Malacanang says MNLF will be part of Transition Commission that will draft Bangsamoro Law

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang says MNLF will be part of Transition Commission that will draft Bangsamoro Law 

MANILA, Nov. 5 — The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) will be part of the 15-member Transition Commission that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law, a Palace official said on Monday.

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Recto allows Senate to use his committee report on Sin Tax bill

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Recto allows Senate to use his committee report on Sin Tax bill 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Nov. 5 – To speed up plenary debates on the Sin Tax Bill, Sen. Ralph Recto has allowed Senate committee on ways and means acting chairman Franklin Drilon to adopt Recto’s own committee report.

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Joint fact-finding committees vs. illegal logging, illegal mining created

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Joint fact-finding committees vs. illegal logging, illegal mining created 

MANILA, Nov. 5 — The Departments of Justice (DOJ), Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have created Joint Fact-Finding Committees to handle cases involving illegal logging and illegal mining.

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Presidential polls won't affect US-PHL relations –Palace

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Presidential polls won't affect US-PHL relations –Palace 

MANILA, Nov. 5 — With the upcoming presidential elections in the United States, Malacanang said on Monday that whoever wins, Manila will continue to have healthy working relationship with Washington, D.C.

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Senate okays bill allowing indigent prisoners to post bail

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Senate okays bill allowing indigent prisoners to post bail 

MANILA, Nov. 5 — The Senate approved on Monday a local bill which seeks to allow indigent prisoners facing bailable criminal offenses to post bail without paying bail fees.

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Aquino upbeat over positive results of bilateral meetings in Laos

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Aquino upbeat over positive results of bilateral meetings in Laos 

VIENTIANE, Nov. 5 -– President Benigno S. Aquino III is in high spirits after holding successful separate bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Norway, Switzerland, European Commission and European Council.

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PHL gets support from European countries to improve its aviation standards

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on PHL gets support from European countries to improve its aviation standards 

VIENTIANE, Nov. 5 –- The Philippine bid to raise its standard of aviation safety to conform with requirements set by aviation regulatory bodies got a support from Norway, Switzerland, the European Council and the European Commission, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said Monday.

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Norway, Switzerland, European Council and European Commission join PHL to resolve West Philippine Sea

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Norway, Switzerland, European Council and European Commission join PHL to resolve West Philippine Sea 

VIENTIANE, Oct. 5 -– The European countries of Norway, Switzerland, European Council and European Commission have thrown their support for Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III’s stand to resolve claims on the West Philippine Sea diplomatically and peacefully.

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Philippines, Switzerland agree to fast-track release of compensation to Martial Law victims

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Philippines, Switzerland agree to fast-track release of compensation to Martial Law victims 

VIENTIANE, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nov. 5 -– The Philippines and Switzerland have agreed to work closely together to fast-track the immediate release of compensation funds for Martial Law victims, Presidential Communication and Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said on Monday.

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SC asked to reverse Ombudsman ruling junking P530-M plunder raps vs. ex-President Arroyo, 11 others

November 5, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on SC asked to reverse Ombudsman ruling junking P530-M plunder raps vs. ex-President Arroyo, 11 others 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Nov. 5 — Former Solicitor General Francisco Chavez on Monday filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking the reversal of the ruling of the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) that dismissed the plunder charges against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and 11 others involving the alleged misuse of P530-million fund intended for the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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