Abolition of recall provision of the local government code pushed

June 13, 2012 9:42 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, June 13 — A bill repealing the controversial recall provision of the Local Government Code has been filed at the House of Representatives.

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PHL rises two notches on 2012 Global Peace Index

June 13, 2012 9:42 pm· Comments Off on PHL rises two notches on 2012 Global Peace Index 

MANILA, June 13 – The Philippines was cited among the five most improved countries in the 2012 Global Peace Index (GPI), an annual report on the state of peace in the world by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

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UPDATE: Military says 88 persons missing in Sarangani flashfloods

June 13, 2012 9:42 pm· Comments Off on UPDATE: Military says 88 persons missing in Sarangani flashfloods 

MANILA, June 13 — Eighty-eight persons were reported missing after massive flashfloods, spawned by torrential rains, struck the towns of Glan and Maasim in Sarangani province on Tuesday.

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(UPDATE) 5 dead as passenger-cargo vessel sinks off Palawan

June 13, 2012 9:42 pm· Comments Off on (UPDATE) 5 dead as passenger-cargo vessel sinks off Palawan 

MANILA, June 13 — Five people were killed while 54 others were rescued after a passenger-cargo vessel sank off the northern coast of Palawan Tuesday evening.

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2012 Global Peace Index cites Philippines among five most improved countries

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MANILA, June 15 — The 2012 Global Peace Index citing the Philippines as among the five most improved countries is proof of the Aquino administration's continuing commitment towards improving peace and promoting amity in the country, a Palace official said on Wednesday.

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SC junks 4 petitions vs. purchase of P1.81-B PCOS machines

June 13, 2012 9:42 pm· Comments Off on SC junks 4 petitions vs. purchase of P1.81-B PCOS machines 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, June 13 -– Voting 11-3, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday dismissed the four petitions challenging the validity of the purchase of the P1.81-billion precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from information technology provider Smartmatic.

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Comelec lauds SC ruling on purchase of PCOS machines

June 13, 2012 9:42 pm· Comments Off on Comelec lauds SC ruling on purchase of PCOS machines 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, June 13 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) lauded on Wednesday the ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) supporting its decision to purchase the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to be used in the 2013 mid-term polls.

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SC okays guidelines for release of 2011 SALNs of all justices, judges

June 13, 2012 9:42 pm· Comments Off on SC okays guidelines for release of 2011 SALNs of all justices, judges 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, June 13 – The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Wednesday unanimously approved the guidelines for the release of the 2011 statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALNs) of all the justices and judges of the Judiciary.

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Zubiri hopes Koko to accept UNA decision

June 13, 2012 9:42 pm· Comments Off on Zubiri hopes Koko to accept UNA decision 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 13 — Former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on Wednesday said he will continue to reach out to Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, who decided to run for senator as an independent candidate in the 2013 mid-term elections.

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MARINA suspends fleet operations of Atienza Shipping

June 13, 2012 9:42 pm· Comments Off on MARINA suspends fleet operations of Atienza Shipping 

MANILA, June 13 – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) said it will cancel the certificate of public convenience (CPC) of Atienza Shipping Company if proven to have violated the conditions in its CPC.

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