Malacañang defends promotion of Sarangani Rep. Pacquiao to lieutenant colonel in AFP

October 17, 2011 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Malacañang defends promotion of Sarangani Rep. Pacquiao to lieutenant colonel in AFP 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — Malacanang defended the basis of the promotion of Sarangani Congressman and Filipino boxing icon Emmanuel “Manny" Pacquiao to lieutenant colonel in the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) reserve force amid criticisms from groups questioning his qualifications in earning the rank.

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No need to evacuate Pinoys in flooded Thailand areas — DFA

October 17, 2011 11:21 pm· Comments Off on No need to evacuate Pinoys in flooded Thailand areas — DFA 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday the Philippine Embassy in Thailand is monitoring round-the-clock the flooding situation in that country, especially with the threat of floodwaters swamping the capital Bangkok.

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P601M in calamity loans for Pag-IBIG members approved

October 17, 2011 11:21 pm· Comments Off on P601M in calamity loans for Pag-IBIG members approved 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The Pag-IBIG Fund has so far approved the release of over P601 million in calamity loans to more than 37,000 Fund members affected by typhoons “Pedring” and “Quiel.”

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Prelate: RH not top PHL health concern

October 17, 2011 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Prelate: RH not top PHL health concern 

MANILA, Oct. 16 — Instead of putting resources on the controversial reproductive health, the government should address three important health concerns as cited by Health Secretary Enrique Ona in the recent World Health Organization meet, a ranking official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines said.

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(Metro News) Makati tops national search for Best Local Disaster Council

October 17, 2011 11:21 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Makati tops national search for Best Local Disaster Council 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The Makati Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) topped the 2011 National Search for the country’s Gawad KALASAG (Kalamidad at Sakuna Labanan, Sariling Galing ang Kaligtasan) in the Highly Urbanized City category, keeping the title for two consecutive years now.

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Malacañang vows government's effort to curb human trafficking

October 17, 2011 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Malacañang vows government's effort to curb human trafficking 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — Malacanang assured the government’s uncompromising efforts to curb the problem of prostitution and human trafficking through the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the main law enforcement agencies of the country, specifically the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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PALEA holds "Justice Run for PAL Workers"

October 17, 2011 11:21 pm· Comments Off on PALEA holds "Justice Run for PAL Workers" 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) held a "Justice Run for PAL Workers" Monday morning along the stretch of Padre Faura Street in Ermita, Manila.

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President Aquino declares October 21 as special non-working day in Negros Oriental

October 17, 2011 11:21 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino declares October 21 as special non-working day in Negros Oriental 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared Friday, October 21, as a special non-working day in Negros Oriental in celebration of the “Buglasan Festival“.

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Angat Dam's gates remain open

October 17, 2011 11:21 pm· Comments Off on Angat Dam's gates remain open 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The Hydro-Meteorological Division (HMD) of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that Angat Dam has still its three gates opened as its water level continues to recede.

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VP Binay confident U.S. Congress will approve the return of Balangiga Bells to the PHL

October 17, 2011 11:21 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay confident U.S. Congress will approve the return of Balangiga Bells to the PHL 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, Oct. 17 — Vice President Jejomar Binay is optimistic that the United States Congress will decide favorably on a pending resolution returning the Balangiga Bells to the Philippines.

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