Spare P-Noy from the hostage crisis investigation — Escudero

September 3, 2010 10:24 am· Comments Off on Spare P-Noy from the hostage crisis investigation — Escudero 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Sept. 2 – Senator Francis Escudero said on Thursday that it would be too much to require President Benigno Aquino III to face the investigations of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the recent hostage crisis.

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‘Kaya Natin! backs Robredo’s leadership at DILG

September 3, 2010 10:24 am· Comments Off on ‘Kaya Natin! backs Robredo’s leadership at DILG 

MANILA, Sept. 2 – “Kaya Natin! (We Can), a civil society group, on Thursday expressed its support for embattled Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo amid calls for his resignation over the botched Manila hostage rescue operations last week.

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Malacanang asks gov’t agencies to fortify websites

September 3, 2010 10:24 am· Comments Off on Malacanang asks gov’t agencies to fortify websites 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Malacañang advises all government agencies to fortify their websites and shield them from cyber crimes.

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Palace vows fair probe of hostage incident

September 3, 2010 10:24 am· Comments Off on Palace vows fair probe of hostage incident 

MANILA, Sept. 2 – Malacañang on Thursday vowed for a fair and thorough investigation on the tragic hostage-taking incident at the Quirino Grandstand last week which left eight Chinese nationals dead.

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No need to make CICT a department, Coloma says

September 3, 2010 10:24 am· Comments Off on No need to make CICT a department, Coloma says 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Sonny Coloma today said there is no need to convert the Commission on Information and Communication Technology into a department.

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Chinese gov't sees no problem with deadline set by IIRC on hostage-taking probe

September 3, 2010 10:24 am· Comments Off on Chinese gov't sees no problem with deadline set by IIRC on hostage-taking probe 

MANILA, Sept. 2 – The Chinese government sees no problem with the deadline set by the Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) to terminate its fact-finding investigation to submit its comprehensive report in connection with the hostage tragedy.

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Solon proposes early retirement for state workers

September 3, 2010 10:24 am· Comments Off on Solon proposes early retirement for state workers 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 2 — A lawmaker has filed a bill allowing government workers to retire from the service at the age of 55 or 10 years earlier than what the present law has pegged as the retirement age in public service.

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Labor leader hits "exaggerated" report on termination of Filipino maids in HK

September 3, 2010 10:24 am· Comments Off on Labor leader hits "exaggerated" report on termination of Filipino maids in HK 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 2 — It's grossly exaggerated!

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Speaker assures impeach raps vs Ombudsman to go through process

September 3, 2010 10:24 am· Comments Off on Speaker assures impeach raps vs Ombudsman to go through process 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Thursday assured that the impeachment complaints against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez will go through the process in the committee level at the House of Representatives.

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6 countries vie for a closer, mutual undertakings to support maritime safety

September 3, 2010 10:24 am· Comments Off on 6 countries vie for a closer, mutual undertakings to support maritime safety 

MANILA, Sept. 2 — Six countries, including the Philippines, vied for a closer cooperation and mutual undertakings to support the maritime safety enforcement and marine environmental protection endeavors of the regular Coast Guard organizations from which they belong during the round table conference at the National Conference of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers held from August 26 to 29 at the Camel Back Mountain Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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