Close to 14 million ballots have been printed – Comelec

March 11, 2010 10:40 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, March 11 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported on Thursday that close to 14 million official ballots have been printed by the National Printing Office (NPO) for the May 10, 2010 automated national and local elections.

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PGMA legacy project extends to far Tawi-Tawi

March 11, 2010 10:40 pm· Comments Off 

PANGLIMA SUGALA, Tawi-Tawi, March 11 — Even in this faraway province down south, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is making sure her legacy projects would leave an indelible imprint among the local constituents.

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Supply, prices of agricultural products stable — NPCC

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MANILA, March 11 -– Despite the feared impact of the El Nino dry spell, prices and supply of agricultural products have remained generally stable.

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1,335 violators nabbed after 60-day implementation of gun ban

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MANILA, March 11 – After 60 days of implementing the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-imposed nationwide total gun ban, government authorities have already arrested more than 1,300 individuals throughout the country.

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Manila RTC judge erred in declaring PASG illegal — Villar

March 11, 2010 10:40 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, March 11 — Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group (PASG) Chief Antonio A. Villar Jr. said Thursday that Judge Silvino T. Pampilo Jr. of the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 26 was undermining the power of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when he declared Executive Order No. 624 unconstitutional.

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FDI growth remains at ideal 8% despite crisis –- Olivar

March 11, 2010 10:40 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, March 11 — Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Gary Olivar today said growth in foreign direct investments (FDI), which is measured more in actual dollars, reached nearly the ideal eight percent a year enough to sustain development in the long term, since President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo assumed office nine years ago.

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PGMA to attend One Town One Product Congress

March 11, 2010 10:40 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 11 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will attend tomorrow the 2010 National One Town One Product (OTOP) Congress at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) in Roxas Boulevard. The 12 awardees will come from three categories: Outstanding OTOP micro small and medium enterprises (MSME), best OTOP implementer, and the most supportive partner organization.

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Mapagu named new Army chief

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MANILA, March 11 — The commander of the military’s anti-coup force in the National Capital Region, Maj. Gen. Reynaldo Mapagu, is the new Army chief.

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Fake Marine soldier nabbed

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MANILA, March 11 – A notorious gunrunner, who identified himself as an active “lieutenant “of the Philippine Marine Corps, was nabbed late afternoon Wednesday by the combined military intelligence operatives and policemen at his residence at B14-L18-P4 Edenburg St., Palmera Homes, Barangay Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City.

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Romulo calls farcical reported 'ban' of Suu Kyi from Myanmar politics

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By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 11 — The banning of Myanmar political leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running in upcoming elections in her country is “a complete farce and contrary to its Roadmap to Democracy” which had been endorsed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Philippine Foreign Secretary Alberto G. Romulo said this afternoon.

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