RH Bill is not just a Catholic issue; it's a major attack on authentic human values — CBCP

February 1, 2011 12:09 pm· Comments Off on RH Bill is not just a Catholic issue; it's a major attack on authentic human values — CBCP 

MANILA, Jan. 31 – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill is not just a Catholic issue.

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Filipinos in Egypt ready with evacuation routes should Cairo crisis worsen

February 1, 2011 12:09 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos in Egypt ready with evacuation routes should Cairo crisis worsen 

MANILA, Jan. 31 — The Filipino community in Egypt, in coordination with the Philippine embassy in the capital city of Cairo, has fine-tuned its contingencies in case the current situation in the city worsens and forced Filipinos to evacuate, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assured on Monday.

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Santiago urges DOJ to immediately file charges against Reyes

February 1, 2011 12:09 pm· Comments Off on Santiago urges DOJ to immediately file charges against Reyes 

MANILA, Jan. 31 – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago called on Monday to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to immediately file charges against former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Angelo Reyes in connection with P50 million ‘pabaon’ send-off money he got when he retired in 2001.

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COPA still supports PNoy admin — Esposo

February 1, 2011 12:09 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 31 — The Council on Philippine Affairs (COPA) questioned retired Bishop Oscar Cruz and a mediaman for giving untruthful impression that COPA is now disappointed with the leadership of President Benigno Aquino III.

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House body approves RH bill

February 1, 2011 12:09 pm· Comments Off on House body approves RH bill 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 31 — Despite efforts by some sectors to delay the approval of the reproductive health (RH) bill, the committee on population and family relations of the House of Representatives passed on Monday the controversial measure.

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Binay confident of US help for Phl housing in first Washington trip as Veep

February 1, 2011 12:09 pm· Comments Off on Binay confident of US help for Phl housing in first Washington trip as Veep 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANIILA, Jan. 31 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay is on a multi-pronged first official visit to the United States since his election, expressing “confidence of gaining more US assistance, particularly in the Philippines’ fight against climate change, meeting housing targets, and ending human trafficking.”

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House supporters defend Rep. GMA on military pay-off issue

February 1, 2011 12:09 pm· Comments Off on House supporters defend Rep. GMA on military pay-off issue 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 31 — Allies of former president and current Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the House of Representatives on Monday defended her after her name was dragged into the military pay-off controversy.

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(Metro News) 3 women nabbed transporting 300 kilos of “double dead” chicken meat in Malabon

February 1, 2011 12:09 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 3 women nabbed transporting 300 kilos of “double dead” chicken meat in Malabon 

MANILA, Feb. 1 – Police arrested three women transporting 300 kilos of "double dead" chicken meat in Malabon before dawn Tuesday.

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4,000 Christian, Muslim students support resumption of peace talks

February 1, 2011 12:09 pm· Comments Off on 4,000 Christian, Muslim students support resumption of peace talks 

MANILA, Feb. 1 — Tapping new technology, some 4,000 Christian and Muslim students will converge in Manila and Iligan City Tuesday for a joint video-conference to support the resumption of formal talks between the government and two separate rebel groups this month.

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(Metro News) Tiangco orders ‘uninterrupted work schedule policy’ for Navotas employees

February 1, 2011 12:09 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Tiangco orders ‘uninterrupted work schedule policy’ for Navotas employees 

MANILA, Feb. 1 – Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco has directed all city hall employees to comply strictly with Memorandum Order No. 105-11, also known as the uninterrupted work schedule policy, so that the city's taxpayers can be served the best way.

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