Thailand to impose Internal Security Act in Bangkok during anti-gov't rallies

November 24, 2009 2:40 pm· Comments Off on Thailand to impose Internal Security Act in Bangkok during anti-gov't rallies 

BANGKOK, Nov. 24 — The weekly cabinet meeting of the Thai government on Tuesday agreed to enforce Internal Security Act (ISA) in Thailand's capital Bangkok from Nov. 28 to Dec. 14 to ensure law and order during a series of mass anti-government rallies to be held.

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"Wanted:Boarder” independent film showing at Robinson’s

November 24, 2009 2:40 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Nov. 24 -– The top movie cable channel Cinema One continues its 15th Year Anniversary Grand Celebration with the showing of Cinema One Originals' Best Film Winner for 2009 “Wanted: "Boarder” which will screen at the “IndieSine” (independent film) of the Robinson’s Galleria along EDSA in Quezon City from November 25 to December 1.

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(Metro News) Taguig launches oral hygiene program

November 24, 2009 2:40 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Taguig launches oral hygiene program 

MANILA, Nov. 24 — More than 138,000 public elementary and high school students and teachers in Taguig will benefit from free oral checkup and dental cleaning after the local government launched on Tuesday a city-wide oral hygiene program.

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PNP chief flies to Maguindanao to personally oversee ongoing probe of massacre

November 24, 2009 2:12 pm· Comments Off on PNP chief flies to Maguindanao to personally oversee ongoing probe of massacre 

MANILA, Nov. 24 -– Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Jesus Verzosa Tuesday flew to Maguindanao to personally oversee the ongoing investigation and pursuit operations against the armed men who abducted more or less 40 individuals, more than 20 of whom were recovered dead, in a remote area in Ampatuan town.

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Speaker calls on gov't to set aside politics; arrest perpetrators of Maguindanao massacre ‘at all cost’

November 24, 2009 2:12 pm· Comments Off on Speaker calls on gov't to set aside politics; arrest perpetrators of Maguindanao massacre ‘at all cost’ 

MANILA, Nov. 24 — Describing the mass slaying of 36 people, nine of them journalists, in Maguindanao province as "horrific and beyond human comprehension," Speaker Prospero Nograles on Tuesday said the national government should set aside all political considerations and arrest the people behind the killings particularly the masterminds at all cost, "even if it takes the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to do it."

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PNP chief sacks five Maguindanao police officers

November 24, 2009 2:12 pm· Comments Off on PNP chief sacks five Maguindanao police officers 

MANILA, Nov. 24 -– Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Jesus Verzosa sacked five ranking police officials in Maguindanao province following the massacre of more than 20 civilians, including media practitioners, in Ampatuan town on Monday.

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DOLE 3 to provide 80 Nego-Karts for Pampanga

November 24, 2009 2:12 pm· 1 Comment 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Nov. 24 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Region 3 has committed to provide 80 “Nego–Karts” ("Negosyo sa Kariton") to the province, particularly to the victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng to help start them up on the road to recovery.

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CIDG intercepts bomb components' shipment in Zambo

November 24, 2009 2:12 pm· Comments Off on CIDG intercepts bomb components' shipment in Zambo 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 24 — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-9 (CIDG-9) has filed a criminal complaint for illegal possession of explosives against four people before the city prosecutor's office in this southern port city.

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Myanmar bans thin plastic bags in new capital

November 24, 2009 2:12 pm· Comments Off on Myanmar bans thin plastic bags in new capital 

YANGON, Nov. 24 — The Myanmar authorities have been confiscating small and thin plastic bags in the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw following the announcement of ban early last month on the use of them in daily life, a local weekly journal reported Tuesday.

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Waterfront to spend P800M for renovation of Cebu, Davao hotels

November 24, 2009 2:12 pm· 1 Comment 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 24 – Philippine hotel chain Waterfront Philippines Inc. (WPI) will infuse P800 million to fund the renovation projects of three of its five hotels next year as part of the hotels’ regular maintenance activities, a senior official said.

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