ARMM general voters' registration peaceful – PNP chief

July 9, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on ARMM general voters' registration peaceful – PNP chief 

MANILA, July 9 – Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Nicanor Bartolome on Monday said that the ongoing general voters' registration at the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has remained free from untoward incidents.

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No negotiation with group holding Al Arabiya news team – Robredo

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MANILA, July 9 – Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo on Monday said that the government is not holding any talks or negotiations with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) that holds Al Arabiya Southeast Asia bureau chief Baker Abdulla Atyani and his two Filipino assistants captives.

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BJMP doing everything it can to secure PHL jails — Mamaril

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MANILA, July 9 – As the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology celebrated its 21st anniversary on Monday, BJMP officer-in-charge Chief Supt. Diony D. Mamaril said they are doing all they can to secure all the country's jails and bring genuine reformation to all their detainees.

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Ombudsman suspends 2 Quezon City dads

MANILA, July 9 – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the preventive suspension of Quezon City Councilors Francisco Calalay, Jr. and Roderick Paulate, and liaison officers Flordeliza Alvarez and Vicente Bajamunde, in connection with the administrative case filed against them for allegedly hiring "ghost employees."

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(UPDATE)Shallow LPA spotted in Palawan – PAGASA

July 9, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on (UPDATE)Shallow LPA spotted in Palawan – PAGASA 

MANILA, July 9 — A shallow low pressure area (SLPA)was spotted in Palawan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)said on Monday afternoon.

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ITCZ to bring rains over parts of PHL –PAGASA

July 9, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on ITCZ to bring rains over parts of PHL –PAGASA 

MANILA, July 9 — Rainshowers and thunderstorms are still expected to fall over some parts of the country despite the absence of any weather disturbance outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the weather bureau said on Monday.

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Aquino's suspension of Kalinga's Baac affirms govt's commitment to protect media persons

July 9, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on Aquino's suspension of Kalinga's Baac affirms govt's commitment to protect media persons 

MANILA, July 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III's decision to suspend Kalinga Gov. Jocel Baac for assaulting last year a commentator of government-run Radyo ng Bayan DzRK-Tabuk affirms the government’s commitment to protect members of media, a Palace official said Monday.

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OSG asks for extension to file comment on JBC composition

July 9, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on OSG asks for extension to file comment on JBC composition 

MANILA, July 9 – The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) has asked the Supreme Court (SC) for an extension of the period to file its comment on the composition of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

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POEA: Hiring of seafarers in Luneta illegal

July 9, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on POEA: Hiring of seafarers in Luneta illegal 

MANILA, July 9 – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has reiterated that recruitment of seafarers in Rizal Park is illegal.

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Government says new mining policy is consistent with national laws

July 9, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on Government says new mining policy is consistent with national laws 

MANILA, July 9 — The new mining policy aims to ensure that the ordinances issued by the local government units (LGUs) are consistent with the national laws with regard to mining, said Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje.

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