$ 434-M MCC grant to RP will be used strictly for its purpose –Palace

September 27, 2010 9:51 am· Comments Off on $ 434-M MCC grant to RP will be used strictly for its purpose –Palace 

MANILA, Sept. 26 –- A Malacanang official said on Sunday the US$ 434-million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant from the United States government will be used for its purpose and will not be diverted into other projects.

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Makati court junks case vs APO frat members

September 27, 2010 9:51 am· Comments Off on Makati court junks case vs APO frat members 

MANILA, Sept. 26 — A Makati court hearing has junked the hazing case filed against members of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity who were charged for the death of a University of Makati (UMak) student last month in an initiation rite.

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PNP: No election-related violence since Friday

September 27, 2010 9:51 am· Comments Off on PNP: No election-related violence since Friday 

MANILA, Sept. 26 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has not monitored any election-related violent incidents (ERVIs) since the Commission on Elections- (Comelec) prescribed election period started midnight on Friday, a ranking police official said Sunday.

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Comelec bans appointment of gov't officials

September 27, 2010 9:51 am· Comments Off on Comelec bans appointment of gov't officials 

MANILA, Sept. 26 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will have to wait for a month before he could replace Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno, if the former decided to accept the latter’s resignation.

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Comelec ready to take control of areas with serious armed threats

September 27, 2010 9:51 am· Comments Off on Comelec ready to take control of areas with serious armed threats 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Sept. 26 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready to take control of areas where there are “serious armed threats” to ensure a peacefully and orderly Oct. 25 polls.

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PPCRV to re-orient voters on manual system of voting

September 27, 2010 9:51 am· Comments Off on PPCRV to re-orient voters on manual system of voting 

MANILA, Sept. 26 – The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) plans to orient voters about the old manual system of voting, which will be used in the forthcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

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Villar wants use of plastic bags regulated

September 27, 2010 9:51 am· Comments Off on Villar wants use of plastic bags regulated 

MANILA, Sept. 26 – A year after the country was ravaged by typhoon Ondoy, Senator Manny Villar said on Sunday that his Senate committee on trade and industry will hold public hearing on Senate bills regulating the use of plastic bags and mandating the use of recyclable and environment-friendly bags.

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TESDA to run after 'bogus', 'below standard' tech-voc schools

September 27, 2010 9:51 am· Comments Off on TESDA to run after 'bogus', 'below standard' tech-voc schools 

MANILA, Sept. 26 – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on Sunday urged technical-vocational (tech-voc) schools and institutions in the country to “shape up” or "close shop."

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SC affirms Sandiganbayan ruling penalizing former Binay's rival

September 27, 2010 9:51 am· Comments Off on SC affirms Sandiganbayan ruling penalizing former Binay's rival 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Sept. 26 – The Supreme Court (SC) upheld a Sandiganbayan ruling ordering the imprisonment of a former Makati City Vice Mayor Roberto Brillante, who was found guilty of indirect contempt after he accused several justices of the anti-graft court of receiving P10 million bribe money for the dismissal of the graft case filed against Vice President Jejomar Binay during his term as mayor of Makati.

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Loud explosion outside DLSU causes injuries to scores of students, bystanders

September 27, 2010 9:51 am· Comments Off on Loud explosion outside DLSU causes injuries to scores of students, bystanders 

MANILA, Sept. 26 — A loud explosion occurred outside the De La Salle University (DLSU) on Taft Avenue, Manila on Sunday afternoon, causing injuries to scores of students and bystanders.

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