Ombudsman clears Mayor Tinga, 28 city execs on squatter shanties' demolition case

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman clears Mayor Tinga, 28 city execs on squatter shanties' demolition case 

MANILA, April 28 — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) on Wednesday absolved Taguig City Mayor Sigfrido "Freddie" Tinga and 28 other officials in connection with a complaint filed against them for an alleged unlawful demolition of squatter's shanties at the "Libingan ng mga Bayani" (LNMB) located at Sitio Masagana, C-5 Road, Western Bicutan, Taguig City.

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PNP holds simultaneous nationwide prayer for H.O.P.E

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm· Comments Off on PNP holds simultaneous nationwide prayer for H.O.P.E 

MANILA, April 28 — Simultaneous ceremonies were held today in all city and municipal police stations across the country, marking the national day of prayer for honest, orderly and peaceful elections.

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Prices of school supplies to remain at 2009 level

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm· Comments Off on Prices of school supplies to remain at 2009 level 

MANILA, April 28 — There will be no increase in prices of notebooks and other school supplies in the coming school opening in June.

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Palace appeals for public sobriety amid ‘people power 4’ claim

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm· Comments Off on Palace appeals for public sobriety amid ‘people power 4’ claim 

MANILA, April 28 – Malacañang on Wednesday asked Filipinos for sobriety and vigilance amid renewed calls for another “People Power” should Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III lose in the presidential elections on May 10.

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Private sector, Canadian Chamber hail Palace “cyber czar”

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm· Comments Off on Private sector, Canadian Chamber hail Palace “cyber czar” 

MANILA, April 28 — The advances in the government’s information and communication technology (ICT) program drew private sector recognition when Secretary Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III, chairman of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CITC), was recently conferred with a prestigious award as top individual achiever in the field of business process outsourcing (BPO).

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May 3 is non-working holiday — Palace

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, April 28 — Malacañang has issued Proclamation No. 2043 declaring May 3 (Monday) a regular holiday (non-working holiday) all over the country in observance of the May 1 Labor Day, which falls on a Saturday.

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All set for polls, says Palace

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm· Comments Off on All set for polls, says Palace 

MANILA, April 28 — It’s all systems go for the country’s first automated polls.

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PNP declares heightened alert status

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm· Comments Off on PNP declares heightened alert status 

MANILA, April 28 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday went on heightened alert status as part of its preparations for the upcoming May 10 synchronized national elections and also the May 1 Labor Day celebrations which is traditionally marked by rallies by various groups, particularly in Metro Manila.

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4 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in Basilan clash

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm· Comments Off on 4 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in Basilan clash 

MANILA, April 28 -– Four Abu Sayyaf terrorists were killed while four Army Rangers were wounded after government security forces assaulted a bandit lair in the outskirts of Basilan province on Tuesday, a police official said.

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N. Cotabato officials seek to prevent the signing of GRP-MILF interim peace agreement

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm· Comments Off on N. Cotabato officials seek to prevent the signing of GRP-MILF interim peace agreement 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, April 28 — North Cotabato officials on Wednesday filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to prevent the government from signing an interim peace agreement (IPA) with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), pending full disclosure of the details of the agreement.

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