7 passengers of motor banca rescued off Negros Oriental, PCG says

October 7, 2010 11:25 am· Comments Off on 7 passengers of motor banca rescued off Negros Oriental, PCG says 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — Seven passengers on board of motor banca which developed engine trouble were rescued off Negros Oriental, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Wednesday.

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DPWH adopts stricter policy on road safety

October 7, 2010 11:25 am· Comments Off on DPWH adopts stricter policy on road safety 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) wants minimize, if not eliminate, traffic congestion and accidents caused by loading and unloading of passengers within the carriageway.

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Senators divided on DepEd’s 'K+12' years education system

October 7, 2010 11:25 am· 1 Comment 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 6 –- The proposal of the Department of Education (DepEd) to add two more years to basic education drew mixed reactions in the Senate.

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PIA Survey: Filipinos want P-Noy to focus on jobs generation, graft eradication

October 7, 2010 11:25 am· Comments Off on PIA Survey: Filipinos want P-Noy to focus on jobs generation, graft eradication 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — Most Filipinos want President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III to focus on jobs generation and livelihood programs and eradicate graft and corruption in the days ahead, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

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Minority senator lauds P-Noy's independent stand on RH bill

October 7, 2010 11:25 am· Comments Off on Minority senator lauds P-Noy's independent stand on RH bill 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — Senator Pia Cayetano on Wednesday gave President Benigno Aquino III passing marks for setting high standards in governance and for taking an independent stand on reproductive health during his first 100 days in office.

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Deliberation on proposed P1.645-T national budget suspended as Visayas, Mindanao solons protest

October 7, 2010 11:25 am· Comments Off on Deliberation on proposed P1.645-T national budget suspended as Visayas, Mindanao solons protest 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 6 — The House of Representatives on Wednesday, the third day of its plenary debates on the proposed P1.645 trillion national budget for 2011, was forced to suspend deliberation as lawmakers from the Visayas and Mindanao stood up and protested the measly appropriation for their regions.

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Recto: Use PhilHealth funds to enhance RP's healthcare system

October 7, 2010 11:25 am· Comments Off on Recto: Use PhilHealth funds to enhance RP's healthcare system 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — With retained earnings amounting to some P110 billion, Senator Ralph G. Recto bared on Wednesday that the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) can single-handedly revitalize a public healthcare system ailing from a deficiency in financial resources.

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(Update) Ampatuan’s counsel tried to demolish the credibility of second prosecution witness

October 7, 2010 11:25 am· Comments Off on (Update) Ampatuan’s counsel tried to demolish the credibility of second prosecution witness 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — The defense panel in the Maguindanao massacre case tried to demolish the credibility of the second prosecution witness during the cross-examination on Wednesday before the sala of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes at the Metro Manila District Jail (MMDJ) in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.

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Plenary debate on proposed 2011 national budget resumes Thursday

October 7, 2010 11:25 am· Comments Off on Plenary debate on proposed 2011 national budget resumes Thursday 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 6 — Deliberation on the proposed P1.645 trillion national budget for 2011 resumed Wednesday evening after almost five hours of suspension due to the motion filed by Cebu Rep. Pablo Garcia Sr. after lawmakers from the Visayas and Mindanao stood up and protested the measly appropriation for their regions.

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PNP releases handbook for media security

October 7, 2010 11:25 am· Comments Off on PNP releases handbook for media security 

MANILA, Oct. 7 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has published a Handbook on Personal Security Measures for Media Practitioners, as part of continuing efforts to provide protection to journalists who face threats due to the nature of their profession.

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