New Marines chief vows to sustain fight vs ASG

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on New Marines chief vows to sustain fight vs ASG 

MANILA, July 18 — Newly-installed Marine commandant Maj. Gen. Juancho Sabban said Marine soldiers will not relent in the fight against the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), which is being blamed for a number of high-profile bombings and kidnappings in the country.

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The good news: Merchandise exports increased by 10.1 percent in May — NEDA

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on The good news: Merchandise exports increased by 10.1 percent in May — NEDA 

MANILA, July 18 — Merchandise exports in May this year increased by 10.1 percent from the previous month with receipts amounting to US$ 3.1 billion.

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PGMA to CHED: Strengthen scholarship program for engineers, scientists

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to CHED: Strengthen scholarship program for engineers, scientists 

MANILA, July 18 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has tasked the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to strengthen its scholarship program to double the country’s engineers and scientists involved in research and development (R&D).

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PGMA orders ATC to strengthen all cases filed vs suspects in cathedral bombing

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders ATC to strengthen all cases filed vs suspects in cathedral bombing 

COTABATO CITY, July 18 -– President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has instructed the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) to strengthen all cases filed against those responsible for the July 5 bombing of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral here that claimed the lives of six innocent civilians.

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Palace condoles with families of victims of Indonesian hotel blasts

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Palace condoles with families of victims of Indonesian hotel blasts 

MANILA, July 18 – Malacanang on Saturday expressed its deepest sympathy to the families of the victims of the twin bombings in Jakarta, Indonesia in behalf of the Filipino people.

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Puno rules out immediate probe of Sahidulla

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Puno rules out immediate probe of Sahidulla 

MANILA, July 18 -– The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) rules out an immediate investigation on the liability of Sulu vice governor Lady Anne Sahidula for extending P50,000 to the Abu Sayyaf Group in connection with the release of hostage Italian Red Cross worker Eugenio Vagni.

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Malacanang hopeful that oil companies will lower prices

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang hopeful that oil companies will lower prices 

MANILA, July 18 — With Unioil Petroleum Philippines Inc. having slashed Monday by P4.75 per liter its gasoline prices, diesel by P3.50 and kerosene by P1.50 per liter, Malacañang expressed confidence that the Big Three and other independent players will follow suit.

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Palace: Voters should be more discerning in choosing candidates

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Palace: Voters should be more discerning in choosing candidates 

MANILA, July 18 — A Palace official on Saturday said that Filipino voters should be more discerning in choosing the candidates that they are planning to support in next year’s polls.

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Lakas-Kampi readying bets for 2010 polls

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Lakas-Kampi readying bets for 2010 polls 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, July 18 -– Pro-administration Lakas-Kampi political party is revving up its preparations for the May 2010 elections.

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Palace: Sec. Teodoro's entry in Lakas-Kampi-CMD a welcome development

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Palace: Sec. Teodoro's entry in Lakas-Kampi-CMD a welcome development 

MANILA, July 18 — Malacañang sees Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro as a formidable asset in the Lakas-Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino-Christian Muslim Democrats due to his impeccable political background.

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