Volunteerism makes DepEd’s 'Brigada Eskwela' successful

May 24, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on Volunteerism makes DepEd’s 'Brigada Eskwela' successful 

MANILA, May 24 -– Education Secretary Mona Valisno on Monday said that the community spirit of volunteerism or bayanihan is very strong in "Brigada Eskwela", a nationwide initiative led by the Department of Education (DepEd) that engages all volunteers to help prepare public schools for school opening.

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Tinga slams Cayetano for early politicking

May 24, 2010 8:06 pm· 2 Comments 

MANILA, May 24 — Newly-elected Taguig 2nd district representative and outgoing Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga on Monday slammed the Cayetanos for creating a scenario to condition the minds of the public and cast doubt on the present administration’s integrity in protecting the sanctity of the ballots.

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Defeated candidates bare being approached by persons to manipulate poll results

May 24, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on Defeated candidates bare being approached by persons to manipulate poll results 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, May 24 — Defeated candidates on Monday bared that, as early as last year, they were approached by persons who told them that the 76,000 compact flash (CF) cards that would used for the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in the May 10 elections would be recalled due to defects, and that during this period manipulation of the CF cards could take place.

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SC asked to stop Comelec's random manual audit of May 10 polls

May 24, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on SC asked to stop Comelec's random manual audit of May 10 polls 

MANILA, May 24 – The "Ang Kapatiran Party" on Monday filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to stop the random manual audit being conducted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in connection with the recently-concluded automated synchronized elections.

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Senate names 9-man panel with 4 alternates to canvass committee

May 24, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on Senate names 9-man panel with 4 alternates to canvass committee 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 24 – The Senate named on Monday the members of its nine-man panel with four alternates to the joint congressional canvass committee for presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the recently-concluded automated elections.

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PCG bares new 'modus operandi' of sea pirates

May 24, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on PCG bares new 'modus operandi' of sea pirates 

MANILA, May 24 –Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant, said there is need for cooperation among neighboring countries in a bid to address sea piracy following the discovery of a new modus operandi.

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Nograles asks Comelec to annul proclamation of his rival in the Davao mayoralty race

May 24, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on Nograles asks Comelec to annul proclamation of his rival in the Davao mayoralty race 

MANILA, May 24 – Saying that the May 10 polls was marred with irregularities, losing mayoralty candidate House Speaker Prospero Nograles on Monday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to cancel the proclamation of his rival and elected Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

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House hopes to finish canvassing of votes for President, VP by June 4

May 24, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on House hopes to finish canvassing of votes for President, VP by June 4 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, May 24 — The House of Representatives is eyeing to finish canvassing of votes for president and vice president by June 4 so that a new president could be proclaimed immediately.

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Comelec eyes partial proclamation of winning party-list groups

May 24, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on Comelec eyes partial proclamation of winning party-list groups 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, May 24 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking at the possibility of proclaiming the 10 winning party-list organizations on Friday, May 28.

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’We do not want koala bear in the joint committee'– Enrile

May 24, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on ’We do not want koala bear in the joint committee'– Enrile 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 24 – Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile said on Monday that the joint congressional canvass committee will not entertain any bears, including a certain Robin or known as ‘koala bear’ who alleged that the May 10 polls were manipulated.

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