Aquino declares Oct. 19 as special non-working day in Negros Oriental in celebration of its 'Buglasan Festival'

October 5, 2012 9:47 pm· Comments Off on Aquino declares Oct. 19 as special non-working day in Negros Oriental in celebration of its 'Buglasan Festival' 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared Oct. 19, which falls on a Friday, as a special (non-working) day in the province of Negros Oriental in celebration of its "Buglasan Festival."

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Aquino says government has no intentions of curtailing freedom of speech

October 5, 2012 9:47 pm· Comments Off on Aquino says government has no intentions of curtailing freedom of speech 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Friday that his administration is not after curtailing free speech, stressing that the state has an obligation to go after those who defame and infringe on the rights of others.

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President Aquino urges LP members to live by its principle of putting the good of the country above everything

October 5, 2012 9:47 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino urges LP members to live by its principle of putting the good of the country above everything 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga, Oct. 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III urged the new Liberal Party (LP) members to live by the party’s principle of putting the good of the country and people above everything as he encouraged the people to continue working together to ensure a more equipped citizenry and progressive nation.

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Aquino feels confident about appointment of Grace Padaca to the Comelec

October 5, 2012 9:47 pm· Comments Off on Aquino feels confident about appointment of Grace Padaca to the Comelec 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga, Oct. 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said that former Isabela Gov. Maria Gracia Cielo “Grace” Padaca is competent to perform her duties and responsibilities as a commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), considering her vast experience in the politic arena.

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Power interruption to hit parts of Bohol, Negros, Nueva Ecija, Aurora Province

October 5, 2012 9:47 pm· Comments Off on Power interruption to hit parts of Bohol, Negros, Nueva Ecija, Aurora Province 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Power transmission operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has issued notices of the scheduled shutdown of some of its transmission facilities in the Visayas and Luzon.

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Palace hails Leni Robredo's decision to run in 3rd District of CamSur

October 5, 2012 9:47 pm· Comments Off on Palace hails Leni Robredo's decision to run in 3rd District of CamSur 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Malacanang on Friday hailed lawyer Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo, widow of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, for deciding to run as representative in the 3rd District of Camarines Sur.

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Let's give Cybercrime Prevention Act a chance — Belmonte

October 5, 2012 9:47 pm· Comments Off on Let's give Cybercrime Prevention Act a chance — Belmonte 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has urged those opposing the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 to give the new law a chance.

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84 senatorial bets filed COCs for 2013 polls

October 5, 2012 9:47 pm· Comments Off on 84 senatorial bets filed COCs for 2013 polls 

By Janice M. Cave

MANILA, Oct. 5 — A total of 84 senatorial bets have filed their certificates of candidacy(COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as the filing of COCs ended Friday.

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CIDG to seek help from DFA, Interpol in tracking down ex-PGMA's co-accused in plunder raps

October 5, 2012 9:47 pm· Comments Off on CIDG to seek help from DFA, Interpol in tracking down ex-PGMA's co-accused in plunder raps 

MANILA, Oct. 5 -– The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) will be seeking the assistance of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the International Police (Interpol) in locating former officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) now wanted for plunder case before the Sandiganbayan.

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"Kimona ni Lola" highlights Elderly Week celebration

October 5, 2012 9:47 pm· Comments Off on "Kimona ni Lola" highlights Elderly Week celebration 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — "Don't get angry easily, have enough sleep, eat a balanced diet, avoid dairy products and take your vitamins."

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