SC looks forward to “perfect, flawless Bar exams”

October 3, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on SC looks forward to “perfect, flawless Bar exams” 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Martin S. Villarama, Jr. has ordered the Bar watchers, headwatchers, supervisors and superintendents to strictly follow the rules in the conduct of the Bar exams on Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2012 at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in España, Manila.

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Hagedorn files COC for Senate seat

October 3, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on Hagedorn files COC for Senate seat 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn is seeking a senatorial seat in the 2013 mid-term elections after filing his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) on Wednesday at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Intramuros, Manila.

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(UPDATE) MGB grants Philex's request for 7-day extension

October 3, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on (UPDATE) MGB grants Philex's request for 7-day extension 

MANILA, Oct.3 — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) on Wednesday afternoon granted the request of Philex Mining Corp. for a seven-day extension of a deadline to submit its comments on the penalty the government imposed because of the tailings leak at the company's Padcal mine.

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NPC denounces Manila police official for threatening reporter/columnist

October 3, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on NPC denounces Manila police official for threatening reporter/columnist 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — The National Press Club (NPC) is denouncing the chief of personnel (D1) of the Manila Police District (MPD) for allegedly threatening a veteran police reporter and columnist who questioned the officer’s promotion.

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(Update) Storm signals up in Zambales, Bataan –PAGASA

October 3, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on (Update) Storm signals up in Zambales, Bataan –PAGASA 

MANILA, Oct. 1 — Public storm warning signal no. 1 was raised over the provinces of Zambales and Bataan as tropical storm “Marce” maintains its strength as it moves slowly closer to these areas, the state weather bureau said.

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De Lima says nothing unconstitutional with Cybercrime Law

October 3, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on De Lima says nothing unconstitutional with Cybercrime Law 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday said there is nothing unconstitutional about the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

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AFP confident Mindanao conflict will be put to an end

October 3, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on AFP confident Mindanao conflict will be put to an end 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday expressed confidence that the government will be able to broker a peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and put an end to the almost 50 years conflict in some areas of Mindanao.

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PAGASA issues Yellow rainfall advisory in Metro Manila

October 3, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on PAGASA issues Yellow rainfall advisory in Metro Manila 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued yellow rainfall advisory in Metro Manila at 8:30 a.m Wednesday.

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No violence recorded for COC filing period, AFP says

October 3, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on No violence recorded for COC filing period, AFP says 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — Col. Arnulfo M. Burgos Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson, said on Wednesday the military has not recorded any violent incident related to the ongoing filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the midterm elections next year.

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ADB exec: No worries in PPP projects bidding delay

October 3, 2012 9:54 pm· Comments Off on ADB exec: No worries in PPP projects bidding delay 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Oct 3. — An official of the Asian Development Bank does not fault the Aquino administration for the delay in the bidding of projects under the public-private partnership initiative saying ensuring that these are not mired with corruption is more important.

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