(Nightlead) Palace extends sympathy to child victim of stray bullet on New Year revelry

January 2, 2013 10:56 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Palace extends sympathy to child victim of stray bullet on New Year revelry 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Malacanang Wednesday extended its "deepest" sympathy to the family of a seven-year old girl from Caloocan City who died due to a stray bullet that hit her head on New Year’s Eve.

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GSIS’ improved database leads to faster loan processing

January 2, 2013 10:56 pm· Comments Off on GSIS’ improved database leads to faster loan processing 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Wednesday said that it has processed up to a maximum of 50,000 emergency loan applications on a daily basis for members affected by typhoon "Pablo", due to a more reliable database and online capabilities of the GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System (GW@PS) kiosks.

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Aquino gov't committed to recover ill-gotten wealth of Marcoses, cronies

January 2, 2013 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Aquino gov't committed to recover ill-gotten wealth of Marcoses, cronies 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — The Aquino administration remains committed to recover the ill-gotten wealth of the family and cronies of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

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Palace: Reds cannot blame themselves so they blame gov't on cutting short of truce

January 2, 2013 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Palace: Reds cannot blame themselves so they blame gov't on cutting short of truce 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Malacanang Wednesday said the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) was just looking for ways to disrupt peace negotiation with the government when it decided to terminate the cease fire between government forces and the rebels, which is supposed to end by Jan. 15.

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(Nightlead) SC tackles PLP's bid for deferment of JAR in criminal raps Jan. 8

January 2, 2013 10:56 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) SC tackles PLP's bid for deferment of JAR in criminal raps Jan. 8 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has ordered the inclusion of the request of the Prosecutors League of the Philippines in the agenda of the SC's first en banc session of the year Jan. 8.

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CA sets oral arguments on Garcia's bid for TRO Jan. 10

January 2, 2013 10:56 pm· Comments Off on CA sets oral arguments on Garcia's bid for TRO Jan. 10 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Jan. 2 — The Court of Appeals did not issue a temporary restraining order on the suspension order against Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia.

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(Nightlead) Malacanang bent on pursuing Marcos' ill-gotten wealth cases

January 2, 2013 10:56 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Malacanang bent on pursuing Marcos' ill-gotten wealth cases 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Malacanang is bent on pursuing the ill-gotten wealth cases against the Marcoses amid the reported proposal to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government.

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Bag-ao appointment as Dinagat caretaker a legislative prerogative — Palace

January 2, 2013 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Bag-ao appointment as Dinagat caretaker a legislative prerogative — Palace 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Malacanang on Wednesday said the appointment of Akbayan party-list Rep. Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao as caretaker of Dinagat Island was entirely a legislative prerogative.

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Escudero saddened by PCGG’s decision to end search for Marcos loot

January 2, 2013 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Escudero saddened by PCGG’s decision to end search for Marcos loot 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Jan. 2 – Sen. Francis Escudero Wednesday expressed disappointment over the Presidential Commission on Good Government’s decision to end its search for the Marcos loot.

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Senators want review of ordinances regulating fireworks

January 2, 2013 10:56 pm· Comments Off on Senators want review of ordinances regulating fireworks 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Jan. 2 – Although the number of victims from New Year’s revelry-related injuries is comparatively lower as against figures last year, some senators said Wednesday there is still a need to review the ordinances through a Senate public hearing.

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