President Aquino reiterates call for more formalized plan on Spratlys dispute

October 27, 2010 9:16 am· Comments Off on President Aquino reiterates call for more formalized plan on Spratlys dispute 

HANOI, Oct. 26 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said Tuesday he will call for a “more formalized plan” in dealing with the contested Spratlys Islands during his speech at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit beginning on Thursday (Oct. 28).

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Close to 19,000 barangays have proclaimed poll winners

October 27, 2010 9:16 am· Comments Off on Close to 19,000 barangays have proclaimed poll winners 

MANILA, Oct. 26 – Close to 19,000 barangays have already proclaimed winners in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.

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RP's ranking in global corruption improves

October 27, 2010 9:16 am· Comments Off on RP's ranking in global corruption improves 

MANILA, Oct. 26 – The Philippines ranking in global corruption improved for the past three years, according to Transparency International (TI) survey.

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DOJ confident prime suspect in De La Salle blast will be arrested

October 27, 2010 9:16 am· Comments Off on DOJ confident prime suspect in De La Salle blast will be arrested 

MANILA, Oct. 26 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday expressed confidence that the prime suspect in the blasting incident during the last day of the Bar Examinations will be arrested within this week.

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(Metro News) Car thief wounded in brief shootout with QCPD

October 27, 2010 9:16 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Car thief wounded in brief shootout with QCPD 

MANILA, Oct. 26 – A suspected car thief was critically wounded after he shot it out with Quezon City Police District (QCPD) anti-carnapping (ancar) operatives in Project 2, Quezon City Tuesday afternoon.

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Judge resets arraignment of SPO2 Mendoza

October 27, 2010 9:16 am· Comments Off on Judge resets arraignment of SPO2 Mendoza 

MANILA, Oct. 26 — The Manila metropolitan trial court (MeTC) reset on Tuesday the arraignment and preliminary conference of Senior Police Officer 2 Gregorio Mendoza for charges of disobedience on December 2.

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Toss coin, drawing of lots allowed to break a tie in the barangay polls — Comelec

October 27, 2010 9:16 am· Comments Off on Toss coin, drawing of lots allowed to break a tie in the barangay polls — Comelec 

MANILA, Oct. 26 — To break a tie between two candidates, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said poll personnel can employ toss coin and drawing of lots.

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39 killed in Barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan poll-related incidents

October 27, 2010 9:16 am· Comments Off on 39 killed in Barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan poll-related incidents 

MANILA, Oct. 26 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said a total of 39 people were killed and 14 others were wounded in 78 election-related incidents across the country from Sept. 25 to Oct. 25 in connection with the just-concluded synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls.

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Filipina gets death sentence in Indonesia for drug trafficking

October 27, 2010 9:16 am· Comments Off on Filipina gets death sentence in Indonesia for drug trafficking 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 26 —- A Filipino woman found in possession of 2.6 kilograms of heroin was sentenced to death on October 11 by an Indonesian lower court, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) belatedly reported on Tuesday

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Future-oriented RP-Japan relations seen after apologies of WW II

October 27, 2010 9:16 am· Comments Off on Future-oriented RP-Japan relations seen after apologies of WW II 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 27 — In an oft-repeated refrain that in August this year took on a new dimension when Prime Minister Naoto Kan skipped a traditional visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan’s ambassador to the Philippines, Makoto Katsura, has expressed recently ”heartfelt apologies and a deep sense of remorse” over Japan’s World War II atrocities in Asia and the Philippines.

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