Postponement of barangay polls in more typhoon-affected areas possible –Comelec

October 22, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Postponement of barangay polls in more typhoon-affected areas possible –Comelec 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Thursday there is a possibility for the postponement of the Oct. 25 barangay polls in more typhoon-affected municipalities and cities, apart from the three places in Isabela that were earlier identified by the poll body.

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Aquino appoints Padilla as chief negotiator for CPP-NPA-NDF talks

October 22, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Aquino appoints Padilla as chief negotiator for CPP-NPA-NDF talks 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Health Undersecretary Alex Padilla as the government’s chief negotiator for peace with the rebel groups.

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P-Noy’s Vietnam trip simple, less expensive, Palace assures

October 22, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on P-Noy’s Vietnam trip simple, less expensive, Palace assures 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — President Benigno S. Aquino III’s state visit to Vietnam next week which will coincide with the Association of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit will be “simple and less expensive” similar to the United States visit, Malacanang said Thursday.

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Aquino condoles with Cotabato bomb blast victims

October 22, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Aquino condoles with Cotabato bomb blast victims 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday expressed his condolence to the families of the victims of an explosion in North Cotabato Thursday morning.

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No need to import rice despite onslaught of typhoon Juan, says Aquino

October 22, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on No need to import rice despite onslaught of typhoon Juan, says Aquino 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said there is no need to import rice this year despite the recent onslaught of super typhoon Juan.

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Isabela solon expresses relief typhoon 'Juan' now over

October 22, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Isabela solon expresses relief typhoon 'Juan' now over 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — An Isabela lawmaker on Thursday expressed relief that super typhoon "Juan" has left the country and spared their area.

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Speaker says Congress recess a 'cooling off' for lawmakers

October 22, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Speaker says Congress recess a 'cooling off' for lawmakers 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 21 — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Thursday welcomed the three-week break of Congress as this might just cool the heads of Mindanao lawmakers who are demanding the resignation of Presidential peace adviser Secretary Teresita Deles.

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Aquino leads distribution of relief goods in typhoon-ravaged areas

October 22, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Aquino leads distribution of relief goods in typhoon-ravaged areas 

ILAGAN, Isabela, Oct. 21 — A total of 557 barangays, comprised of 97,953 families or 463,375 persons benefitted from the assistance extended by President Benigno S. Aquino III to local residents here who were badly hit by super typhoon “Juan.”

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Trillanes questions CHED-PRC memo

October 22, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on Trillanes questions CHED-PRC memo 

MANILA, Oct. 21 — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV presided a Senate committee hearing inside Camp Crame to look into a joint memorandum circular issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) which effectively bars graduates of state universities and colleges from taking board examinations administered by the government licensing body.

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DFA consular office closed on Oct. 25

October 22, 2010 11:45 am· Comments Off on DFA consular office closed on Oct. 25 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — The Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be closed on Monday, October 25, which has been declared a holiday due to the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

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