La Union Customs officer, 3 brokers face graft raps fortechnical smuggling of P20.7M worth of fertilizer

March 11, 2012 12:16 am· Comments Off on La Union Customs officer, 3 brokers face graft raps fortechnical smuggling of P20.7M worth of fertilizer 

MANILA, March 9 – A lady Customs officer is facing preliminary investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman for her alleged involvement in a highly irregular importation of fertilizers into the country which were not accordingly imposed with customs taxes and duties.

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Villar files bill making election service voluntary for teachers

March 11, 2012 12:16 am· Comments Off on Villar files bill making election service voluntary for teachers 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 10 – Recognizing the dedication of the public school teachers to serve the nation, Senator Manny Villar has filed a bill making election service voluntary for public school teachers and other citizens.

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PAF to train new Sokol chopper pilots (Feature)

March 11, 2012 12:16 am· 1 Comment 

By Ben Cal

AIR FORCE CITY, Clark, Pampanga, March 10 – Six helicopter pilots of the Philippines Air Force (PAF) who underwent a two-month training in Poland to fly the newly- acquired W-3A Sokol combat utility helicopters, will form the core group of pilot-instructors who will train incoming PAF Sokol pilots.

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AFP calls NPA slaying of Fil-Swiss trader a 'barbaric act'

March 11, 2012 12:16 am· Comments Off on AFP calls NPA slaying of Fil-Swiss trader a 'barbaric act' 

MANILA, March 10 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Saturday branded the New People's Army (NPA)admission to the slaying of Fil-Swiss trader and plantation owner as a "barbaric act".

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Rise in number of female Filipino managers, a good news, Palace says

March 11, 2012 12:16 am· Comments Off on Rise in number of female Filipino managers, a good news, Palace says 

MANILA, March 10 – A global ranking, showing more Filipino women occupying senior business posts compared to other countries, is something to be proud of, a Palace official said on Saturday.

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Palace defends VAT on oil

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MANILA, March 10 – Malacanang defended the imposition of value added tax (VAT) on oil, saying removing the measures will impact on government programs that help the poor.

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DILG bans photos, names of local officials on Pantawid Pamilya streamers

March 11, 2012 12:16 am· Comments Off on DILG bans photos, names of local officials on Pantawid Pamilya streamers 

MANILA, March 10 – The Department of the Interior and Local Government is prohibiting the display of photos and names of local government officials in posters or streamers, particularly in the announcements of activities related to the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program (4Ps).

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'Bayanihan' spirit propelling lives of GK Dreamland settlers (Feature)

March 11, 2012 12:16 am· Comments Off on 'Bayanihan' spirit propelling lives of GK Dreamland settlers (Feature) 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Bulacan, March 10 – Former squatter families living along Makati City's creeks, river banks, under bridges and vacant private or government lots have been given a fresh start at life in their new homes at Gawad Kalinga Dreamland, a 3.2-hectare relocation site in Barangay Kaypian in this city of Bulacan province.

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Corona panel mum on strategy at resumption of impeachment trial on Monday

March 11, 2012 12:16 am· Comments Off on Corona panel mum on strategy at resumption of impeachment trial on Monday 

MANILA, March 10 – Chief Justice Renato Corona’s defense panel remains tight-lipped about its strategy when his impeachment trial resumes on Monday.

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Security at V. Luna still normal despite confinement of Andal Sr.

March 11, 2012 12:16 am· Comments Off on Security at V. Luna still normal despite confinement of Andal Sr. 

MANILA, March 10 — Security situation at the V. Luna Hospital remains normal despite the confinement there on Friday of former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr., one of the prime suspects in the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre.

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