(Metro News) Cops nab 2 suspected drug pushers in Taguig raid

March 28, 2010 11:42 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Cops nab 2 suspected drug pushers in Taguig raid 

MANILA, March 28 — Taguig City Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga has lauded the arrest of two alleged drug pushers and the raid on a warehouse used as a drug laboratory in Barangay Bagumbayan which yielded billions of pesos worth of shabu and hi-tech paraphernalia used in the manufacture of the illegal drug.

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Yuchengco asked to decline Germany post

March 28, 2010 11:42 pm· Comments Off on Yuchengco asked to decline Germany post 

MANILA, Mar 28 —Nacionalista Party (NP) senatorial bet Susan Ople urged industrialist and former Ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco to politely decline the President's offer for him to serve as the country's envoy to Germany two months before the next administration.

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Privately-owned generators tapped to ensure no brownouts in Mindanao during May polls

March 28, 2010 11:42 pm· Comments Off on Privately-owned generators tapped to ensure no brownouts in Mindanao during May polls 

MANILA, March 28 – Amidst the current power crisis in Mindanao and fears of poll failure, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) is taking steps to ensure that the automated elections in May will not be disrupted by power outages.

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NPA transforms into terrorist group, says AFP

March 28, 2010 11:42 pm· Comments Off on NPA transforms into terrorist group, says AFP 

MANILA, March 28 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines said that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA)has transitioned from a revolutionary movement to a terrorist organization as the NPA celebrates its 41st founding anniversary Monday..

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DFA's stance on naming of new RP envoy to Germany bared

March 28, 2010 11:42 pm· Comments Off on DFA's stance on naming of new RP envoy to Germany bared 

MANILA, March 28 — Press Secretary Crispulo Icban Jr. today releases the official statements from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on the issue of new appointment to the Philippine ambassadorial post in Germany:

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DOTC to go after overloading vessels, public utility vehicles during Semana Santa

March 28, 2010 11:42 pm· Comments Off on DOTC to go after overloading vessels, public utility vehicles during Semana Santa 

MANILA, March 28 –The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) will go after overloaded passengers and cargo vessels as well public utility vehicles (PUVs) with the influx of passengers in piers and bus terminals during Semana Santa.

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OPAPP hosts Ist International Mediators’ Dialogue

March 28, 2010 11:42 pm· Comments Off on OPAPP hosts Ist International Mediators’ Dialogue 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, March 28 -– A no-holds-barred exchange of views among key players in the peace process highlighted the first Roundtable Dialogue with International Mediators that tackled Saturday varied issues — ranging from thinking out of the box to overcoming impasses during peace negotiations to keep the talks going.

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(Metro News) Manila court convicts 5 for kidnapping Filipino-Chinese trader in 2003

March 28, 2010 11:42 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Manila court convicts 5 for kidnapping Filipino-Chinese trader in 2003 

MANILA, March 28 — The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has sentenced four men to imprisonment of up to 40 years and a fifth accused to a lighter term for robbing and kidnapping a Filipino-Chinese businessman in 2003.

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Cavite churches plans to put up help desks for voters

March 28, 2010 11:42 pm· Comments Off on Cavite churches plans to put up help desks for voters 

MANILA, March 28 – A poll watchdog and churches in Cavite plan to set up help desk to help voters find their assigned precinct for the May 10, 2010 national and local polls.

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PCOS to print status report for OAV polls in HK, Singapore

March 28, 2010 11:42 pm· Comments Off on PCOS to print status report for OAV polls in HK, Singapore 

MANILA, March 28 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in Hong Kong and Singapore were required to print status reports daily from April 10 to May 10, the scheduled date of voting for the overseas absentee voters (OAV).

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