Housing czar VP de Castro prepares for transition

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Housing czar VP de Castro prepares for transition 

MANILA, May 15 –- Vice President Noli “Kabayan” de Castro on Saturday initiated the implementation of a Transition Management Plan to ensure the smooth turn-over to the incoming officials in the government housing agencies.

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ASG terrorist slain, 14 others captured in Basilan raid

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, May 15 – Elite government troops raided a lair of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and rogue Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels in Basilan at dawn on Saturday, resulting in the death of a suspect and the capture of 14 others, a top military official in Western Mindanao said.

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Ex-AFP chief now Ambassador Yano gets Legion of Merit award from U.S.

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Ex-AFP chief now Ambassador Yano gets Legion of Merit award from U.S. 

MANILA, May 15 — Former Armed Forces chief and now Philippine Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam General Alexander B Yano received recognition from the President of the United States of America for his exceptionally meritorious service as Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines.

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Seven-hour fire gutted 1,000 houses in Muntinlupa City

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Seven-hour fire gutted 1,000 houses in Muntinlupa City 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, May 15 —A seven-hour fire of still unknown origin gutted about 1,000 residential houses in Barangay Cupang, Muntinlupa City at dawn Saturday.

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No special elections to fill up Aquino's Senate seat

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on No special elections to fill up Aquino's Senate seat 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, May 15 – The Commission on Election (Comelec) is unlikely to hold a special election for the position that will be vacated by Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino once he assumes his psot as the Philippines' 15th President.

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Catholic bishops ask newly-elected officials to fulfill their promises

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Catholic bishops ask newly-elected officials to fulfill their promises 

MANILA, May 15 – Catholic bishops are hoping that the newly-elected government officials will fulfill their promises to the electorate.

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Palace urges next president to accept Corona as CJ

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Palace urges next president to accept Corona as CJ 

MANILA, May 15 – Presidential Spokesperson Ricardo L. Saludo on Saturday issued this statement, urging the incoming president to accept Justice Renato Corona as the duly appointed next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, effective next week:

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Comelec proclaims 9 senators-elect

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Comelec proclaims 9 senators-elect 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, May 15 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), proclaimed on Saturday the initial nine winners in the senatorial race in the just concluded May 10 national polls.

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PGMA to lead soft launch of geriatric center

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to lead soft launch of geriatric center 

MANILA, May 15 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will lead at 10 a.m. on Sunday the blessing and soft launching of the Dr. Eva Macaraeg-Macapagal National Center for Geriatric Health (NCGH).

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Suspected NPA hit men gun down policeman, civilian in Negros Oriental

May 15, 2010 11:02 pm· Comments Off on Suspected NPA hit men gun down policeman, civilian in Negros Oriental 

By Judy Flores-Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 15 – Suspected liquidation squad members of the Communist New People’s Army (NPA) gunned down Friday a policeman and a civilian in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, some 100 kilometers north of here.

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