2 US fugitives nabbed

June 21, 2010 9:48 pm· Comments Off on 2 US fugitives nabbed 

MANILA, June 21 — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) scored another feat in its campaign against foreign fugitives with the arrest and deportation of two Americans who are both wanted in the US for being sex offenders.

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Solons slam SLEX toll hike

June 21, 2010 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Solons slam SLEX toll hike 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 21 — A group of lawmakers from the House of Representatives denounced on Monday and described as a "midnight highway robbery" the 250 to 270-percent increase in toll fees to be implemented at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) starting on June 30.

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PCG bares measures to prevent another Princess of the Stars tragedy

June 21, 2010 9:48 pm· Comments Off on PCG bares measures to prevent another Princess of the Stars tragedy 

MANILA, June 21 –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said it has undertaken actions geared towards strengthening preventive measures and improving the response systems to sea disaster like the sinking of the Princess of the Stars on June 21, 2008.

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Makati chief prosecutor inhibits self from libel raps vs. ex-Solgen

June 21, 2010 9:48 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, June 21 – Makati City Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) chief Feliciano Aspi on Monday inhibited himself from handling the libel case filed by lawyers of "The Firm" against former Solicitor General Francisco "Frank" Chavez.

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Pagasa boosts disaster preparedness in LGUs

June 21, 2010 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Pagasa boosts disaster preparedness in LGUs 

MANILA, June 21 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) has tied up with telecommunications giant Smart Communications to boost disaster preparedness among Metro Manila residents.

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Morales bids goodbye to Customs employees

June 21, 2010 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Morales bids goodbye to Customs employees 

MANILA, June 21 – Customs Commissioner Napoleon Morales advised his successor to brace himself for a tough job he’ll be facing as the new head of the bureau.

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Sandiganbayan issues arrest warrant vs. Neri

June 21, 2010 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Sandiganbayan issues arrest warrant vs. Neri 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, June 21 – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Monday issued a warrant of arrest against former National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) director general and Social Security System (SSS) president Romulo Neri in connection with the botched US$ 329-million NBN-ZTE contract.

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PGMA okays Bangit's retirement, Gen. Ochoa named acting AFP chief

June 21, 2010 9:48 pm· Comments Off on PGMA okays Bangit's retirement, Gen. Ochoa named acting AFP chief 

MANILA, June 21 —President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo approved on Monday the early retirement of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit.

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Sec. Limcaoco leads groundbreaking rites for first elevator at PIA Bldg.

June 21, 2010 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Sec. Limcaoco leads groundbreaking rites for first elevator at PIA Bldg. 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, June 21 – After 24 years of existence, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Building along Visayas Avenue in Quezon City is now poised to have its first-ever elevator installed.

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NAPC chief asks Pinoys to work hard due to rise poverty, population

June 21, 2010 9:48 pm· Comments Off on NAPC chief asks Pinoys to work hard due to rise poverty, population 

MANILA, June 21 -– National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) chairman Domingo “Ding” Panganiban said Monday there is a need for Filipinos to work hard due to rise in poverty brought about by population increase in the country.

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