(Metro News) Losing QC mayoral candidate Mike Defensor files protest vs. rival

May 21, 2010 8:18 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Losing QC mayoral candidate Mike Defensor files protest vs. rival 

MANILA, May 21 – Losing Quezon City mayoral candidate Mike Defensor on Friday said he filed a petition before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) questioning the results of the May 2010 local elections, where his rival QC Vice Mayor Herbert Bautista won by 50,563 votes for mayor.

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AHJAG chair: Clearing and disposing of landmines, unexploded ordnance in Mindanao a 'herculean job'

May 21, 2010 8:18 pm· Comments Off on AHJAG chair: Clearing and disposing of landmines, unexploded ordnance in Mindanao a 'herculean job' 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, May 21 – The head of the government Ad Hoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG) described on Friday as a "herculean job" in its hand, together with the Moro Islamic Liberation (MILF), the task of locating and ensuring the safe disposal of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) scattered in various areas in Central Mindanao at the height of the fighting in the region.

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Enrile not seeking Senate presidency

May 21, 2010 8:18 pm· Comments Off on Enrile not seeking Senate presidency 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 21 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has admitted that he is not seeking the Senate top post but opens option if majority of his colleagues will ask him to keep the presidency.

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PCG intensifies guard vs overloading

May 21, 2010 8:18 pm· Comments Off on PCG intensifies guard vs overloading 

MANILA, May 21 –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Friday it strictly enforces its policy against overloading as it expects an influx of passengers in time for school opening.

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12 civilians nabbed for violating gun ban

May 21, 2010 8:18 pm· Comments Off on 12 civilians nabbed for violating gun ban 

MANILA, May 21 – Twelve civilians were arrested on Thursday for violating the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-imposed total gun ban during continuing conduct of checkpoint operations throughout the country, a ranking police official said Friday.

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We already know the identity of koala bear — Comelec

May 21, 2010 8:18 pm· Comments Off on We already know the identity of koala bear — Comelec 

MANILA, May 21 — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said they already know the identity of ‘koala bear,” the whistle-blower of the alleged election anomalies in the May 10 polls.

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Thomas visits Aquino at private residence

May 21, 2010 8:18 pm· Comments Off on Thomas visits Aquino at private residence 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 21 —Apparent President-elect Benigno Simeon Aquino III on Friday afternoon received U.S. ambassador Harry Thomas Jr at his private residence on Times St. in Philamlife Homes Subdivision in Quezon City, the first chief of foreign mission to personally congratulate him on his apparent win as the next President of the Philippines.

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'My administration will be a mix of best and brightest' – Noynoy

May 21, 2010 8:18 pm· Comments Off on 'My administration will be a mix of best and brightest' – Noynoy 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, May 21 – Apparent President-elect Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III of the Liberal Party admitted he may appoint some of the people who campaigned for him, and the public can see a team of best and brightest people to comprise his administration.

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Aquino, Roxas lead in overseas absentee voting

May 21, 2010 8:18 pm· Comments Off on Aquino, Roxas lead in overseas absentee voting 

MANILA, May 21 — Garnering 68,281 votes, Sen. Benigno Simeon Aquino III leads overseas votes in the presidential race, with the Certificate of Canvass (COCs) and Elections Returns (ERs) from almost all precincts in 93 posts already in, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs Overseas Absentee Voting Secretariat (DFA-OAVS).

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Poll fraud probe in Congress won’t affect transition process

May 21, 2010 8:18 pm· Comments Off on Poll fraud probe in Congress won’t affect transition process 

MANILA, May 21 — Preparations for the smooth transition of power to the next administration will not be affected by reported moves in Congress to reschedule the proclamation of the next president and vice president in deference to committee investigation into reports of alleged electronic fraud in the May 10 polls.

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