DOLE sets online application for 10,000 nurses until Feb. 4

January 20, 2011 11:51 am· Comments Off on DOLE sets online application for 10,000 nurses until Feb. 4 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced yesterday that unemployed registered nurses can now practice their profession and gain necessary experience under the Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service (RN HEALS) project.

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PNP identifies group behind kidnap-slay of two car traders

January 20, 2011 11:51 am· Comments Off on PNP identifies group behind kidnap-slay of two car traders 

MANILA, Jan. 19 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has already identified the group behind the brutal kidnap-slayings of two car traders, a ranking police official announced on Wednesday.

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LRT, toll rate hikes to benefit majority of Pinoys — Aquino

January 20, 2011 11:51 am· Comments Off on LRT, toll rate hikes to benefit majority of Pinoys — Aquino 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — The government's decision to raise fare rates at the Light Railway Transit (LRT) and Metro Railway Transit (MRT) and toll fees at the North Luzon Expressway and South Luzon Expressway was for the benefit of the majority of the people.

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CBCP official says reviving the death penalty will not solve crimes

January 20, 2011 11:51 am· Comments Off on CBCP official says reviving the death penalty will not solve crimes 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — An official of the Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (ECPPC) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said that reviving the death penalty would not solve crimes.

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Senators want Garcia, cohorts put in jail

January 20, 2011 11:51 am· Comments Off on Senators want Garcia, cohorts put in jail 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 19 – Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada and other senators hit on Wednesday the plea bargain agreement between former military comptroller Carlos Garcia and the Ombudsman, saying the controversial general and his alleged cohorts who amassed questionable wealth should be put behind bars.

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Japan envoy to lead groundbreaking for Aurora hospital, bridge inauguration

January 20, 2011 11:51 am· Comments Off on Japan envoy to lead groundbreaking for Aurora hospital, bridge inauguration 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 19 — Ground will be broken on Thursday, January 20, for the Aurora Memorial hospital in Reserva, Baler, Aurora province, officiated by Japanese Ambassador to Manila, Makoto Katsura, and Philippine officials.

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Palace stand on total log ban draws mixed reactions from lawmakers

January 20, 2011 11:51 am· Comments Off on Palace stand on total log ban draws mixed reactions from lawmakers 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — Malacanang's pronouncement to impose a total log ban nationwide particularly in the CARAGA region to prevent the recurrence of devastating floods has drawn mixed reactions from the members of the House of Representatives.

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Solon dares LRTA execs to bare their perks

January 20, 2011 11:51 am· Comments Off on Solon dares LRTA execs to bare their perks 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — A lawmaker on Wednesday dared the directors and officers of the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) to disclose the total annual compensation and benefits they have been individually and collectively receiving, in light of their decision to increase fares by up to 100 percent.

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(Metro News) QCPD provides security for QC-based car dealers

January 20, 2011 11:51 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) QCPD provides security for QC-based car dealers 

MANILA, Jan. 19 – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said Wednesday it is providing tighter security to used car dealers in Quezon City following the recent incidents of abduction and brutal murders linked to car thefts.

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VACC founding chairman may be detained and fined — SC

January 20, 2011 11:51 am· Comments Off on VACC founding chairman may be detained and fined — SC 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — The Supreme Court (SC) may order the detention and impose a fine against the founding chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), Dante Jimenez for the "unprintable words" he uttered hours after the SC issued a ruling on Dec. 14, 2010 acquitting Hubert Jeffrey Webb and six other accused in the Vizconde massacre case.

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