Comelec can still configure PCOS machines for 13 senators – Drilon

July 6, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Comelec can still configure PCOS machines for 13 senators – Drilon 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, July 6 – Senator Franklin Drilon said on Friday that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) can still configure the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines for 13 senators even without asking International Criminal Court (ICC)-bound Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago to resign.

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Lawmaker urges DepEd to fully implement Child and Youth Welfare Code

July 6, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Lawmaker urges DepEd to fully implement Child and Youth Welfare Code 

MANILA, July 6 – Rep. Winston Castelo (2nd dist., Quezon City, urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to fully implement Presidential Decree 603, or the Child and Youth Welfare Code.

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Comelec may proclaim 13th highest Senate bet in 2013 election

July 6, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Comelec may proclaim 13th highest Senate bet in 2013 election 

MANILA, July 7 – THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it will just proclaim the candidate who got the 13th highest vote for senator in the May 2013 polls.

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Ombudsman orders filing of criminal raps vs. 17 DOF execs in "tax credit scam"

July 6, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman orders filing of criminal raps vs. 17 DOF execs in "tax credit scam" 

MANILA, July 6 – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the filing of criminal charges before the Sandiganbayan against 17 officials of the Department of Finance (DOF) and several private individuals for their involvement in a series of "tax credit scam" from 1993 to 1998.

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Aquino assures Filipinos of homeland security by reducing casualties, property loss from extreme hazard events

July 6, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Aquino assures Filipinos of homeland security by reducing casualties, property loss from extreme hazard events 

MANILA, July 6 — President Benigno S. Aquino III assured Filipinos of homeland security by reducing casualties and property loss from extreme hazard events and building disaster resilient communities in the Philippines.

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Legarda conveys Filipino pride and culture ‘Every Step of the Way’ at reception for Queen of Spain

July 6, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Legarda conveys Filipino pride and culture ‘Every Step of the Way’ at reception for Queen of Spain 

MANILA, July 6 – During the cocktail reception in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sofia’s third visit to the Philippines since 2000, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities, said that pride in the rich Filipino culture and unique heritage was conveyed every step of the way, from the menu to Her Majesty’s guided tour of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino textile galleries.

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PNP-AKG beefs up partnership with civilian anti-crime advocates

July 6, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on PNP-AKG beefs up partnership with civilian anti-crime advocates 

MANILA, July 6 – In line with its efforts to reduce kidnapping incidents in the country, the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) on Friday beefed its partnership with community leaders and stakeholders in the fight against kidnap-for-ransom syndicates.

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MILF general consultations to boost ongoing peace process, says Palace

July 6, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on MILF general consultations to boost ongoing peace process, says Palace 

MANILA, July 6 — Malacanang said it hopes that the Bangsamoro general assembly to be conducted by Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) this weekend will eventually pave the way for the signing of a peace agreement with the Aquino government.

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SC declines to stop ouster of Quezon City barangay chair

July 6, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on SC declines to stop ouster of Quezon City barangay chair 

MANILA, July 6 – The Supreme Court (SC) has declined to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) sought by a barangay chairman in Quezon City who was ordered by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to be removed from office after he lost in an electoral protest filed against him.

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Accident-prone areas of EDSA blessed

July 6, 2012 9:27 pm· Comments Off on Accident-prone areas of EDSA blessed 

MANILA, July 6 –In a bid to rid Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) of road accidents, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority(MMDA) enlisted Friday the help of Catholic priests in blessing accident-prone areas of the highway.

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