(Metro News) QCPD hunts 3 suspects in killing of traffic cop in Novaliches

September 18, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) QCPD hunts 3 suspects in killing of traffic cop in Novaliches 

MANILA, Sept. 18 – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has launched a manhunt against three men who shot dead a traffic policeman in Novaliches, Quezon City Friday night.

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Albay achieves MDG targets ahead of target date

September 18, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Albay achieves MDG targets ahead of target date 

By Johnny C. Nunez

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 15 — The Albay provincial government has achieved most of its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets earlier than the 2015 global deadline. Since 2007, the province has adopted the United Nations’ defined MDGs as its very own objectives.

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DSWD chief asks Congress not to scuttle agency's 2011 proposed budget

September 18, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on DSWD chief asks Congress not to scuttle agency's 2011 proposed budget 

MANILA, Sept. 18 – Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman is asking Congress not to cut down the proposed 2011 budget of the agency, saying the increase is needed to assist the country's marginalized sector.

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Miriam refiles Whistleblower Protection Act

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Miriam refiles Whistleblower Protection Act 

MANILA, Sept. 17 – Amid threats of the whistleblowers to boycott congressional inquiries unless adequate protection through legislation is accorded to them, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has refiled her Senate Bill No. 1883 or the Whistleblower Protection Act.

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Pres. Aquino's meetings in NY with three ASEAN counterparts firmed up

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Pres. Aquino's meetings in NY with three ASEAN counterparts firmed up 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Sept. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has firmed-up meetings with counterparts in three Southeast Asian countries at the sidelines of his debut appearance on September 24 at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which he will address for the first time as Philippine Head of State.

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Bacalzo gets fourth star; now full-fledged police director general

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Bacalzo gets fourth star; now full-fledged police director general 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — Newly-installed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Deputy Director General Raul Bacalzo on Friday got his fourth star after President Benigno S. Aquino III approved his promotion to the rank of Police Director General.

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Comelec deploys AFP and PNP for the Oct. 25 polls

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Comelec deploys AFP and PNP for the Oct. 25 polls 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will deputized the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure peaceful and credible elections on October 25.

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DFA hires best lawyers in brutal death of Mindanao nursing aide

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on DFA hires best lawyers in brutal death of Mindanao nursing aide 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Sept. 17 — The Philippine government will hire the best lawyers to prosecute the abusers of a Filipino woman from Mindanao who died Sept. 8 in Saudi Arabia from apparent chemical poisoning and multiple stab wounds on her body, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

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Pope eyes more bishops than cardinals in RP

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Pope eyes more bishops than cardinals in RP 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Sept. 17 – Pope Benedict XVI is likely to appoint more bishops than cardinals to the Philippines.

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Baldoz-NLRC dialogue results to reform consensus

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Baldoz-NLRC dialogue results to reform consensus 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — A wide-ranging dialogue the other day between Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and the commissioners of the National Labor Relations Commission led by NLRC chairman Gerardo C. Nograles has resulted in a broad consensus on the 22-point labor and employment agenda of President Benigno S. Aquino III, paving a ‘faster track’ toward the implementation of the agenda and the realization of DOLE reforms initiated by Secretary Baldoz.

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