SC upholds CA ruling Batangas land is public domain

October 7, 2011 9:41 pm· Comments Off on SC upholds CA ruling Batangas land is public domain 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Oct. 7 — The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld a decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) that a parcel of land being claimed by an alleged land grabber in Batangas is a public domain.

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Palace says government now more prepared in handling calamities

October 7, 2011 9:41 pm· Comments Off on Palace says government now more prepared in handling calamities 

MANILA, Oct. 7 — Malacanang made an assurance Friday that it can effectively handle any possible crisis an incoming typhoon could cause, as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported the presence of a low pressure area in eastern Visayas.

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Tribal community to help preserve peace in South Cotabato mining area

October 7, 2011 9:41 pm· Comments Off on Tribal community to help preserve peace in South Cotabato mining area 

MANILA, Oct. 7 – The tribal community in Tampakan, South Cotabato has vowed to work together with the local government unit and the mining company in ensuring peace and security in the project area of the proposed Tampakan copper-gold project.

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No to ‘revolutionary taxes’ — miners

October 7, 2011 9:41 pm· Comments Off on No to ‘revolutionary taxes’ — miners 

Manila, Oct. 7 — The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines has expressed alarm over assertions by insurgents that their terrorist attack against three mining firms in Claver, Surigao del Norte last October 3 was a retaliatory action for alleged environmental destruction committed by those firms.

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54 medical teams look after health conditions of evacuees, other flood-affected families –DOH&amp

October 7, 2011 9:41 pm· Comments Off on 54 medical teams look after health conditions of evacuees, other flood-affected families –DOH&amp 

MANILA, Oct. 7 — Department of Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona said on Friday the government is doing its best to ensure the safe condition of flood-affected families in evacuation centers and those in their houses still submerged in floodwaters caused by the recent typhoons "Pedring" and "Quiel."

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Ex-DBP prexy denies ‘behest’ loan to Ongpin's company

October 7, 2011 9:41 pm· Comments Off on Ex-DBP prexy denies ‘behest’ loan to Ongpin's company 

MANILA, Oct. 7 – A former official of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) vehemently denied on Friday the alleged P660 million ‘behest’ loan granted to Delta Ventures Resources Inc. (DVRI) owned by Roberto Ongpin.

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President Aquino orders release of P1.4B for pre-school education

October 7, 2011 9:41 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino orders release of P1.4B for pre-school education 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Oct. 7 – President Benigno Aquino III has directed the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release P1.4 billion for the government’s pre-school program.

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Aquino appoints Justice Francisco Villaruz as Presiding Justice of anti-graft court

October 7, 2011 9:41 pm· Comments Off on Aquino appoints Justice Francisco Villaruz as Presiding Justice of anti-graft court 

MANILA, Oct. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Francisco H. Villaruz Jr. as the new Presiding Justice of the anti-graft court.

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De Lima orders NBI to probe missing 97 ice-making machines worth P455M

October 7, 2011 9:41 pm· Comments Off on De Lima orders NBI to probe missing 97 ice-making machines worth P455M 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Oct. 7 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe and locate the missing 97 ice-making machines worth P455 million, which were bought during the term of former President and now Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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PNP prepares security measures for upcoming long public holidays

October 7, 2011 9:41 pm· Comments Off on PNP prepares security measures for upcoming long public holidays 

MANILA, Oct. 7 — In preparation for the upcoming public holidays in the next few weeks, the Philippine National Police (PNP) this early is laying down the ground work for a systematic employment of beat and mobile patrols in crime prone areas as security measures to preempt criminals from committing nefarious acts.

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