Villar seeks early approval of bill supporting Filipinos’ creativity

December 7, 2011 10:37 pm· Comments Off on Villar seeks early approval of bill supporting Filipinos’ creativity 

MANILA, Dec. 7 -– Senator Manuel Villar on Wednesday pushed for the early approval of the bill that will support the creative industry in the country.

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Marquez: No grounds to impeach Justice Castillo

December 7, 2011 10:37 pm· Comments Off on Marquez: No grounds to impeach Justice Castillo 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — Supreme Court (SC) Spokesman and Court Administrator Atty. Jose Midas Marquez on Wednesday said that he saw no grounds to impeach Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo.

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Aquino wants strict monitoring of spending on gov't projects

December 7, 2011 10:37 pm· Comments Off on Aquino wants strict monitoring of spending on gov't projects 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said he wants a closely monitored use of public money as the country embarks on an accelerated spending next year, particularly on major infrastructure projects.

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Lacson shifts RH bill debates to population management

December 7, 2011 10:37 pm· Comments Off on Lacson shifts RH bill debates to population management 

MANILA, Dec. 7 – Senator Panfilo Lacson stressed on Wednesday the need to discuss not only the reproductive and maternal care but the population management aspect in the ongoing Senate debates on the Reproductive Health bill.

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House body finds impeachment raps vs SC justice 'sufficient in substance'

December 7, 2011 10:37 pm· Comments Off on House body finds impeachment raps vs SC justice 'sufficient in substance' 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 7 — Voting 40-7, the committee on justice of the House of Representatives on Wednesday found the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo "sufficient in substance."

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Abalos charged with electoral sabotage before Pasay court

December 7, 2011 10:37 pm· Comments Off on Abalos charged with electoral sabotage before Pasay court 

By Christopher L.T. Caliwan

MANILA, Dec. 7 — Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Benjamin Abalos was charged with electoral sabotage before the Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Wednesday in connection with the alleged irregularities in the 2007 midterm elections.

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Bartolome declares Camp Crame 'No Firecracker Zone'

December 7, 2011 10:37 pm· Comments Off on Bartolome declares Camp Crame 'No Firecracker Zone' 

MANILA, Dec. 7 – In support to the government’s “Iwas Paputok” campaign to bring down firecracker-related incidents which may result to the loss of limbs and lives and damage to properties, the Philippine National Police (PNP) joins the Department of Health (DOH) in its effort to educate the public on the danger of the use of firecrackers.

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Solons call for improved legal aid for OFWs

December 7, 2011 10:37 pm· Comments Off on Solons call for improved legal aid for OFWs 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 7 — Lawmakers said on Wednesday the sad fate of a Filipino national sentenced to die in China on Thursday should prompt the government to improve the way it extends legal assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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Philippines, China to put up joint website for media, tourism promotion

December 7, 2011 10:37 pm· Comments Off on Philippines, China to put up joint website for media, tourism promotion 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — The Philippines and People’s Republic of China are working for the creation of a joint website and people-to-people exchanges to further improve mass media and information technology in both countries, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma said.

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President Aquino says gov't doing its best in case United States, Europe fall into deep recession

December 7, 2011 10:37 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino says gov't doing its best in case United States, Europe fall into deep recession 

MANILA, Dec. 7 – President Benigno S. Aquino III assured on Wednesday that the government is doing its best to prepare for any eventuality once the economies of the United States and Europe entered into a possible deep recession as reported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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