Ombudsman clears President Macapagal Arroyo, et al, from alleged abduction of NBN-ZTE whistleblower Jun Lozada

June 1, 2010 8:35 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman clears President Macapagal Arroyo, et al, from alleged abduction of NBN-ZTE whistleblower Jun Lozada 

MANILA, June 1 — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) on Tuesday dismissed the complaint filed by Senator Jamby Madrigal exonerating President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and several others from the alleged abduction of NBN-ZTE whistleblower Engr. Rodolfo Noel "Jun" Lozada Jr. for him not to appear and testify before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearings in September 2007.

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Palace refuses to comment on Noynoy's offering post to TV host Abunda — spokesman

June 1, 2010 8:35 pm· Comments Off on Palace refuses to comment on Noynoy's offering post to TV host Abunda — spokesman 

MANILA, June 1 — Malacanang on Tuesday refused to comment on presidential frontrunner Senator Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III’s offer to TV host Boy Abunda the portfolio of the Department of Tourism (DOT).

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Palace says wage increases likely decided this week

June 1, 2010 8:35 pm· Comments Off on Palace says wage increases likely decided this week 

MANILA, June 1 — Malacanang is confident that private sector workers will soon get their much-awaited increases in daily wage, saying that efforts of the tripartite boards looking at the wage structure could bear results “within the week.”

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DFA reports achievements to PGMA

June 1, 2010 8:35 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, June 1 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) achieved more during the more than nine years under President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo than in other previous administrations, citing the President’s people-centered foreign policy, her strong sense of national security and institution building.

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Palace joins calls to ratify information bill

June 1, 2010 8:35 pm· Comments Off on Palace joins calls to ratify information bill 

MANILA, June 1 — Malacanang has joined the calls for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in the Lower House, saying it would give more teeth to the constitutional right to know and the state policy of full disclosure of transactions involving public interest.

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(Metro News) QC court acquits man on shabu sale

June 1, 2010 8:35 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC court acquits man on shabu sale 

MANILA, June 1 – The Quezon City regional trial court (RTC) Branch 82 acquitted Tuesday a man accused of selling methamphethamine hydrochloride (shabu) after the prosecution failed to present the illegal drugs buy-bust operation poseur-buyer at the witness stand.

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AFP,PNP barred from setting up detachment inside private property under CARP

June 1, 2010 8:35 pm· Comments Off on AFP,PNP barred from setting up detachment inside private property under CARP 

MANILA, June 1 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) said that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) cannot establish a detachment inside a private property covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program's (CARP's) implementation.

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Congress confident to finish canvassing by Monday

June 1, 2010 8:35 pm· Comments Off on Congress confident to finish canvassing by Monday 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, June 1 – The joint congressional canvassing committee expressed optimism on Tuesday to finish the counting of all the 278 certificates of canvass (COCs) by Monday.

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PGMA pushed for people-centered policy in RP foreign relations

June 1, 2010 8:35 pm· Comments Off on PGMA pushed for people-centered policy in RP foreign relations 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, June 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo pushed for a people-centered foreign policy as the architect of Manila’s foreign relations and “her performance has been outstanding … much has been accomplished,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto G. Romulo said today.

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Aquino-Roxas lawyers oppose canvassing of incomplete COCs

June 1, 2010 8:35 pm· Comments Off on Aquino-Roxas lawyers oppose canvassing of incomplete COCs 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, June 1 — The Aquino-Roxas Bantay Balota (ARBB) vote protection volunteer group on Tuesday opposed the inclusion of the certificates of canvass (COCs) from various provinces in the national canvass of Congress, the first of which is from Cavite where more than 14,000 votes have been unwittingly excluded in the said COC.

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