Mantaring to file affidavit on bribe attempt allegation on Thursday

July 21, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Mantaring to file affidavit on bribe attempt allegation on Thursday 

MANILA, July 21 — Former National Bureau of Investigation Director Nestor M. Mantaring is scheduled to file before the bureau on Thursday his affidavit in connection with the ongoing probe on the alleged attempt by a retired Philippine Air Force official to bribe a key witness in the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre with P10 million to retract his statement.

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VP Binay rallies HUDCC agencies to meet housing goals of P-Noy

July 21, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay rallies HUDCC agencies to meet housing goals of P-Noy 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, July 21 — Hours after he took on additional duties as chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) on Tuesday, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay rallied HUDCC agencies into ensuring that the administration’s goal of providing decent and affordable housing is met.

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PNP: No overkill in NCRPO deployment for SONA

July 21, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on PNP: No overkill in NCRPO deployment for SONA 

MANILA, July 21 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday downplayed allegations of “overkill” with regards to the scheduled mobilization of more than 9,000 personnel of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) for Monday’s first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City.

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Iniguez asks the faithful to recite Oratio Imperata for rain

July 21, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Iniguez asks the faithful to recite Oratio Imperata for rain 

MANILA, July 21 — Caloocan bishop Deogracias Inguez asked the faithful to continue to pray the “Oratio Imperata” for rain as some part of the country is experiencing water-crisis.

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New British Minister sees bigger UK interest in RP, other Asian markets

July 21, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on New British Minister sees bigger UK interest in RP, other Asian markets 

MANILA, July 21 — British Foreign Office Minister of State Jeremy Browne on Wednesday spoke before Philippine captains of industry about the United Kingdom’s increased interest in Asian markets and its advantages as an investment site.

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Enrile may likely run for Senate president

July 21, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Enrile may likely run for Senate president 

MANILA, July 21 –- The battle for the Senate presidency in the 15th Congress has taken a new twist after another group of senators reportedly pushed Senator Juan Ponce Enrile as "compromised" leader amid failures of other candidates to muster the required 13 votes to win.

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PET resets raffle of Roxas' electoral protest

July 21, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on PET resets raffle of Roxas' electoral protest 

MANILA, July 21 – The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Friday reset the raffle of the electoral protest filed by former senator and losing Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Manuel "Mar" Roxas II after three magistrates inhibited themselves from handling the electoral protest against Vice President Jejomar "Jojo" Binay.

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Filipinos warned against being trafficked into China’s non-market for low-skilled labor

July 21, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos warned against being trafficked into China’s non-market for low-skilled labor 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, July 21 — As China has not yet opened its labor market to low-skilled foreigners, Filipinos bound for blue-collar jobs in that socialist setting may be considered “trafficked persons” and their situation fraught with danger, the Philippine embassy in Beijing has warned.

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International transport workers urge President Aquino to intervene in PAL management, workers dispute

July 21, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on International transport workers urge President Aquino to intervene in PAL management, workers dispute 

MANILA, July 21 – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has urged President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to intervene in the labor dispute between Philippine Airline (PAL) management and its employees.

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(Metro News) Marikina City Council now the Philippines’ first in globally-covered session

July 21, 2010 11:07 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Marikina City Council now the Philippines’ first in globally-covered session 

MANILA, July 21 — The City Council of Marikina, Metro Manila wrote history on Wednesday by going live worldwide with internet coverage during its first regular session which lasted for a little about an hour-and-a-half at the second floor of the Justice Hall.

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