Senate starts public hearing on RH Bill on Monday

October 18, 2010 10:34 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — Senator Pia Cayetano said on Sunday that the Senate will initiate initial public hearing on its own version of Reproductive Health (RH) bill on Monday filed by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

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Labor group slam proposal to clip security of tenure

October 18, 2010 10:34 am· Comments Off on Labor group slam proposal to clip security of tenure 

MANILA, Oct. 17 —Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo has drawn criticism for his proposal to attract fresh investments by cutting short the right to security of tenure enjoyed by workers.

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SC raises funds to aid families of slain judges

October 18, 2010 10:34 am· Comments Off on SC raises funds to aid families of slain judges 

MANILA, Oct. 17 – As part of its efforts to assist the families of slain judges in the last nine years, the Supreme Court (SC) headed by Chief Justice Renato Corona sponsored a fun run aimed at raising funds for the benefit of the distressed and bereaved dependents of the above-mentioned magistrates.

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17 more gun ban violators nabbed

October 18, 2010 10:34 am· Comments Off on 17 more gun ban violators nabbed 

MANILA, Oct. 17 – Seventeen more persons were arrested for violating the Commission on Elections-imposed gun ban during continuing checkpoint operations throughout the country Saturday, a ranking police official said Sunday.

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Comelec plans to evaluate BAC after polls‏

October 18, 2010 10:34 am· Comments Off on Comelec plans to evaluate BAC after polls‏ 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) plans to evaluate the performance of the new Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) after recording delays in the procurement of the election materials.

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(Metro News) Cops dig deeper into death of bachelor in Manila

October 18, 2010 10:34 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Cops dig deeper into death of bachelor in Manila 

MANILA, Oct. 17 –The Manila Police District (MPD) is digging deeper into the death of 23-year-old man as investigators determine if he committed suicide inside his house in Tondo, Manila, on Saturday night.

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Typhoon 'Juan' gains more strength — PAGASA

October 18, 2010 10:34 am· Comments Off on Typhoon 'Juan' gains more strength — PAGASA 

MANILA, Oct. 17 – Typhoon ”Juan” (international code name "Megi") gains more strength and continues to endanger Northern Luzon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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PCG's first female rescue team to be fielded in the frontline in saving lives

October 18, 2010 10:34 am· Comments Off on PCG's first female rescue team to be fielded in the frontline in saving lives 

MANILA, Oct. 17 –The Philippine Coast Guard’s search and rescue (SAR) operations will no longer be manned by all-men divers as female divers join them in the frontline in saving lives.

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(Typhoon update as of 5 p.m.) PAGASA raises storm signal over Cagayan, Isabela to No. 4

October 18, 2010 10:34 am· Comments Off on (Typhoon update as of 5 p.m.) PAGASA raises storm signal over Cagayan, Isabela to No. 4 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) upgraded to Signal No. 4 its storm warning in the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela from Signal 3 as typhoon “Juan” intensified further Sunday afternoon and increased its threat to Northern Luzon.

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Private rescue groups ready to help gov't counterparts as typhoon 'Juan' nears — Rescue 911

October 18, 2010 10:34 am· Comments Off on Private rescue groups ready to help gov't counterparts as typhoon 'Juan' nears — Rescue 911 

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 17 – Several private rescue groups are ready to help their government counterparts should Baguio City and suburbs will be affected by the approaching super typhoon "Juan," Rafael Valencia, president of Rescue 911 said on Sunday.

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