(Metro News) PNR train rams van, injures woman-passenger in Manila

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) PNR train rams van, injures woman-passenger in Manila 

MANILA, May 7 –A 49-year-old woman was injured when a train of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) rammed into the sports utility vehicle (SUV) she was riding in while it was crossing the tracks in Manila on Friday morning.

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SC: No to election postponement

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on SC: No to election postponement 

MANILA, May 7 — The Supreme Court (SC) in a special session on Friday has dismissed positions seeking a postponement of the local and national elections this coming Monday.

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Bangit convenes AFP top brass on final preparations for May 10 polls

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on Bangit convenes AFP top brass on final preparations for May 10 polls 

MANILA, May 7 — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Delfin Bangit gathered top military brass and field commanders on Friday to finalize their preparations for the coming presidential and local elections and to remind them of the mandate to protect and uphold the process.

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Comelec allows deactivated teachers to vote on May 10

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on Comelec allows deactivated teachers to vote on May 10 

MANILA, May 7 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will allow some 300,000 teachers to vote in the May 10 national and local elections after declaring on Friday that their registrations will be reactivated.

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3 suspected vote buyers arrested in Catanduanes

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on 3 suspected vote buyers arrested in Catanduanes 

MANILA, May 7 — Three persons suspected of buying votes for a local candidate in the May 10 elections were arrested by government soldiers during a security patrol on Thursday afternoon in Viga, Catanduanes, a military official reported.

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Soldiers, PPCRV ink pact for HOPE in Southern Mindanao

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on Soldiers, PPCRV ink pact for HOPE in Southern Mindanao 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 7 – The military and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) in Southern Mindanao have forged a partnership for Honest Orderly and Peaceful Elections, a top Army official said Friday.

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Cebu City to open city's first tunnel on May 8

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City to open city's first tunnel on May 8 

CEBU CITY, May 7 -– The Cebu City Government will open the city's first tunnel to light vehicles for 24 hours on Saturday, May 8, when the City Government formally launches the South Road Properties (SRP).

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5 treasure hunters die inside deep excavation in Bataan

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· 1 Comment 

LIMAY, Bataan, May 7 — Five treasure hunters died of suffocation after inhaling gasoline fumes inside a 60-feet-deep excavation in this town, a police report said on Friday.

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Western Mindanao troops reminded of their main role in May 10 polls

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on Western Mindanao troops reminded of their main role in May 10 polls 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 7 – Military officials have reminded the troops in the Western Mindanao area that their main role is to ensure the conduct of honest, orderly and peace elections on Monday.

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Baguio COMELEC resets testing and sealing of 221 PCOS machines from May 7 to May 9

May 7, 2010 7:39 pm· Comments Off on Baguio COMELEC resets testing and sealing of 221 PCOS machines from May 7 to May 9 

BAGUIO CITY, May 7 -The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) here today reset the testing and sealing of the 221 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to be used in the city's clustered polling centers from today to May 9 or a day before the actual elections are held.

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