Bill encouraging IPs participation in the civil registration system gets House okay

September 28, 2012 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Bill encouraging IPs participation in the civil registration system gets House okay 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill providing for a culture-sensitive civil registration system for indigenous peoples (IPs).

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President Aquino appoints new gov't officials

September 28, 2012 10:21 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino appoints new gov't officials 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new officials in the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

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CIDG neutralizes two crime gangs in Agusan Del Sur, Bataan operations

September 28, 2012 10:21 pm· Comments Off on CIDG neutralizes two crime gangs in Agusan Del Sur, Bataan operations 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) have busted two criminal gangs during separate operations in Agusan Del Sur and Bataan early this week.

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Gatdula fails to attend DOJ probe

September 28, 2012 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Gatdula fails to attend DOJ probe 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — Former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Magtanggol Gatdula failed to appear before the preliminary investigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Friday in connection with the kidnapping and serious illegal detention cases filed against him.

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Comelec to candidates: Control supporters during the filing of COCs

September 28, 2012 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to candidates: Control supporters during the filing of COCs 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reminded candidates who will be filing their certificates of candidacy (COCs) next week for the May 2013 polls to control their supporters to avoid untoward incidents.

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Ombudsman orders filing of graft raps vs. ex-PNP chief, 7 others

September 28, 2012 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman orders filing of graft raps vs. ex-PNP chief, 7 others 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of graft charges against retired Philippine National Police Director General Jesus Verzosa and seven other PNP officers before the Sandiganbayan for the anomalous purchase of 75 defective police rubber boats in 2008.

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Malacanang says Coco Levy Task Force to come up with recommendations following SC ruling

September 28, 2012 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang says Coco Levy Task Force to come up with recommendations following SC ruling 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — The Presidential Task Force on the Coco Levy Fund (PTFCL) will reconvene on Oct. 5 to finalize its recommendation to President Benigno S. Aquino III following a recent ruling of the Supreme Court on the contested coco levy funds, a Malacanang official said on Friday.

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NPA must surrender Davao blast suspects, says peace talks monitoring team

September 28, 2012 10:21 pm· Comments Off on NPA must surrender Davao blast suspects, says peace talks monitoring team 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — The government committee tasked to monitor the peace negotiations with communist guerrillas has denounced the refusal of the New People’s Army (NPA) to surrender the suspects behind the grenade attack in Paquibato District, Davao City that injured 47 persons, mostly children.

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Presidential task force on coco levy to convene Oct. 5

September 28, 2012 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Presidential task force on coco levy to convene Oct. 5 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 28 — With the Supreme Court final ruling on the coconut levy fund, Malacanang Friday said the Presidential Task Force on Coco Levy will convene on Oct 5 to discuss the recommendations.

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President Aquino assures Filipinos of gov't commitment to address corruption, cleanse bureaucracy

September 28, 2012 10:21 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino assures Filipinos of gov't commitment to address corruption, cleanse bureaucracy 

MANILA, Sept. 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III assured the Filipino citizenry of the government’s unyielding efforts to address corruption and cleanse the bureaucracy as he bared the administration’s long-term programs focused on the delivery of basic services and ensuring the safety of the people.

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