NGO calls for enhanced effectivity of EO 23

February 10, 2011 11:52 am· Comments Off on NGO calls for enhanced effectivity of EO 23 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — Non-government environment watchdog Haribon Foundation is proposing two measures for enhancing effectivity of Executive Order 23 which President Benigno Aquino III issued last week to ban logging in natural and residual forests nationwide.

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CA unanimously confirms appointment of Budget Secretary Abad

February 10, 2011 11:52 am· Comments Off on CA unanimously confirms appointment of Budget Secretary Abad 

MANILA, Feb. 9 -– Long experience and expertise have paid off for Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio Abad as he easily hurdled the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA).

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Aquino to inaugurate Presidential Situation Room

February 10, 2011 11:52 am· Comments Off on Aquino to inaugurate Presidential Situation Room 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will inaugurate on Thursday the Presidential Situation Room (PSR) which will provide him the capability to handle situations of critical importance to national security.

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Ochoa says reforms in AFP ongoing

February 10, 2011 11:52 am· Comments Off on Ochoa says reforms in AFP ongoing 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — Reforms in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are underway to institutionalize the much-needed improvement and transformation of the military, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on Wednesday said.

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‘It’s suicide’, says PNP on Reyes’ death

February 10, 2011 11:52 am· Comments Off on ‘It’s suicide’, says PNP on Reyes’ death 

MANILA, Feb. 9 -– The Philippine National Police (PNP) declared on Wednesday that former Defense Secretary Angelo T. Reyes committed suicide Tuesday morning at the Loyola Memorial Park (LMP) in Marikina City.

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No need to invite Reyes’ family in Senate inquiry – Estrada

February 10, 2011 11:52 am· Comments Off on No need to invite Reyes’ family in Senate inquiry – Estrada 

MANILA, Feb. 9 -– Senate President Pro-Tempore Jinggoy Estrada said on Wednesday that there is no need to invite the wife and children of the late former National Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes in the next Senate inquiry on the alleged top-level corruption in the military.

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Ombudsman asks Sandiganbayan to cite in contempt Marcelo, Villa-Ignacio

February 10, 2011 11:52 am· Comments Off on Ombudsman asks Sandiganbayan to cite in contempt Marcelo, Villa-Ignacio 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) on Wednesday filed a petition before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan seeking to cite for indirect contempt of court former Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo and erstwhile Special Prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio for allegedly giving misleading and erroneous information to the public and even President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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DILG asks LGUs to discourage informal settlers in their turf

February 10, 2011 11:52 am· Comments Off on DILG asks LGUs to discourage informal settlers in their turf 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday asked local government units (LGUs) to stop the growing number of informal settlers in the country for safety reasons.

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Coconut Palace set for turnover as OVP official residence

February 10, 2011 11:52 am· Comments Off on Coconut Palace set for turnover as OVP official residence 

MANILA, Feb. 9 — The Coconut Palace by the Manila Bay will be turned over by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to the Office of the Vice President (OVP) in ceremonies at the compound on Friday morning, it was announced Wednesday.

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VP Binay says US working visit ‘positive’ for Phl-US relations

February 10, 2011 11:52 am· Comments Off on VP Binay says US working visit ‘positive’ for Phl-US relations 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Feb. 9 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, concurrent Presidential Adviser on OFW concerns, has assured US Government officials of the Philippines’ commitment to end human trafficking, as he exchanged concerns over how it would impact on US aid via the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

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