PGMA welcomes Ambassador Hatice Pinar Isik of the Republic of Turkey

May 7, 2010 7:53 pm· Comments Off on PGMA welcomes Ambassador Hatice Pinar Isik of the Republic of Turkey 

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo receives Her Excellency Hatice Pinar Isik, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey, during a ceremony Thursday (May 6, 2010) at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall. (PNA/NIB photo by E. Supera)
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Comelec Bicol assures smooth elections on May 10

May 7, 2010 7:51 pm· Comments Off on Comelec Bicol assures smooth elections on May 10 

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Regional Director Zacarias Zaragoza has assured the public in the radio program “Ugnayan sa Bikol” that the government is fully prepared to conduct the May 10 automated elections without any delay. The radio program is hosted by the Philippine Information Agency. (PNA photo)
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Transforming Quezon Memorial Circle into a world-class park

May 7, 2010 7:41 pm· Comments Off on Transforming Quezon Memorial Circle into a world-class park 

Quezon City government workers are widening and refurbishing the parking lot inside the Quezon Memorial Circle as part of the ongoing park-wide renovation being undertaken by the administration of Mayor Feliciano “SB” Belmonte Jr. aimed at transforming the historic site into a world-class park. (PNA photo by Boy Antonio)
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PGMA inaugurates 2nd busiest footbridge

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on PGMA inaugurates 2nd busiest footbridge 

MANILA, May 7 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo formally inaugurated today one of the country’s busiest pedestrian footbridges in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

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Palace calls on the electorate to ignore election intrigues

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on Palace calls on the electorate to ignore election intrigues 

MANILA, May 7 — Malacanang today called on the Filipino electorate to do their part in the overall task of ensuring peaceful and credible elections on Monday.

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Comelec is 98% ready for the May 10 polls

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on Comelec is 98% ready for the May 10 polls 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, May 7 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it is 98 percent ready for the country’s first automated polls on Monday, May 10.

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Palace hails SC order on full disclosure of Comelec preparations for May 10 polls

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on Palace hails SC order on full disclosure of Comelec preparations for May 10 polls 

MANILA, May 7 — Malacanang hailed today a Supreme Court (SC) resolution ordering the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to observe utmost transparency in all its preparations for the May 10 local and national elections.

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PGMA opens P300-M judiciary training school

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on PGMA opens P300-M judiciary training school 

MANILA, May 7 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo inaugurated Friday the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) Training Center, the first and only training school for the Philippine judiciary, in Silang Crossing, Tagaytay City.

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PNP teams up with lawyers' group for Monday's election

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on PNP teams up with lawyers' group for Monday's election 

MANILA, May 7 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday signed a partnership agreement with a lawyers' group to safeguard the holding of clean, honest, orderly and credible elections on Monday.

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Erap asks SC to stop May 10 synchronized automated polls

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on Erap asks SC to stop May 10 synchronized automated polls 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, May 7 – Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) standard-bearer former President Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada on Friday filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to postpone for 15 days the upcoming May 10 synchronized automated elections.

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