Manila Journal

News and Information About The Philippines

  • Gorilla Mobile
  • My Blog is Worth

  • Archives

  • Currency Converter
    Loading...
    Amount:

    From:

    To:
    Result:
    0.00
    * Conversion Rates by Yahoo! Finance

Archive for October, 2008

Rody orders village chief to block rebels’ entry

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

Sun.Star Davao
Rody orders village chief to block rebels’ entry
By Ben O. Tesiorna

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered all barangay chiefs in the city never to allow the entry of Special Partisan Units (Sparu) of the New People’s Army (NPA) in their barangays.

The Sparu is the one assigned to assassinate people as ordered by the NPA hierarchy.

Read rest of this story here:
Sun.Star Davao

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Posted in Davao City, Philippine News | No Comments »

Ex-BoC exec charged for hidden wealth

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

INQUIRER.net
Ex-BoC exec charged for hidden wealth

By Margaux Ortiz
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 22:49:00 10/07/2008

MANILA, Philippines — A former intelligence officer of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) is facing criminal and administrative charges before the Office of the Ombudsman after investigators discovered that his personal income grew 25 times in the span of two decades.

Read rest of this story here:
INQUIRER.net

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Posted in Philippine News | No Comments »

Hultman: Arroyo ’secretly and sneakily’ freed Teehankee

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

GMANews.TV
Hultman: Arroyo ’secretly and sneakily’ freed Teehankee
AIE BALAGTAS SEE, GMANews.TV
10/07/2008 | 11:23 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Anders Hultman, the adoptive father of murder victim Maureen, on Tuesday expressed anger and disappointment over how “sneakily” President Arroyo granted the executive clemency on his daughter’s convicted killer, Claudio Teehankee Jr.

In an interview with GMA’s news desk, Hultman said he and is wife, Vivian, were “surprised, angry and sad” over the government’s decision to free Teehankee, son of the late former Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee Sr.

Read rest of this story here:
GMANews.TV

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Posted in Philippine News | No Comments »

85 million Catholics endorse Reproductive Health Bill – Lagman

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
85 million Catholics endorse Reproductive Health Bill – Lagman
By Delon Porcalla
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

An “overwhelming majority” of 85 million Catholics have endorsed the Reproductive Health Bill as a means of family planning, according to the bill’s principal author.

However, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said the Catholic Church has remained “deaf” to the call of its flock.

Read rest of this story here:
Philippine Star – Articles – -

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Posted in Philippine News | No Comments »

China cancels series of military, diplomatic contacts with US

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

Manila Bulletin Online
China cancels series of military, diplomatic contacts with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — China has abruptly canceled a series of military and diplomatic contacts with the United States to protest a planned multibillion dollar US arms sale to Taiwan, American officials told The Associated Press.

Beijing has notified the US that it will not go forward with several senior level visits and other cooperative military-to-military plans, said Marine Maj. Stewart Upton, a Defense Department spokesman, on Monday.

Read rest of this story here:
Manila Bulletin Online

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Posted in United States, World News | No Comments »

Gov’t agrees to test Chinese luncheon meat for safety

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

ABS-CBN News Online Beta
Gov’t agrees to test Chinese luncheon meat for safety

by CARMELA FONBUENA, abs-cbnNEWS.com/Newsbreak | 10/07/2008 6:52 PM

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version | Send to friendSend to friend

In response to growing consumers’ concern on the safety of food products from China, the head of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) announced Tuesday that the agency will also test for melamine two brands of luncheon meat coming from China .

Read rest of this story here:
ABS-CBN News Online Beta

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Posted in Philippine News | No Comments »