Santiago lauds gov’t agencies for supporting OPCAT

October 8, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Santiago lauds gov’t agencies for supporting OPCAT 

MANILA, Oct. 8 -– Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago lauded on Thursday the concerned government agencies for their ‘remarkable’ supports in the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT).

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Marikina mayor asks donors to take part in their ‘Adopt a Family’ program

October 8, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Marikina mayor asks donors to take part in their ‘Adopt a Family’ program 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — Marikina City Mayor Marides Fernando on Thursday called on multinational corporations, civic groups and even to kind-hearted individuals to take part in their ‘Adopt a Family’ program.

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SC asked to convene advisory body on Manila Bay cleanup

October 8, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on SC asked to convene advisory body on Manila Bay cleanup 

MANILA, Oct. 8 – An urban poor group on Thursday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to convene an advisory committee that will monitor whether human and shelter rights of people have been violated or not by government agencies involved in the cleanup of the Manila Bay.

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(Metro News) Power failure strands thousands of MRT commuters.

October 8, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Power failure strands thousands of MRT commuters. 

MANILA, Oct. 8 –- Thousands of commuters were stranded when operations of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 ground to a halt for one hour and fifteen minutes on Thursday afternoon due to lack of power supply to its trains.

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CHED supports the initiative to move the start of school year

October 8, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on CHED supports the initiative to move the start of school year 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chair Dr. Emmanuel Angeles said that with the revival of the move to set the opening of classes in summer the Commission expressed support to the idea of moving the start of the school year.

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PGMA to inaugurate newly expanded airport in Pagadian City

October 8, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on PGMA to inaugurate newly expanded airport in Pagadian City 

PAGADIAN CITY, Oct. 8 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inaugurate the newly expanded Pagadian airport when she visits the province tomorrow, October 9 (Friday).

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PGMA to commemorate government’s purchase of 15th million sack of rice from Filipino farmers

October 8, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on PGMA to commemorate government’s purchase of 15th million sack of rice from Filipino farmers 

MAHAYAG, Zamboanga del Sur, Ocy. 8 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will commemorate government’s purchase of the 15th million sack of rice from Filipino farmers during her visit to Zamboanga del Sur tomorrow (October 9).

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PGMA opens Customs-Immigration One-Stop Center in Sarangani

October 8, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on PGMA opens Customs-Immigration One-Stop Center in Sarangani 

GLAN, Sarangani, Oct. 8 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today revisited this coastal town to open the building of the Customs Immigration Quarantine and Security (CIQS) One Stop Action Center (OSAC) that will enhance trade and tourism exchanges with neighboring countries.

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Flood warning up in Pangasinan as 6 gates of San Roque opened by 13 meters

October 8, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Flood warning up in Pangasinan as 6 gates of San Roque opened by 13 meters 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Oct. 8 –A flood warning is up in Pangasinan soon after the San Roque Multi-purpose Project in San Manuel town opened all its six spillway gates by a total of 13 meters at about 1:30 p.m. today.

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Army plans to turn over peace, order operations in some Davao areas to police

October 8, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Army plans to turn over peace, order operations in some Davao areas to police 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 8 –The Army's 10th Infantry Division plans to turn over some areas in the Davao Region back to the control of the Philippine National Police (PNP)once they rid the areas of rebels.

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