Comelec delivers over 50% of the PCOS to be used in the May 10 polls

April 26, 2010 8:14 pm· Comments Off on Comelec delivers over 50% of the PCOS to be used in the May 10 polls 

MANILA, April 26 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has delivered more than 50 percent of the total number of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to different hubs nationwide in preparation for the May 10 national and local polls.

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U.S. envoy to present credentials at Malacanang on Tuesday

April 26, 2010 8:14 pm· Comments Off on U.S. envoy to present credentials at Malacanang on Tuesday 

MANILA, April 26 — The U.S. ambassador-designate to the Philippines, Harry K. Thomas Jr., is scheduled to present his credentials at Malacanang on Tuesday, after which he lays a wreath at the monument of Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, at the Luneta Park.

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Bishop pushes for independent body to review Agra's resolution

April 26, 2010 8:14 pm· Comments Off on Bishop pushes for independent body to review Agra's resolution 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 26 – A Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) official is calling for the creation of an independent panel that will review the resolution of acting Justice Secretary Alberto Agra in connection with the dropping of the multiple murder charges against the two members of the Ampatuan family.

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(Metro News) Metro Manila safer after implementation of gun ban, says NCRPO

April 26, 2010 8:14 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Metro Manila safer after implementation of gun ban, says NCRPO 

MANILA, April 26 – National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Roberto Rosales on Monday cited the strict implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-imposed total gun ban for the decrease in the number of crimes committed in the metropolis.

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(Update) One dead in P 10-million QC fire

April 26, 2010 8:14 pm· Comments Off on (Update) One dead in P 10-million QC fire 

MANILA, April 26 – A 32-year-old man was killed in the big fire that struck a shantytown on Sunday afternoon in Quezon City which ended before dawn Monday, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) confirmed.

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P5-B in ODA signed for RP’s post-typhoons infra rehab program

April 26, 2010 8:14 pm· 1 Comment 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 26 — The Japanese government this year became the first major contributor to the Philippines’ short-term infrastructure rehabilitation related to last year’s mega-typhoons, after an Exchange of Notes and related documents for Yen 9.912 billion (about P5 billion)) were signed today between Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto G. Romulo and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Makoto Katsura.

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Student leaders to discuss youth's role in achieving MDGs

April 26, 2010 8:14 pm· Comments Off on Student leaders to discuss youth's role in achieving MDGs 

MANILA, April 26 — There are more Filipino girls in school than boys and it might seem that the Philippines has made a big achievement in gender equality, but according to the United Nations Millennium Campaign, it is a sign that universal primary education has yet to be achieved.

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PGMA: Tawi-Tawi is very much part of RP

April 26, 2010 8:14 pm· Comments Off on PGMA: Tawi-Tawi is very much part of RP 

Simunul, Tawi Tawi, April 26 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo vowed here on Monday that she would always work for the full development of Tawi Tawi province if only to show that this southernmost area of the country is “very much a part of the Philippines.”

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Poor visibility forces PGMA to cancel Agusan Sur inspection

April 26, 2010 8:14 pm· Comments Off on Poor visibility forces PGMA to cancel Agusan Sur inspection 

Veruela, Agusan del Sur, April 26 –- Provincial officials, in behalf of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who missed an event here after her helicopter flight was cancelled due to poor visibility, formally inaugurated the Jose Vicente A. Del Rosario concrete girder bridge that is expected boost the socio-economic growth of this far-flung municipality.

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Labor groups to meet with PGMA over lunch on Tuesday

April 26, 2010 8:14 pm· Comments Off on Labor groups to meet with PGMA over lunch on Tuesday 

MANILA, April 26 — President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo will meet over lunch the leaders of the biggest labor federations in the country for the last time during her incumbency as President on Tuesday, April 27, at the Bonifacio Hall of Malacañang in line with the celebration of Labor Day on May 1.

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