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Palace not worried over travel advisories against Mindanao 

MANILA, April 12 – Malacañang Monday said it views with more urgency the safety and security of the Filipino-Swiss national, and others who have been abducted in Mindanao rather than the travel bans being imposed by foreign governments.

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PGMA to receive 2 awards from U.S., Spain

April 12, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to receive 2 awards from U.S., Spain 

MANILA, April 12 – Malacanang announced this morning that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will receive two international awards: one to be given by the United States government for her environmental initiatives, the other by the Spanish government for her efforts to promote the Spanish language in the Philippines.

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DPWH signs green engineering partnership with PICE

April 12, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on DPWH signs green engineering partnership with PICE 

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, April 12 –Department of Public Works and Highways(DPWH) Secretary Victor Domingo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday for the "Project Green Engineering Philippines"(PGEP) with the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) represented by PICE National President and DPWH Undersecretary Jaime Pacanan.

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Comelec to rebid UV lamps acquisition — Jimenez

April 12, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to rebid UV lamps acquisition — Jimenez 

MANILA, April 12 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will conduct another bidding for the acquisition of the 80,000 ultra violet (UV) lamps that will be used to identify the authenticity of the ballots in the May 10, 2010 automated elections.

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OSG: "No such thing as 'midnight appointment' in the Judiciary"

April 12, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on OSG: "No such thing as 'midnight appointment' in the Judiciary" 

MANILA, April 12 – The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Monday filed its comment on the motions for reconsideration (MRs) on the alleged "midnight appointments" regarding the recent Supreme Court (SC) ruling allowing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to appoint the successor of Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

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Female NPA leader nabbed in Pampanga

April 12, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Female NPA leader nabbed in Pampanga 

MANILA, April 12 -Joint police and military operatives nabbed the female head of a local terrorist group operating in Pampanga and Bataan in San Simon, Pampanga last Saturday, military authorities said Monday.

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(Metro News) Landlord shot by cop dies at PGH

April 12, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Landlord shot by cop dies at PGH 

MANILA, April 12 –The landlord allegedly shot by a Southern Police District policeman on Saturday following a heated argument over collection of house rentals in Pandacan, Manila died Monday morning due to bullet wounds in his body.

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Carpio waives appearance in JBC public interview in Baguio

April 12, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Carpio waives appearance in JBC public interview in Baguio 

MANILA, April 12 – Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Monday said he has no intention to attend the public interview to be conducted by the Judicial and Bar Council in Baguio City on April 19-20, 2010 for the six nominees for the Chief Justice post.

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PDEA vows relentless case build-up vs illegal drug peddlers

April 12, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on PDEA vows relentless case build-up vs illegal drug peddlers 

MANILA, April 12 -–The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Monday vowed continuous case build-up against suspected illegal drug peddlers, including politicians, as part of its relentless efforts to curb the menace brought by illegal substances in the country.

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Pimentel says mental health of candidates is a valid issue

April 12, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Pimentel says mental health of candidates is a valid issue 

MANILA, April 12 — Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. said on Monday that the mental fitness of candidates for President and Vice President must not be withheld from the public because mental incapacity is a ground for removal from public office.

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