Pangilinan withdraws from the senate presidential race

July 25, 2010 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Pangilinan withdraws from the senate presidential race 

MANILA, July 25 -—Senator Francis Pangilinan of Liberal Party (LP) withdrew from the senate presidency race on Sunday.

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(Metro News) Echiverri tells DPWH to observe rainwater collection

July 25, 2010 10:32 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Echiverri tells DPWH to observe rainwater collection 

MANILA, July 25 – In light of the present water supply crisis being experienced by towns and cities in the northern part of Metro Manila, Caloocan Mayor Enrico "Recom" Echiverri urged on Sunday the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to immediately implement Republic Act 6716 or the law stipulating the need to develop and maintain more for water wells and rainwater collectors.

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Appelate Court orders DOJ to answer Ampatuan's plea

July 25, 2010 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Appelate Court orders DOJ to answer Ampatuan's plea 

MANILA, July 25 – The Court of Appeals (CA) has directed the Department or Justice (DOJ) to immediately answer the plea of former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Zaldy Ampatuan to nullify a resolution of issued by Justice Secretary Alberto Agra that ordered his indictment in the infamous Maguindanao massacre case.

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Malacanang ready to give legal aide to Rep. Singson

July 25, 2010 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang ready to give legal aide to Rep. Singson 

MANILA, July 25 — Malacanang is ready to give legal assistance to Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson who was arrested in Hongkong while in possession of illegal drugs.

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SC orders NBI to show proof of semen turnover to lower court

July 25, 2010 10:32 pm· Comments Off on SC orders NBI to show proof of semen turnover to lower court 

MANILA, July 25 – The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to prove that it handed over to the Paranaque City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 74 the semen sample used during the trial of the Vizconde case in 1996.

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Comelec still fails to achieve resolution of pending cases of party-list organizations

July 25, 2010 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Comelec still fails to achieve resolution of pending cases of party-list organizations 

MANILA, July 25 — An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said they tried to resolve all pending cases involving winning party-list organizations but failed to achieve in time for the first State-of-the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, July 26.

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Bishop to monitor Aquino's SONA‏

July 25, 2010 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Bishop to monitor Aquino's SONA‏ 

MANILA, July 25 — An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will also monitoring, just like any other Filipino on the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

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BI partners with NGOs to thwart human trafficking

July 25, 2010 10:32 pm· Comments Off on BI partners with NGOs to thwart human trafficking 

MANILA, July 25 — Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Marcelino Libanan on Sunday has vowed to engage the participation of other government agencies and the private sector in the campaign against human trafficking even as he maintained that the bureau has done its part in preventing victims of illegal recruitment and human trafficking syndicates from leaving the country.

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Support for Aquino's labor and employment agenda continues to pour

July 25, 2010 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Support for Aquino's labor and employment agenda continues to pour 

MANILA, July 25 — Labor and management continue to express their support to the platform and policy pronouncements on labor and employment of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday said.

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Baldoz outlines intensified labor standards enforcement program

July 25, 2010 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Baldoz outlines intensified labor standards enforcement program 

MANILA, July 25 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday said it will strengthen and intensify its inspection program to maximize employers’ compliance with labor standards and protect workers rights, in line with the platform and policy pronouncements on labor and employment of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III.

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