Comelec to conduct special elections in Basilan, Lanao del Sur

May 18, 2010 8:10 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to conduct special elections in Basilan, Lanao del Sur 

MANILA, May 18 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is preparing to hold special elections in seven towns in Lanao del Sur and two barangays in Basilan.

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Corona's wife will resign as JHMC president

May 18, 2010 8:10 pm· Comments Off on Corona's wife will resign as JHMC president 

MANILA, May 18 – The wife of new Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona will resign as president of the John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC) to avoid any controversy.

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DFA reveals spate of arrests of Filipino drug mules in Southeast Asia

May 18, 2010 8:10 pm· Comments Off on DFA reveals spate of arrests of Filipino drug mules in Southeast Asia 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 18 — With the recent spate of arrests of cocaine-carrying Filipinos within Thailand and on its borders, the Philippine embassy in Thailand warns would-be travelers anew to be wary of requests to carry packages in exchange for money — else they be sucked into the Asian operation of a syndicate for drug mules and, at worst, be hanged to death.

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Corona defends oath-taking in Malacanang

May 18, 2010 8:10 pm· Comments Off on Corona defends oath-taking in Malacanang 

MANILA, May 18 – The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday defended itself against allegations that the oath-taking of Chief Justice Renato Corona in Malacanang on Monday was hidden from the media.

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P2.2-B Central Mindanao road project is a promise fulfilled for PGMA

May 18, 2010 8:10 pm· Comments Off on P2.2-B Central Mindanao road project is a promise fulfilled for PGMA 

SOUTH UPI, Maguindanao, May 18 — Having given special attention to Mindanao by way of infrastructures, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was beaming as she made an aerial inspection of the P2.178-billion Awang-Upi-Kalamansig Road or the Central Mindanao Road Project, which makes the Lebac and Cotabato City ports more accessible to travelers and farmers.

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DOJ welcomes appointment of Chief Justice Corona

May 18, 2010 8:10 pm· Comments Off on DOJ welcomes appointment of Chief Justice Corona 

MANILA, May 18 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of Justice Renato Corona as Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice.

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PGMA inaugurates P71-M bridge in Zambo del Norte

May 18, 2010 8:10 pm· Comments Off on PGMA inaugurates P71-M bridge in Zambo del Norte 

DAPITAN CITY, Zamboanga del Norte, May 18 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo inaugurated on Tuesday the 88-meter Opao Bridge in Barangay Opao here that would connect Regions 9 and 10.

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PGMA leads CHED’s 16th anniversary celebration

May 18, 2010 8:10 pm· Comments Off on PGMA leads CHED’s 16th anniversary celebration 

MANILA, May 18 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Tuesday graced the 16th anniversary of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), leading the inauguration and awarding ceremonies at the commission’s headquarters in Diliman, Quezon City.

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PGMA cites schools’ role in strengthening Philippine economy

May 18, 2010 8:10 pm· Comments Off on PGMA cites schools’ role in strengthening Philippine economy 

MANILA, May 18 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo cited Tuesday afternoon the significant role the academic community, particularly the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), has played in strengthening the Philippine economy.

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Senate to secure 60 PCOS machines found in Antipolo

May 18, 2010 8:10 pm· Comments Off on Senate to secure 60 PCOS machines found in Antipolo 

MANILA, May 18 — The 60 controversial precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines which were discovered in the house of a Smartmatic technician in Antopolo are set to be delivered Tuesday night to the Philippine Senate.

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