OWWA vows to assist deported OFW mistaken as fugitive

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on OWWA vows to assist deported OFW mistaken as fugitive 

MANILA, Jan 7 – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration vowed to extend any form of assistance to the deported overseas Filipino worker who was mistaken by authorities in Doha, Qatar as fugitive Jason Aguilar Ivler.

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DOJ junks motion to transfer Ampatuan, Jr. to Quezon City jail

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on DOJ junks motion to transfer Ampatuan, Jr. to Quezon City jail 

MANILA, Jan. 7 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday dismissed a motion to transfer Datu Unsay, Maguindanao mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) detention cell to the Quezon City jail.

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Newly-retrieved M/V Catalyn B mishap victims identified

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Newly-retrieved M/V Catalyn B mishap victims identified 

MANILA, Jan. 7 –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)has identified the four bodies retrieved Wednesday from the wreckage of M/V Catalyn B that sank off Limbones Island on Christmas Eve.

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9 Filipinos pardoned by Saudi King Abdullah

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on 9 Filipinos pardoned by Saudi King Abdullah 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 7 — The release from prison and eventual repatriation to the Philippines of nine Filipinos are now underway in Saudi Arabia following confirmation that they are among those pardoned under a December 11 royal decree by King Abdullah, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Thursday.

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PGMA builds more roads, bridges than 3 previous presidents

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on PGMA builds more roads, bridges than 3 previous presidents 

MANILA, Jan. 7 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has built more roads and bridges in her nine-year tenure than her all three predecessors did in their 14 years in office.

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Gov’t to implement unified ID system in March

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t to implement unified ID system in March 

CALAUAN, Laguna, Jan. 7 — A unified identification (ID) system will be implemented this year with the signing in the first quarter of the memorandum of agreement among the Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), and Home Development Mutual Fund (PagIbig).

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Marina asked to withdraw order to retrieve bodies of passengers trapped inside sunken M/V Baleno 9

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Marina asked to withdraw order to retrieve bodies of passengers trapped inside sunken M/V Baleno 9 

MANILA, Jan. 7 –Besta Shipping Lines, owner of the sunken M/V Baleno 9, asked the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to withdraw its order for the firm to retrieve the bodies believed trapped inside the vessel.

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Crew members of M/V Baleno 9 were drunk –survivor

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Crew members of M/V Baleno 9 were drunk –survivor 

MANILA, Jan. 7 – Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) administrator Elena Bautista said on Thursday that his office will look into the allegations that some of the crew of MV Baleno 9 were under the influence of alcohol when the ship sank off Isla Verde in Batangas last Dec. 26.

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Mistaken for Ivler, welder Aguilar seeks indemnity thru Migrante

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Mistaken for Ivler, welder Aguilar seeks indemnity thru Migrante 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 7 — For now, there is nothing the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) could do in the seeming miscarriage of justice on the person of a formerly Qatar-based Filipino welder Jason Aguilar.

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Solon says it's normal for politician to help develop home town

January 7, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Solon says it's normal for politician to help develop home town 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 7 — An administration lawmaker on Thursday said there's nothing wrong with politicians helping improve and develop their home provinces.

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