China's escort mission in Gulf of Aden visits Manila next week

April 10, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on China's escort mission in Gulf of Aden visits Manila next week 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 10 —The Army and Navy Task Force 525 of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) escort mission in the Gulf of Aden is to make a five-day port of call in Manila next week, it was announced by the Chinese embassy here.

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Palace assures fair PDAF access for both allies, non-allies

April 10, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on Palace assures fair PDAF access for both allies, non-allies 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, April 10 — Malacanang has denied speculations its allies in Congress have the edge over non-allies in accessing priority development assistance funds (PDAFs).

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PGMA to join Obama, 42 other world leaders in nuclear security summit

April 10, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to join Obama, 42 other world leaders in nuclear security summit 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 10 — President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo will join 43 other world leaders invited by U.S. President Barack Obama in a discussion of the threat of the illegal diversion of nuclear materials such as terrorism, and related nuclear issues at the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in Washington, D.C. on April 12 and 13.

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BI deports NZ fugitive

April 10, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on BI deports NZ fugitive 

MANILA, April 10 — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deported a New Zealander who is wanted for a string of criminal cases in his country.

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'Bay Cruiser' suffers engine fire off Corregidor Island, 131 passengers safely ferried back to Manila

April 10, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on 'Bay Cruiser' suffers engine fire off Corregidor Island, 131 passengers safely ferried back to Manila 

MANILA, April 10 –A ferry carrying 131 passengers suffered engine fire as it approached Corregidor Island on Saturday afternoon, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

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Month-long voting for overseas Filipinos begins; HK OFW, Palau teacher among earliest voters

April 10, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on Month-long voting for overseas Filipinos begins; HK OFW, Palau teacher among earliest voters 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 10 — More than half a million registered overseas Filipino voters are expected to cast their votes beginning today for their candidates in national posts at 93 polling centers abroad, mostly the Philippine embassy or consulate nearest their communities, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported.

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PCG launches SAR for missing fisherman off Talicud Island

April 10, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on PCG launches SAR for missing fisherman off Talicud Island 

MANILA, April 10–Operatives of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) launched a search and rescue operation for a 36-year-old fisherman who failed to return home since Thursday from fishing venture off Talicud Island, Davao City.

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ASEAN community still viable by 2015 — PGMA

April 10, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on ASEAN community still viable by 2015 — PGMA 

HANOI, Vietnam, April 10 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Friday said the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders attending the 16th ASEAN Summit continued to push for an ASEAN community within the next five years.

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(Metro News) Cop shoots, wounds landlord

April 10, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Cop shoots, wounds landlord 

MANILA, April 10 –A Southern Police District (SPD) policeman allegedly shot and wounded on Saturday morning his landlord following a heated argument concerning his non-payment of house rentals for six months in Pandacan, Manila, on Saturday morning.

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PCG orders salvaging firm to complete retrieval of sunken Princess of the Stars

April 10, 2010 10:31 pm· Comments Off on PCG orders salvaging firm to complete retrieval of sunken Princess of the Stars 

MANILA, April 10 –Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant, directed on Saturday Royal Jessan Petromin Resources Inc. (RJPRI), a salvaging firm, to finish its retrieval operation of the 23,000 gross ton M/V Princess of the Stars (POTS), which sank off Sibuyan Island, Romblon in 2008, before the start of the stormy season.

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