Ensure sufficient rice import, Palace asks NFA

January 25, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on Ensure sufficient rice import, Palace asks NFA 

MANILA, Jan. 24 — Malacanang has ordered the National Food Authority (NFA) to import only sufficient amount of rice at a price that is most reasonable.

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Palace, officials hold second dialogue on family planning program

January 25, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on Palace, officials hold second dialogue on family planning program 

MANILA, Jan. 24 — Palace officials and representatives of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) met anew Monday morning and discussed the responsible parenthood bill that President Benigno S. Aquino III is pushing to strengthen the administration’s poverty reduction measures.

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Lim, Moreno decline to appear before the Hong Kong's coroner in connection with Aug. 23 hostage-taking

January 25, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on Lim, Moreno decline to appear before the Hong Kong's coroner in connection with Aug. 23 hostage-taking 

MANILA, Jan. 24 –Two top executive officials of the Manila City government have declined the invitation for them to appear before the Hong Kong coroner’s office to give testimony in connection with the Aug. 23, 2010 hostage crisis in front of the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

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Honasan to push Senate hearing on carjack-slaying incidents

January 25, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on Honasan to push Senate hearing on carjack-slaying incidents 

MANILA, Jan. 24 – Senator Gregorio Honasan said on Monday that the Senate committee on public order and illegal drugs will push through with its first hearing on Wednesday on the spate of carjack-slaying incidents in the country.

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Lawmaker files resolution for holding of Con-con to amend Constitution

January 25, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on Lawmaker files resolution for holding of Con-con to amend Constitution 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 24 — Noting the need to amend some provisions of the 1987 Constitution, a lawmaker has filed a resolution at the House of Representatives urging Congress to immediately call for a Constitutional Convention (Con-con).

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Enrile doubtful on effort to change Charter via con-con

January 25, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on Enrile doubtful on effort to change Charter via con-con 

MANILA, Jan. 24 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is not convinced whether congressmen supporting the Charter change could muster majority vote in favor of the constitutional convention for the purpose of amending economic and political provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

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Escudero eyes up to 40 years imprisonment for carnappers

January 25, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on Escudero eyes up to 40 years imprisonment for carnappers 

MANILA, Jan. 24 –- Saying all crimes can be traced to carnapping, Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero is seeking to haul carnappers into prison for forty years to address and abate the series of crimes proliferating the country.

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Boxing: 7 MisOr youth boxers qualify for second of ABAP Nat'l C'ship

January 25, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on Boxing: 7 MisOr youth boxers qualify for second of ABAP Nat'l C'ship 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 24 — Host Misamis Oriental fighters wowed the hometown crowd as seven fighters marched to the next round after two days of the 2011 PLDT-ABAP National Amateur Boxing Championship at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol grounds here.

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(Metro News) Makati court sentences ex-NBI asset to life imprisonment

January 25, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Makati court sentences ex-NBI asset to life imprisonment 

MANILA, Jan. 24 — A Makati City court sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday an asset of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for kidnapping for ransom and two counts of robbery charges filed against him six years ago.

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DBP inaugurates new Marikina branch

January 25, 2011 12:02 pm· Comments Off on DBP inaugurates new Marikina branch 

MANILA, Jan. 25 — State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) opens its doors on Tuesday to residents and businesses in Marikina City and the neighboring cities of Pasig, Taytay and Antipolo, as well as the municipalities of Cainta and San Mateo in Rizal with the inauguration of its new DBP Marikina branch Tuesday.

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