Reconciliation of 2 feuding political clans in Basilan a big step towards peace

June 7, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Reconciliation of 2 feuding political clans in Basilan a big step towards peace 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, June 7 -– Two feuding political families in Basilan have reconciled.

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Ex-President Arroyo not yet off the hook, says De Lima

June 7, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Ex-President Arroyo not yet off the hook, says De Lima 

MANILA, June 7 -– Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Thursday said that former President and now Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is not yet off the hook even if the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) dismissed the graft and bribery case against her.

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Honasan signs bank waiver on bank accounts

June 7, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Honasan signs bank waiver on bank accounts 

MANILA, June 7 -– In the name of transparency, Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan II said on Thursday he has already signed a waiver allowing the Office of the Ombudsman to open his bank accounts “for exclusive and sole purpose” like formal investigation.

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Senator Lugar hails President Aquino's official working visit to U.S.

June 7, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Senator Lugar hails President Aquino's official working visit to U.S. 

WASHINGTON D.C., June 7 — United States Senator Richard Lugar hailed President Benigno S. Aquino III's official working visit to the United States as a "noteworthy benchmark" in Philippine-US relations.

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Aquino arrives in Washington D.C.; Meeting with Obama, Clinton, American Senators and businessmen tops list of engagements in U.S. official working visit

June 7, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Aquino arrives in Washington D.C.; Meeting with Obama, Clinton, American Senators and businessmen tops list of engagements in U.S. official working visit 

WASHINGTON D.C., June 7 — President Benigno. S. Aquino III arrived here on Wednesday evening (June 6, Washington D. C time) on board a Philippine Airlines flight PR001 at the Andrews Air Force Base for a three-day official working visit upon the invitation of United States President Barack Obama.

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Malacanang reaffirms position to speed up trial of Maguindanao massacre

June 7, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang reaffirms position to speed up trial of Maguindanao massacre 

MANILA, June 7 — Malacanang reaffirmed its position to speed up the trial of the Maguindanao massacre case which took place in 2009, killing over 50 people, as it underscored the importance of observing due process in efforts to render justice to the victims through the course of the judicial process.

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Palace expects PHL to pass Financial Action Task Force scrutiny

June 7, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Palace expects PHL to pass Financial Action Task Force scrutiny 

MANILA, June 7 — Malacanang hopes that the passage of the two bills related to money laundering by the Senate would be a substantial compliance to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for the country to avoid being blacklisted by the international body.

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House okays 'Data Privacy Act of 2012'

June 7, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on House okays 'Data Privacy Act of 2012' 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 7 — The House of Representatives passed on third and final reading late Wednesday evening the proposed "Data Privacy Act of 2012" before it went into sine die adjournment.

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De Lima accuses Comelec of favoring Abalos

June 7, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on De Lima accuses Comelec of favoring Abalos 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, June 7 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Thursday said that the Commission on Election (Comelec) does not appear keen on pinning down its former head, Benjamin Abalos Sr., on the rigging of the 2007 senatorial elections.

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Enrile: Maintaining a balance amid trials and triumphs

June 7, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Enrile: Maintaining a balance amid trials and triumphs 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, June 7 — Recognizing that the second regular session has so far been the most challenging period in the 15th Congress, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile thanked on Wednesday night the hundreds of Senate employees for working tirelessly to ensure that the smooth flow of legislative work continued despite the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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