Senate conducts inquiry on PCOS to be used for 2013 elections

June 27, 2012 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Senate conducts inquiry on PCOS to be used for 2013 elections 

MANILA, June 27 – The Senate committee on electoral reforms is set to conduct public hearing on Thursday on the preparation for the country’s only second elections in 2013 using Precint Count Optical Scan (PCOS) and the Consolidated Canvassing System (CCS) machines.

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Gov't to continue assisting residents of Pag-asa Island

June 27, 2012 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Gov't to continue assisting residents of Pag-asa Island 

MANILA, June 27 — The Philippine government said it would continue to provide assistance for the educational needs of the children in Pag-asa Island despite China’s objection, a Palace official said on Wednesday.

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Solon eyes idle gov’t properties for public housing

June 27, 2012 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Solon eyes idle gov’t properties for public housing 

MANILA, June 27 — A party-list representative is urging the government to harness its idle assets — from unproductive land to empty office buildings — for use in community housing for the homeless. 

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Comelec creates committee to address concerns against use of PCOS machines

June 27, 2012 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Comelec creates committee to address concerns against use of PCOS machines 

MANILA, June 27 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is planning to set up a special committee that will address concerns of groups against the use Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in the 2013 polls.

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Santiago prefers ICC over CJ slot

June 27, 2012 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Santiago prefers ICC over CJ slot 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, June 27 -– Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago may likely turn down her nomination as Supreme Court (SC) chief justice in favor of her election as one of the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which, she said, offers higher salaries.

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DFA seeks clarification on return of Chinese vessels to Scarborough Shoal

June 27, 2012 9:46 pm· Comments Off on DFA seeks clarification on return of Chinese vessels to Scarborough Shoal 

MANILA, June 27 — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said it will seek clarification from China regarding the return of its vessels to the lagoon of the Scarborough Shoal off northwestern Philippines, two days after it was reported to have left the contested area.

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De Lima defends NBI's rescue of Myanmarese kid

June 27, 2012 9:46 pm· Comments Off on De Lima defends NBI's rescue of Myanmarese kid 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, June 27 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday defended the action taken by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the rescue of an eight-year-old Myanmarese national in Biñan, Laguna.

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DoLE to set up online drug prevention course

June 27, 2012 9:46 pm· Comments Off on DoLE to set up online drug prevention course 

MANILA, June 27 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will soon offer Filipino workers an online course on drug prevention and abuse in the workplace.

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(Weather Update):

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Storm Signals up in 16 provinces in Northern Luzon

MANILA, June 27 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)on Wednesday raised public storm signals in 16 provinces in Northern Luzon as Tropical Storm “Dindo” maintained its strength and moved closer.

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Palace welcomes reclassification of Ifugao Rice Terraces by World Heritage Committee

June 27, 2012 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Palace welcomes reclassification of Ifugao Rice Terraces by World Heritage Committee 

MANILA, June 27 — The Aquino administration welcomed the decision of the 36th Session of the World Heritage Committee to formally remove the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras from its List of World Heritage in Danger due to improvements in conservation efforts.

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