Malacanang assures Congress of early disbursements of funds that will benefit Filipinos

November 23, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang assures Congress of early disbursements of funds that will benefit Filipinos 

MANILA, Nov. 23 — Malacanang has assured Congress of early disbursements of government’s funds in programs that will directly benefit the people and empower them to become productive citizens, a Palace official said on Wednesday.

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Senate supports declaration of Nov. 23 as National Day to End Impunity

November 23, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Senate supports declaration of Nov. 23 as National Day to End Impunity 

MANILA, Nov. 23 -– The Senate unanimously approved on Wednesday a resolution expressing its “firm support” for the declaration of November 23 of every year as a National Day to End Impunity in connection with the gruesome massacre of 58 people, including 37 media workers, two years ago in Maguindanao province.

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Lawmakers call for a stop to extrajudicial killings, speedy resolution of Maguindanao massacre

November 23, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Lawmakers call for a stop to extrajudicial killings, speedy resolution of Maguindanao massacre 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 23 — As the Philippines marks the second year of the Maguindanao massacre, lawmakers on Wednesday urged President Benigno Aquino III to order a stop to extrajudicial killings and resolve past cases of murders.

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AFP adjusts CAFGU training methods after Maguindanao massacre

November 23, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on AFP adjusts CAFGU training methods after Maguindanao massacre 

MANILA, Nov. 23 -– The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Wednesday it has adjusted its training of candidates for the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) as a result of the lessons learned from the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre.

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House minority bloc dismisses calls for CGMA to resign as Pampanga rep

November 23, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on House minority bloc dismisses calls for CGMA to resign as Pampanga rep 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 23 — The Minority bloc at the House of Representatives on Wednesday dismissed calls for former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to resign her congressional seat, saying her arrest may still be invalidated by the Supreme Court.

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De Lima: Cases on Maguindanao massacre incident may be segregated

November 23, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on De Lima: Cases on Maguindanao massacre incident may be segregated 

MANILA, Nov. 23 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima said on Wednesday that the cases involving the Maguindanao massacre incident which claimed the lives of more than 50 people may be segregated.

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Malacanang reiterates call to fast track trial of Maguindanao massacre

November 23, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang reiterates call to fast track trial of Maguindanao massacre 

MANILA, Nov. 23 — Malacañang reiterated its call on the judiciary to fast track the trial on the Maguindanao massacre case for the welfare of the victims’ relatives who are still crying for justice two years after the gruesome crime transpired.

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DSWD concludes 4Ps media consultation program

November 23, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on DSWD concludes 4Ps media consultation program 

MANILA, Nov. 23 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman announced on Wednesday the conclusion of the agency's national media consultation forum on its "Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program" (4Ps).

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Cayetano seeks probe on PHL team’s poor performance in SEA Games

November 23, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Cayetano seeks probe on PHL team’s poor performance in SEA Games 

MANILA, Nov. 23 -– Another senator has expressed desire to call for an investigation into the poor sixth place performance of the Philippine team in the recently-concluded 26th Southeast Asian Games in Indonesia.

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6 military officers appointed to key AFP positions

November 23, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on 6 military officers appointed to key AFP positions 

MANILA, Nov. 23 – In pursuit of the military’s credible leadership and dynamism within its ranks, Malacañang has approved the designation of three generals and three other senior officers to key positions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Col. Arnulfo Burgos, AFP Public Affairs Office head, said Wednesday.

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