DepEd requires all offices to justify trainings, workshops

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Sept. 12 — In line with Malacanang’s austerity measures, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Armin Luistro recently instructed all offices of the department throughout the country to justify their planned trainings, seminars, workshops, conferences, and other capacity-building activities.

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DepEd union withdrawn call for Luistro's resignation

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm· Comments Off on DepEd union withdrawn call for Luistro's resignation 

MANILA, Sept. 12 — The 40,000-strong Department of Education-National Employees Union (DepEd-NEU) has withdrawn its call for the resignation of Education Secretary Armin Luistro after the latter met with them Tuesday afternoon.

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CA junks appeal filed by logging firm president vs ranking DENR officials

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm· Comments Off on CA junks appeal filed by logging firm president vs ranking DENR officials 

MANILA, Sept. 12 – The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the petition of a logging firm president to indict several ranking officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in connection with a dispute involving 35,000 hectares of forest land in General Nakar, Quezon.

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PCG intensifies security screening in ports, ships

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm· Comments Off on PCG intensifies security screening in ports, ships 

MANILA, Sept. 12 –The Philippine Coast Guard has intensified the security screening of passengers and their handcarried or check-in baggage through layers of CCTVs, Xray machines, K9s and Blue Guards in all ports around the country.

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Mindanao solon bats for review of 1996 RP-MNLF peace agreement

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Mindanao solon bats for review of 1996 RP-MNLF peace agreement 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 12 — A lawmaker from Mindanao has called for a review of the 1996 Peace Agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in a bid to come up with a more lasting solution to the decades old Mindanao conflict.

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Palace lauds successful peso-denominated global bonds sale

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Palace lauds successful peso-denominated global bonds sale 

MANILA, Sept. 12 – Malacañang expressed elation over the international community’s favorable reception to the Philippines’ first-ever peso-denominated global bonds sale, which it said shows that confidence in the country remains strong.

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House leader says no to MRT fare hike

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm· Comments Off on House leader says no to MRT fare hike 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 12 — A lawmaker from Metro Manila on Sunday urged the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) to conduct adequate public consultations on any upward adjustment in the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) fare.

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IFES set to submit its initial report on the May 2010 polls to the Comelec

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm· Comments Off on IFES set to submit its initial report on the May 2010 polls to the Comelec 

MANILA, Sept. 12 – The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will present this week to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) its initial assessment on the first automated nationwide elections last May 10.

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(Metro News) Lim directs MPD to frame measures to reduce street crimes in Manila

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Lim directs MPD to frame measures to reduce street crimes in Manila 

MANILA, Sept. 12 — Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim directed the Manila Police District (MPD) to frame measures this early to prevent crimes from increasing during the so-called “ber months” in the city.

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Drilon seeks passage of fiscal responsibility bill

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Drilon seeks passage of fiscal responsibility bill 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Sept. 12 — Congress cannot pass new appropriation measures or so-called revenue-eroding legislation without identifying first the source of funding if Senator Franklin Drilon’s Fiscal Responsibility Measure is passed into law.

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