PIME missionaries vow to continue work in Mindanao

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on PIME missionaries vow to continue work in Mindanao 

MANILA, Oct. 26 — Despite the killing of one of their colleagues recently, Italian missionaries of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) remain unfazed and vowed to continue working in southern Philippines.

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SC justice underscores importance of the Hague Conference

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on SC justice underscores importance of the Hague Conference 

MANILA, Oct. 26 — Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Arturo Brion underscored on Wednesday the importance of the Hague Conference in his opening remarks at the 4th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference: The Work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (AP4 HCCH).

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Senators belittle rumor of destabilization

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Senators belittle rumor of destabilization 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 26 – Several senators belittled on Wednesday the rumor of destabilization, saying it would not succeed due to the sincerity of President Benigno Aquino III to solve the situation in Mindanao following the killing of 19 soldiers in Basilan encounter last week.

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(Metro News) MMDA puts cigarette bins on designated smoking areas

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA puts cigarette bins on designated smoking areas 

MANILA, Oct. 26 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has started putting up cigarette bins along major thoroughfares where smokers can smoke and throw away their cigarette butts.

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PHL highlights importance of the Hague Conference in unification of rules of private int’l law

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on PHL highlights importance of the Hague Conference in unification of rules of private int’l law 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, Oct. 26 — The Philippines highlighted the importance of the Hague Conference in the unification of the rules of private international law at the opening ceremonies Wednesday of the 4th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Makati City.

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Drilon endorses Lanto as ARMM OIC-governor

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Drilon endorses Lanto as ARMM OIC-governor 

MANILA, Oct. 26 — Given the enormity of the governance problems that needed to be fixed in the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Senator Franklin Drilon on Wednesday urged Malacanang to appoint a “reformer” as officer-in-charge (OIC)-governor “who also possesses the combined skills of a diplomat, a graft-busting prosecutor and effective manager-bureaucrat.”

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De Lima refers case of missing P455-M ice-making machines to Ombudsman

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on De Lima refers case of missing P455-M ice-making machines to Ombudsman 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Oct. 26 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima has referred to the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) the request of a militant fisherfolk group seeking an investigation into the missing P455-million worth of ice-making machines.

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China paper's comments on Spratlys row ‘irresponsible,’ says DFA chief

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on China paper's comments on Spratlys row ‘irresponsible,’ says DFA chief 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, Oct. 26 — Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday described as "irresponsible" comments made by a Chinese newspaper on the territorial dispute among China and some of its Southeast Asian neighbors, including the Philippines, over portions of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

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Biazon starts streamlining Bureau of Customs personnel; removes non-organic, redundant positions

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Biazon starts streamlining Bureau of Customs personnel; removes non-organic, redundant positions 

MANILA, Oct. 26 — Customs Commisioner Ruffy Biazon has started to implement reform programs starting with the Bureau's personnel.

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FVR says 'war is not an option'

October 26, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on FVR says 'war is not an option' 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Oct. 26 – “War is not an option.”

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