Reyes said ‘sorry’ before shooting self –LMP caretaker

February 9, 2011 11:54 am· Comments Off on Reyes said ‘sorry’ before shooting self –LMP caretaker 

MANILA, Feb. 8 –- An eyewitness to the apparent suicide of former Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes said the latter was heard uttering the word “sorry” minutes before he was seen slumped with a gunshot wound near the grave of his mother at the Loyola Memorial Park (LMP) in Marikina City Tuesday morning.

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DOLE condemns Somali pirates' killing of Filipino seaman

February 9, 2011 11:54 am· Comments Off on DOLE condemns Somali pirates' killing of Filipino seaman 

MANILA, Feb 8 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday condemned the killing of a Filipino seafarer by Somali pirates.

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Farinas threatens to file impeach raps vs Ombudsman on plea bargain deal

February 9, 2011 11:54 am· Comments Off on Farinas threatens to file impeach raps vs Ombudsman on plea bargain deal 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 8 — Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Farinas on Tuesday threatened to file an impeachment case if the Office of the Ombudsman pushes through with the plea bargain deal with former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) comptroller Carlos Garcia.

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Former auditor-turned-witness breaks into tears on claims she 'smeared' COA's image

February 9, 2011 11:54 am· Comments Off on Former auditor-turned-witness breaks into tears on claims she 'smeared' COA's image 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 8 — Former Commission on Audit (COA) auditor-turned-witness Heidi Mendoza broke into tears at the continuation of the hearing by the committee on justice of the House of Representatives on Tuesday on the accusations made earlier by her colleagues that she is "besmirching" the image of the COA.

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Filipino killed, another missing, during attempt to rescue hijacked vessel

February 9, 2011 11:54 am· Comments Off on Filipino killed, another missing, during attempt to rescue hijacked vessel 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Feb. 8 — A Filipino seafarer was killed and another was declared missing January 26, two days after an attempt by anti-piracy naval ships to rescue them and their German-owned vessel from the clutches of Somali pirates, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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DFA lights candle in support of P-Noy’s call for support of peace talks

February 9, 2011 11:54 am· Comments Off on DFA lights candle in support of P-Noy’s call for support of peace talks 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday night held a candle lighting ceremony at its premises to support peace talks due to begin this month between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), on one hand, and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) on the other.

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DSWD sends assistance to families displaced by floods, tornadoes in Jolo

February 9, 2011 11:54 am· Comments Off on DSWD sends assistance to families displaced by floods, tornadoes in Jolo 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman announced on Wednesday that the agency has sent emergency supplies to aid around 1,140 families in Jolo who were displaced by floods and tornado last week.

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Tax collection in Paranaque City hits P2.4-B in 2010

February 9, 2011 11:54 am· Comments Off on Tax collection in Paranaque City hits P2.4-B in 2010 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — The tax collection of the city government of Paranaque increased to 13 percent in 2010, charting a steady increase of revenue of the city for the past five fiscal years.

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Quakes hit 3 Luzon provinces

February 9, 2011 11:54 am· Comments Off on Quakes hit 3 Luzon provinces 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — Earthquakes, mostly at magnitude 5.3, rocked three Luzon provinces early dawn Wednesday, but there were no reports of casualties or damage to property.

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Ambassador Cimatu returns from ME mission; denies involvement in AFP scam

February 9, 2011 11:54 am· Comments Off on Ambassador Cimatu returns from ME mission; denies involvement in AFP scam 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — Former Armed forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff and Special Envoy Roy Cimatu arrived at 10:30 p.m. on Friday night at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) aboard a United Arab Emirates Airline flight EK-334 from Dubai.

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