Wednesday, June 08, 2005

ABS-CBN Stories

Arroyo: 'Nobody in my family or among my kin are above the law'
President Arroyo on Wednesday ordered the Department of Justice to look into fresh allegations that his son, Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel Arroyo, and brother-in-law, Rep. Ignacio "Iggy" Arroyo, received P500,000 monthly in jueteng payoffs.
'I am Gary,' says aide of Iggy Arroyo
The chief of staff of Rep. Ignacio "Iggy" Arroyo of Negros Occidental, the President's brother-in-law, said Wednesday that the voice of the man identified as "Gary" in the compact discs containing supposed conversations between President Arroyo and an elections commissioner sounded very much like his own.
Gary is still a mystery man, as far as Malacañang is concerned
Malacañang remains guarded in confirming or denying the identity of "Gary," the man President Arroyo allegedly discussed election fraud with in conversations taped during last year's election.
Jinggoy prefers mass action to impeachment
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said on Wednesday that he prefers mass action to impeachment as a way of ousting President Arroyo.
One-witness hearing on jueteng turns farcical
Only one of the 52 suspected jueteng operators summoned to the House of Representatives' hearing on the illegal numbers game turned up Wednesday. And the lone witness was more entertaining than informative.
Indonesian 'terrorists' spotted in Mindanao
Two suspected Indonesian terrorists blamed for the deadly 2002 Bali bombings are plotting fresh attacks in Mindanao where one was spotted a few days ago, a top security official said Wednesday.
Bigger Clark airport planned
The Manila International Airport Authority will expand the operations of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (formerly Clark International Airport) to enable it to handle more passengers.
CA confirms Reyes, Defensor
The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday confirmed the ad interim appointments of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Angelo Reyes, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Michael Defensor, the Armed Forces chief of staff, Efren Abu, and 57 other military officers in what is believed to be the bicameral body's longest session in memory.
10 killed, 20 wounded in Agusan encounter
BUTUAN CITY - At least 10 people were killed while 20 others were wounded and a civilian was taken hostage by withdrawing communist guerillas who attacked an Army patrol base in the hinterland village of Nueva Gracia in Loreto, Agusan del Sur, some 130 kilometers southeast of this city Wednesday morning, military reports said.
COMELEC cash crunch derails automation of ARMM polls
ZAMBOANGA CITY - The automation of the elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao may be derailed after Congress allocated only a little more than a third of the funds the Commission on Elections needs to automate the polls set for August 8.
Carriers told to 'plug leaks' in cell phones
The National Telecommunications Commission said on Wednesday it will compel local carriers to strengthen security measures to avert interception of mobile-phone conversations.

Only one of the 52 suspected jueteng operators summoned to the House of Representatives' hearing on the illegal numbers game turned up Wednesday. And the lone witness was more entertaining than informative.

The Freeman Stories

President Arroyo is moving quickly to blunt an anticipated move by militant partylist and opposition members of the House of Representatives to have her impeached.

Talisay folk told to pray for Tomas
Talisay City Vice Mayor Aberdovey Belleza has called on Talisaynons to unite and pray for the enlightenment of the revengeful attitude of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña against them.

Fire hits 5 biz firms
An hour-long fire hit five business establishments on Manalili and El Filibusterismo Streets last night.

SC clears PAL on employee dismissal

Low-income towns oppose increase in real property taxes

Another Salcon blue guard killed

Boy kills brother over dried fish

FROM JAPANESE OIL FIRM: Tañon fishermen get compensation

FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC MARKET: Teddy to renew loan application with LBP

Council wants additional teachers in upland brgys

SRP cable wire thief arrested

Talisay meat inspector to face probe over fake inspection certificates

Mordeno backs bill moving school opening to September

Rattan employees strike ends with MOA signing

Cebuanos attest to healer's work

RAPE VICTIM?: Lapu-Lapu school girl, 15, found dead

Journalist's wife tags cop in husband's slay

30 towns sign up against "Sugbo-ak"

Vigilantes score anew

Council to decide on land swap deal

Muslims here now have own cemetery

Tom luring OceanJet to SRP

HRRAC sportsfest set June 19 at CCSC

Mercado, Jake top slalom tilt in Pabol

Pagdanganan to inspect SEAG venues here today

Spurs vs. Pistons

CECABA All Stars to play series of friendly games

Tuñacao denies internet report

Business firm official now a high school grad


There is a plot that is part of the fad


E.C. Dioko: Classes even with signal no.1? DedEd Secretary must have been ill-advised
'When bureaucracy is overly centralized the result is palpak management.'

Aven Piramide: On the highly urbanized Cebu City (Second of 2 parts)
'The time has not come for us to consider our metropolis being downgraded to being a component city of Cebu province.'

Cherry Piquero-Ballescas: Minus 33
'Will jueteng charges depose PGMA and her family? Will PGMA join the league of ousted presidents? Will she be the 3rd after Marcos and Estrada?'

Valeriano S. Avila: Why we need to change our constitution
With seven out of eight Congressmen raring to do the cha-cha or change the constitution is good news for us Cebuanos who have grown tired and weary of the efforts by most of them to break up the Province of Cebu, which only shows that we Cebuanos are disunited.

Leo Lastimosa: Duha ka Gary
Karong nigawas na si Edgar Ruado, nga nagpailang maoy "Gary" sa kontrobersiyal nga audio recordings uban nilang Presidente Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ug First Gentleman Mike Arroyo, angay na bang tapuson ang kontrobersiya?

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Too ka bang si Comelec Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano ang "Gary" nga gikasulti sa telepono nilang Pres. Arroyo ug First Gentleman Mike Arroyo?
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Weather Update

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Southwest monsoon prevailing over Luzon and Visayas.
Metro Cebu: Occasional rains, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the southwest, Manila Bay will be slight to moderate, temperature range 25 to 29°C (77 to 84°F).