Peace talks with Moro rebels to resume after Ramadan

August 11, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on Peace talks with Moro rebels to resume after Ramadan 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — Peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will resume after Islam's holy month of Ramadan.

In a news briefing, Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said President Benigno S. Aquino III is determined to pursue his programs for Mindanao, the most important of which is to end the decade-long hostilities in Southern Philippines.

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Enrile supports postponement of barangay elections

August 11, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on Enrile supports postponement of barangay elections 

MANILA, Aug. 10 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile expressed on Tuesday his support to a plan to postpone the barangay elections even as he suggested the possibility of holding it along with the national and local elections.

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AMLC files money laundering raps vs. Isnajis

August 11, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on AMLC files money laundering raps vs. Isnajis 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Aug. 10 — The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on Tuesday filed money laundering charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against former Indanan, Sulu Mayor Alvarez Isnaji and his son Haider in connection with the money they allegedly pocketed from the ransom paid by the family of broadcaster Ces Drilon.

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UK ambassador greets RP Muslims ‘Ramadan Kareem!!’

August 11, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on UK ambassador greets RP Muslims ‘Ramadan Kareem!!’ 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — With the Muslim Feast of the Ramadan around the corner, and the commonality of the Philippines and the United Kingdom of having Muslim communities, British ambassador to Manila, Stephen Lillie, on Tuesday wished all Muslims a “blessed Ramadan.”

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British ambassador lauds P-Noy's vision of making RP 'predictable and consistent place for investments'

August 11, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on British ambassador lauds P-Noy's vision of making RP 'predictable and consistent place for investments' 

MANILA, Aug. 10 –President Benigno Aquino III’s declaration on Monday that the Philippines will be a “predictable and consistent place for investment” and that he will take measures to make the country “attractive to investments” has drawn appreciation from British Ambassador to Manila, Stephen Lillie.

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Minority lawmakers to push for Cha-Cha in 15th Congress

August 11, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on Minority lawmakers to push for Cha-Cha in 15th Congress 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 10 – A number of lawmakers wants amendments in the 1987 Constitution to be prioritized in the 15th Congress.

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EU official rues unequal treatment of indigenous people

August 11, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on EU official rues unequal treatment of indigenous people 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Aug. 10 –Indigenous peoples have contributed much to the world’s cultural heritage and to the sustainable development of planet Earth, Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union, said from Brussels on Monday.

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P-Noy eyes early conclusion of MCC with US

August 11, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on P-Noy eyes early conclusion of MCC with US 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is optimistic about the forthcoming conclusion of the Philippines' Millennium Challenge Account Compact Agreement with the United States government.

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(Metro News) P24-M German grant prepares Makati residents vs disasters

August 11, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) P24-M German grant prepares Makati residents vs disasters 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — Residents of Barangay Rizal in the City of Makati in Metro Manila now claim to be much more prepared against disasters such as earthquakes following trainings such as the visual screening of buildings for seismic vulnerability sponsored by the German Government.

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OVP warns public vs scams invoking Binay name

August 11, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on OVP warns public vs scams invoking Binay name 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Aug. 11 — Vice President Jejomar Binay, who is also the chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordination Council (HUDCC), has not authorized anyone to supposedly purchase real property in his name and warned against possible land scams being peddled by usurpers, his Chief of Staff (COS) Benjamin Martinez told the press.

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