PGMA in no hurry to name next SC Chief Justice -– Palace

May 4, 2010 8:08 pm· Comments Off on PGMA in no hurry to name next SC Chief Justice -– Palace 

MANILA, May 4 — Presidential Deputy Spokesperson Rogelio Peyuan said today that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is in no hurry to appoint the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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It’s still anybody’s guess on May 10 winner — Palace

May 4, 2010 8:08 pm· Comments Off on It’s still anybody’s guess on May 10 winner — Palace 

MANILA, MAY 4 — With only a week before the elections, Malacanang today said it is still anybody’s guess as to who will win in the country’s first automated national elections, especially the presidential race.

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RP begins presidency of NPT review conference of 189 UN States

May 4, 2010 8:08 pm· Comments Off on RP begins presidency of NPT review conference of 189 UN States 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 4 — The month-long 2010 Review Conference (RevCon) of 189 States-Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) has opened at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, presided by Philippine Ambassador Libran Cabactulan, who is also the chief of the Philippine mission there.

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Government behind Comelec in efforts to make poll automation a success

May 4, 2010 8:08 pm· Comments Off on Government behind Comelec in efforts to make poll automation a success 

MANILA, May 4 — The government is throwing all its support to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in its efforts to make the country’s first automated elections a success.

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Smartmatic postpones testing and sealing of PCOS machines

May 4, 2010 8:08 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, May 4 – Smartmatic-Asia president Cesar Flores said that the testing and sealing of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines has been suspended after discovering wrong configuration in the machines.

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Party-list solon proposes postponement of May 10 polls

May 4, 2010 8:08 pm· Comments Off on Party-list solon proposes postponement of May 10 polls 

MANILA, May 4 — A party-list lawmaker on Tuesday called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to consider postponing the May 10 polls amid widespread reports of defective precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.

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Palace hints at CJ appointment after polls

May 4, 2010 8:08 pm· Comments Off on Palace hints at CJ appointment after polls 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, May 4 – Malacanang expressed willingness to abide by the Supreme Court (SC) directive barring President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from appointing before election day on May 10, 2010 the successor of outgoing Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

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PNP cites significant decrease in election-related violence

May 4, 2010 8:08 pm· Comments Off on PNP cites significant decrease in election-related violence 

MANILA, May 4 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said the number of election-related violent incidents (ERVIs) recorded since the start of election period this year has significantly decreased compared to two previous election years.

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QC court denies Gordon's plea vs. Pulse Asia, SWS

May 4, 2010 8:08 pm· Comments Off on QC court denies Gordon's plea vs. Pulse Asia, SWS 

MANILA, May 4 -The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Tuesday denied the petition of Bagumbayan presidential candidate Sen. Richard Gordon to temporarily restrain Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations from conducting surveys and publishing survey results of 2010 presidential candidates.

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Four Filipinos complete jail term in Saudi but still in prison due to legal technicality

May 4, 2010 8:08 pm· Comments Off on Four Filipinos complete jail term in Saudi but still in prison due to legal technicality 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 4 — Four Filipinos who have recently completed their jail terms in Jeddah General Prison could not be released because of a Saudi legal technicality.

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