Two-tiered transition process set up

May 12, 2010 8:13 pm· Comments Off on Two-tiered transition process set up 

MANILA, May 12 — Transition teams in two levels –-one based in Malacanang and the other in executive department agencies– will make sure that the new administration will have the benefit of a strong and stable structure ready to continue working once governmental powers are turned over to the next President of the Republic.

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SC has yet to receive appointment for next chief justice — Marquez

May 12, 2010 8:13 pm· Comments Off on SC has yet to receive appointment for next chief justice — Marquez 

MANILA, May 12 – Supreme Court (SC) Spokesman and Court Administrator Atty. Jose Midas Marquez said on Wednesday the High Court has yet to receive from Malacanang an appointment for the next chief justice of the highest court of the land.

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AFP downgrades alert status to Blue from Red

May 12, 2010 8:13 pm· Comments Off on AFP downgrades alert status to Blue from Red 

MANILA, May 12 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) downgraded its alert status effective Tuesday night, citing the improved condition since millions of Filipinos cast their votes for the first automated presidential and local elections last Monday.

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Lim starts the removal of campaign materials all over Manila

May 12, 2010 8:13 pm· Comments Off on Lim starts the removal of campaign materials all over Manila 

MANILA, May 12 –Mayor Alfredo Lim on Wednesday started the removal of campaign posters all over Manila, with a call for other candidates to help the city by removing their own posters from the walls, islands and posts where they put up all the said paraphernalia.

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GSIS reminds members, pensioners of UMID-compliant eCard enrollment

May 12, 2010 8:13 pm· 6 Comments 

MANILA, May 12 – The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) enjoins its members and pensioners to enroll now for the UMID-compliant eCard, as the GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System (G-W@PS) kiosks undergo an upgrade that would also make the latter UMID-compliant.

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RP's first-ever automated elections free from computer hackers — LENTE

May 12, 2010 8:13 pm· Comments Off on RP's first-ever automated elections free from computer hackers — LENTE 

MANILA, May 12 — The country's first-ever automated national and local elections on Monday were free from computer hackers, the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) said in a media briefing on Wednesday.

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SC defends Corona's nomination to CJ position

May 12, 2010 8:13 pm· Comments Off on SC defends Corona's nomination to CJ position 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, May 12 — The Supreme Court (SC) defended on Wednesday the nomination of Associate Justice Renato Corona for the highest position in the High Court and lashed at critics who have questioned his independence.

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Filipino seafarer released in Somalia

May 12, 2010 8:13 pm· Comments Off on Filipino seafarer released in Somalia 

MANILA, May 12 — A Filipino crew member of the Bermuda-flagged “MV Talca” was released from captivity on Tuesday afternoon, 50 days after the vessel was hijacked on March 23 by Somali pirates, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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PGMA’s peace initiatives will benefit next administration — Abaya

May 12, 2010 8:13 pm· Comments Off on PGMA’s peace initiatives will benefit next administration — Abaya 

MANILA, May 12 — Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Anabelle Abaya today expressed hopes that the next President will continue the ongoing peace efforts, as she cited the government’s gains made by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in peace building efforts during her term.

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Canberra, London commend RP's elections as 'commitment to democracy'

May 12, 2010 8:13 pm· Comments Off on Canberra, London commend RP's elections as 'commitment to democracy' 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 12 — The ambassadors of Australia and the United Kingdom in Manila were one today in praising the “powerful expression of the Philippines’ commitment to democracy” and the Filipinos’ “determination to shape their own destiny" as evidenced by the strong voter turnout and civil society participation in the May 10 elections.

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