Gov’t to raise landmine issue in peace talks with Reds

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t to raise landmine issue in peace talks with Reds 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Jan. 2 -– The government will stick to its promise of not making any precondition for the resumption of the stalled peace talks with communist rebels scheduled in Norway next month but will raise the continued use of anti-personnel landmine by communist rebels despite a ban imposed by the United Nations (UN) prohibiting its use because of its indiscriminate dreadful effect to non-combatants.

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Malacanang saddened over increase in firecracker casualties

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang saddened over increase in firecracker casualties 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Malacañang expressed sadness over the increase in the number of victims, particularly young children, who were hurt in welcoming the New Year due to the proliferation of firecrackers.

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Aquino to convene economic team to study toll and fare increases

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Aquino to convene economic team to study toll and fare increases 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will convene the government’s economic team to study possible measures that could lessen the burden of the looming public transport fare hike and toll fee increase which was implemented on Jan. 1 and its effects on the people.

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DOLE reports high compliance rate of companies on minimum wage

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on DOLE reports high compliance rate of companies on minimum wage 

MANILA, Jan. 2 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has reported a high compliance rate of the country's companies in the minimum wages set by the various Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPBs).

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Lay group to produce a comic book against RH Bill

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Lay group to produce a comic book against RH Bill 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — A lay group will be coming up with a comic book that would encourage readers to oppose the Reproductive Health (RH) bill.

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6 killed in Batangas road mishap

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MANILA, Jan. 2 – At least six people were killed after a passenger bus rammed into the victims’ vehicle along the Star Tollway in Batangas shortly after noontime on Sunday.

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Banner stories of Manila's leading newspapers, Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

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DSWD celebrates 60th anniversary Monday

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on DSWD celebrates 60th anniversary Monday 

MANILA, Jan. 3 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Juliano-Soliman announced that the agency is celebrating its 60th founding anniversary Monday with the theme, “The DSWD @ 60: Committed Social Service with Integrity.”

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(Metro News) Navotas gears up for 105th founding anniversary

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MANILA, Jan. 3 — The Navotas local government is now gearing up for its 105th founding anniversary this coming January 16.

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PHL gov't reiterates the right to operate NAIA-3

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on PHL gov't reiterates the right to operate NAIA-3 

MANILA, Jan. 3 -– Malacañang on Monday said the Washington decision on the disputed Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 does not affect the Philippine government's right to operate the facility.

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