Senate okays bill strengthening Anti-Trafficking law

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm· Comments Off on Senate okays bill strengthening Anti-Trafficking law 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 8 – In an effort to stop human trafficking, the Senate approved on Monday on third and final reading a measure which strengthens Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Person Act of 2010.

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PiFA pleads SC to declare Cybercrime Law unconstitutional

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm· Comments Off on PiFA pleads SC to declare Cybercrime Law unconstitutional 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — A group of internet users known as the Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PiFA) on Monday filed before the Supreme Court (SC) a petition seeking to declare as unconstitutional Republic Act No. 10175, otherwise known as the "Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012".

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SC issues guidelines on protection of identities of women, children in rulings on website

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm· Comments Off on SC issues guidelines on protection of identities of women, children in rulings on website 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — The Supreme Court has issued certain guidelines on the protection of identities of women and children in its rulings involving women and children that are posted on its website.

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(Metro News)Calixto cites 2 Pasay cops for honesty

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News)Calixto cites 2 Pasay cops for honesty 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto commended on Monday two city policemen for turning down a bribe offer from a woman whose niece they earlier arrested for possession of illegal drugs.

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Roxas vows: No favoritism in PNP promotions

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm· Comments Off on Roxas vows: No favoritism in PNP promotions 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II vowed on Monday to end favoritism in the promotions of officers in the 148,000-strong Philippine National Police.

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Senate rushing to pass Anti-Money Laundering Act amendment

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm· Comments Off on Senate rushing to pass Anti-Money Laundering Act amendment 

MANILA, Oct. 8 – Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III said on Monday the Senate has to pass the needed amendments which would further strengthen the Anti-Money Laundering Act as required by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

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Tropical storm 'Nina' still far to affect PHL – PAGASA

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm· Comments Off on Tropical storm 'Nina' still far to affect PHL – PAGASA 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — Tropical storm "Nina" is still far to affect the country while the spotted low pressure area has small chance to turn into tropical cyclone, the state weather bureau said.

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NDRRMC on blue alert for tropical storm 'Nina'

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm· Comments Off on NDRRMC on blue alert for tropical storm 'Nina' 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Monday raised a blue alert status in preparation for the possible effects of the tropical storm Nina.

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MILF wants final peace pact 'within Aquino administration'

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm· Comments Off on MILF wants final peace pact 'within Aquino administration' 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 8 — The secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front wants the final peace agreement with the Philippine government be done within the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.

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Int'l NGO hails PHL innovative ways of peacemaking

October 8, 2012 9:09 pm· Comments Off on Int'l NGO hails PHL innovative ways of peacemaking 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Oct. 8 — Conciliation Resources, an independent international non-government organization (NGO) monitoring the Mindanao peace process, has joined the bandwagon in hailing the historic Framework Agreement forged between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) designed to put an end to the long-drawn conflict in southern Philippines.

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