TESDA slashes budget for 16th founding anniversary celebration

August 25, 2010 10:17 am· Comments Off on TESDA slashes budget for 16th founding anniversary celebration 

MANILA, Aug. 24 — The Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) will have an austere 16th founding anniversary celebration on Wednesday, as TESDA chief Joel Villanueva slashed this year’s budget by P2 million from the previous year’s celebration.

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DPWH Region 4-A travel advisory for Aug. 25-28

August 25, 2010 10:17 am· Comments Off on DPWH Region 4-A travel advisory for Aug. 25-28 

By Lily O. Ramos

MANILA, Aug. 24 –The Department of Public Works and Highways announced Tuesday that the DUMACAA Bridge along Manila South Road (Lucena Diversion Road) will be closed to traffic for four days from August 25 to 28.

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Palace declares Aug. 25 as 'National Day of Mourning'

August 25, 2010 10:17 am· Comments Off on Palace declares Aug. 25 as 'National Day of Mourning' 

By Janice M. Cave

MANILA, Aug. 24 — Palace on Tuesday declared August 25 as national day of mourning following the bloody hostage-taking incident in Manila which resulted in the death of eight Chinese nationals.

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Aquino condoles with families of slain Hong Kong tourists

August 25, 2010 10:17 am· Comments Off on Aquino condoles with families of slain Hong Kong tourists 

MANILA, Aug. 24 — President Benigno S. Aquino III last night apologized and condoled with the families of the slain tourists from Hong Kong, who were held hostage at the Quirino Grandstand by a dismissed Manila police captain Monday morning.

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PNP-Marikina launches Facebook account

August 25, 2010 10:17 am· Comments Off on PNP-Marikina launches Facebook account 

MANILA, Aug. 24 — The Philippine National Police (PNP)-Marikina has introduced its latest innovation on how to get leads and feedback such as reports, inquiries, suggestions and comments from the city residents.

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Lawmakers want to probe hostage-taking incident

August 25, 2010 10:17 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers want to probe hostage-taking incident 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 24 — After condemning in the strongest terms possible the ill-fated hostage taking Monday by a former Philippine National Police officer at the Quirino Grandstand which caused the death of 10 captives, lawmakers also called for a thorough investigation of the incident.

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Senate eyes oversight committee on intelligence, confidential funds

August 25, 2010 10:17 am· Comments Off on Senate eyes oversight committee on intelligence, confidential funds 

MANILA, Aug. 24 – Senator Francis Escudero filed on Tuesday resolution seeking for the creation of a select oversight committee on intelligence and confidential funds, programs and activities of the government.

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Malacanang submits proposed P1.64 trillion budget to Congress

August 25, 2010 10:17 am· Comments Off on Malacanang submits proposed P1.64 trillion budget to Congress 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 24 — Malacanang on Tuesday submitted to Congress the proposed P1.645 trillion national budget for 2011, which is P104 billion more or 6.8 percent higher than this year's budget.

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(Wrapup) 3-way show of solidarity for HK, Manila and Beijing in aftermath of Monday’s hostage-taking

August 25, 2010 10:17 am· Comments Off on (Wrapup) 3-way show of solidarity for HK, Manila and Beijing in aftermath of Monday’s hostage-taking 

MANILA, Aug. 25 — Two days after a tragic attempt Monday to rescue alive, if possible, more than a dozen Chinese tourists from being held hostage inside a bus by a fully-armed out-of-his-wits former police officer, representatives from Hong Kong, Beijing and Manila have begun sifting through the ruins and picking up the pieces of tarnished reputations.

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RP in mourning for 8 dead HK Chinese hostages

August 25, 2010 10:17 am· Comments Off on RP in mourning for 8 dead HK Chinese hostages 

MANILA, Aug. 25 — The death of eight Hongkong Chinese in Monday’s hostage-taking incident in Manila is “a great loss to the peoples of Hong Kong and the Philippines,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said, quoting a presidential proclamation on the tragedy.

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