SC says election protest vs. Vice President Binay has sufficient form, substance

July 12, 2010 10:36 pm· Comments Off on SC says election protest vs. Vice President Binay has sufficient form, substance 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, July 12 — The Supreme Court (SC) said on Monday the election protest filed by losing Liberal Party vice presidential candidate, former Senator Manuel "Mar" Roxas II against Vice President Jejomar "Jojo" Binay, has sufficient form and substance.

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P-Noy orders speedy release of soldiers' benefits

July 12, 2010 10:36 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy orders speedy release of soldiers' benefits 

MANILA, July 12 — President Benigno S. Aquino III put forward soldiers’ welfare and benefits as among his early concerns for the country’s military as he presided over his first command conference with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Monday at Camp Aguinaldo.

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P-Noy congratulates Django, Julaton in Malacañang

July 12, 2010 10:36 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy congratulates Django, Julaton in Malacañang 

MANILA, July 12 — President Benigno S. Aquino III congratulated on Monday two outstanding Filipino athletes who recently copped world titles in billiards and women’s boxing.

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JBC to start screening aspirants for SC associate justice

July 12, 2010 10:36 pm· Comments Off on JBC to start screening aspirants for SC associate justice 

MANILA, July 12 — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to start the screening of the aspirants for the vacant post of Associate Justice in the Supreme Court (SC).

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QC court turns down Ivler’s appeal for colostomy

July 12, 2010 10:36 pm· Comments Off on QC court turns down Ivler’s appeal for colostomy 

MANILA, July 12 – The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QCRTC) on Monday afternoon turned down anew road rage suspect Jason Ivler’s appeal for a colostomy.

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'Basyang' to make landfall Tuesday night, says PAGASA

July 12, 2010 10:36 pm· Comments Off on 'Basyang' to make landfall Tuesday night, says PAGASA 

By Modesto Antonio G. Ibarra

MANILA, July 12 – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said tropical depression "Basyang" has intensified into tropical storm and expected to make a landfall Tuesday night over Isabela-Northern Aurora area.

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LP solon wants FOI bill to be the first legacy of 15th Congress

July 12, 2010 10:36 pm· Comments Off on LP solon wants FOI bill to be the first legacy of 15th Congress 

MANILA, July 12 — A Liberal Party (LP) stalwart in the House of Representatives has vowed for the early passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill and make it the "very first legacy" of the 15th Congress under the administration of President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III.

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Melo backs call for reopening of 'Hello Garci' scandal

July 12, 2010 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Melo backs call for reopening of 'Hello Garci' scandal 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, July 12 – Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Melo expressed support on the call of former Scout Ranger chief Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim to re-open the controversial “Hello Garci” scandal in 2004.

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Gatdula assumes post; de Lima says no let up in tracking down Lacson‏

July 12, 2010 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Gatdula assumes post; de Lima says no let up in tracking down Lacson‏ 

MANILA, July 12 –Justice Secretary Leila de Lima defended on Monday newly-installed National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) director lawyer Magtanggol Gatdula in handling Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson case, adding that that there would be no let-up in bureau’s efforts to track down the senator.

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P-Noy gains highest public trust rating ever for RP President at 88 per cent

July 12, 2010 10:36 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy gains highest public trust rating ever for RP President at 88 per cent 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, July 12 —- President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III has 88 per cent or “much trust” of adult Filipinos, an all-time high for any President of the Republic, according to a pre-inauguration survey conducted by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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