President Aquino says public-private partnership to make Mindanao investment haven, food basket in Asia-Pacific

September 17, 2010 10:11 am· Comments Off on President Aquino says public-private partnership to make Mindanao investment haven, food basket in Asia-Pacific 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 16 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday said the government's partnership with the private sector, particularly in harnessing renewable energy sources, can fully realize Mindanao's potential as a sustainable investment haven and food basket in the Asia-Pacific region.

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2 members of Comelec's Bids Committee back out

September 17, 2010 10:11 am· Comments Off on 2 members of Comelec's Bids Committee back out 

MANILA, Sept. 16 – Two members of the newly-constituted Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) have withdrawn from their posts.

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NPA executes ex-comrade

September 17, 2010 10:11 am· Comments Off on NPA executes ex-comrade 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Accused as a criminal gang member, a man was shot to death by New People's Army rebels in Camarines Sur, a military official said.

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BI intensifies drive vs foreign fugitives

September 17, 2010 10:11 am· Comments Off on BI intensifies drive vs foreign fugitives 

MANILA, Sept. 16 -– In a bid to flush out foreign fugitives hiding in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday reorganized and increased the manpower of its Interpol unit.

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Civil society urges P-Noy to grant amnesty to soldiers

September 17, 2010 10:11 am· Comments Off on Civil society urges P-Noy to grant amnesty to soldiers 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Members of the civil society and political leaders have united to persuade President Benigno S. Aquino III to grant amnesty to active and former military officers and enlisted personnel involved in the failed mutinies against the Arroyo administration for the sake of peace and reconciliation.

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President Aquino lauds KALAHI-CIDSS member-beneficiaries

September 17, 2010 10:11 am· Comments Off on President Aquino lauds KALAHI-CIDSS member-beneficiaries 

SAN JOSE, Davao del Norte, Sept. 16 — President Benigno S. Aquino III lauded member-beneficiaries of the government’s anti-poverty program Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDDS) here for their exemplary work to improve their lives.

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RP consumer confidence at record-high in Q3 ‘10

September 17, 2010 10:11 am· Comments Off on RP consumer confidence at record-high in Q3 ‘10 

MANILA, Sept. 16 – Owing to sound macroeconomic fundamentals and expectations of good governance Filipino consumers’ confidence index (CI) registered its all-time high since 2007 in the third quarter of 2010.

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President Aquino bares add'l funding for anti-poverty program

September 17, 2010 10:11 am· Comments Off on President Aquino bares add'l funding for anti-poverty program 

STO. TOMAS, Davao del Norte, Sept. 16 — President Benigno S. Aquino III bared on Thursday two additional funding sources to increase the coverage of the government’s poverty alleviation program, the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-Cidss) to include 1.3-million more Filipino families.

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(Metro News) QC intensifies anti-gambling campaign

September 17, 2010 10:11 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC intensifies anti-gambling campaign 

MANILA, Sept. 16 – Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista ordered the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Thursday to intensify its crackdown on all forms of gambling, including "jueteng" and video "karera" now reportedly thriving in some of the city’s 142 barangays.

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Speaker says only few solons to join P-Noy in US

September 17, 2010 10:11 am· Comments Off on Speaker says only few solons to join P-Noy in US 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 16 – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Thursday said only few congressmen will join President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III in his trip to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly on September 20.

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