6th National Peace Consciousness Month launched

September 1, 2009 10:49 pm· 1 Comment 

peaceOPAPP-18-aThe month of September was chosen to be the peace month since many events and milestones in the peace process and culture of peace promotion were held during said month. Shown in photo ringing the world peace bell are Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita (2nd from left), Quezon City Councilor Ariel Inton, Jr. (extreme left), Presidential Management Secretary Hermogenes Esperon, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. (both partly hidden) and Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) chief Secretary Avelino Razon,Jr. (extreme right) at the Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Quezon City, September 1, to signal the launch of the 6th National Peace Consciousness Month. (PNA photo by Boy Antonio)
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OMB joins transport sector in drive vs. erring traffic enforcers

September 1, 2009 10:47 pm· Comments Off on OMB joins transport sector in drive vs. erring traffic enforcers 

ombudsman4Ombudsman Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrez (3rd from left) and Rep. Vigor D. Mendoza II sign a Memorandum of Agreement between the Office of the Ombudsman and 1-United Transport Koalisyon (1-UTAK) which aims to forge a collaborative partnership in all endeavors geared to prevent and eradicate corruption on the road. The MOA signing was held at OMB Function Room in Quezon City Tuesday (Sept. 1, 2009). Also in photo are (from left) Assistant Ombudsman Evelyn A. Baliton, Overall Deputy Ombudsman Orlando C. Casimiro, and Melencio Vargas, 1-UTAK president. (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)
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Comelec says no more extension for OAV registration

September 1, 2009 10:29 am· Comments Off on Comelec says no more extension for OAV registration 

MANILA, Sept. 1 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will no longer extend the registration of Filipinos working overseas for the overseas absentee voting (OAV).

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Lawmakers mourn with INC family, flock on the loss of a great leader

September 1, 2009 10:29 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers mourn with INC family, flock on the loss of a great leader 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 1 — Members of the House of Representatives expressed condolences to the family of Erano "Ka Erdy" G. Manalo, leader and executive minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), who passed away Monday afternoon due to cardio-pulmonary arrest. He was 84.

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Another NPA rebel surrenders in Occidental Mindoro

September 1, 2009 10:29 am· Comments Off on Another NPA rebel surrenders in Occidental Mindoro 

MANILA, Sept. 1 — The communist New People's Army (NPA) continues to suffer defeat from the hands of the Armed Forces of the Philippines which is aiming to end the insurgency problem in the country on or before the end of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo term next year.

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Presidential son wants to criminalize economic espionage

September 1, 2009 10:29 am· Comments Off on Presidential son wants to criminalize economic espionage 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 1 — A neophyte lawmaker is pushing for the enactment of a measure that will uphold the confidentiality of economic information in the country, including commercial, business and trade secrets, and to penalize as an act of economic espionage their theft, misappropriation and wrongful use.

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PGMA mourns Ka Erdie’s demise

September 1, 2009 10:29 am· Comments Off on PGMA mourns Ka Erdie’s demise 

MANILA, Sept. 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Tuesday joins the Filipino nation in mourning the passing of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) Executive Minister Erańo (Ka Erdie) G. Manalo Monday afternoon.

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PGMA hopeful stalled talks with CPP-NPA-NDF will resume soon

September 1, 2009 10:29 am· Comments Off on PGMA hopeful stalled talks with CPP-NPA-NDF will resume soon 

MANILA, Sept. 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo expressed hope today that peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) will resume soon.

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House adjourns early

September 1, 2009 10:29 am· Comments Off on House adjourns early 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 1 — The House of Representatives adjourned session early Tuesday following the death of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) leader and Executive Minister Erano "Ka Erdy" Manalo.

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RP to train Somali coast guard

September 1, 2009 10:29 am· Comments Off on RP to train Somali coast guard 

MANILA, Sept. 1 — Economic and cultural relations between the Republic of the Philippines and Somalia may soon include naval and civil service training after leaders of the two nations discussed the possibility of undertaking these types of “institution building” measures to address the occurrence of pirate attacks off the coast of the African nation.

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