De Lima opposes proposal to disband traditional "salubong" on last day of bar exams

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on De Lima opposes proposal to disband traditional "salubong" on last day of bar exams 

MANILA, Sept. 28 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima is opposing the proposal of the Supreme Court (SC) to disband the traditional "salubong" during the last day of the yearly Bar Examinations.

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House body to push through with impeach proceedings vs Ombudsman

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on House body to push through with impeach proceedings vs Ombudsman 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 28 — Majority of the members of the committee on justice of the House of Representatives on Tuesday decided to push through with the impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez despite a status quo ante order earlier issued by the Supreme Court (SC).

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(Metro News) QC folks line up anew for water

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC folks line up anew for water 

MANILA, Sept. 28 –- Many resident of Quezon City, particularly Novaliches, lined up again for deep-well water from neighborhood dealers after Angat Hydroelectric Power Plant in Bulacan was shut down around 6:00 a.m. by the National Power Corporation (NPC).

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Disobedience raps vs hostage-taker's brother stay

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Disobedience raps vs hostage-taker's brother stay 

MANILA, Sept. 28 –A Manila Metropolitan Trial Court (MeTC) judge denied on Tuesday the petition of the brother of slain hostage-taker Police Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza to dismiss the “serious disobedience” case filed against him in connection with the Aug. 23 hostage-taking at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

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Comelec okays Malacanang's bid for exemption from appointment ban

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Comelec okays Malacanang's bid for exemption from appointment ban 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Sept. 28 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) approved the request of Malacanang for exemption from the appointment ban being enforced during the election period covering the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls slated on Oc. 25.

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P-Noy's earned investment from US pleasantly surprises senators

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on P-Noy's earned investment from US pleasantly surprises senators 

MANILA, Sept. 28 –- The US$ 2.5-billion investments gathered by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III from his United States working visit has surprised senators, including Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

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Enrile, Drilon help mend RP-China ties

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Enrile, Drilon help mend RP-China ties 

MANILA, Sept. 28 -– The recent four-day visit of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Sen. Franklin Drilon to Jiangxi Province in China served as a goodwill measure to help mend RP-China relations which had been strained by the August 23 hostage-taking at the Luneta Grandstand that claimed the lives of eight Hong Kong tourists.

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Cayetano supports P-noy's vow to fulfill MDGs

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Cayetano supports P-noy's vow to fulfill MDGs 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — Sen. Pia Cayetano has expressed support to the Aquino administration's pledge to fulfill the country's targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but, at the same time, warned that the commitment must be backed up with sufficient budgetary support.

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TESDA asks for greater investment in tech-voc education

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on TESDA asks for greater investment in tech-voc education 

MANILA, Sept. 29 — The Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) on Wednesday called for greater investment in technical-vocational (tech-voc) education saying that it would help do away with the mindset that it is lesser course compared to those being offered by a regular college degree.

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Army braces vs rebels' return

September 29, 2010 10:31 am· Comments Off on Army braces vs rebels' return 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Sept. 28 — The 2nd Special Forces Battalion and the 802nd Infantry Brigade continue guarding the boarders of Bohol against reentry of armed communist rebels.

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