(Metro News) Mayoralty bet outlines plans for QC

December 6, 2009 1:43 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Mayoralty bet outlines plans for QC 

MANILA, Dec. 5 -– Former Department of Environment and Natural Resources chief Michael Defensor has committed to enhance Quezon City’s business environment and public services if he is elected as its mayor in next year's polls.

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RP-MILF talks to push through Dec. 8-9 in KL

December 6, 2009 1:43 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 5 –Negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will resume as scheduled on Dec. 8 and 9 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, despite the proclamation of martial law in Maguindanao on Saturday morning.

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PGMA's declaration of martial law in Maguindanao a 'well-thought-of' move, says solon

December 6, 2009 1:43 am· 2 Comments 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 5 — A lawmaker on Saturday said the decision of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to declare martial law in Maguindanao province due to the mass killing of close to 60 people, including at least two dozen journalists, was not a knee-jerking reaction.

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House Speaker supports martial law declaration

December 6, 2009 1:43 am· Comments Off on House Speaker supports martial law declaration 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — The House of Representatives is expected to support the declaration of martial law in Maguindanao.

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NBI unlikely to take custody of Ampatuan patriarch, ARMM governor

December 6, 2009 1:43 am· Comments Off on NBI unlikely to take custody of Ampatuan patriarch, ARMM governor 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is ruling out the possibility of taking into its custody Ampatuan patriarch Andal Ampatuan, Sr., son Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor Zaldy Ampatuan and other Maguindanao local officials.

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'There is no overkill in declaring Martial law in Maguindanao' –Palace

December 6, 2009 1:43 am· Comments Off on 'There is no overkill in declaring Martial law in Maguindanao' –Palace 

MANILA, Dec. 5 –There is no overkill in the declaration of martial law in the province of Maguindanao, Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said on Saturday.

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Police arrest Ampatuans, supporters

December 6, 2009 1:43 am· Comments Off on Police arrest Ampatuans, supporters 

MANILA, Dec. 5 –Police authorities, backed by soldiers, detained Saturday Maguindanao Gov. Datu Andal Ampatuan Sr. as a principal suspect in the Nov. 23 massacre of at least 57 people, among them some 30 journalists.

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Cebu exec vows 1-M votes for 'Gibo'

December 6, 2009 1:43 am· Comments Off on Cebu exec vows 1-M votes for 'Gibo' 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — Cebu province will deliver one-million votes for Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate Gilberto "Gibo" Teodoro Jr. in next year's elections, according to Mandaue City Vice Mayor Carlos Fortuna, who is the chief legal counsel of the influential Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines.

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House, Senate may convene on Dec. 8 to discuss martial law proclamation — Nograles

December 6, 2009 1:43 am· Comments Off on House, Senate may convene on Dec. 8 to discuss martial law proclamation — Nograles 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 5 — Speaker Prospero Nograles said on Saturday the House of Representatives and the Senate may convene jointly on December 8 to discuss the report which will be submitted to Congress by Malacanang regarding the imposition of martial law in Maguindanao province.

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NFA clarifies ammunition found in private warehouses in Maguindanao

December 6, 2009 1:43 am· Comments Off on NFA clarifies ammunition found in private warehouses in Maguindanao 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 5 — The National Food Authority (NFA) central office here on Saturday clarified that the ammunition found by government security forces in a private warehouse in Maguindanao province was not owned by the agency.

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