MMDA intensifies drive vs illegal political posters

April 24, 2010 10:45 pm· Comments Off on MMDA intensifies drive vs illegal political posters 

With the May 10 national and local elections barely two weeks away, members of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) task force “Operation Baklas” have intensified their campaign to remove illegally-placed political posters and other propaganda materials of candidates in the metropolis. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has required candidates and their supporters to put up their campaign materials only in designated posters areas. (PNA photo by Boy Antonio)
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‘Kapihan sa Sulo’ forum tackles importance of orderly, credible May 10 automated polls

April 24, 2010 10:44 pm· Comments Off on ‘Kapihan sa Sulo’ forum tackles importance of orderly, credible May 10 automated polls 

The importance of ensuring orderly, clean, honest and credible automated elections on May 10, 2010 dominates the topics discussed in the weekly “Kapihan sa Sulo” media forum in Quezon City Saturday (April 24, 2010). The guests are (from left) Prof. Robert Verzola, secretary-general of the elections watchdog Halalang Marangal; election lawyer Felix D. Carao Jr.; constitutional expert Dean Froilan Bacungan; and Ms. Gertrudes Ranjo-Libang of Gabriela. (PNA photo by Boy Antonio)
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(Metro News) Volunteer firefighters’ olympics set at Mall of Asia on Sunday

April 24, 2010 10:41 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Volunteer firefighters’ olympics set at Mall of Asia on Sunday 

MANILA, April 24 – Volunteer firefighters from all over the country will showcase their talents in various firefighting techniques starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 25, at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

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IT expert urges public eye on precinct-level poll results

April 24, 2010 10:41 pm· Comments Off on IT expert urges public eye on precinct-level poll results 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, April 24 -– An information technology (IT) expert is calling for close public monitoring of poll results at the precinct level to help ensure credible outcome of the Philippines’ first nationwide automated elections on May 10 this year.

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Missing crew of sunken Chinese vessel sighted in Batanes

April 24, 2010 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Missing crew of sunken Chinese vessel sighted in Batanes 

MANILA, April 24 –A body believed to be one of the three missing crew of a Chinese fishing vessel was sighted along the shoreline of Yami Island in Batanes, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

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Ople bares brewing crisis in TESDA

April 24, 2010 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Ople bares brewing crisis in TESDA 

MANILA, April 24 —Nacionalista Party senatorial bet Susan "Toots" Ople warned of an impending crisis at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as more accredited skills training centers demand payment for multi-million worth of scholarship vouchers issued by the agency under the Pangulong Gloria scholarship program.

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Palace backs Senate inquiry on PGMA's latest appointments

April 24, 2010 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Palace backs Senate inquiry on PGMA's latest appointments 

MANILA, Apr 24 —Malacanang is open to a Senate inquiry into President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s latest appointments.

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Icban assures Maguindanao victims of Palace support

April 24, 2010 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Icban assures Maguindanao victims of Palace support 

MANILA, April 24 — Press Secretary Crispulo Icban Jr. on Friday called on the families, friends and media industry supporters of the victims of the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre not to lose hope in their quest for justice.

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Palace official shares Comelec doubts on full manual parallel count

April 24, 2010 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Palace official shares Comelec doubts on full manual parallel count 

MANILA, April 24 — Malacanang Deputy Spokesperson Gary Olivar today stood behind Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Melo who aired doubts over the need of a full manual parallel count for the May 10, 2010 voting being called by poll watchdog groups.

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NBI to inventory physical evidence in 19-year old Visconde massacre

April 24, 2010 10:41 pm· Comments Off on NBI to inventory physical evidence in 19-year old Visconde massacre 

MANILA, April 24 –The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will still make an inventory of physical evidence in the gruesome killing of the Visconde family in Paranaque City 19 years ago before submitting for DNA analysis the semen specimen taken from one of the victims.

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