SC asks for more time to resolve petition vs. RH Law

January 8, 2013 11:26 pm· Comments Off on SC asks for more time to resolve petition vs. RH Law 

MANILA, Jan. 8 — The Supreme Court en banc Tuesday asked for more time to resolve the petition questioning the controversial Reproductive Health Law.

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Gun owner in Nicole killing known, identity not disclosed

January 8, 2013 11:26 pm· Comments Off on Gun owner in Nicole killing known, identity not disclosed 

MANILA, Jan. 8 — The suspect who owns the gun from where the stray bullet was fired that killed Stephanie Nicole Ella during the New Year revelry will be arrested this week.

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(Update) Aquino tasks NBI as lead agency in Quezon shootout probe

January 8, 2013 11:26 pm· Comments Off on (Update) Aquino tasks NBI as lead agency in Quezon shootout probe 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 8 — President Benigno Aquino III has tasked the National Investigation (NBI) to be the sole investigative agency in the shootout incident in Quezon province on Sunday that killed 13 persons.

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DSWD supports bill on drug prevention in schools

January 8, 2013 11:26 pm· Comments Off on DSWD supports bill on drug prevention in schools 

MANILA , Jan. 8 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) strongly supports House Bill No. 2377, otherwise known as “Youth Drug Abuse Resistance Education and Prevention Program (Y-DARE) Act.”

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UNHCR, PAO sign MOU on refugees' access to free legal aid

January 8, 2013 11:26 pm· Comments Off on UNHCR, PAO sign MOU on refugees' access to free legal aid 

MANILA, Jan. 8 — Refugees can now have access to free legal assistance, thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding signed Tuesday by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Public Attorney’s Office.

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SC suspends partly judicial affidavit rule

January 8, 2013 11:26 pm· Comments Off on SC suspends partly judicial affidavit rule 

MANILA, Jan. 8 — The Supreme Court (SC) did not suspend the implementation of the Judicial Affidavit Rule (JAR) as prosecutors wanted but allowed the use of sworn statements in the prosecution of criminal cases, instead of the judicial affidavit.

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(Nightlead) Aquino, Japanese FM to discuss new foreign policy directives

January 8, 2013 11:26 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Aquino, Japanese FM to discuss new foreign policy directives 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 8 — President Benigno Aquino III and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, scheduled to make a courtesy call in Malacanang at 1 p.m. Wednesday, will be discussing new foreign policy directives.

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(Lead) LPA continues to bring rains in Mindanao

January 8, 2013 11:26 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) LPA continues to bring rains in Mindanao 

MANILA, Jan. 8 — While still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the low pressure area (LPA) continues to bring rains in Mindanao, the state weather bureau said.

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Superbody on EJK, enforced disappearances, HR violations meet Tuesday

January 8, 2013 11:26 pm· Comments Off on Superbody on EJK, enforced disappearances, HR violations meet Tuesday 

MANILA, Jan. 8 — A general meeting of the high-level inter-agency committee on extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and other grave violations in the right to life and liberty was held Tuesday at the Dept. of Justice.

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New SSS branch clinics enhance delivery of medical services

January 8, 2013 11:26 pm· Comments Off on New SSS branch clinics enhance delivery of medical services 

MANILA, Jan. 8 — The Social Security System (SSS) simultaneously opened 54 branch clinics in strategic locations in the country on January 7, 2013 to ensure effective delivery of medical services to members and SSS employees.

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