Sandiganbayan convicts former Pampanga town mayor for inaction on business permit application

February 25, 2011 1:56 am· Comments Off on Sandiganbayan convicts former Pampanga town mayor for inaction on business permit application 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has convicted a former lady mayor of Masantol, Pampanga for failing to act on the application for mayor's permit of a businesswoman with whom she had a misunderstanding.

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EDSA 25: Wreath-laying held at Ninoy Aquino monument in Makati

February 25, 2011 1:56 am· Comments Off on EDSA 25: Wreath-laying held at Ninoy Aquino monument in Makati 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — The EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC), in coordination with the Makati City government, held a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument of martyred former Senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr. at the corner of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas in Makati City Thursday afternoon as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.

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Aquino orders study of KALAHI as a national program

February 25, 2011 1:56 am· Comments Off on Aquino orders study of KALAHI as a national program 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday instructed the Cabinet cluster on human development for poverty reduction to study the resolution submitted by mayors, people’s groups and non-government organizations involved in the implementation of KALAHI-CIDSS-CDD projects urging the national government to adopt the KALAHI-CIDSS-CDD strategy as a national program.

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Ochoa tells agencies to set up special windows for Taiwan- bound OFWs

February 25, 2011 1:56 am· Comments Off on Ochoa tells agencies to set up special windows for Taiwan- bound OFWs 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. has directed five agencies dealing with the requirements for the processing of visa of Filipino workers bound for Taiwan to set up special windows to facilitate their documents faster.

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Guingona sees strong reasons to withdraw plea bargain agreement

February 25, 2011 1:56 am· Comments Off on Guingona sees strong reasons to withdraw plea bargain agreement 

MANILA, Feb. 24 –- After five hearings, Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Senator Teofisto Guingona III declared on Thursday that there is strong reasons for the Office of the Ombudsman to withdraw plea bargain agreement with controversial former military comptroller Carlos Garcia.

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EDSA 25: Red Cross, Nestle set mass blood donation on Feb. 25

February 25, 2011 1:56 am· Comments Off on EDSA 25: Red Cross, Nestle set mass blood donation on Feb. 25 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Nestle Philippines, on its 2nd year of partnership, will conduct simultaneous mass blood donation on Friday, February 25, at its six centers in Makati City; Cagayan De Oro City; Cabuyao, Laguna; Lipa, Batangas; Pulilan, Bulacan; and Meycauayan City as part of the 25th anniversary of the EDSA People Power 1.

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De Lima opposes plea bargain on plunder cases

February 25, 2011 1:56 am· Comments Off on De Lima opposes plea bargain on plunder cases 

MANILA, Feb. 24 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on Thursday disclosed her proposals for possible legislative measures so that a controversial plea bargaining agreement (PBA) will not be repeated.

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EDSA 25: QC Mayor leads

February 25, 2011 1:56 am· Comments Off on EDSA 25: QC Mayor leads 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista leads more than 500 senior citizens in Quezon City’s “2011 Senior Citizen People Power Walk’’ on Friday, February 25 at the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power 1 Revolution.

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House panel schedules hearing on Singson's fate as congressman on March 1

February 25, 2011 1:56 am· Comments Off on House panel schedules hearing on Singson's fate as congressman on March 1 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 24 — The ethics committee of the House of Representatives has scheduled a hearing on March 1, to discuss whether to expel Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson as a result of the decision given by the Hong Kong court sentencing him to 18 months imprisonment for bringing cocaine into the southern Chinese territory for his personal use.

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DOST launches Tulong-Kababayan program for OFWs in Libya

February 25, 2011 1:56 am· Comments Off on DOST launches Tulong-Kababayan program for OFWs in Libya 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) opens doors of opportunities to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on voluntary repatriation from Libya to seek alternative means of livelihood through the DOST’s Tulong-Kababayan program.

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