(METRO NEWS) P30-M counterfeit New Era caps seized

July 6, 2009 9:16 am· Comments Off on (METRO NEWS) P30-M counterfeit New Era caps seized 

MANILA, July 6 –Some P30 million worth of counterfeit New Era caps (at average cost of genuine product), were seized by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) during simultaneous raids in Manila last week.

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NBI files charges vs two website maintainers

July 6, 2009 9:16 am· Comments Off on NBI files charges vs two website maintainers 

MANILA, July 6 –The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)has charged two maintainers of the website that allegedly first broadcast Dr. Hayden Kho's sex videos for immoral doctrines, obscene publications and exhibitions and indecent shows.

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House Speaker urges Mindanaoans to take a stand vs terrorism

July 6, 2009 9:16 am· Comments Off on House Speaker urges Mindanaoans to take a stand vs terrorism 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, July 6 — House Speaker Prospero Nograles on Monday condemned the latest bombing in Cotabato City which killed five persons and wounded 45 others when a homemade bomb tore through the lechon store outside the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

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PGMA to bring RP cause to NAM Summit

July 6, 2009 9:16 am· Comments Off on PGMA to bring RP cause to NAM Summit 

MANILA, July 6 — President Gloria-Macapagal-Arroyo Arroyo will join hands with 117 other heads of state during the 15th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Egypt to strengthen regional and global cooperation on various political, economic and social issues affecting developing countries like the Philippines.

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PGMA takes closer look at National Social Welfare Program

July 6, 2009 9:16 am· Comments Off on PGMA takes closer look at National Social Welfare Program 

MANILA, July 6 — An assessment of the country’s social welfare policy programs and domestic as well as international trends and scenarios likely to impact on social security, among others, will be presented to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo tomorrow (Tuesday, July 7) at the close of the two-day Strategic Conference on Social Welfare and Protection.

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Palace remains upbeat on Mindanao peace talks

July 6, 2009 9:16 am· Comments Off on Palace remains upbeat on Mindanao peace talks 

MANILA, July 6 — Malacanang remains optimistic that the stalled peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will resume despite the alleged involvement of MILF renegade members in the recent Cotabato City bombing that killed at least five innocent civilians.

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Agri execs maintain no overpricing on rice imports

July 6, 2009 9:16 am· Comments Off on Agri execs maintain no overpricing on rice imports 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, July 6 — Officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Monday maintained that the government's rice import deal with Vietnam in 2008 was a "good deal" contrary to what critics say that there was overpricing in the purchase of the staple food.

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PGMA to inaugurate new Manila Ocean Park attraction

July 6, 2009 9:16 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, July 6 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inaugurate tomorrow (Tuesday, July 7) a new enticement at the Manila Ocean Park — the P1 billion investment of China Oceanis Philippines, the Makansutra Asian Food Village.

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Poll automation partners deny link to the First Family

July 6, 2009 9:16 am· Comments Off on Poll automation partners deny link to the First Family 

MANILA, July 6 –- The officials of the two partners of the joint venture corporation that will handle the country’s first full poll automation in 2010 denied allegations that they are connected with the members of the First Family.

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Japan passes anti-piracy law covering Somalia, Indian Ocean

July 6, 2009 9:16 am· Comments Off on Japan passes anti-piracy law covering Somalia, Indian Ocean 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, July 6 —The Japan has passed an Anti-Piracy Law which allows its Self-Defense Forces (SDF) to protect commercial ships, both Japanese and non-Japanese, from pirates operating off the coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso said.

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