Comelec reminds voters to only use ballpen to vote on Monday

October 25, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on Comelec reminds voters to only use ballpen to vote on Monday 

MANILA, Oct. 24 – An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded voters to only use ballpens in filling up the official ballot for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on Monday.

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AFP expects peaceful Barangay, SK polls

October 25, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on AFP expects peaceful Barangay, SK polls 

MANILA, Oct. 24 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines expects the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Monday will be peaceful, citing the massive preparations it has so far adopted.

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PNP deploys 110,000 troops to 42,000 barangays for Monday polls

October 25, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on PNP deploys 110,000 troops to 42,000 barangays for Monday polls 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — About 110,000 police personnel will be deployed to man the Police Assistance Desks (PAD) in 42,000 barangay across the country to ensure order and security in Monday's synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabatan (SK) elections.

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Aquino urges Filipinos to go out and vote on Monday

October 25, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on Aquino urges Filipinos to go out and vote on Monday 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — In efforts to further strengthen the community, President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the Filipino people nationwide to exercise their right of suffrage by participating in the barangay and the Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Monday (Oct. 25).

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'Katring' intensifies into a tropical storm

October 25, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on 'Katring' intensifies into a tropical storm 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — Tropical depression "Katring" intensified into a storm as it continued to move closer to Northern Luzon Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

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As 'ASEAN Cultural Capital,' RP pushing cultural initiatives at 17th ASEAN Summit

October 25, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on As 'ASEAN Cultural Capital,' RP pushing cultural initiatives at 17th ASEAN Summit 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 24 — True to its designation by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as the regional grouping’s “Cultural Capital” for 2010~2011, the Philippines is pushing cultural initiatives as a key element in the roadmap for an ASEAN Community at the 17th ASEAN Summit on October 28 to 30 in Hanoi.

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Coordination on OFW concerns would prevent waste of gov’t funds -Binay

October 25, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on Coordination on OFW concerns would prevent waste of gov’t funds -Binay 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 25 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, concurrently the Presidential Adviser for OFW Concerns, has expressed that coordination among government agencies on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will prevent overlapping of functions and unnecessary waste of funds.

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U.S. lauds RP's post typhoon 'Juan' relief efforts; adds US$ 800,000 more for relief of victims

October 25, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on U.S. lauds RP's post typhoon 'Juan' relief efforts; adds US$ 800,000 more for relief of victims 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 25 —- U.S. ambassador to Manila Harry Thomas, Jr. on Monday said the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) has allowed Filipino and American militaries “to work seamlessly together” to respond to victims of typhoon Juan and announced an additional US$ 800,000 for relief efforts in typhoon-devastated Northeastern Luzon.

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Juan victims in Northeastern Luzon may avail Pag-ibig loans

October 25, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on Juan victims in Northeastern Luzon may avail Pag-ibig loans 

MANILA, Oct. 25 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, concurrently the chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), which includes the Pag-ibig Fund, has directed that P200 million be made available for Fund members affected by last week’s super typhoon Juan.

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P-Noy to vote in Tarlac City for barangay elections

October 25, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on P-Noy to vote in Tarlac City for barangay elections 

MANILA, Oct. 25 –- President Benigno Aquino III will cast his vote for the barangay elections on Monday morning in Tarlac City

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