Palace to honor court's order to cancel passports of Lacson

August 24, 2010 11:18 am· Comments Off on Palace to honor court's order to cancel passports of Lacson 

MANILA, Aug. 23 — Malacanang says it will honor the order of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 18 to cancel the diplomatic and regular passports of fugitive Senator Panfilo Lacson to bring him back to the country.

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Senate adopts resolution asking court to allow Trillanes to attend sessions

August 24, 2010 11:18 am· Comments Off on Senate adopts resolution asking court to allow Trillanes to attend sessions 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 23 –- The Senate unanimously adopted on Monday a revised resolution expressing anew the sense of the chamber for detained Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to be allowed to attend and participate in the sessions and other official functions of the Senate.

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President Aquino swears in more government officials

August 24, 2010 11:18 am· Comments Off on President Aquino swears in more government officials 

MANILA, Aug. 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III personally administered the oaths of office to 36 new government officials in simple ceremonies held at Malacañang Palace’s Rizal Hall on Monday.

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Students to press charges vs Deped, security agency‏

August 24, 2010 11:18 am· Comments Off on Students to press charges vs Deped, security agency‏ 

MANILA, Aug. 23 — Students hurt during last week’s protest against the illegal collection of school fees said they will file child abuse charges against the Department of Education (DepEd) and its security officers even as they warned of more protest actions.

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University of Makati execs may be held liable in the hazing-death of Intia‏

August 24, 2010 11:18 am· Comments Off on University of Makati execs may be held liable in the hazing-death of Intia‏ 

MANILA, Aug. 23 – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Monday said officials of the city-run University of Makati (UMAK) may be held liable in the hazing-death of one of their students if it is found that they have knowledge but failed to prevent such an incident.

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Malacañang acknowledges ADB's advice for Aquino gov't to expand the middle class

August 24, 2010 11:18 am· Comments Off on Malacañang acknowledges ADB's advice for Aquino gov't to expand the middle class 

MANILA, Aug. 23 — The Aquino Administration will focus its economic development program on building and expanding the country’s middle class.

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Senate bares CA membership

August 24, 2010 11:18 am· Comments Off on Senate bares CA membership 

MANILA, Aug. 23 -– The Senate finally announced on Monday the 12 senators who will serve as members of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) after Senator Manuel Villar gave his seat to Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano.

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GMA allies file ethics complaint vs Bello

August 24, 2010 11:18 am· Comments Off on GMA allies file ethics complaint vs Bello 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 23 — Allies of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Monday filed an ethics complaint against Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello for his alleged unparliamentary remarks and disorderly behavior when he delivered a privilege speech against the former leader early this month.

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PNoy extends condolences to hostage victims' families

August 24, 2010 11:18 am· Comments Off on PNoy extends condolences to hostage victims' families 

MANILA, Aug 24 – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has extended his condolences to the families of the victims of the Monday's bloody hostage incident that killed seven and wounded two Hong Kong nationals.

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Verzosa vows thorough probe of Manila hostage-taking

August 24, 2010 11:18 am· Comments Off on Verzosa vows thorough probe of Manila hostage-taking 

MANILA, Aug. 24 –- The Philippine National Police (PNP) vowed thorough investigation of the hostage-taking at the Quirino Grandstand on Monday that led to the killing of eight Hong Kong nationals and the suspect, former Sr. Insp. Rolando Mendoza.

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