PASG can be abolished once smuggling is totally ended by gov't– Villar

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on PASG can be abolished once smuggling is totally ended by gov't– Villar 

MANILA, July 8 — “Since our creation, I have repeatedly expressed PASG (Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group) is not needed if rampant smuggling is totally ended by the government, particularly by the Bureau of Customs.”

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Singson orders review of road safety standards

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Singson orders review of road safety standards 

MANILA, July 8 — With the spate of road accidents along the national roads in Cebu province, Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson ordered the review of the current road safety standards.

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OMB seeks CBCP help in fighting child pornography

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on OMB seeks CBCP help in fighting child pornography 

MANILA, July 8 – The Optical Media Board (OMB) on Thursday sought the help of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to put a stop on child pornography.

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Andal, Sr. having special treatment at BJMP?

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Andal, Sr. having special treatment at BJMP? 

MANILA, July 8 – Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Thursday suspected that former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan, Sr. is having a special treatment at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

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P386-M Jalandoni flyover in Iloilo opens on Friday

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on P386-M Jalandoni flyover in Iloilo opens on Friday 

MANILA, July 8 — Another world-class flyover project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that will improve vehicular traffic flow in Iloilo City will be opened to motorists on Friday, July 9, 2010.

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Marcos' US$ 658-M Swiss bank deposits gone, Bongbong says

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Marcos' US$ 658-M Swiss bank deposits gone, Bongbong says 

MANILA, July 8 -– No less than Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, son of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos, revealed on Thursday that the US$ 658 million Swiss bank deposits, believed to be the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses, are gone.

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Ex-DA chief willing to talk on P728-M fertilizer scam

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Ex-DA chief willing to talk on P728-M fertilizer scam 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, July 8 — Former Agriculture Secretary and now Bohol Third District Rep. Arthur Yap on Thursday said he has always been cooperative and is willing to cooperate in any inquiries that would be conducted on the so-called fertilizer fund scam.

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CGMA’s Cha-cha proposal will not push through –- Bongbong Marcos

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on CGMA’s Cha-cha proposal will not push through –- Bongbong Marcos 

MANILA, July 8 –- Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said on Thursday the Charter change being initiated by former President and now Pampanga Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will not push through.

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Three DFA undersecretaries receive political appointments from Aquino III

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Three DFA undersecretaries receive political appointments from Aquino III 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, July 8 —Amid dissent of his alleged irregular extension of the appointments of a score of political ambassadors, Foreign Secretary Alberto G. Romulo on Thursday swore to their respective posts three newly-reappointed undersecretaries of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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Negotiations in release of Filipinos 'sensitive, complex' — DFA

July 8, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Negotiations in release of Filipinos 'sensitive, complex' — DFA 

MANILA, July 8 —- Negotiations in the release of 18 Filipino seafarers recently abducted in the high seas off the Horn of Africa are “sensitive and complex,” according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), which has asked media not to jeopardize the process.

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