Oil companies roll back by P0.25/liter fuel prices‏

March 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Oil companies roll back by P0.25/liter fuel prices‏ 

By Marie S. Neri

MANILA, March 22 — Four oil firms will roll back the prices of their petroleum products effective today after prices in the international market moved downwards.

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Tripartite body set to ink MOU to review ARMM Organic Law

March 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Tripartite body set to ink MOU to review ARMM Organic Law 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, March 22 — The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) initialed over the weekend a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining three critical areas on how to move the implementation review of the peace agreement signed between the two parties in 1996.

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BOC intensifies watch vs individuals carrying fake gun ban permits

March 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on BOC intensifies watch vs individuals carrying fake gun ban permits 

MANILA, March 22 — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has intensified its watch on individuals who are carrying bogus permit to carry firearms inside sea and airport premises all over the country.

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Verzosa: No intel report on possible military takeover

March 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Verzosa: No intel report on possible military takeover 

MANILA, March 22 – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Jesus Verzosa on Monday said the police organization has not gathered any intelligence report of a possible military takeover should there be a failure of elections in May.

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AFP says no restiveness in rank

March 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on AFP says no restiveness in rank 

MANILA, March 22 – Amidst the several unattributed reports and intrigues circulating in the news lately, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)maintains that there is no restiveness among its ranks over the new appointments in key leadership positions.

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DOJ belittles impeachment raps vs. SC justices

March 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on DOJ belittles impeachment raps vs. SC justices 

MANILA, March 22 – The Department of Justice (DOJ on Monday belittled the impeachment case supposedly being readied against the magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) who voted in favor of the decision penned by Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin.

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(Metro News) Japan funds physical therapy unit of Caloocan hospital

March 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Japan funds physical therapy unit of Caloocan hospital 

MANILA, March 22 —The Japanese Embassy in Manila has granted US$ 76,474 (about P3.5 million) to Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan City to finance the operations of 31 physical therapy equipment, which currently serve about 9,000 patients a year.

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Filipinos pardoned by Saudi King missed flight out of Jeddah; being rebooked, says DFA

March 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos pardoned by Saudi King missed flight out of Jeddah; being rebooked, says DFA 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 22 — Because they arrived late at the airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 11 Filipinos who were among 200 pardoned in the past months by Saudi Arabian Royal Decree and were scheduled for repatriation, missed their flight out on Monday last week.

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Japan signs P33-M grant for Muslims in Mindanao

March 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Japan signs P33-M grant for Muslims in Mindanao 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 22 — A new package of assistance for Mindanao’s Muslims, amounting to 732,447 U.S. dollars (about P33 million), was unveiled today by Japanese Ambassador Makoto Katsura in ceremonies witnessed by stakeholders of the Mindanao peace process, including the Malaysian head of mission of the International Monitoring Team (IMT), Major General Datuk Baharom Bin Hamzah.

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Urban poor group asks Comelec to stop demolition during election period

March 22, 2010 11:45 pm· Comments Off on Urban poor group asks Comelec to stop demolition during election period 

MANILA, March 22 – A total of 804,562 urban poor voters will be disenfranchised if the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will not ban demolition of informal settlers, housing rights organizations said Monday.

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