DepEd sharpens skills of SPED teachers

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm· Comments Off on DepEd sharpens skills of SPED teachers 

MANILA, March 30 – Some 546 Special Education (SPED) teachers and school principals will go on a 27-day intensive summer training to enable them to better attend to the educational needs of gifted children and those with learning disabilities.

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Malacanang assures that crime rate has gone down

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang assures that crime rate has gone down 

MANILA, March 30 — Malacanang assured the people that President Benigno S. Aquino III still has full trust and confidence in the present leadership of the Philippine National Police (PNP) amid recent reports of crime incidents as he cited the substantial decrease in criminality rate in the country.

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Coloma urges all stakeholders to help in addressing power crisis in Mindanao

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm· Comments Off on Coloma urges all stakeholders to help in addressing power crisis in Mindanao 

MANILA, March 30 — Presidential Communications Operation Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio "Sonny" Coloma on Friday urged all stakeholders from government and private sectors to share the burden of ensuring reliable power supply at affordable rates amid power crisis in Mindanao.

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Japan commits P33.6-B for 9 projects under Phl Development Plan 2011-2016

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm· Comments Off on Japan commits P33.6-B for 9 projects under Phl Development Plan 2011-2016 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 30 — Notes for a total of nine Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans and grant-aids amounting to about P33.594 billion (Yen 61.663 billion) were exchanged recently between Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and Japanese Ambassador to Manila Toshinao Urabe.

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AFP to stand on guard as nation commemorates Holy Week

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm· Comments Off on AFP to stand on guard as nation commemorates Holy Week 

MANILA, March 30 – While the rest of the country is busy bonding with their families and commemorating Holy Week, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Col Arnulfo Burgos, Jr., on Friday said that the entire military will be on watch to ensure that nothing untoward will happen during the holidays.

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Bartolome tells policemen: Be on alert in wake of Robinsons Galleria incident

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm· Comments Off on Bartolome tells policemen: Be on alert in wake of Robinsons Galleria incident 

MANILA, March 30 – Philippine National Police (PNP) Director-General Nicanor A. Bartolome has ordered all police regional and district directors to personally supervise ongoing campaigns and operations in their areas of responsibility to prevent the occurrence of incidents like Thursday’s robbery at a busy shopping mall in Quezon City.

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CIDG-SRU nabs two Chinese drug pushers in Malabon, two kilos of shabu seized

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm· Comments Off on CIDG-SRU nabs two Chinese drug pushers in Malabon, two kilos of shabu seized 

MANILA, March 30 – The Criminal Investigation Division-Special Reaction Unit (CIDG-SRU) have arrested two suspected Chinese drug lords and confiscated from them two kilograms of shabu during operations in Malabon Wednesday.

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SSS eases payment of overdue loans for 5.6-M members

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm· Comments Off on SSS eases payment of overdue loans for 5.6-M members 

MANILA, March 30 — About 5.6 million Social Security System (SSS) members can pay their overdue loans at discounted penalties of 50 to 100 percent under a new amnesty program which will open for availment on April 2, a top official said.

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All LGUs to join 'Earth Hour'

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm· Comments Off on All LGUs to join 'Earth Hour' 

MANILA, March 30 – Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo on Friday said that all provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays nationwide will join the rest of the world in the observance of Earth Hour this March 31.

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Bartolome wants re-imposition of death penalty

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm· Comments Off on Bartolome wants re-imposition of death penalty 

MANILA, March 30 – With the series of violent crimes wracking the Metropolis and various parts of the country, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Nicanor Bartolome urged the House of Congress to take a second look on the re-imposition of the death penalty on heinous crime offenders.

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