From a peak of 25,600 in 1986, NPA fighters down to about 4,000 today – AFP (Feature)

March 28, 2012 12:59 am· Comments Off on From a peak of 25,600 in 1986, NPA fighters down to about 4,000 today – AFP (Feature) 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, March 27 — From a formidable fighting force of 25,600 in 1986, the number of New People’s Army (NPA) rebel fighters was down to about 4,000 at the end of February 2012 as the military reported the clearing of 23 provinces formerly infested by communist rebels.

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Balikatan amphibious raid exercises set in waters off Palawan

March 28, 2012 12:59 am· Comments Off on Balikatan amphibious raid exercises set in waters off Palawan 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 27 — An amphibious raid exercises in waters off Palawan on April 24 are among the activities opened to media of the 28th combined exercises for “Balikatan” scheduled from April 16 to 27.

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PN, VPN sign 'personnel interaction pact' for Spratlys

March 28, 2012 12:59 am· Comments Off on PN, VPN sign 'personnel interaction pact' for Spratlys 

MANILA, March 27 — The Philippine Navy (PN) and the Vietnam People's Navy (VPN) signed early this month a standard operating procedure (SOP) regarding personnel interaction at the vicinity of Southeast Cay and Northeast Cay at the Spratlys Chain.

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DOTC launches 'Ligtas Byahe: Kwaresma'

March 28, 2012 12:59 am· Comments Off on DOTC launches 'Ligtas Byahe: Kwaresma' 

MANILA, March 27 — Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday launched “Ligtas Byahe: Kwaresma” as part of its continuing program to ensure travelers have a convenient, affordable, reliable, and safe travel experience this Lenten season.

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Former AFP chief Fabian Ver, et al. deprived of procedural due process in damages case — SC

March 28, 2012 12:59 am· Comments Off on Former AFP chief Fabian Ver, et al. deprived of procedural due process in damages case — SC 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, March 27 – The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Fabian Ver and other subordinate AFP officers were deprived of procedural due process in a case for damages filed by former military detainees.

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BIR not harassing Pacquiao — Purisima

March 28, 2012 12:59 am· Comments Off on BIR not harassing Pacquiao — Purisima 

MANILA, March 27 – Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima on Tuesday clarified that the government is not harassing world boxing-icon Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao when a case was filed against him for his failure to heed summons for tax documents.

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PHL, Kuwait sign multi-sectoral agreements

March 28, 2012 12:59 am· Comments Off on PHL, Kuwait sign multi-sectoral agreements 

MANILA, March 27 — The Philippines and Kuwait have signed three agreements and one executive program to further strengthen cooperation in various fields, with President Benigno S. Aquino III and His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah witnessing the ceremony.

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SC upholds CA ruling reversing damages award vs. Lacson, et al

March 28, 2012 12:59 am· Comments Off on SC upholds CA ruling reversing damages award vs. Lacson, et al 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, March 27 — The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the 2003 ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) reversing the award for damages against Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson and several others stemming from alleged torture incidents during the Martial Law regime.

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TUCP files petition for P86 wage hike in CALABARZON

March 28, 2012 12:59 am· Comments Off on TUCP files petition for P86 wage hike in CALABARZON 

MANILA, March 27 – The Trade Union of the Philippines (TUCP) on Tuesday has filed a petition at the wage board requesting the regulatory body to add P86 to the basic minimum pay in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces (CALABARZON).

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March 28, 2012 12:59 am· Comments Off on Updated 

DILG alerts all attached agencies for Holy Week

MANILA, March 27 – With the Holy Week rush about to begin in four days time, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo on Tuesday has instructed all its attached units which includes the Philippines National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) to alert all their men for all eventualities this holiday.

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