Detained Magdalo member uses social networking sites to lure voters

April 15, 2010 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Detained Magdalo member uses social networking sites to lure voters 

MANILA, April 15 — Just like the 2007 senatorial campaign of Magdalo leader and now a Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, also detained Magdalo officer running for the 2nd Congressional district of Taguig City in the May 10 elections, is also using “People Power” and the popularity of social networking sites like You tube and Facebook and Twitter to get his message across to the voters.

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BI, Interpol step up drive vs human smuggling

April 15, 2010 11:41 pm· Comments Off on BI, Interpol step up drive vs human smuggling 

MANILA, April 15 — The Bureau of Immigration's (BI) is sending six of its officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to a special training program administered by the International police to bolster the bureau's capability in fighting human smuggling at the airports.

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BIR exceeds 1st quarter collection target

April 15, 2010 11:41 pm· Comments Off on BIR exceeds 1st quarter collection target 

MANILA, April 15 — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has exceeded its collection target for the first quarter of the year by P14.6 billion or 9.27 percent.

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Justice Bersamin appeals to Comelec: Grant exemption to all judges from gun ban

April 15, 2010 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Justice Bersamin appeals to Comelec: Grant exemption to all judges from gun ban 

BAGUIO CITY, April 15 — Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin appealed to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday to grant exemption to all judges nationwide from the gun ban during the election period.

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PGMA’s P1.2B foreign travels reaped P500B investments, trade & grants, Palace says

April 15, 2010 11:41 pm· Comments Off on PGMA’s P1.2B foreign travels reaped P500B investments, trade & grants, Palace says 

MANILA, April 15 — Malacañang said today the P1.2- billion in travel expenses incurred by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from 2007 to 2008 reaped P500 billion in investments, grants and trade from the countries she visited.

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Imposition of 12% EVAT on toll fees may be postponed anew–BIR

April 15, 2010 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Imposition of 12% EVAT on toll fees may be postponed anew–BIR 

MANILA, April 15 — The imposition of the 12 percent expanded value added tax (EVAT) on toll fees may be reset for another date due to “operational matters,” the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said today.

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ICTSI sees better prospects this year

April 15, 2010 11:41 pm· Comments Off on ICTSI sees better prospects this year 

MANILA, April 15 – International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) on Thursday said it expects a "better" profit outlook this year due to a strong peso as well as the recovery of the global economy.

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Comelec defers supply contract for padlocks

April 15, 2010 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Comelec defers supply contract for padlocks 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 15 – The Commission on Elections today deferred the signing of the contract for the supply of more than 200,000 pieces of padlocks that will be used to secure the ballot boxes for the May 10, 2010 national and local elections.

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No martial law in Basilan — Malacañang

April 15, 2010 11:41 pm· Comments Off on No martial law in Basilan — Malacañang 

MANILA, April 15 — Malacañang scoffed today at proposals to declare martial law in Basilan in the aftermath of recent bomb attacks from the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Isabela City.

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Palace downplays Salceda's defection

April 15, 2010 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Palace downplays Salceda's defection 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, April 15 – Malacanang considers as unworthy its economic adviser and Albay province Gov. Joey Salceda's decision to break his word of honor and abandon the administration for oppositionist Liberal Party (LP).

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