Don't involve Palace in Lacson-Erap 'word war' — Ermita

September 16, 2009 12:42 pm· Comments Off on Don't involve Palace in Lacson-Erap 'word war' — Ermita 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Malacanang reiterated on Wednesday that the Executive branch was not involved in any way regarding the expose of Senator Panfilo Lacson against former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada.

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DOE asks Congress for P3 billion contingency fund

September 16, 2009 12:42 pm· Comments Off on DOE asks Congress for P3 billion contingency fund 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — To avert a power shortage crisis in the country, the energy department is asking Congress for a P3 billion contingency fund.

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Devanadera orders NBI official to explain alleged bribe money for Catholic bishop

September 16, 2009 12:42 pm· Comments Off on Devanadera orders NBI official to explain alleged bribe money for Catholic bishop 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Acting Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Agnes Devanadera on Wednesday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to require its Region 2 (Cagayan Valley Region) official to explain the reported bribe money for a Catholic bishop.

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CBCP reiterates call against passing the Reproductive Health Bill

September 16, 2009 12:42 pm· Comments Off on CBCP reiterates call against passing the Reproductive Health Bill 

MANILA, September 16 – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Wednesday said lawmakers should study thoroughly the Reproductive Health Bill or House Bill 5043 and not to fast-track their discussion on the bill.

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Solon eyes Spratlys Island as possible nuclear waste repository

September 16, 2009 12:42 pm· Comments Off on Solon eyes Spratlys Island as possible nuclear waste repository 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — The Philippines could use Spratlys Islands as a repository of nuclear waste, and even by neighboring countries claiming rights to it, Pangasinan Rep. Mark Cojuangco on Monday said.

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Senate mourns death of former Senator Sotero Laurel

September 16, 2009 12:42 pm· Comments Off on Senate mourns death of former Senator Sotero Laurel 

MANILA, Sept. 16 –- The members of the Philippine Senate joined the nation in mourning the death on Wednesday of former Senate President Pro Tempore and nationalist Sotero Laurel.

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Opposition solons want to restore the budget cut for DENR

September 16, 2009 12:42 pm· Comments Off on Opposition solons want to restore the budget cut for DENR 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Opposition congressmen on Wednesday moved to restore the budget of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) which was reduced in the proposed 2010 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

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3 Customs employees frozen for alleged involvement in onion smuggling

September 16, 2009 12:42 pm· Comments Off on 3 Customs employees frozen for alleged involvement in onion smuggling 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Three Customs personnel assigned at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) are in a “floating status” in connection with the alleged smuggling of imported onions and other agricultural products into the country.

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Lawmaker bats for lifestyle check on CAAP officials, consultants

September 16, 2009 12:42 pm· Comments Off on Lawmaker bats for lifestyle check on CAAP officials, consultants 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Irked by the power outages and radar malfunction at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), a lawmaker on Wednesday demanded lifestyle check on officials and consultants of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

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Enrile believes Teodoro can count on Ilocanos’ vote

September 16, 2009 12:42 pm· Comments Off on Enrile believes Teodoro can count on Ilocanos’ vote 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Sept. 16 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile believes that newly-chosen administration standard-bearer Gilbert Teodoro for the 2010 presidential elections can count on the votes of the Ilocanos, being the only one candidate who can fluently speak the Ilocano dialect.

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