Bibles and prayers for PGMA, FG

June 16, 2010 7:59 pm· Comments Off on Bibles and prayers for PGMA, FG 

MANILA, June 16 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday received new copies of the Holy Bible, one for her and the other for First Gentleman Atty. Miguel Arroyo, who is due for a spinal column surgery this June 18. He checked in at the hospital Wednesday.

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Cayetano condemns latest media killings

June 16, 2010 7:59 pm· Comments Off on Cayetano condemns latest media killings 

MANILA, June 16 -– Re-elected senator Pia Cayetano joined on Wednesday the media organizations in condemning the latest media killings, hoping the next government would make priority in solving the problem.

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Former CBCP official appeals to Aquino to abolish Pagcor

June 16, 2010 7:59 pm· Comments Off on Former CBCP official appeals to Aquino to abolish Pagcor 

MANILA, June 16 — A former official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) asked President-elect Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III to abolish the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

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SC asked to assign new judge on case vs. Marcopper

June 16, 2010 7:59 pm· Comments Off on SC asked to assign new judge on case vs. Marcopper 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, June 16 — The victims of the 1993 Mogpog River tragedy in Marinduque province asked the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday to assign a new judge to handle the 10-year-old case against Marcopper Mining Corporation (Marcopper).

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Tonyboy Conjuangco, the biggest campaign contributor of Noynoy for shelling out P100-M

June 16, 2010 7:59 pm· Comments Off on Tonyboy Conjuangco, the biggest campaign contributor of Noynoy for shelling out P100-M 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, June 16 — At least 22.7 percent of the total P440 million campaign funds of President-elect Benigno Aquino III for the just-concluded May 10 polls came from his uncle, television mogul Antonio “Tonyboy’ Cojuangco.

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Hacienda Luisita case will not receive special treatment — SC

June 16, 2010 7:59 pm· Comments Off on Hacienda Luisita case will not receive special treatment — SC 

MANILA, June 16 – The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday said that the Hacienda Luisita case still pending before it will not receive any special treatment.

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Catholic schools to dialogue with DepEd on “age-appropriate” and “value-based” sex education

June 16, 2010 7:59 pm· Comments Off on Catholic schools to dialogue with DepEd on “age-appropriate” and “value-based” sex education 

MANILA, June 16 -– Members of an association of Catholic schools on Wednesday said they are open to hold a dialogue with the Department of Education (DepEd) on an “age-appropriate” and “value-based” sex education.

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NZ Premier joins heads of States/Governments in congratulating Aquino

June 16, 2010 7:59 pm· Comments Off on NZ Premier joins heads of States/Governments in congratulating Aquino 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, June 16 — Reiterating the good regional partnership between Manila and Wellington, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is the latest Head of State/ Government (HSG) to congratulate President-elect Benigno Simeon Aquino III as the latter prepares for his June 30 noontime oath-taking as successor of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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House leader favors P160-M gov't subsidy to "sell" RP's knowledge workers

June 16, 2010 7:59 pm· Comments Off on House leader favors P160-M gov't subsidy to "sell" RP's knowledge workers 

MANILA, June 16 — A lawmaker has expressed support to the private sector's plan to tap some P160 million in government subsidy to help "sell" abroad the abilities of the country's knowledge workers during President-elect Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III's first state visits to other nations.

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Manufacturing sector, not poll spending, key contributor to 7.3% Q1 GDP growth — NEDA

June 16, 2010 7:59 pm· Comments Off on Manufacturing sector, not poll spending, key contributor to 7.3% Q1 GDP growth — NEDA 

MANILA, June 16 — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) cited on Wednesday the job-rich manufacturing industry as one of the key contributors to the phenomenal 7.3 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth during the first quarter of this year

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