Marcoses human rights victims score major victory is US court

April 23, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on Marcoses human rights victims score major victory is US court 

MANILA, April 23 — Filipino victims of human rights scored a major victory after the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision of a Texas federal judge dismissing the class lawsuit to obtain possession of 4,000 acres of Marcos real estate held in the name of entities controlled by Marcos cronies.

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Filipino extradited to US to face theft charges

April 23, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on Filipino extradited to US to face theft charges 

MANILA, April 23 –The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has extradited to the United States a Filipino a man who was wanted in the US for charges of receiving stolen property amounting to US$ 698,000 from his wife’s employer suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

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NPO completes printing of 50 million ballots

April 23, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on NPO completes printing of 50 million ballots 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 23 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) today said the printing of the more than 50 million official ballots that will be used in the May 10 national and local elections have been completed.

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Farmers seek lifting of TRO on distribution of Hacienda Luisita

April 23, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on Farmers seek lifting of TRO on distribution of Hacienda Luisita 

MANILA, April 23 –Hacienda Luisita farmers called on the Supreme Court to act on their claims over the 6,453-hectare sugar plantation in Tarlac before the May 10 elections.

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PGMA welcomes 574 repatriated OFWs from Middle East

April 23, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on PGMA welcomes 574 repatriated OFWs from Middle East 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, April 23 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo welcomed on Friday some 574 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated from the Middle East, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today said.

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(Obit) Singer-comedian Fred Panopio, 71, passes away

April 23, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on (Obit) Singer-comedian Fred Panopio, 71, passes away 

MANILA, April 23 – Folk singer-comedian Fred Panopio is dead, his family announced Friday. He was 71.

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Comelec belies existence of 'ghost precincts'

April 23, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on Comelec belies existence of 'ghost precincts' 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 23 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that the reported ghost precincts might be those non-structural precincts they created in cases there are no school classroom or building available.

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PDEA reiterates anti-drug advisory for all Filipino travelers

April 23, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on PDEA reiterates anti-drug advisory for all Filipino travelers 

MANILA, April 23 – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Friday renews call for Filipino workers overseas, including seafarers, to take precautionary measures against involvement in illegal drug smuggling ort traffiking.

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(Metro News) QCPD to register all househelps in QC

April 23, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QCPD to register all househelps in QC 

MANILA, April 23 – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Friday said it will register all domestic helpers in Quezon City to prevent the rise in number of thefts and robberies involving some of them.

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GRP, MILF to meet anew in KL May 4 to hammer out possible interim agreement on Mindanao

April 23, 2010 8:06 pm· Comments Off on GRP, MILF to meet anew in KL May 4 to hammer out possible interim agreement on Mindanao 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 23 — The peace negotiating panels of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are scheduled to meet anew in Kuala Lumpur on May 4, in furtherance of a hoped-for-interim agreement towards an eventual Comprehensive Peace Pact, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said today.

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