AFP defends hospital confinement of Ampatuan

July 6, 2010 9:59 pm· Comments Off on AFP defends hospital confinement of Ampatuan 

MANILA, June 6 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday justified the confinement of former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr, a suspect in the Maguindanao massacre , at the AFP Medical Center, formerly known as the V. Luna Hospital.

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Sen. Trillianes files motion in court to attend opening session of the Senate

July 6, 2010 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Sen. Trillianes files motion in court to attend opening session of the Senate 

MANILA, July 6 — Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday asked a Makati court hearing the coup d’etat case against him and other Magdalo soldiers in connection with the 2003 Oakwood mutiny to allow him to attend the opening session of the Senate on July 26.

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(Metro News) Cayetano bewails donation of city-owned service vehicles to various barangays

July 6, 2010 9:59 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Cayetano bewails donation of city-owned service vehicles to various barangays 

MANILA, July 6 — Taguig City Mayor Laarni Cayetano on Tuesday decried the “midnight” wholesale donation of at least 200 city-owned service vehicles and utility trucks to various barangays less than two weeks before she took over the post from her predecessor Freddie Tinga, now Taguig’s 2nd District Representative to Congress.

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Atienza's electoral protest vs Lim may serve as test case, says Comelec‏

July 6, 2010 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Atienza's electoral protest vs Lim may serve as test case, says Comelec‏ 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, July 6 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that the protest case of Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and Lito Atienza would serve as a trial case of other suits pending before the commission.

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Luistro first among Cabinet men to undergo media seminar

July 6, 2010 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Luistro first among Cabinet men to undergo media seminar 

MANILA, July 6 — Education Secretary Armin Luistro is the first member of the Aquino Cabinet to undergo a series of media seminars as required by President Benigno Aquino III.

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Palace maintains June 12 as annual Independence Day celebration

July 6, 2010 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Palace maintains June 12 as annual Independence Day celebration 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, July 6 – The Philippines, under President Benigno Aquino III, will maintain the celebration of its Independence Day every June 12.

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GSIS head to be appointed soon

July 6, 2010 9:59 pm· Comments Off on GSIS head to be appointed soon 

MANILA, July 6 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to appoint a new head for the Government Service Insurance System to ensure that government pensioners and current employees are able to enjoy the benefits due them under the law.

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Peace process underway; two panels being set up

July 6, 2010 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Peace process underway; two panels being set up 

MANILA, July 6 — Malacañang said Tuesday moves are underway to compose two government negotiating panels that will move forward the stalled peace talks with the two rebel groups in the country – the communist National Democratic Front (NDF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) — under the new directions set by President Benigno “P-Noy” S. Aquino III.

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P-Noy orders PNP to look into activists’ killings

July 6, 2010 9:59 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy orders PNP to look into activists’ killings 

MANILA, July 6 — Malacañang is conferring with stakeholders and concerned agencies to come up with a viable plan of action to stem the spate of “extrajudicial” killings.

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Miriam sees Cha-cha put off this year

July 6, 2010 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Miriam sees Cha-cha put off this year 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, July 6 – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said on Tuesday that Congress cannot take up the Charter change at least for this year due to many important matters that both the Senate and the House of Representatives are going to take up when the 15th Congress opens on July 26.

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