(Metro News) Former Bulacan councilor shot, wounded inside Jollibee in QC

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Former Bulacan councilor shot, wounded inside Jollibee in QC 

MANILA, Aug. 28 – A former councilor of San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan was shot and wounded by a lone gun while having breakfast at a fast food chain in Quezon City Saturday.

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Lawmakers not keen on proposal to hike cigarette taxes by 400%

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Lawmakers not keen on proposal to hike cigarette taxes by 400% 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 28 — Lawmakers gave a cold shoulder on the proposal by some sectors to increase by 400 percent the tax on cigarettes to stop smoking in the country.

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House to conduct own probe on hostage-taking incident

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on House to conduct own probe on hostage-taking incident 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The House of Representatives has decided to conduct a separate investigation on the 11-hour hostage-taking incident last Monday, which resulted in the killing of eight foreign hostages and the hostage-taker himself.

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Palace tells Hong Kong-based Pinoys to be calm and sober

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Palace tells Hong Kong-based Pinoys to be calm and sober 

MANILA, Aug. 28 –Malacañang on Saturday called on Hong Kong-based Filipino domestic helpers to remain calm and sober in the face of the protest rally on Sunday in a popular park in Hong Kong so as not to add to the tension already gripping both countries.

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MPD downgrades rap vs hostage-taker brother to just 'serious disobedience, alarm and scandal'

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on MPD downgrades rap vs hostage-taker brother to just 'serious disobedience, alarm and scandal' 

MANILA, Aug. 28 –The Manila Police District (MPD) on Saturday said the brother of slain hostage-taker in the Monday’s bloody hostage-taking incident at the Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park was released after he posted a P2,000 bail Friday.

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PCG conducts search and rescue training for La Union police

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The La Union Provincial Police Office (LUPPO) completed on Friday a five-day search and rescue (SAR) training conducted by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in San Fernando City, La Union.

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Int'l group appeals to President Aquino to free two mothers belonging to 'Morong 43'

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Int'l group appeals to President Aquino to free two mothers belonging to 'Morong 43' 

MANILA, Aug. 28 –An international organization appealed to President Benigno S. Aquino III for the unconditional release from incarceration of two mothers, who both belonged to the so-called "Morong 43".

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(Update) Ex-councilor gunned down while taking breakfast in Quezon City Jollibee outlet

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on (Update) Ex-councilor gunned down while taking breakfast in Quezon City Jollibee outlet 

MANILA, Aug. 28 – A former councilor of San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan was gunned down by an identified suspect while taking his breakfast at a Jollibee food chain outlet in Quezon City Saturday.

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Hostage-taker Mendoza laid to rest in Batangas

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Hostage-taker Mendoza laid to rest in Batangas 

TANAUAN, Batangas, Aug. 28 – The remains of hostage-taker police Sr. Insp. Rolando Mendoza was laid to rest at a public cemetery here at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

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No pre-termination of job contracts in HK yet

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on No pre-termination of job contracts in HK yet 

MANILA, Aug. 28 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Saturday said there have yet been no pre-termination of employment contracts of Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong.

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