Ex-Haiti peacekeeping team commander ambushed in Masbate

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm· Comments Off on Ex-Haiti peacekeeping team commander ambushed in Masbate 

MANILA, May 3 -Suspected members of the local bandit group of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)-Mew Peple's Army (NPA)-National Democratic Front (NDF)ambushed the KM 450 military truck carrying the commander of the newly deployed 85th Infantry Battalion.

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Southern Tagalog transport strike vs. oil price hike fizzles out

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, May 3 — A transport strike calling for a rollback in oil prices on Moday in Laguna Province and other key areas in Southern Tagalog Region was unsuccessful on due to lack of support and it was a holiday, police said.

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JBC to submit to PGMA shortlist of nominees for next chief justice

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm· Comments Off on JBC to submit to PGMA shortlist of nominees for next chief justice 

MANILA, May 3 – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Monday decided that they will submit their shortlist of nominees for the next Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on May 5 to replace Chief Justice Reynato Puno who retires on May 17.

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Palace hopes other religious groups will endorse Gibo

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm· Comments Off on Palace hopes other religious groups will endorse Gibo 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, May 3 – Malacanang is looking forward to having more religious groups endorse the candidacy of administration standard bearer ex-defense chief Gilberto 'Gibo' Teodoro.

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More resources committed to agriculture by PGMA — Olivar

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm· Comments Off on More resources committed to agriculture by PGMA — Olivar 

MANILA, May 3 – Malacanang deputy spokesman Gary Olivar said today the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has committed more resources to agriculture, such that under her term, the gross value-added in agriculture (GVAA) grew by an annual average of 3.2 percent higher than that for two past administrations.

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Palace joins Cardinal Rosales in dismissing 'people power' threat

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm· Comments Off on Palace joins Cardinal Rosales in dismissing 'people power' threat 

MANILA, May 3 — Malacanang today joined Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales in dismissing the possibility of “people power” protests in the event of a failure of the May 10 elections.

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SC says there can't be two chief justices

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm· Comments Off on SC says there can't be two chief justices 

MANILA, May 3 – Supreme Court (SC) Spokesman and Court Administrator Atty. Jose Midas Marquez on Monday said that there cannot be two Chief Justices of the High Court at the same time.

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Seven areas placed under Comelec control

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm· Comments Off on Seven areas placed under Comelec control 

MANILA, May 3 — Seven areas in the country were placed under the control of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) due to escalating violence there.

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Another people power is a childish act, says Melo

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm· Comments Off on Another people power is a childish act, says Melo 

MANILA, May 3 – Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Jose Melo branded as a childish act the threat of a new people power if there will be failure of elections.

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Teachers manning the May 10 polls are info tech-capable — DepEd

May 3, 2010 7:17 pm· Comments Off on Teachers manning the May 10 polls are info tech-capable — DepEd 

By Hannibal C. Talete

MANILA, May 3 – The Department of Education (DepEd) assured on Monday at least one of the three members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) in every precinct nationwide has the capability to perform the task professionally in the historic first automated elections in the country on May 10.

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