Carandang, Quezon, 66 generals take oath at Palace

September 8, 2010 6:37 am· Comments Off on Carandang, Quezon, 66 generals take oath at Palace 

MANILA, Sept. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III inducted Tuesday Secretary Ramon Carandang and Undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III, both of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office; Undersecretary Abigail de la Fuente-Valte as deputy spokesperson and Assistant Secretary Carmen Mislang of the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson in mass oath taking at the Rizal Hall of Malacanang.

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President Aquino says he plans to retain Robredo

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MANILA, Sept. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said Tuesday he does not plan to replace Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo over the tragic hostage-taking incident two weeks ago, reiterating that the DILG Acting chief was just tasked to focus on local government units.

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President Aquino optimistic peace talks with MILF to start soon

September 8, 2010 6:37 am· Comments Off on President Aquino optimistic peace talks with MILF to start soon 

MANILA, Sept. 7 — With the feast of Ramadan ending this Friday and the constitution of the government panel negotiating peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front now being rushed, President Benigno S. Aquino III said he is optimistic the peace process will start soon.

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Should Robredo be replaced, jueteng supporters will rejoice — Archbishop Cruz

September 8, 2010 6:37 am· 2 Comments 

MANILA, Sept. 7 — An anti-jueteng advocate Archbishop emeritus Oscar Cruz said that should Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo be replaced, the supporters of the illegal numbers game will rejoice.

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TESDA launches TVET Trainers Training Program

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MANILA, Sept. 7 — The Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) have inked an agreement with a Singapore-based foundation for its trainers training program as well as scholarship program for students in technical-vocational courses.

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DepEd chief amazed by Zambo LGU education efforts

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MANILA, Sept. 7 — In his recent visit to Zamboanga City, Education Secretary Armin Luistro could not help but praise the efforts being done by Zamboanga City, with the leadership of Mayor Celso Lobregat, to address the challenges of the city’s state of education.

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Luistro to schools: Intensify dengue prevention campaign

September 8, 2010 6:37 am· Comments Off on Luistro to schools: Intensify dengue prevention campaign 

MANILA, Sept. 7 — The Department of Education (DepEd) has enjoined its regional directors and division superintendents nationwide for a massive campaign against dengue even as the department goes full throttle in ensuring that all necessary measures are being undertaken to prevent students from contracting the dreaded disease.

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Inflation creeps higher in August to 4% average

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MANILA, Sept. 7 – Inflation crept higher in August to average four percent from only 3.9 percent in July, mostly on the back of adjustments in utilities rates such as those for water and light.

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NBI to take testimonies of hostage-taking survivors in Hong Kong

September 8, 2010 6:37 am· Comments Off on NBI to take testimonies of hostage-taking survivors in Hong Kong 

MANILA, Sept. 7 –The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will get the testimonies of the survivors of the Manila bloody hostage-taking incident in Hong Kong.

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Commuter groups slam MRT fare hike

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MANILA, Sept. 7 — The National Council for Commuters Protection slammed the proposed fare hike of Metro Rail Transit (MRT).

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