2 Chinese deported by Canada sent back soon to country of origin –BI

January 21, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on 2 Chinese deported by Canada sent back soon to country of origin –BI 

MANILA, Jan. 20 – For attempting to illegally enter Canada via Manila as transit point, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) ordered on Thursday two Chinese nationals deported to their country of origin.

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Senate willing to probe alleged overpriced contracts to import rice

January 21, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Senate willing to probe alleged overpriced contracts to import rice 

MANILA, Jan. 20 – Administration senators said on Thursday that they will not hesitate to conduct a separate investigation on the alleged overpriced contracts to import rice last year.

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(Metro News) 10 houses washed away by strong current in Tondo Manila

January 21, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 10 houses washed away by strong current in Tondo Manila 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — At least 10 families lost their homes when a strong current washed away their shanties beside a creek in Tondo, Manila on Thursday.

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Ochoa: President Aquino tackles crime situation with DILG, PNP

January 21, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Ochoa: President Aquino tackles crime situation with DILG, PNP 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Thursday that President Benigno Aquino III had met with Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and ranking police officials in the wake of the gruesome murders of two car dealers.

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Senate Blue Ribbon panel sets probe on Garcia case next week

January 21, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Senate Blue Ribbon panel sets probe on Garcia case next week 

MANILA, Jan. 20 – Senator Teofisto Guingona III said on Thursday the Senate Blue Ribbon committee which he chairs is set to investigate next week the controversial case of former military comptroller Carlos Garcia.

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Lapid wants Tagalog translation of foreign signages, billboards

January 21, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Lapid wants Tagalog translation of foreign signages, billboards 

MANILA, Jan. 20 -– A lawmaker who once proposed a Tagalog version of the Senate rules now wants signages and billboards written in incomprehensible foreign languages also bear translations in the vernacular.

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Filipinos safe in Brazil landslides — DFA

January 21, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos safe in Brazil landslides — DFA 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — Two Filipino families residing in the State of Rio de Janiero’s Petropolis City, one of the worst-hit in Brazil’s flooding, were spared from its onslaught, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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Deles cites role of women in peace process

January 21, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Deles cites role of women in peace process 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Jan. 21 — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles has cited the role of women in peace negotiations.

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U.S. vet office relocates to Seafront Compound, Roxas Blvd.

January 21, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on U.S. vet office relocates to Seafront Compound, Roxas Blvd. 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — The Manila regional office of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) has relocated, where new and improved services will be rendered beginning Monday, Jan. 24, the U.S. Embassy in Manila announced.

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Soldiers rescue 6 fishermen off Maguindanao

January 21, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Soldiers rescue 6 fishermen off Maguindanao 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 20 – Members of the military’s 11th Special Forces (SF) under the 5th SF Battalion rescued Wednesday six fishermen found floating off the shores of Illana Bay in Parang, Maguindanao.

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