PNP vows to continue imposing nationwide gun ban

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on PNP vows to continue imposing nationwide gun ban 

MANILA, Sept. 27 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will continue implementing the Commission on Elections-imposed gun ban despite legal opinion from veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal contesting the prohibition.

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Customs chief attributes August collection shortfall to decrease in TEF from rice importations

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Customs chief attributes August collection shortfall to decrease in TEF from rice importations 

MANILA, Sept. 27 — Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Angelito Alvarez attributed the shortfall in last month’s collection to the decrease in Tax Expenditure Fund (TEF) from rice importations.

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Ex-party-list solon asks SC to allow impeachment proceedings vs. Ombudsman

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Ex-party-list solon asks SC to allow impeachment proceedings vs. Ombudsman 

MANILA, Sept. 27 – Former Akbayan party-list Rep. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel and three others on Monday filed their comment before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking for the respect to the independence of Congress and allow the impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.

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CBCP official dismayed over government's plan to distribute contraceptives to poor families

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on CBCP official dismayed over government's plan to distribute contraceptives to poor families 

MANILA, Sept. 27 — A Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) official expressed dismay over the plan of the government to distribute contraceptives to less fortunate couples.

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DOLE pushes for passage of workers' compensation authority bill

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on DOLE pushes for passage of workers' compensation authority bill 

MANILA, Sept. 27 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday called on Congress for the speedy passage of the Philippine Workers’ Compensation Authority Bill (PWCAB), in a bid to provide stronger social protection and other safety nets for Filipino workers.

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Sotto asks Comelec to exempt people who have license to carry guns

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Sotto asks Comelec to exempt people who have license to carry guns 

MANILA, Sept. 27 – Senator Vicente Sotto III asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday to revise the gun ban rules to exempt people who have permits to carry firearms from the ban during the election period for the coming Oct. 25 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.

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Whistleblower bares PCSO directors got luxury cars from ‘jueteng’ operators

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Whistleblower bares PCSO directors got luxury cars from ‘jueteng’ operators 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 27 — A whistle blower of the illegal numbers game "jueteng" on Monday bared that several directors of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) received luxury vehicles from big time jueteng operators, who, at the same time, own franchises of the government-run small town lottery (STL) during the time of then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo administration.

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Pres. Aquino returning from the U.S. Tuesday with $ 2.7-B in investments

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Pres. Aquino returning from the U.S. Tuesday with $ 2.7-B in investments 

MANILA, Sept. 27 — President Benigno S. Aquino III returns to the country on Tuesday with US$ 2.7 billion in new investments as he caps his seven-day official business trip to the United States.

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Mead Johnson products safe, labels accurate

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Mead Johnson products safe, labels accurate 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — Department of Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona recently issued a clarification that two milk products -Alactagrow Bibo Trio Milk Supplement and Sustagen Junior Milk Drink Powder manufactured by Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) Philippines- are safe to use.

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Today in History

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Today in History 

September 28, 1910

MANILA, Sept. 28 -— On September 28, 1910, Diosdado P. Macapagal, 9th President of the Philippines serving from 1961 to 1965, was born in Lubao, Pampanga.

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