Bangit says he's ready to be relieved as AFP chief

May 14, 2010 8:04 pm· Comments Off on Bangit says he's ready to be relieved as AFP chief 

MANILA, May 14 – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Delfin Bangit said on Friday he is ready to be replaced as head of the 120,000-strong military force when the new president and military commander-in-chief assumes office on June 30, 2010.

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PCG rescues ailing Filipino crewman of Panama-flagged vessel off Fraile Island

May 14, 2010 8:04 pm· Comments Off on PCG rescues ailing Filipino crewman of Panama-flagged vessel off Fraile Island 

MANILA, May 14 — Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel rescued on Thursday an ailing Filipino crew member of a Panama-flagged vessel while navigating off El Fraile Island near the mouth of Manila Bay.

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Only six gun ban violators nabbed on Thursday

May 14, 2010 8:04 pm· Comments Off on Only six gun ban violators nabbed on Thursday 

MANILA, May 14 –- Only six violators of the continuing implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-imposed total gun ban were arrested during checkpoint operations throughout the country on Thursday, a ranking police official reported.

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'May polls successful,' says Namfrel

May 14, 2010 8:04 pm· Comments Off on 'May polls successful,' says Namfrel 

MANILA, May 14 – Contrary to the negative perception prior to the conduct of the May 10 automated elections, the National Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) said that the just concluded electoral exercise was successful.

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Palace warns of possible constitutional crisis over CJ issue

May 14, 2010 8:04 pm· Comments Off on Palace warns of possible constitutional crisis over CJ issue 

MANILA, May 14 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s appointment of a new chief justice is a “legal and constitutional act” and refusal to recognize the new head of the Judiciary might lead to a “constitutional crisis”.

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AFP to give awards to soldiers who worked for peaceful elections

May 14, 2010 8:04 pm· Comments Off on AFP to give awards to soldiers who worked for peaceful elections 

MANILA, May 14 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be conferring awards to deserving military officers and men in connection with the honest, orderly, peaceful and credible conduct of the presidential and local elections last Monday.

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Comelec to proclaim 8 senators Saturday

May 14, 2010 8:04 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to proclaim 8 senators Saturday 

MANILA, May 14 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will proclaim the eight winning senatorial candidates on Saturday (May 15).

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PGMA inspects Siargao airport expansion

May 14, 2010 8:04 pm· Comments Off on PGMA inspects Siargao airport expansion 

SIARGAO, Surigao del Norte, May 14 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Friday inspected the ongoing expansion of the Siargao airport.

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PGMA to check on 3Es projects nationwide

May 14, 2010 8:04 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to check on 3Es projects nationwide 

SIARGAO, Surigao del Norte, May 14 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said on Friday she is going around the country to check on her projects on education, environment and the economy (3Es) to ensure that, when she turns them over to the next administration, she will have completed most of them by then.

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19 Filipino seafarers seized off Oman reported safe

May 14, 2010 8:04 pm· Comments Off on 19 Filipino seafarers seized off Oman reported safe 

MANILA, May 14 — A vessel with 19 Filipino crew members was seized by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman on Wednesday morning, the Philippine Embassy in Nairobi reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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