No Filipinos hurt in New Zealand 7.4-magnitude quake

September 5, 2010 2:12 am· Comments Off on No Filipinos hurt in New Zealand 7.4-magnitude quake 

MANILA, Sept. 4 —The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said there were no Filipinos hurt in the 7.4 magnitude earthquake early this morning that centered in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand’s second biggest city. Philippine honorary consul Peter Wright is helping the Filipino community in dealing with the situation in the tiny Pacific nation, DFA said.

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CHR eyes advisory on hate mail vs. Filipinos

September 5, 2010 2:12 am· Comments Off on CHR eyes advisory on hate mail vs. Filipinos 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Sept. 4 -– A Commission on Human Rights (CHR) official expects the agency to issue soon an advisory to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) regarding spread of e-mail messages denouncing and humiliating Filipinos for the Aug. 23 Manila hostage crisis' handling and deadly ending.

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(Metro News) QC court raffles off Ivler case to another judge

September 5, 2010 2:12 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC court raffles off Ivler case to another judge 

MANILA, Sept. 4 – The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QCRTC) over the weekend said it has raffled off the murder case against road rage suspect Jason Ivler to another QCRTC court.

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(Metro News) 16 hurt in road QC road mishap

September 5, 2010 2:12 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) 16 hurt in road QC road mishap 

MANILA, Sept. 4 –- At least 16 passengers of a public utility bus (PUB) were slightly injured when the PUB collided with a sports utility vehicle (SUV) while coming out of a hospital driveway in Diliman, Quezon City on Saturday afternoon.

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(Metro News) KFC outlet in QC catches fire

September 5, 2010 2:12 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) KFC outlet in QC catches fire 

MANILA, Sept. 4 – Regular customers of a fastfood chain in Diliman, Quezon City, which caught fire early Saturday morning, were saddened after they found out that their favorite eatery was closed for the day for emergency repairs, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Text Fire Philippines (TFP) said.

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(IIRC Update) Police negotiator says he had chance to subdue hostage taker

September 5, 2010 2:12 am· Comments Off on (IIRC Update) Police negotiator says he had chance to subdue hostage taker 

MANILA, Sept. 4 — One of the police investigators in the Luneta Grandstand hostage stand-off told the Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) on Saturday that he had a chance to subdue hostage taker dismissed Senior Insp. Rolando Mendoza but was prevented from doing so by his superior officer as such practice is not in their protocol.

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Deles bares formation of advisory body to help peace talks with MILF

September 5, 2010 2:12 am· Comments Off on Deles bares formation of advisory body to help peace talks with MILF 

MANILA, Sept. 4 — In keeping with the desire of President Benigno S. Aquino III for greater transparency and accountability in the peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the government is forming an advisory body to assist the negotiators in their talks with Muslim rebels.

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Aquino proclaims Eid’l Fitr, Sept. 10, regular holiday

September 5, 2010 2:12 am· Comments Off on Aquino proclaims Eid’l Fitr, Sept. 10, regular holiday 

MANILA, Sept. 4 — President Benigno S. Aquino III declared Friday, Sept. 10, as a regular holiday throughout the country with the end of Ramadan.

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Coloma: President Aquino III has power, supervision over Executive Branch, including PNP

September 5, 2010 2:12 am· Comments Off on Coloma: President Aquino III has power, supervision over Executive Branch, including PNP 

MANILA, Sept, 4 — Malacañang asserted on Saturday that President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III “as Chief Executive has power of, control and supervision over all departments and agencies in the Executive Branch, including the Philippine National Police.”

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President Aquino advances genuine public service

September 5, 2010 2:12 am· Comments Off on President Aquino advances genuine public service 

MANILA, Sept. 4 — President Benigno S. Aquino III exhorted state workers, whom he called “partners in advancing genuine service to the Filipino people.”

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