PGMA inks law strengthening, renaming historical body

May 13, 2010 7:38 pm· Comments Off on PGMA inks law strengthening, renaming historical body 

MANILA, May 13 – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Thursday signed into law a bill that strengthens the National Historical Institute and its mandate to conserve, promote and popularize the nation’s historical and cultural heritage.

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Bayan Muna asks Comelec to conduct manual audit in all ARMM provinces

May 13, 2010 7:38 pm· Comments Off on Bayan Muna asks Comelec to conduct manual audit in all ARMM provinces 

MANILA, May 13 — A petition was filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) asking to conduct manual audit of party list votes in all the precincts in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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LP says Roxas' bailiwicks to deliver 2.18-M more votes; no reason for Binay to celebrate victory

May 13, 2010 7:38 pm· Comments Off on LP says Roxas' bailiwicks to deliver 2.18-M more votes; no reason for Binay to celebrate victory 

MANILA, May 13 — Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas has additional 2.18-million votes that would give the LP vice- presidential bet victory over Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay based on electronic results of last Monday’s elections gathered by the party, the Liberal Party has announced.

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PGMA stresses importance of education and IT in nation-building

May 13, 2010 7:38 pm· Comments Off on PGMA stresses importance of education and IT in nation-building 

SIRUMA, Camarines Sur, May 13 – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, during a visit to this town Thursday spoke of the importance of education and information technology (IT) as means towards the nation’s progress.

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Cruz chides Binay's camp for rumor-mongering

May 13, 2010 7:38 pm· Comments Off on Cruz chides Binay's camp for rumor-mongering 

MANILA, May 13 — The Aquino-Roxas Bantay Balota National Coordinator and former Defense Secretary Avelino ‘Nonong’ Cruz on Thursday chided the buzz made by the camp of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay that he was out to a cheating operation supposedly to push the victory of Liberal Party vice-presidential candidate Senator Mar Roxas.

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DFA to issue passport to Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Venus Raj

May 13, 2010 7:38 pm· Comments Off on DFA to issue passport to Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Venus Raj 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 13 — Dethroned Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Maria Venus Raj could still represent the Philippines in the much-vaunted Miss Universe beauty pageant, following the decision on Thursday of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to issue her a Filipino passport “in the next few days.”

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Group asks Comelec for additional compensation for teachers

May 13, 2010 7:38 pm· Comments Off on Group asks Comelec for additional compensation for teachers 

By Hannibal C. Talete

MANILA, May 13 — Another teachers' group on Thursday appealed to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for additional compensation for the teachers who served in the May 10 automated elections.

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Families still grip Iloilo politics in 2010 polls

May 13, 2010 7:38 pm· Comments Off on Families still grip Iloilo politics in 2010 polls 

ILOILO CITY, May 13 – Political families still dominate largely the political power in the province and clearly shows the monolithic hold of the rich and the famous, giving political dynasty the same old tag.

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Former three-term mayor Vergara wins return bid in Cabanatuan City

May 13, 2010 7:38 pm· Comments Off on Former three-term mayor Vergara wins return bid in Cabanatuan City 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, May 13 — Former three-term mayor Julius Cesar "Jay” Vergara has returned with vengeance as he defeated his rival cousin incumbent Mayor Alvin Vergara for the top position in this city.

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DFA opens satellite office in Clark

May 13, 2010 7:38 pm· Comments Off on DFA opens satellite office in Clark 

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, May 13 — Officials of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has announced the opening of the satellite consular office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) here.

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