Hostage crisis review committee to summon negotiators

August 31, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on Hostage crisis review committee to summon negotiators 

MANILA, Aug. 30 – Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary and concurrent hostage crisis review committee chair Leila De Lima announced that all negotiators in last week's Luneta Grandstand stand-off will be summoned to appear before the body this coming Wednesday.

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House leader assures no new laws increasing public spending to be passed without corresponding revenue-generating measure

August 31, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on House leader assures no new laws increasing public spending to be passed without corresponding revenue-generating measure 

MANILA, Aug. 30 – A lawmaker has assured that no new laws increasing public expenditure would be passed without a corresponding revenue-generating or cost-offsetting measure.

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'We are not taking Trillanes as a free man,'says Enrile

August 31, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on 'We are not taking Trillanes as a free man,'says Enrile 

MANILA, Aug. 30 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile clarified on Monday that the Senate is not taking senator Antonio Trillanes IV as free man when the upper chamber passed a resolution asking the court to allow the detained senator to attend the Senate session and other activities.

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Joint investigation, review committee created to oversee probe of Manila hostage-taking

August 31, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on Joint investigation, review committee created to oversee probe of Manila hostage-taking 

MANILA, Aug. 30 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) high command on Monday announced the creation of a joint investigation and review committee among government agencies in connection with the ongoing probe of the August 23 bloody hostage-taking in Manila.

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President Aquino to award top policemen, teachers in Malacañang Tuesday

August 31, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on President Aquino to award top policemen, teachers in Malacañang Tuesday 

MANILA, Aug. 30 – President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the awarding ceremonies for the country’s top teachers and policemen in service in Malacañang on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

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Solon warns of a looming widespread dengue epidemic

August 31, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on Solon warns of a looming widespread dengue epidemic 

MANILA, Aug. 30 — A lawmaker has warned of looming crisis which is threatening to become a full-blown dengue epidemic in the country.

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Lawmaker wants outright dismissal of drivers tested positive of illegal drugs

August 31, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on Lawmaker wants outright dismissal of drivers tested positive of illegal drugs 

MANILA, Aug. 30 – With the rising incidence of road tragedies, a lawmaker has called for the outright dismissal of bus drivers tested positive for illegal drugs and the scrapping of the "second chance policy" that is given by the Labor department to drivers tested positive for illegal drugs.

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Palace assures updates on government's hostage crisis probe

August 31, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on Palace assures updates on government's hostage crisis probe 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Aug. 31 — Malacanang has assured that the government will report regularly on progress of the joint investigation President Benigno Aquino III ordered for ascertaining facts behind the August 23 Manila hostage crisis.

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Today in History

August 31, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on Today in History 

August 31, 1907

MANILA, Aug. 31 — On August 31, 1907, Ramon Magsaysay, seventh President of the Philippines, hailed by his countrymen as the 'Champion of the Masses', was born in Iba, Zambales from a blacksmith father and a schoolteacher mother.

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ICRC releases 13 million fingerlings in marshland areas in Central Mindanao

August 31, 2010 11:20 am· Comments Off on ICRC releases 13 million fingerlings in marshland areas in Central Mindanao 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Aug. 31 — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) released over the weekend 13 million fish fingerlings into the marshland areas in Central Mindanao to help thousands of displaced families affected by the conflict get back to normal life.

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