SB junks with finality plea on reopening of raps vs. Lucio Tan

April 29, 2010 7:51 pm· 2 Comments 

MANILA, April 29 — The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Thursday denied with finality the plea against businessman Lucio Tan filed by his own brother in connection with the re-opening of the case against him seeking to prove that his assets are owned by the Marcoses.

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Palace welcomes Comelec decision shelving parallel manual vote count

April 29, 2010 7:51 pm· Comments Off on Palace welcomes Comelec decision shelving parallel manual vote count 

MANILA, April 29 — Malacanang welcomed Thursday the Comelec decision shelving proposals for a parallel manual count in the May 10 elections.

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(Metro News) Archbishop Rosales declares May 1-9 special days of prayers

April 29, 2010 7:51 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Archbishop Rosales declares May 1-9 special days of prayers 

MANILA, April 29 – All parishes and chapels under the Archdiocese of Manila were directed to declare as special days of prayer from May 1 up to the eve of Election Day.

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Defense chief bares bribery of Comelec officials to rig results of May 10 presidential polls

April 29, 2010 7:51 pm· Comments Off on Defense chief bares bribery of Comelec officials to rig results of May 10 presidential polls 

MANILA, April 29 — Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales on Thursday bared ongoing efforts by at least two presidential candidates to bribe officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to rig the results of the coming presidential and local elections.

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AFP HOPE meets with PPCRV

April 29, 2010 7:51 pm· Comments Off on AFP HOPE meets with PPCRV 

MANILA, April 29 — The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) met with representatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Task Force for Honest Orderly and Peaceful Elections (AFP TF-HOPE)on Wednesday afternoon, it was reported Thursday.

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PGMA in Clark for logistics forum

April 29, 2010 7:51 pm· Comments Off on PGMA in Clark for logistics forum 

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, April 29 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will grace tomorrow, Friday, a forum here that will assess the achievements of her administration on the development of the Subic and Clark Freeport zones as a competitive world-class logistics hub in the Asia- Pacific region.

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Over 100,000 jobs up for grabs on May 1

April 29, 2010 7:51 pm· Comments Off on Over 100,000 jobs up for grabs on May 1 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, April 29 — Labor and Employment secretary Marianito Roque said that over 100,000 jobs will be available in job fairs slated in Metro Manila and across the 15 other regions of the country on Labor Day, May 1, 2010.

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Big labor groups to lead Labor Day celebration

April 29, 2010 7:51 pm· Comments Off on Big labor groups to lead Labor Day celebration 

MANILA, April 29 — Some 3,000 workers coming from the various labor federations and unions of the country will lead the celebration of Labor Day on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, in Pasay City.

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Comelec junks parallel manual count proposal

April 29, 2010 7:51 pm· Comments Off on Comelec junks parallel manual count proposal 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 29 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) unanimously junked on Thursday the proposal of various groups to conduct a parallel manual count backup to automated counting of votes in the May 10 polls, saying the process is too dangerous that "their credibility will once again be questioned if they will allow it."

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Palace lauds ADB study showing 5% drop in poverty

April 29, 2010 7:51 pm· Comments Off on Palace lauds ADB study showing 5% drop in poverty 

MANILA, April 29 — Malacañang welcomes the findings of an independent study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that found poverty incidence in the country dropped by five percent from 2006 to 2008.

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