(Metro News) Security guard fatally shot truck driver for illegal parking

October 17, 2010 12:37 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Security guard fatally shot truck driver for illegal parking 

MANILA, Oct. 16 –A traffic altercation triggered a security guard to shoot dead a 38-year-old truck driver in Tondo, Manila on Saturday morning.

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Aquino names envoys to Cambodia, Brunei

October 17, 2010 12:37 am· Comments Off on Aquino names envoys to Cambodia, Brunei 

MANILA, Oct. 16 –President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Noe Wong as ambassador to Cambodia and Nestor Ochoa as ambassador to Brunei Darussalam.

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Palace tells candidates for Barangay/SK positions: Being elected is not the only way to serve the people

October 17, 2010 12:37 am· Comments Off on Palace tells candidates for Barangay/SK positions: Being elected is not the only way to serve the people 

MANILA, Oct. 16 — Malacanang cautioned the candidates for the coming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Oct. 25 not to resort to violence and killings “as this is just an election and being voted upon is not the only way to be of service to the people.”

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(Metro News) MPD releases artist’ sketch of pillbox thrower

October 17, 2010 12:37 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) MPD releases artist’ sketch of pillbox thrower 

MANILA, Oct. 16 –The Manila Police District (MPD) has released an artist’s sketch of a man suspected to be the one who lobbed a pillbox that killed a Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) graduating student and injured two others in Quiapo, Manila on Thursday night.

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(Metro News) DENR, Quezon City gov

October 17, 2010 12:37 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) DENR, Quezon City gov 

MANILA, Oct. 16 – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the local government of Quezon City signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) at the Quezon City Hall to undertake a greening program in Quezon City.

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BI revokes deal with printer of airport A/D cards

October 17, 2010 12:37 am· Comments Off on BI revokes deal with printer of airport A/D cards 

By Francis M. Bilowan

MANILA, Oct. 16 — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Friday revoked the contract of the private company hired by the previous administration to print airport arrival and departure cards after a series of blunders, according to officer-in-charge Ronaldo Ledesma.

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Red Cross personnel on alert mode vs. possible onslaught of typhoon 'Juan'

October 17, 2010 12:37 am· Comments Off on Red Cross personnel on alert mode vs. possible onslaught of typhoon 'Juan' 

MANILA, Oct. 16 – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has placed its personnel on alert mode following the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s report that typhoon "Juan" continues to move closer to Northern Luzon.

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Expert sees need for court deference to amnesty proclamation

October 17, 2010 12:37 am· Comments Off on Expert sees need for court deference to amnesty proclamation 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Oct. 16 – A lawyer believes it is proper for the court to already defer prosecuting cases involving detained Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and others implicated in failed military uprisings during the previous administration in view of President Benigno S. Aquino III's issuance of Proclamation 50 which grants amnesty to them.

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Typhoon 'Juan' sighted near N. Luzon

October 17, 2010 12:37 am· Comments Off on Typhoon 'Juan' sighted near N. Luzon 

MANILA, Oct. 16 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Saturday afternoon its satellite sighted Typhoon “Juan” near the tip of Northern Luzon.

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PCG warns mariners, fishermen against sailing during stormy weather

October 17, 2010 12:37 am· Comments Off on PCG warns mariners, fishermen against sailing during stormy weather 

MANILA, Oct. 16 –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) warned mariners, particularly the shipping lines owners, operators and captains, and fishermen not to sail during stormy weather or face cancellation of franchise and license with the incoming entry of typhoon 'Juan'.

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