House committee on trade and industry passes copyright bill

December 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on House committee on trade and industry passes copyright bill 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — “A big step towards protecting and promoting the rights of artists, writers, performers, composers and the creative sector in general,” said Representative Albert Garcia of the Second District of Bataan and Chair of the House Committee on Trade and Industry, of the consolidated bill amending the provisions of Republic Act 8293 otherwise known as the Intellectual Property (IP) Code of the Philippines.

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Malabon gives rice to indigents as Christmas treat

December 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Malabon gives rice to indigents as Christmas treat 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — The Malabon local government on Wednesday distributed four kilograms of rice to an estimated 5,000 families as a Christmas treat to the city's marginalized sector.

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Sandiganbayan issues 'gag order' on plunder raps vs. ex-AFP comptroller

December 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Sandiganbayan issues 'gag order' on plunder raps vs. ex-AFP comptroller 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Dec. 22 – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan issued on Wednesday a "gag order" restraining the parties in the plunder charges against former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) comptroller Maj. Gen. Carlos F. Garcia.

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Gov’t hopes to start informal talks with MILF in January

December 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t hopes to start informal talks with MILF in January 

MANILA, Dec. 22 (pna) – The government is eyeing to hold exploratory talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in January next year.

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Trillanes expresses readiness to perform his Senate mandate outside jail

December 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Trillanes expresses readiness to perform his Senate mandate outside jail 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 22 – Amid a barrage of camera flashes from media members, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV greeted on Wednesday his staff members and supporters as he finally set foot in the Senate for the first time since he got elected in 2007.

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Filipinos optimistic this holiday season, Synovate survey shows (Feature)

December 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos optimistic this holiday season, Synovate survey shows (Feature) 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — For the Filipino people, it’s going to be a merry Christmas after all, as revealed by Synovate, one of the world’s largest market research firms.

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Two kidnapped Malaysians rescued by PNP in Tawi-Tawi

December 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Two kidnapped Malaysians rescued by PNP in Tawi-Tawi 

MANILA, Dec. 22 – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Raul Bacalzo announced on Wednesday the safe rescue in Tawi-Tawi province of two Malaysians who were kidnapped and held captives since February by Malaysian bandits who have links with the terrorist Abu Sayyaf group.

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GRPH, NDF set second round of informal talks in Norway Jan. 15-17

December 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on GRPH, NDF set second round of informal talks in Norway Jan. 15-17 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 22 — The second round of informal talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) will be held in Oslo, Norway on Jan. 15-17, 2011.

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OSG set to file motion to intervene on plunder raps vs. ex-AFP comptroller

December 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on OSG set to file motion to intervene on plunder raps vs. ex-AFP comptroller 

MANILA, Dec. 22 – In line with the order of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, Solicitor General Jose Anselmo Cadiz on Wednesday said that he will file a motion to intervene at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to prevent former Armed Forces of the Philippines comptroller retired Maj. Gen. Carlos F. Garcia from being cleared of plunder charges.

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(Metro News) Sleeping baby dies after her sister accidentally lay on her

December 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Sleeping baby dies after her sister accidentally lay on her 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — A three-month-old baby girl died of suffocation after her elder sister accidentally lay on her while they were sleeping Wednesday morning in their house at Smart-1BH Gawad Kalinga, Baseco Compound in Port Area, Manila, the police reported.

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