Comelec secures 26M on bib vests
Commission on Elections (Comelec) will allocate P26 million for the bib vests that will serve as the uniform of board election inspectors this coming election.
More than 300 vests were imprinted with Philippine logo and BEI initials at the front, and words such as Comelec and Board of Election Inspector at the back. Approximately P77 is the price per vest. Aside from the bib vests, Comelec will also prepare 6,158 collared shirts for their employees.
Late NPA spokesman’s ashes buried in hometown
The ashes of former New People’s Army (NPA) spokesperson Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal were brought to its final resting place in his hometown in Batangas on Thursday afternoon.
Activists wore green and red camisa de chino and Mao caps as they gave Rosal a final tribute at the gymnasium of the St. Joseph Academy in Batangas. Rosal died at the age of 64 due to heart attack in northern Luzon last 2011. A tribute was also given to Rosal from activists at the University of the Philippines (UP) campuses in Diliman, Quezon City, and Los Baños town in Laguna province, coinciding with the 47th anniversary of the NPA.
Pacquiao gears up for final fight
Manny Pacquiao has helped make headlines for the sport of boxing over his long and illustrious career, a career that the eight-time world champion says will end after his upcoming fight with Tim Bradley.
Politics aside – Pacquiao who is making a bid for a seat in the Philippines Senate in May – joined trainer Freddie Roach for a workout in front of the media on Wednesday (March 30) at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles.He’ll be facing five-time world champion Bradley in Las Vegas for the welterweight championship.
PH signs two ant-sub helicopters deal
The Philippine government and Anglo-Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland formally signed the contract for the Philippine Navy’s first two anti-submarine warfare helicopters worth P5.36 billion on Wednesday.
Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin represented the Philippine side while AgustaWestland senior vice president for sales and strategic sourcing Stefani Bortoli signed the deal at the Department of National Defense headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo. The purchase of the anti-submarine warfare helicopters is part of the P44-billion multi-year contract approved by President Benigno Aquino III last November for seven big-ticket items to beef up the capabilities of the armed forces.