Senators condemn torturers of man on video

August 19, 2010 10:53 am· Comments Off on Senators condemn torturers of man on video 

MANILA, Aug. 18 –- Senators on Wednesday condemned in strongest terms the act of torture perpetrated by Tondo police personnel to a robbery suspect which was caught on cellphone video.

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(Metro News) Zebra gives birth to a horse draws crowd at Manila Zoo

August 19, 2010 10:53 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Zebra gives birth to a horse draws crowd at Manila Zoo 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — Manila Zoo has a new attraction after a zebra it keeps gave birth to an offspring reportedly sired by a horse.

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Enrile urges Mancao 'to name names' behind bribery attempt

August 19, 2010 10:53 am· Comments Off on Enrile urges Mancao 'to name names' behind bribery attempt 

MANILA, Aug. 18 –- Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile urged former Philippine National Police (PNP) Col. Cesar Mancao II on Wednesday to reveal the names of the people who allegedly attempted to bribe him to recant his testimony against fugitive Senator Panfilo Lacson.

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President Aquino receives U.S. Admiral Willard in Malacañang

August 19, 2010 10:53 am· Comments Off on President Aquino receives U.S. Admiral Willard in Malacañang 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, during a courtesy call on Wednesday afternoon at the Premiere Guest House in Malacañang.

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Salapuddin asks QC court to cancel arrest warrant

August 19, 2010 10:53 am· Comments Off on Salapuddin asks QC court to cancel arrest warrant 

MANILA, Aug. 18 – Former House Deputy Speaker Gerry Salapuddin, through his lawyer, asked a Quezon City court on Wednesday to lift the warrant of arrest issued against him in connection with his alleged involvement in the 2007 bombing at the Batasan complex which killed a fellow congressman from Mindanao.

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House panel starts hearing on proposed postponement of barangay, SK elections

August 19, 2010 10:53 am· Comments Off on House panel starts hearing on proposed postponement of barangay, SK elections 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 18 — The committee on suffrage and electoral reforms of the House of Representatives began Wednesday hearing pending measures calling for the postponement of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections this year.

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Senate holds announcement of CA members

August 19, 2010 10:53 am· Comments Off on Senate holds announcement of CA members 

MANILA, Aug. 18 – The anticipated announcement on Wednesday of senators to be members of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) did not materialize after minority leader Alan Peter Cayetano questioned his exclusion from the list.

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SSS admits'overcollection' of P1 billion, says COA

August 19, 2010 10:53 am· Comments Off on SSS admits'overcollection' of P1 billion, says COA 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — The Social Security System (SSS) on Wednesday admitted an over collection of P1 billion and owes almost 2.2 million of its members some P979.49-million in loan overpayments.

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Lawmakers file bill protecting security of tenure of employees

August 19, 2010 10:53 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers file bill protecting security of tenure of employees 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 18 — In view of the labor dispute between the Philippine Airlines (PAL) management and its labor union, lawmakers filed House Resolutions for the protection on the rights of employees.

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Marcos welcomes reinvestigation of Ninoy assassination

August 19, 2010 10:53 am· Comments Off on Marcos welcomes reinvestigation of Ninoy assassination 

MANILA, Aug. 18 – Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos welcomed on Wednesday the calls to reinvestigate the assassination of former Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr. at the former Manila International Airport upon returning home from exile in the United States on Aug. 21, 1983.

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