Aquino gov't determined to put an end to Mindanao conflict

August 13, 2010 11:39 am· Comments Off on Aquino gov't determined to put an end to Mindanao conflict 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — Malacanang expressed its determination to put an end to the decades-old conflict in Southern Philippines and finally achieve a long-lasting peace for Muslim-Filipinos.

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SC urges Malacanang not to implement just yet EO Nos. 2 & 3

August 13, 2010 11:39 am· Comments Off on SC urges Malacanang not to implement just yet EO Nos. 2 & 3 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday urged Malacanang not to implement just yet Executive Order Numbers 2 and 3 while the SC is awaiting the reply of Malacanang on the petitions filed before the highest court of the land against the order of President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III revoking all the "midnight appointees" of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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DILG calls for SK abolition, election of youth representative on Oct. 25 barangay polls

August 13, 2010 11:39 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday submitted a proposed bill to Malacañang, which calls for the abolition of the Sangguniang Kabataan and the subsequent election of a youth representative during the barangay elections on Oct. 25.

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Speaker dissuades Pacquiao from using House gym for training

August 13, 2010 11:39 am· Comments Off on Speaker dissuades Pacquiao from using House gym for training 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 12 — House Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr. cautioned on Thursday boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao against juggling his career as a boxer with his legislative duties.

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BIR chief says she’s ready to defend VAT on toll fees

August 13, 2010 11:39 am· Comments Off on BIR chief says she’s ready to defend VAT on toll fees 

MANILA, Aug. 12 –- Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares said on Thursday she is ready to defend the imposition of the value-added tax (VAT) on the tollway rates.

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Senior lawmaker pushes sale of military real estate

August 13, 2010 11:39 am· Comments Off on Senior lawmaker pushes sale of military real estate 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 12 — A senior lawmaker is urging Congress to fast track the approval of a measure authorizing President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" C. Aquino III to identify military real estate that could be disposed of to raise funds for the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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'Bongbong' poised to hold public hearing on barangay elections

August 13, 2010 11:39 am· Comments Off on 'Bongbong' poised to hold public hearing on barangay elections 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 12 –- Neophyte senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said on Thursday that his Senate committee on local government would still conduct public hearing despite Malacanang's decision to proceed with the holding of the barangay elections on October 25 this year.

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AFP turns over completed countryside projects to Rizal LGUs

August 13, 2010 11:39 am· Comments Off on AFP turns over completed countryside projects to Rizal LGUs 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) turned over its completed countryside development projects to local government units (LGUs) of Rizal province on Thursday.

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Lawyers call for sobriety on SC Justice plagiarism issue

August 13, 2010 11:39 am· Comments Off on Lawyers call for sobriety on SC Justice plagiarism issue 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — Prominent lawyers took the cudgels for the Supreme Court on Thursday as they called for sobriety on the alleged plagiarism issue while the result of an on-going investigation of the SC Ethics Committee is being awaited.

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Ombudsman orders preliminary investigation vs. 'Euro Generals'

August 13, 2010 11:39 am· Comments Off on Ombudsman orders preliminary investigation vs. 'Euro Generals' 

MANILA, Aug. 13 — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered preliminary investigation on all former Philippine National Police (PNP) generals involved in the so-called "Euro Generals" scam in 2008.

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