PGMA leads the inauguration of the new Pampanga branch office of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

June 17, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on PGMA leads the inauguration of the new Pampanga branch office of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas 

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leads the unveiling of the marker during the inauguration ceremony of the new Pampanga branch office of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Thursday (June 17, 2010) at the BSP Compound along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Sindalan, San Fernando City, Pampanga. Also in photo are (from left) San Fernando City Mayor Oscar Rodriquez, BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. and Finance Secretary Margarito Tevez. (PNA/NIB photo by M.Pascua)
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Comelec asks Aquino to explain P37M excess campaign fund

June 17, 2010 8:30 pm· Comments Off on Comelec asks Aquino to explain P37M excess campaign fund 

MANILA, June 17 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) advised president-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino to submit a supplemental Statement on Election Contributions and Expenditures explaining where the extra P37 million campaign funds were spent.

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(Metro News) Fire hits Manila

June 17, 2010 8:30 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Fire hits Manila 

MANILA, June 17 –Some P100,000 worth of properties were razed by a fire at a residential area in Sampaloc, Manila on Thursday morning.

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(Metro News) Engineer shot dead after resisting robbery

June 17, 2010 8:30 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Engineer shot dead after resisting robbery 

MANILA, June 16 –The Manila Police District (MPD) opted to utilize the closed-circuit TV cameras to identity the two-motorcycle riding men who shot dead a 50-year-old ship engineer while smoking outside an upscale condominium in Malate, Manila Thursday morning.

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Incoming President Aquino meets with ASEAN diplomats

June 17, 2010 8:30 pm· Comments Off on Incoming President Aquino meets with ASEAN diplomats 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, June 17 –- Incoming President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino 3rd vowed to improve the country's foreign relations and policies as he met Thursday with diplomats from eight of the Philippines' partners in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN).

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DOJ asks SC for aid in resolving 308 human trafficking cases

June 17, 2010 8:30 pm· Comments Off on DOJ asks SC for aid in resolving 308 human trafficking cases 

MANILA, June 17 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) will coordinate with Supreme Court (SC) in expediting the resolution of 308 cases of human trafficking now pending in various courts in the country.

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(Metro News) German national gunned down in Makati City

June 17, 2010 8:30 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) German national gunned down in Makati City 

MANILA, June 17 –An executive assistant manager for food and beverages of the Makati Shangri-La Hotel was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at the corner of Dela Rosa and Peria streets in Barangay San Lorenzo, Makati City Thursday morning.

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(Metro News) Two suspected robbers killed in Pasay City

June 17, 2010 8:30 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Two suspected robbers killed in Pasay City 

MANILA, June 17 –Two suspected robbers were killed in an alleged shootout with policemen in Pasay City Wednesday night.

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BSP: RP economy doing well

June 17, 2010 8:30 pm· Comments Off on BSP: RP economy doing well 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga, June 17 — While the rest of the world continues to reel from the effects of the global financial crisis, the Philippines, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, is doing relatively well, as shown by the 7.3 percent growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter.

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Palace satisfied over Noynoy's assurance of due process in review of appointments

June 17, 2010 8:30 pm· Comments Off on Palace satisfied over Noynoy's assurance of due process in review of appointments 

MANILA, June 17 — Malacanang on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the reported assurance from President-elect Beningo Aquino III that his planned review of recent government appointments will be subject to prevailing laws, regulations and proper procedures.

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