Justice Morales accepts request to swear in Aquino

June 18, 2010 8:23 pm· Comments Off on Justice Morales accepts request to swear in Aquino 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, June 18 – Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday accepted the request of President-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III for her to administer his oath of office on June 30.

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There's no rift between us and the Binays –Kris Aquino

June 18, 2010 8:23 pm· Comments Off on There's no rift between us and the Binays –Kris Aquino 

MANILA, June 18 — The camps of President-elect Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III and Vice-President-elect Jejomar Binay proved their critics wrong about their alleged misunderstandings.

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War veterans fete PGMA for securing their benefits

June 18, 2010 8:23 pm· Comments Off on War veterans fete PGMA for securing their benefits 

MANILA, June 18 – World War II veterans on Friday expressed their gratitude to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for her advocacy in securing and ensuring the provision of their long-overdue benefits.

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Special Forces soldier die in skydiving training with US troops

June 18, 2010 8:23 pm· Comments Off on Special Forces soldier die in skydiving training with US troops 

MANILA, June 18 – An elite Filipino soldier died following a skydiving training with American counterparts at an Air Force base in Pampanga on Friday morning, a military spokesman said.

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(Metro News) Cop gunned down in Manila

June 18, 2010 8:23 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Cop gunned down in Manila 

MANILA, June 18 –The Manila Police District (MPD) is probing the shooting to death of a policeman inside his electronics shop in Manila on Thursday night.

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Agri stakeholders cite gains in FIELDS program

June 18, 2010 8:23 pm· Comments Off on Agri stakeholders cite gains in FIELDS program 

MANILA, June 18 — Various stakeholders of the agriculture sector today expressed their gratitude to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the vigorous implementation of the FIELDS program, saying it has significantly increased agricultural production and raised their income.

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DFA reminds that appointment to get passport is free service

June 18, 2010 8:23 pm· Comments Off on DFA reminds that appointment to get passport is free service 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, June 18 — The public is reminded by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that getting an appointment for passport processing is gratis and schemers against this free service will be punished.

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Zubiri advises Aquino not to hire 'rehash' members of cabinet

June 18, 2010 8:23 pm· Comments Off on Zubiri advises Aquino not to hire 'rehash' members of cabinet 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, June 18 – Senate Majority Floor Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri advises former colleague and now President-elect Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino to get new faces as members of his cabinet.

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Military joins earthquake drills

June 18, 2010 8:23 pm· Comments Off on Military joins earthquake drills 

MANILA, June 18 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) joined the 2nd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill of the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Friday afternoon at the Camp Emilio Aguinaldo General Headquarters Building, one of the four pilot sites in Metro Manila.

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Cayetano lauds approval of IRR of Expanded Senior Citizens Act

June 18, 2010 8:23 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, June 18 – Senator Pia Cayetano lauded on Friday the signing of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Expanded Senior Citizens Act that would grant the senior citizens a full 20 percent discount on essential goods and services.

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