President Aquino updates Robredo family in Naga

August 20, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino updates Robredo family in Naga 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III on Monday personally flew to Naga City, Camarines Sur to personally update the family of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo on the progress of the search-and-rescue operation for the missing government official and the two civilian pilots with him.

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Search, rescue operations for missing DILG Secretary Robredo remains top concern of President Aquino

August 20, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Search, rescue operations for missing DILG Secretary Robredo remains top concern of President Aquino 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III remains "very concerned" on the plight of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo whose chartered plane he took with three others to Naga City from Cebu City crashed off the coastal waters of Masbate City on Saturday, Transportation and Communications Secretary Manual Roxas II said on Monday.

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'Igme' intensifies into typhoon; won't make landfall in PHL –PAGASA

August 20, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on 'Igme' intensifies into typhoon; won't make landfall in PHL –PAGASA 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Tropical storm "Igme" (international name: Tembin) intensified into a typhoon as it continued to move northward slowly off extreme Northern Luzon Monday afternoon, the state weather bureau said.

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'Igme' may intensify into typhoon; another tropical depression to enter PHL on Wednesday –PAGASA

August 20, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on 'Igme' may intensify into typhoon; another tropical depression to enter PHL on Wednesday –PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Tropical storm “Igme” (international name: Tembin) continues to intensify and may become a typhoon within the day even as another tropical depression is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, the state weather bureau said Monday noon.

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MMDA deploys 120 personnel to assist flood-affected communities outside metropolis

August 20, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on MMDA deploys 120 personnel to assist flood-affected communities outside metropolis 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino Monday deployed 120 people to help the affected communities outside the metropolis due to monsoon rains.

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SC junks Nograles' petition vs. Duterte

August 20, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on SC junks Nograles' petition vs. Duterte 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by former House Speaker Prospero Nograles against the Commission on Elections after it turned down his election protest against Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, daughter of incumbent Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

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Pilot of ill-fated SF-260 recovered off Bataan waters- PCG

August 20, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Pilot of ill-fated SF-260 recovered off Bataan waters- PCG 

MANILA, Aug. 20 — More than three months since the ill-fated Aermacchi SF-260 trainer plane went missing last May 18 while on a training flight, fishermen passing through the waters off Corregidor and Bataan fished the body of one of the two missing pilots, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Monday.

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Cayetano calls ‘cheap shots’ bribery charge on RH bill

August 20, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Cayetano calls ‘cheap shots’ bribery charge on RH bill 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Senator Pia Cayetano on Monday described as "cheap shots" an accusation that she was bribed by multi-national companies to push for the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill.

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Foreign diver finds debris at the crash site of Robredo’s ill-fated plane

August 20, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Foreign diver finds debris at the crash site of Robredo’s ill-fated plane 

MANILA, Aug. 20 -– Foreign diver Matthew Reed of Evolution Resort from Malapasqua Island in Cebu found debris at the crash site of the Piper Seneca plane carrying Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo and two pilots in the waters off Masbate City last Saturday afternoon.

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Lawmakers say Robredo a foremost practitioner of 'daang matuwid'

August 20, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Lawmakers say Robredo a foremost practitioner of 'daang matuwid' 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 20 — Two days after the plane carrying Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo crashed in the waters off Masbate, lawmakers on Monday hoped for his survival and that of his two companions.

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