Thursday, May 26, 2005

Doomed Presidency?


Gloria Support Weakening

MANILA — Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, unable to reverse the country's economic slide and beset by corruption allegations against her family, is facing mounting opposition among groups that once backed her.

Less than a year after Arroyo won her first full term as president, some leaders of the Roman Catholic Church have become openly critical of her, and some active and retired military officers have quietly begun talking of her ouster.  More...

Cyber Sex

Filipino women, suspected of working at a cybersex den, hide their faces after they were arrested by the agents of the Presidential Anti-Illegal Recruitment Task Force at a hideout where two Dutch nationals were killed in Manila.

Self Defense

A Philippine journalist fires during target practice at Manila's Camp Aguinaldo military camp.

RP Bet

Miss Universe 2005 contestant Gionna Cabrera of Philippines models during the swimwear competition in Bangkok. The Miss Universe 2005 pageant will take place in Bangkok on May 31, 2005.

Pinay Abused

Singaporean teacher jailed for abusing maid from Philippines  Open this result in new window
SINGAPORE -- A Singaporean teacher was sentenced Thursday to six weeks in prison for physically abusing her Filipina maid.

RP-Malaysia Talks

Malaysia in talks with Indonesia, Philippines to seek cross-border pursuit of pirates  Open this result in new window
Malaysia is in talks with Indonesia and the Philippines to allow their naval forces to pursue pirates in each other's waters in what could be a bold new effort to eliminate the scourge, a senior security official said.

RP Justice System

Philippines tests mobile courts to help speed up judicial system  Open this result in new window
MANILA : The Philippines Supreme Court is pilot testing a novel programme to help speed up a notoriously slow judicial system. Called "Justice On Wheels", a bus is one of the main vehicles in the High Court's judicial reform programme.

$2B for RP

The World Bank has announced a new three year assistance plan for the Philippines worth two billion dollars, with the focus of the programme being to work through government projects.

Weather Update

Satellite Image
Frontal system affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. Intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao including Palawan.
Metro Cebu: Partly cloudy to cloudy with rainshowers and thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the south and southwest, coastal waters will be slight to moderate, temperature range 24 to 34°C (75 to 93°F).