UK politicians to share insights from 1998 Belfast Agreement for Mindanao peace process

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By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 4 -— Following up on the United Kingdom’s advocacy of helping with the Mindanao peace process based on experiences that led to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, British lawmaker Paul Murphy on Thursday will address a public forum on “post-settlement and power–sharing in divided societies” at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in nearby Makati City.

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DOLE releases P3-M for emergency employment of typhoon victims in Bulacan

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MANILA, Oct. 4 -– Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has approved the release of an initial P3 million assistance to Bulacan residents who were affected by the flooding brought by recent typhoons.

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Priest appeals to NPA for safe release of vendors

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MANILA, Oct. 4 — A prelate from the Archdiocese of Cagayan De Oro has appealed for the safe release of six sleeping mat peddlers abducted by New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents last August.

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Aquino receives new German envoy in Malacañang

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MANILA, Oct. 4 — President Benigno S. Aquino III received the credentials of His Excellency Joachim Heidorn as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Philippines in a ceremony at the Music Room of Malacanang Palace on Tuesday.

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DFA may close 12 diplomatic posts overseas by 2012

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MANILA, Oct. 4 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be undertaking a rationalization of the country's diplomatic posts abroad that may result to the closing down of 12 posts by end of 2012.

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PAG-IBIG declares three-month moratorium on housing payments for victims of typhoons 'Pedring,''Quiel'

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MANILA, Oct. 4– The Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF or Pag-IBIG Fund) has declared a three month-moratorium on housing loan payments for its member-borrowers who were affected by the destruction caused by typhoon “Pedring” and "Quiel."

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(Metro News) MMDA says proposed double-layered seawall is good for tourism, environment

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MANILA, Oct. 4 — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino on Tuesday said that the proposed design of a double-layered seawall along Roxas Boulevard in Manila would promote tourism and enhance the environment.

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CA upholds Napolcom ruling suspending 6 PNP officials for 6 months for illegal arrest

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MANILA, Oct. 4 — The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld a National Police Commission (Napolcom) ruling suspending for six months police Supt. Franklin Moises Mabanag and five others of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) in connection with their handling of the arrest of the relatives of the late Trinidad Arteche Etong in April 2009.

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PNP grants educational assistance for SY 2011-2012

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MANILA, Oct. 4 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Tuesday it approved the educational grant of nine priority applicants and eight dependents of PNP Personnel with special promotion under the Reward Educational Assistance Program for School Year 2011-2012 in a conference held in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

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DFA reveals plan to close down 12 PHL embassies, consulates

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MANILA, Oct. 4 -– Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario revealed on Tuesday at the Senate budget hearing a plan to close down 12 Philippines embassies and consulates as part of the rationalization program of the department.

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