(Metro News) NCRPO anti-carjacking unit temporarily restrained from operating

August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) NCRPO anti-carjacking unit temporarily restrained from operating 

MANILA, Aug. 7 -– National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Leocadio Santiago has ordered the NCRPO’s Anti-Carnapping (Ancar) unit to temporarily stop operating against carjackers pending investigation of the killing of Ivan Padilla during a shootout on Monday in Makati City.

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SC mulls creation of courts solely dedicated to human trafficking cases

August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on SC mulls creation of courts solely dedicated to human trafficking cases 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — The Supreme Court (SC) is thinking of the possibility of creating courts that will exclusively handle nothing but human trafficking cases.

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Project Jobs Fit identifies needed skills; seeks to mitigate brain drain, job-skills mismatch in RP

August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Project Jobs Fit identifies needed skills; seeks to mitigate brain drain, job-skills mismatch in RP 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — The Philippines has achieved a breakthrough study identifying the skills needs of its industries in the next 10 years, which will be relevant in the country’s efforts to mitigate local unemployment, consistent with President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III’s 22-point agenda to reinvigorate labor and employment.

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Palace assures customers: Electric rates to go down next month

August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — Malacañang said on Saturday the 44-centavo per kilowatt-hour (kWh) increase in electric power rates is just temporary and will go down next month, upon completion of the rehabilitation of the San Jose power plant.

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$ 434-M MCC grant affirms U.S. confidence on Aquino gov’t — Malacanang

August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on $ 434-M MCC grant affirms U.S. confidence on Aquino gov’t — Malacanang 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — The grant of $ 434 million of Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) funds to the Philippine government is a “confirmation of confidence on the programs and advocacies of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said on Saturday.

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Group urges Palace action for protecting IPs

August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Group urges Palace action for protecting IPs 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Aug. 7 — An alliance of indigenous peoples (IPs) groups nationwide is seeking from the administration of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III adequate protection for Philippine tribal communities.

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(Metro News) Maynilad apologizes for sudden low water pressure in northern QC areas

August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Maynilad apologizes for sudden low water pressure in northern QC areas 

MANILA, Aug. 7 – Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI) apologized on Saturday to its West Zone customers for the low water pressure in many parts of Novaliches and Pagasa in Quezon City due to the below normal levels in Angat Dam in Bulacan.

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DILG, NFA implement 'food-for-work program'

August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on DILG, NFA implement 'food-for-work program' 

MANILA, Aug. 7 – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National Food Authority (NFA) are implementing “food-for-work program” as one strategy to ensure that NFA "will not drown in excess imported rice.”

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(Metro News) QC official asks motorists: Keep headlights on at night

August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC official asks motorists: Keep headlights on at night 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — A Quezon City councilor on Saturday asked motorists to keep their headlights on while on the road at night to prevent or minimize vehicular accidents, especially when it is raining.

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Luistro says DepEd owns three 'too old' planes

August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Luistro says DepEd owns three 'too old' planes 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 7 – Department of Education (DepEd) Sec. Armin Luistro has said he was surprised to learn the department owns three planes that are over 40 years old, which the Cebu City government intends to buy.

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