MMDA starts dredging of waterways and drainages in metropolis

May 9, 2010 9:52 am· Comments Off on MMDA starts dredging of waterways and drainages in metropolis 

MANILA, May 9 – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started the massive dredging of waterways and drainages in Metro Manila and ensured that its pumping stations are well-maintained and primed up several weeks ahead of the rainy season.

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Teachers all set for poll duty — DepEd

May 9, 2010 9:52 am· Comments Off on Teachers all set for poll duty — DepEd 

MANILA, May 9 — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Sunday has expressed its readiness for the elections on Monday, saying that its 229,020 teachers in the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) are ready to do their duty.

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ARMM poll monitor holds final briefing of volunteers for May 10 elections

May 9, 2010 9:52 am· Comments Off on ARMM poll monitor holds final briefing of volunteers for May 10 elections 

COTABATO CITY, May 9 – The Citizens Coalition for ARMM Electoral Reforms (Citizens CARE), an election monitoring group accredited by the Commission on elections (Comelec) as citizens’ arm during the nationwide-automated polls, held Saturday at a hotel here a final briefing of their volunteers and partner organizations on what to do on Monday.

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More cops deployed in Davao City to secure Monday's election

May 9, 2010 9:52 am· Comments Off on More cops deployed in Davao City to secure Monday's election 

DAVAO CITY, May 9 — The Police Regional Office (PRO) here deployed starting Saturday additional personnel in the city to secure the conduct of election on Monday.

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CBCP head calls for peaceful May 10 polls

May 9, 2010 9:52 am· Comments Off on CBCP head calls for peaceful May 10 polls 

TANDAG CITY, May 9 –- The head of the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) called on all Filipino faithful to “deeply” pray for a peaceful, credible and orderly conduct of the country’s historic and first automated May 10, 2010 national and local elections.

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Alleged NPA rebels torch 5 PCOs machines in Iloilo town

May 9, 2010 9:52 am· Comments Off on Alleged NPA rebels torch 5 PCOs machines in Iloilo town 

ILOILO CITY, May 9 -– Investigation is now going on to determine the cause of the fire that transpired at the Home Economics (HE) building of Caduldulan Elementary School in Brgy. Caduldulan, Miagao which also torched five Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines Saturday afternoon.

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4 dead, 2 critical in an early morning 'ambush' in Tibiao, Antique

May 9, 2010 9:52 am· Comments Off on 4 dead, 2 critical in an early morning 'ambush' in Tibiao, Antique 

ILOILO CITY, May 9 – Four were killed on the spot while two others in critical condition in an early morning ambush in Calaugan, Tibiao, Antique involving the Tibiao local police and the group of board member Gil Bandoja who is running for mayor of the town against the son-in-law of incumbent mayor Sotera Tamayo.

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Caraga gov't offices call for honest, orderly and peaceful May 10 elections

May 9, 2010 9:52 am· Comments Off on Caraga gov't offices call for honest, orderly and peaceful May 10 elections 

BUTUAN CITY, May 9 — The Commission on Election (Comelec), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13), Department of Education (DepEd) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) on Sunday are calling for an honest, orderly and peaceful elections (HOPE) May 10 polls.

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Eight dead, 66 trapped after west Siberian mine blast: reports

May 9, 2010 9:52 am· Comments Off on Eight dead, 66 trapped after west Siberian mine blast: reports 

MOSCOW, May 9 — At least eight miners were killed and more than 60 others remained trapped underground four hours after an explosion hit the Raspadskaya coal mine in Russia's west Siberian region of Kemerovo late Saturday night, news agencies reported citing Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.

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Second blast hits west Siberian coal mine: RIA

May 9, 2010 9:52 am· Comments Off on Second blast hits west Siberian coal mine: RIA 

MOSCOW, May 9 — A second explosion rocked the Raspadskaya coal mine in Russia's west Siberian region of Kemerovo early Sunday, after a powerful blast claimed at least eight lives and injured another 24, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

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