Aquino to attend ASEAN Summit and visit Vietnam in October

September 23, 2010 10:26 am· Comments Off on Aquino to attend ASEAN Summit and visit Vietnam in October 

MANILA, Sept. 22 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will go to Hanoi on Oct. 28 to 30 to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit.

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More world leaders invite Aquino

September 23, 2010 10:26 am· Comments Off on More world leaders invite Aquino 

MANILA, Sept. 22 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has yet to finish his official schedules in the United States but already invitations are pouring for him to visit other nations.

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Fasap says they are not forum shopping

September 23, 2010 10:26 am· Comments Off on Fasap says they are not forum shopping 

MANILA, Sept.22– The flight crew union of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) said they are not forum shopping when they filed a case before the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) last week.

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Proposed OP budget for 2011 down by 4.3 per cent

September 23, 2010 10:26 am· Comments Off on Proposed OP budget for 2011 down by 4.3 per cent 

MANILA, Sept. 22 — The Office of the President (OP) is cutting back its proposed budget for 2011 by 4.3 percent to P4.075 billion in line with President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III’s efforts to streamline the operations in the Executive Department, according to Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr.

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Miriam calls for drastic measures to wipe out 'jueteng'

September 23, 2010 10:26 am· Comments Off on Miriam calls for drastic measures to wipe out 'jueteng' 

MANILA, Sept. 22 –- Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago called on government on Wednesday to take drastic measures that will totally eliminate illegal numbers games, including "jueteng."

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RP may import 1-M tons of rice next year

September 23, 2010 10:26 am· Comments Off on RP may import 1-M tons of rice next year 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 22 — With the Department of Agriculture (DA) admitting the farm sector has failed to recover this year from the negative output for 2009 due to severe damages inflicted by tropical storms "Ondoy" and "Pepeng," the Philippines may force to import about one million tons of rice for 2011.

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Comelec drops Reyes as 1-UTAK nominee

September 23, 2010 10:26 am· Comments Off on Comelec drops Reyes as 1-UTAK nominee 

MANILA, Sept. 22 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has disqualified former Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes as the first nominee of One-United Transport Koalisyon (1-UTAK) party-list at the House of Representatives.

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Saudi King gives 6-month amnesty grace to illegal aliens in the kingdom

September 23, 2010 10:26 am· Comments Off on Saudi King gives 6-month amnesty grace to illegal aliens in the kingdom 

MANILA, Sept. 22 — Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Wednesday reported that His Royal Highness King Abdullah bin Abdulazziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced a six-month amnesty to foreigners illegally staying in the Kingdom, paving the way for these ‘illegals’ to go home to their home countries without any punishment.

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Spain's P215-M aid for RP’s cash transfer program launched Thursday

September 23, 2010 10:26 am· Comments Off on Spain's P215-M aid for RP’s cash transfer program launched Thursday 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Sept. 23 — Spain’s ambassador to Manila, Luis Arias-Romero, announced Thursday Madrid’s latest contribution of P215 million for the latest phases of the Philippine governmental conditional cash transfer program with the launching of the Bicol phase in Naga City.

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DSWD, DOJ join forces to prevent human trafficking

September 23, 2010 10:26 am· Comments Off on DSWD, DOJ join forces to prevent human trafficking 

MANILA, Sept. 23 – As part of its efforts to stop human trafficking incidents in the country, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that it has joined forces with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat the said menace.

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