P-Noy orders PMS to convene LEDAC soon

August 21, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on P-Noy orders PMS to convene LEDAC soon 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has instructed Presidential Management Staff Secretary Julia Abad to schedule a Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) meeting to forge a common agenda with Congress and discuss the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

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P-Noy confers Order of Sikatuna on outgoing Kuwaiti envoy

August 21, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on P-Noy confers Order of Sikatuna on outgoing Kuwaiti envoy 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III conferred Friday the Order of Sikatuna with a rank of Datu (gold distinction) on outgoing Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines Nasser Al-Houti, during the latter’s farewell call at the Ramos Room of Malacanang Palace.

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Countdown begins for heart beating of world’s exceptional nuclear power plant

August 21, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Countdown begins for heart beating of world’s exceptional nuclear power plant 

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 -– On Saturday, the main fuel of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant will be transferred to a pool located beside the heart of the reactor.

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(Metro News) Ombudsman dismisses 7 Manila cops for illegal arrest, extortion

August 21, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Ombudsman dismisses 7 Manila cops for illegal arrest, extortion 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — The Office of the Ombudsman ordered on Friday the dismissal from the service of seven Manila policemen for the unlawful arrest of workers and guests in a KTV bar in Quiapo and extorting money in exchange for their release.

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Senator wants to revisit anti-hazing law

August 21, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Senator wants to revisit anti-hazing law 

MANILA, Aug. 20 -– Senate minority leader Alan Peter Cayetano pushed on Friday for the review of the country’s anti-hazing law following the death due to hazing of a student from the University of Makati.

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Palace goes slow on implementing open skies policy

August 21, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Palace goes slow on implementing open skies policy 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — President Benigno Aquino III won't rush implementing the open skies policy even if this is among his options to protect the public from possible service disruption due to the labor row at flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL).

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Cayetano says divorce not solution to marital problems

August 21, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Cayetano says divorce not solution to marital problems 

MANILA, Aug. 20 – Like President Benigno S. Aquino III, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is against the passage of divorce law, saying it would only create harm even to the problem-free marriage.

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P-Noy to have leaner US delegation–Carandang

August 21, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on P-Noy to have leaner US delegation–Carandang 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will only have a small delegation in his US trip next month, according to Communications Development and Strategic Planning Secretary Ramon “Ricky” Carandang.

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Palace assures: Cabinet men will attend congressional hearings

August 21, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Palace assures: Cabinet men will attend congressional hearings 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will never use the controversial Executive Order 464 that prevents his Cabinet members to attend congressional inquiries like what his predecessor did to evade investigations conducted by both houses of Congress.

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DFA cancels Lacson’s passports

August 21, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on DFA cancels Lacson’s passports 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Aug. 21 — Fugitive Senator Panfilo Lacson has had his regular and diplomatic passports invalidated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), it was announced Friday.

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