(Metro News) Man dies, 6 others injured in six-vehicle smash-up in Manila

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Man dies, 6 others injured in six-vehicle smash-up in Manila 

MANILA, Sept. 21 — A man died after he was dragged by a wayward bus while six others were injured in a six-vehicle smash-up in Ermita, Manila Wednesday morning, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.

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Palace renews its commitment to peace with communist rebels

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm· Comments Off on Palace renews its commitment to peace with communist rebels 

MANILA, Sept. 21 — Malacanang reiterated its commitment for the peaceful resolution of the decades-long conflict with communist insurgents, saying it continues to hope that peace will be achieved in the future.

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Aquino orders Philippine Council for Sustainable Development to prepare for Rio+20 conference in Brazil next year

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm· Comments Off on Aquino orders Philippine Council for Sustainable Development to prepare for Rio+20 conference in Brazil next year 

MANILA, Sept. 21 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has directed the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) to undertake preparations for the Philippine participation in the upcoming 20-year review of the Rio Declaration adopted in 1992 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).

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Drilon opposes resolutions seeking suspension of implementation of MRT-LRT fare hike

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm· Comments Off on Drilon opposes resolutions seeking suspension of implementation of MRT-LRT fare hike 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Sept. 21 -– Senator Franklin Drilon opposed on Wednesday the Senate resolutions urging President Benigno S. Aquino III to suspend the implementation of the fare hike on mass rail transit systems, specifically the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT).

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(Metro News) Manila City Council lauded for thumbing down incinerators

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Manila City Council lauded for thumbing down incinerators 

MANILA, Sept. 21 — Healthy environment leaders commended the Manila City Council for unanimously passing on Tuesday a resolution that effectively nipped in the bud proposal to burn Manila’s trash.

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Impeachment threat is very unfortunate for the SC — Marquez

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm· Comments Off on Impeachment threat is very unfortunate for the SC — Marquez 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Sept. 21 — The impeachment threat of Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Farinas against the justices of the highest court of the land is very unfortunate for the Supreme Court (SC).

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Malacanang underscores government's policy of upholding human rights

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang underscores government's policy of upholding human rights 

MANILA, Sept. 21 — Malacanang underscored the government’s strict compliance of upholding human rights as it noted the stern efforts of the Aquino administration in observing due process to bring erring individuals to the law and serve justice to those who have been offended.

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Senator wants to probe misuse of ACEF

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm· Comments Off on Senator wants to probe misuse of ACEF 

MANILA, Sept. 21 -– Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan said on Wednesday his committee on agriculture and food will investigate the alleged misuse of the Agriculture Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF) worth P10 billion during the past administration.

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Estrada calls for investigation of Altimax Broadcasting for violating legislative franchise

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm· Comments Off on Estrada calls for investigation of Altimax Broadcasting for violating legislative franchise 

MANILA, Sept. 21 – Senate President Pro-Tempore Jinggoy Estrada called on Wednesday for Senate inquiry into the continued violation of the legislative franchise granted by Congress to the telecommunications company called Altimax Broadcasting Inc.

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SC to rule on legality of R.A. 10153

September 21, 2011 9:25 pm· Comments Off on SC to rule on legality of R.A. 10153 

MANILA, Sept. 21 — The Supreme Court (SC) will resolve in the soonest possible time the petitions questioning the legality of Republic Act No. 10153 that postponed the August 8, 2011 polls in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and synchronized it with the national and local elections in May 2013.

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