July 9, 2010 9:41 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy appoints Robredo as DILG chief — Ochoa
MANILA, July 9 President Benigno Simeon Noynoy Aquino III has appointed former Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo as the new Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) chief.
July 9, 2010 9:41 pm· Comments Off on Pimentel urges DOJ chief to start probe vs irregularities of Arroyo administration
MANILA, July 9 Former Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. on Friday urged Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to immediately start the investigation and prosecution of cases of corruption and other irregularities against officials of the Arroyo administration that have already been referred to the Department of Justice, instead of waiting for the formation of the Truth Commission.
July 9, 2010 9:41 pm· Comments Off on PPA prohibits mandatory sale of passenger insurance coverage
MANILA, July 9 — State-run Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has prohibited the mandatory sale of passenger insurance coverage on roll-on roll-off (RoRo) ports nationwide.
July 9, 2010 9:41 pm· Comments Off on Truth body will not be selective, says Palace
MANILA, July 9 — The Truth Commission to be set up by President Benigno S. Aquino III will not be selective in its pursuit of rectifying and putting closure to past government controversies, Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Friday.
July 9, 2010 9:41 pm· Comments Off on Belmonte's speakership in 15th Congress in the bag
By Lilybeth G. Ison
MANILA, July 9 — With majority of the members of the House of Representatives expressing support for his bid, come-backing Quezon City Rep. Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr. is assured of bagging the House Speakership of the 15th Congress which will formally open on July 26.
July 9, 2010 9:41 pm· Comments Off on More Cabinet execs undergo media training
MANILA, July 9 — Today it was Health Secretary Enrique Ona who underwent the training on media handling scheduled for all Cabinet members.
July 9, 2010 9:41 pm· Comments Off on 7 soldiers die in NPA ambush in Bontoc
MANILA, July 9 – Seven government soldiers, including a young officer, were killed in an ambush staged by communist New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels in Bontoc, Mt. Province shortly before noon Friday, a military commander said.
July 9, 2010 9:41 pm· Comments Off on Naga City Mayor Robredo now DILG secretary
MANILA, July 9 — Multi-awarded and three-term Mayor of Naga City Jesse M. Robredo was named today the Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government by President Benigno S. Aquino III.
July 9, 2010 9:41 pm· Comments Off on Cops raid Manila townhouse; seize P100M worth of shabu, nab five Chinese nationals
By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan
MANILA, July 9 –Anti-drug operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) seized about P100 million worth of shabu and ectasy tablets during a raid of townhouse in Sta. Ana, Manila before dawn Friday.
July 9, 2010 9:41 pm· Comments Off on NPC submits proposals to DoJ for creation of superbody
MANILA, July 9 National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC) president Jerry Yap said Friday they have submitted proposals to the Department of Justice (DoJ) for the creation of a superbody which will look into the media killing.