'Silence is not an option,'says Koko Pimentel

November 22, 2010 12:42 pm· Comments Off on 'Silence is not an option,'says Koko Pimentel 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — Lawyer Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said on Sunday that he is determined to pursue his 2007 electoral protest against Juan Miguel Zubiri and will not be cowed into silence by an adverse ruling of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET).

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Aquino cites role of Air Force to effect reforms

November 22, 2010 12:42 pm· Comments Off on Aquino cites role of Air Force to effect reforms 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said the Philippine economy is ready to soar stable and high as he appreciates and recognizes the unified stand of Filipinos to fully effect change and achieve progress.

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Phl crew: Somali hijackers of 'M/T Samho Dream' carried rocket-propelled grenades

November 22, 2010 12:42 pm· Comments Off on Phl crew: Somali hijackers of 'M/T Samho Dream' carried rocket-propelled grenades 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Nov. 21 — Filipino crew members of the recently-freed oil tanker “M/T Samho Dream,” who returned to Manila last week, said their attackers were 50 heavily-armed Somali pirates, carrying rocket-propelled grenades.

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Angara wants cultural institutions preserved

November 22, 2010 12:42 pm· Comments Off on Angara wants cultural institutions preserved 

MANILA, Nov. 21 —Senator Edgardo Angara on Sunday said Malacanang should invest in preserving the cultural institutions of the country so that Filipinos could keep the unique legacy from their forefathers.

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De Lima condemns Shariff Aguak bombing

November 22, 2010 12:42 pm· Comments Off on De Lima condemns Shariff Aguak bombing 

MANILA, Nov. 21 -Justice Secretary Leila De Lima strongly condemns the bombing attack in Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao which left two members of the Ampatuan clan wounded Sunday.

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(Metro News) MMDA road-widening project to dislocate 100 graves in San Juan Municipal Cemetery

November 22, 2010 12:42 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA road-widening project to dislocate 100 graves in San Juan Municipal Cemetery 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said at least 100 graves at the San Juan Municipal Cemetery face possible transfer to other areas to pave the way for the planned road-widening project of the agency.

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DOLE mourns loss of Captain Oca

November 22, 2010 12:42 pm· Comments Off on DOLE mourns loss of Captain Oca 

MANILA, Nov. 21 –Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Sunday expressed profound sadness over the death of Gregorio S. Oca, chairman of the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP-PTGWO) and affectionately called Kap, saying the Philippine maritime industry has lost “a true maritime leader”.

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P-Noy still trusts Tourism Sec. Lim–Lacierda

November 22, 2010 12:42 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy still trusts Tourism Sec. Lim–Lacierda 

MANILA, Nov. 22 -— President Benigno Aquino III still trusts Tourism Secretary Albert Lim despite his rejection on the department’s slogan, ‘Pilipinas Kay Ganda," Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Monday.

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EDC closes geothermal plant in Negros Occidental

November 22, 2010 12:42 pm· Comments Off on EDC closes geothermal plant in Negros Occidental 

MANILA, Nov. 22 — Energy Development Corporation (EDC), in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), announced that it is temporarily shutting down its geothermal plant in Negros Occident so that consultants from the United States and New Zealand can conduct additional technical studies.

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DILG sets elections of Liga ng mga Barangay officers

November 22, 2010 12:42 pm· Comments Off on DILG sets elections of Liga ng mga Barangay officers 

MANILA, Nov. 22 — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued a directive setting the elections of officers for the Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) chapters at the municipal, city, provincial, regional and national levels.

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