Sen. Arroyo to NBOC: Do your job as canvassers, stop grandstanding

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Sen. Arroyo to NBOC: Do your job as canvassers, stop grandstanding 

MANILA, May 30 —Senator Joker Arroyo on Sunday criticized his colleagues for delaying tactics and grandstanding which resulted to the slow pace of counting by the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).

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Election paraphernalia in Cagayan de Oro City not stolen–Pimentel

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Election paraphernalia in Cagayan de Oro City not stolen–Pimentel 

MANILA, May 30 —Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. on Sunday asked officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) not to cover up the illegal disposal of used election paraphernalia in a dumpsite in Cagayan de Oro City by falsely claiming that they had been stolen from its office due to the negligence of election personnel.

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Senate may have no time to pass pending bills on Monday –Pimentel

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Senate may have no time to pass pending bills on Monday –Pimentel 

MANILA, May 30 —Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. on Sunday doubted whether the Senate can still tackle and approve any legislative measure when it meets on Monday.

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‘No letup in BI decongestion program' – Libanan

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on ‘No letup in BI decongestion program' – Libanan 

MANILA, May 30 –The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deported a total of 36 foreigners during the first five months of this year.

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NBI eyes India as major source of shabu ingredient

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on NBI eyes India as major source of shabu ingredient 

MANILA, May 30 –The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) stepped up its monitoring of shipments of goods from India into the Philippines to possibly intercept ephedrine -the main ingredient of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu from India from entering the country.

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14 more gun ban violators nabbed

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on 14 more gun ban violators nabbed 

MANILA, May 30 – Fourteen more violators of the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-imposed total gun ban were arrested on Saturday during continuing conduct of checkpoint operations throughout the country, a ranking police official said Sunday.

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Seguis defends PGMA on Mindanao decisions; cites focus, patience with MILF

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Seguis defends PGMA on Mindanao decisions; cites focus, patience with MILF 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 30 — The Philippines is a government of law and not of men, and the decisions of the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on the Mindanao peace process, particularly on a ‘juridical entity’ desired by the Bangsamoro, were based on the constitution and other laws.

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Malacanang media officer Reveche, 61, dies in China

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang media officer Reveche, 61, dies in China 

MANILA, May 30 – Henry A. Reveche, head of Malacañang’s Media Accreditation and Relations Division (MARD) under the Office of the Press Secretary, succumbed to a heart attack Saturday, May 29, while on an official mission to Shanghai, China. He was 61.

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RP gets accolade for putting disarmament agenda back on track

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on RP gets accolade for putting disarmament agenda back on track 

MANILA, May 30 –The Philippines claimed scoring a historic diplomatic feat at the United Nations on Friday when it convinced States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) to set aside their differences and support a compromise formula that Manila put together to move the stalled nuclear disarmament process forward.

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CA junks Napolcom suspension order vs. QC cops in EDSA shootout with car thieves

May 30, 2010 11:16 pm· Comments Off on CA junks Napolcom suspension order vs. QC cops in EDSA shootout with car thieves 

MANILA, May 30 — The Court of Appeals (CA), in a 20-page decision, has voided the suspension order imposed by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) where eight operatives of Quezon City Anti-Carnapping Unit (QC-ANCAR) were placed under 90-day preventive suspension following a shootout with a group of suspected car thieves EDSA in 2009.

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