EDSA 25 festivities on air over NBN 4

February 23, 2011 11:58 pm· Comments Off on EDSA 25 festivities on air over NBN 4 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — In line with this week’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the peaceful and world-renowned 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, the government–run National Broadcasting Network (NBN 4) on Wednesday started airing programs that allow every Filipino, especially those not born yet at the time the bloodless revolution that ousted a dictatorship took place, to grasp the significance of this day.

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DOJ: PHL gov't prepared for backlash of Taiwanese gov't

February 23, 2011 11:58 pm· Comments Off on DOJ: PHL gov't prepared for backlash of Taiwanese gov't 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday assured that the Philippine government is already preparing for possible backlash of the Taiwanese government after the country deported 14 Taiwanese nationals to the People's Republic of China (PROC).

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EDSA 25: Red Cross deploys ambulances, first aiders for ‘yellow revolution’ rites on Feb. 25

February 23, 2011 11:58 pm· Comments Off on EDSA 25: Red Cross deploys ambulances, first aiders for ‘yellow revolution’ rites on Feb. 25 

MANILA, Feb. 23 – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said Wednesday it is sending its ambulances and first aiders for public medical assistance to key areas in Metro Manila for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution or “Yellow Revolutions.”

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EDSA 25: Live out the meaning of yellow ribbon mural, PNoy tells students

February 23, 2011 11:58 pm· Comments Off on EDSA 25: Live out the meaning of yellow ribbon mural, PNoy tells students 

MANILA, Feb, 23 — Live out the essence of EDSA, President Benigno Aquino III tells over a thousand students who lined up to form a yellow ribbon mural at the Rizal High School in Pasig City in commemoration of the historic EDSA 1 revolt.

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Angara sees double-whammy effect of Libya unrest to PH

February 23, 2011 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Angara sees double-whammy effect of Libya unrest to PH 

MANILA, Feb. 23 – Senator Edgardo Angara expressed on Wednesday fear that the growing violence in Libya would not only affect the overseas Filipino workers but the Philippines as a whole since Libya is the principal source of crude oil in the Middle East.

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SC wants end to controversy on Vizconde massacre case ruling

February 23, 2011 11:58 pm· Comments Off on SC wants end to controversy on Vizconde massacre case ruling 

MANILA, Feb. 23 – The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday expressed its preference to end the unending controversy in connection with its ruling on the Vizconde massacre case.

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DOLE sees creative industries as key job provider

February 23, 2011 11:58 pm· Comments Off on DOLE sees creative industries as key job provider 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — A Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) study, Project JobsFit, shows that creative industries in the Philippines would be a leading provider of productive opportunities for appropriately-skilled and qualified Filipino workers in this decade.

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DOLE intensifies voluntary arbitration to resolve disputes

February 23, 2011 11:58 pm· Comments Off on DOLE intensifies voluntary arbitration to resolve disputes 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — To prevent labor rows from escalating into full-blown strikes and work stoppages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has intensified voluntary arbitration (VA) as a mechanism to expeditiously and efficiently dispose all pending labor cases through its existing corps of accredited voluntary arbitrators (AVAs).

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Solon opposes full privatization of rice importation

February 23, 2011 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Solon opposes full privatization of rice importation 

By Llybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 23 — A party-list lawmaker on Wednesday expressed opposition to transfer the task of rice importation from the National Food Authority (NFA) to the private sector, as this would have negative effect on the country's rice farmers.

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VP Binay off to Middle East Friday for OFW concerns

February 23, 2011 11:58 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay off to Middle East Friday for OFW concerns 

MANILA, Feb. 23 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, concurrent Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers’ (OFW) Concerns, is scheduled to leave Friday for the Middle East, in yet another trouble-shooting mission in behalf of President Benigno Aquino III.

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