6 perish in Navotas fire

January 31, 2011 7:50 am· Comments Off on 6 perish in Navotas fire 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — At least six persons were reported killed as a fire of still unknown origin gutted down 100 houses in San Roque, Navotas area Saturday night.

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(UPDATE)

January 31, 2011 7:50 am· Comments Off on (UPDATE) 

Death toll in Navotas fire climbs to 9

MANILA, Jan. 30 — The number of fatalities in Navotas' San Roque district fire incident has climbed to nine.

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(Metro News) MMDA wants more CCTV cameras to beef-up security in Metro Manila

January 31, 2011 7:50 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has said it would push for the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras on passenger buses as authorities beef up security measures after last week’s bombing of a bus in Makati City that left five persons dead and 13 others injured.

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(Metro News) Cops set to file charges vs Makati bldg. owners, contractors

January 31, 2011 7:50 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Cops set to file charges vs Makati bldg. owners, contractors 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — Authorities are set to file charges against the owners and contractors of Eton Tower Condominium in connection with the death of at least 10 construction workers in Makati City last Thursday.

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Oil price cut in the offing this week‏

January 31, 2011 7:50 am· Comments Off on Oil price cut in the offing this week‏ 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — Oil consumers can heave a temporary relief as the Department of Energy expects oil companies to cut prices this week.

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CA affirms decision denying indictment of former DENR chief

January 31, 2011 7:50 am· Comments Off on CA affirms decision denying indictment of former DENR chief 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Jan. 30 – The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed its earlier decision which dismissed the petition of a logging firm executive asking for indictment for graft of former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Heherson Alvarez and several other officials of the agency in connection with a disputed 35,000 hectares of forestland in General Nakar, Quezon.

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Cavite PNP nabs 10 suspects in foiled pawnshop robbery

January 31, 2011 7:50 am· Comments Off on Cavite PNP nabs 10 suspects in foiled pawnshop robbery 

MANILA, Jan. 30 – Ten suspects tagged in a foiled robbery of a pawnshop in General Trias, Cavite were arrested by police authorities during follow-up operations on Saturday, a ranking police official said Sunday.

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2 die in motorcycle accident in Pagbilao, Quezon

January 31, 2011 7:50 am· Comments Off on 2 die in motorcycle accident in Pagbilao, Quezon 

LUCENA CITY, Jan. 30 -– Two persons were killed when their motorcycle hit an electric post in Pagbilao, Quezon on Friday afternoon, Senior Supt. Erickson Velasquez, Quezon Provincial Police director, said on Sunday. Velasquez said Chief Insp. Laudemir Llaneta, Pagbilao police chief, identified one of the victims as Kim Estopacio Latayan, 22, of Barangay Ilayang Dupay, Lucena City.

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AMRSP dismayed over arrest of fake nuns at NAIA

January 31, 2011 7:50 am· Comments Off on AMRSP dismayed over arrest of fake nuns at NAIA 

MANILA, Jan. 30 — The Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP) is worried on the effects to their organization of the recent arrest of six fake nuns by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

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Sen. Santiago says Rabusa’s testimony can convict Reyes

January 31, 2011 7:50 am· Comments Off on Sen. Santiago says Rabusa’s testimony can convict Reyes 

MANILA, Jan. 30 – International law expert and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago believes that the expose of former Lt. Col. George Rabusa can send to jail former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Angelo Reyes and other military generals who abused powers in pocketing the taxpayers’ money.

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