Aquino prays for Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao flood victims

January 17, 2011 11:50 am· Comments Off on Aquino prays for Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao flood victims 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 16 -– President Benigno S. Aquino III prayed to the Sto. Niño to help the people in the Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao cope with the hardships and challenges brought forth by the recent flooding in the regions.

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Malacañang assures to put behind bars Lozano’s abductors

January 17, 2011 11:50 am· Comments Off on Malacañang assures to put behind bars Lozano’s abductors 

MANILA, Jan. 16 — Malacañang has assured that the Philippine National Police (PNP) is exhausting necessary efforts to put behind bars whoever is responsible in the abduction of the son of lawyer Oliver Lozano last week.

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Palace urges conditional cash beneficiaries not to rely on government asistance

January 17, 2011 11:50 am· Comments Off on Palace urges conditional cash beneficiaries not to rely on government asistance 

MANILA, Jan. 16 — Malacañang called on the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program to find jobs that would support their daily needs and not to rely on the financial assistance from the government.

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Brillantes bares priorities as Comelec chair

January 17, 2011 11:50 am· Comments Off on Brillantes bares priorities as Comelec chair 

MANILA, Jan. 16 – Newly-appointed Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes said on Sunday he had second thoughts before accepting the appointment to head the poll body.

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BI offloads 21,000 OFWs with tourist visas at NAIA

January 17, 2011 11:50 am· Comments Off on BI offloads 21,000 OFWs with tourist visas at NAIA 

MANILA, Jan. 16 – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) offloaded at least 21,709 prospective overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from August to December last year as part of the government’s intensified campaign against human trafficking.

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PPCRV asks Brillantes: Reorganize the poll body

January 17, 2011 11:50 am· Comments Off on PPCRV asks Brillantes: Reorganize the poll body 

MANILA, Jan. 16 – The Church-based poll watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has expressed confidence on the capabilities of newly-appointed Chairman Sixto Brillantes of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

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Ochoa confirms Brillantes' appointment as new Comelec chairman

January 17, 2011 11:50 am· Comments Off on Ochoa confirms Brillantes' appointment as new Comelec chairman 

MANILA, Jan. 16 — Malacanang confirmed on Sunday the appointment by President Benigno S. Aquino III of veteran election lawyer Sixto Brillantes as the new chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

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GPH, NDF informal talks underway in Norway

January 17, 2011 11:50 am· Comments Off on GPH, NDF informal talks underway in Norway 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Jan. 16 -– Informal talks between the negotiating panels of the Philippine government and the communist National Democratic Front (NDF) opened in Oslo, Norway over the weekend, but both sides agreed that no announcement would be made until after the end of the meeting.

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Senate to give Trillanes formal welcome

January 17, 2011 11:50 am· Comments Off on Senate to give Trillanes formal welcome 

MANILA, Jan. 16 – The Senate is set to give Senator Antonio Trillanes IV a formal welcome in his first appearance in the Senate session as Congress resumes from one-month Christmas break on Monday.

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(Metro News) 15 injured in QC road mishap

January 17, 2011 11:50 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) 15 injured in QC road mishap 

MANILA, Jan. 17 – At least 15 persons were injured when a public utility jeepney (PUJ) rammed a tree along Quezon Ave., near the corner of Epifanio Delos Santos Ave. (EDSA) in Barangay West Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City at around 10:45 a.m. Monday.

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