PNP seizes cache of firearms in Cavite

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm· Comments Off on PNP seizes cache of firearms in Cavite 

MANILA, May 25 – Police authorities in Cavite seized a cache of high-powered firearms during an operation in Barangay Calibuyo, Tanza town early Tuesday morning.

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SC issues 'status quo ante order' vs. sale of Angat hydro

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm· Comments Off on SC issues 'status quo ante order' vs. sale of Angat hydro 

MANILA, May 25 – The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a "status quo ante order" on a petition filed by a number of cause-oriented groups seeking to stop the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) from pursuing the sale of Angat Hydro-Electric Power Plant (HEPP) in Bulacan.

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DFA asks for circumspection to avoid derailing OFW's appeal of death sentence

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm· Comments Off on DFA asks for circumspection to avoid derailing OFW's appeal of death sentence 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, MAY 25 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has appealed for circumspection from private persons, including the media, in the case of Filipino worker Joselito Zapanta who had been meted the death penalty on April 13 for killing his Sudanese landlord in Saudi Arabia in June 2009.

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Fire rages at SM North EDSA

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm· Comments Off on Fire rages at SM North EDSA 

MANILA, May 25 – A fire is raging at a mall on EDSA and North Avenue in Barangay Pag-ASA, Diliman, Quezon City on Tuesday afternoon.

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Taiwan vessel with 3 Filipinos hijacked off Seychelles

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm· Comments Off on Taiwan vessel with 3 Filipinos hijacked off Seychelles 

MANILA, May 25 –Somali pirates hijacked the "FV Tai Yuan 227," a Taiwan-registered fishing vessel with three Filipino crew members onboard, while at fishing grounds north of the Seychelles on the Indian Ocean on May 13, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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Comelec dares Adaza to identify poll officials allegedly engaged in fraud

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm· Comments Off on Comelec dares Adaza to identify poll officials allegedly engaged in fraud 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, May 25 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday dared lawyer and former assemblyman Homobono Adaza to identify the four regional election officials who allegedly engaged in poll irregularities in the May 10 automated polls.

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Shouting match between Ferrer, two individuals

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm· Comments Off on Shouting match between Ferrer, two individuals 

MANILA, May 25 – A shouting match between a Commission on Elections (Comelec) official and two individuals highlighted the supposed to be a discussion on the controversial ballot secrecy folder.

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Instituto Cervantes opens SPCC Grant Year 2010

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm· Comments Off on Instituto Cervantes opens SPCC Grant Year 2010 

MANILA, May 25 –In an effort to further strengthen the cultural bond between Spain and the Philippines, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, the Spanish cultural center in the Philippines, is administering the Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation (SPCC), a financial support and grants program for universities in the Philippines.

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Two exceptional Filipinos receive recognition from US institution

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm· Comments Off on Two exceptional Filipinos receive recognition from US institution 

MANILA, May 25 — Erstwhile Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Reynato S. Puno and Ambassador to Brunei Alexander B. Yano have recently been recognized separately by US institutions.

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Congress adopts canvass rules; invites Comelec, Smarmatic

May 25, 2010 8:22 pm· Comments Off on Congress adopts canvass rules; invites Comelec, Smarmatic 

MANILA, May 25 -– The Congress, sitting as the national board of canvassers, suspended the joint session late Tuesday afternoon after adopting the canvass rules which will govern the counting of votes for president and vice president in the last May 10 elections.

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