(Metro News) Maynilad looks for alternative water sources

March 7, 2010 1:24 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Maynilad looks for alternative water sources 

MANILA, March 6 — Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI) chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan has said they are looking at other alternative sources of water aside from Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan.

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SC resolves Camarines Norte gubernatorial dispute

March 7, 2010 1:24 am· Comments Off on SC resolves Camarines Norte gubernatorial dispute 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, March 6 — The Supreme Court (SC), by an 11-2 vote with one abstention, has upheld several resolutions of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) which, among others, had annulled the proclamation of Jesus O. Typoco as winner in the gubernatorial race in Camarines Norte in the May 14, 2007 elections and instead directed the proclamation of Edgardo A. Tallado.

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Police, NBI probing existence of "Operation Big City,"

March 7, 2010 1:24 am· Comments Off on Police, NBI probing existence of "Operation Big City," 

MANILA, March 6 –Government law enforcers are investigating if the so-called “Operation Big City,” an alleged plot to carry out terrorists acts in Metro Manila, really exist.

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Lawmakers fear failure of elections due to 'zombie' voters

March 7, 2010 1:24 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers fear failure of elections due to 'zombie' voters 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 6 — Members of the House of Representatives on Saturday urged Speaker Prospero Nograles to take the lead in demanding for the immediate de-listing by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of all double, multiple and dead registrants from the final list of voters instead of merely putting their names in a watchlist.

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(Metro News) 4-year-old boy found floating in Tondo creek

March 7, 2010 1:24 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) 4-year-old boy found floating in Tondo creek 

MANILA, March 6 — A four-year-old boy was found dead in a muddy creek in Tondo, Manila on Saturday morning, police said.

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Teodoro proposes lifting bank secrecy on candidates' transactions to defeat narco-politics

March 7, 2010 1:24 am· 1 Comment 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 6 — Former Defense Secretary and Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard bearer Gilberto "Gibo" Teodoro Jr. on Saturday said one way of effectively neutralizing narco-politics is the possibility of reviewing the bank secrecy laws, which has become a convenient refuge for drug criminals and scoundrels in government.

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(Metro News) Snatcher drowned after jumping into Pasig River to elude arrest

March 7, 2010 1:24 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Snatcher drowned after jumping into Pasig River to elude arrest 

MANILA, March 6 — A suspected snatcher was found floating in Pasig River Saturday morning, or two days after he snatched a bag of a woman.

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11 soldiers dead in clash with NPAs

March 7, 2010 1:24 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 6 – Eleven government soldiers, including a young officer, died and seven other troops were injured in a clash with communist rebels in the outskirts of Mansalay town in Oriental Mindoro on Saturday dawn, the military said.

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11 soldiers killed, seven others wounded in NPA clash in Mindoro

March 7, 2010 1:24 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 6 – Government troops on Saturday launched a manhunt against about 60 communist New People's Army (NPA) rebels who ambushed and killed 11 soldiers in an early morning skirmish on Mindoro Island, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said.

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Mindanao power crisis threatens to lay off 1,000 electric coops workers

March 7, 2010 1:24 am· 1 Comment 

BUTUAN CITY, March 6 – The power crisis in Mindanao is likely to lay off about 1,000 employees and workers of 27 electric cooperatives in the island.

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