STRATFOR on VFA review: Hot-button election issue, long drawn-out process

September 26, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on STRATFOR on VFA review: Hot-button election issue, long drawn-out process 

By Lara Jane M. Climaco

MANILA, Sept. 25 — The review of the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States is emerging as a hot-button issue of the upcoming 2010 elections, and would likely be a long drawn-out process, according to analysis of Austin, Texas-based global intelligence company Strategic Forecasting Inc. (STRATFOR).

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DOJ has new witness on Dacer case

September 26, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on DOJ has new witness on Dacer case 

MANILA, Sept. 25 on Friday said it has a new witness in the nine year old abduction-murder of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and driver Emmanuel Corbito.

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(Metro News) PNP, mall administrators to enhance security measures to prevent crimes inside business establishments

September 26, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) PNP, mall administrators to enhance security measures to prevent crimes inside business establishments 

MANILA, Sept. 26 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) and administrators and security officers of shopping malls in Metro Manila have agreed to initiate more stringent security measures to prevent robberies in such establishments.

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Mudslinging among political parties start as election nears

September 26, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Mudslinging among political parties start as election nears 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 26 — Mudslinging among members of opposing political parties has started as stalwarts of the Liberal Party (LP) and the Nacionalista Party (NP) threw accusations at one another of allegedly being inconsistent in their stands against the present administration amid their standard bearers' close rivalry in public opinion polls.

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Barangay officials reiterate support for proposed term extension

September 26, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Barangay officials reiterate support for proposed term extension 

MANILA, Sept. 26 — The 42,000-strong members of the Liga ng mga Barangay (LNMB) have reiterated their support for the proposed extension of the term of barangay officials nationwide until 2012.

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Benefits of 'Switch to CFL' program cited

September 26, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Benefits of 'Switch to CFL' program cited 

MANILA, Sept. 26 — Around 2,000 poor households in Manila's Tondo district have received free energy-saving compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in exchange for their incandescent bulbs, marking the start of a nationwide campaign to save on fuel costs and mitigate climate change.

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Massive Metro floods: A wake up call to urban litterbugs

September 26, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Massive Metro floods: A wake up call to urban litterbugs 

MANILA, Sept. 26 — The massive flooding in Metro Manila and nearby places following the landfall of tropical storm “Ondoy” near the boundary of Aurora and Quezon provinces Saturday morning should serve as a “wake up call” to citizens and the authorities to stop the indiscriminate dumping of trash.

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Blog era does not diminish demand for journalists

September 26, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Blog era does not diminish demand for journalists 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 25 —- The advent of new media brought about by advances in technology which has made it possible to immediately publish and access tremendous amount of information in as many mediums possible, has even resulted in the “greater need” for a journalist in a community.

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Sen. Escudero u-turns, bucks Right of Reply bill

September 26, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Sen. Escudero u-turns, bucks Right of Reply bill 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 26 — Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said here on Friday he and six other senators would continue to oppose the Right of Reply bill, which previously survived the Senate with almost no opposition.

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60 kilos of dynamited fish confiscated in Pangasinan

September 26, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on 60 kilos of dynamited fish confiscated in Pangasinan 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Sept. 26 — The campaign against illegal fishing by the Lingayen police is being waged not only in the coastal water but also on land, and wherever it is necessary.

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