Aquino finds inconsistencies in Quezon shootout

January 9, 2013 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Aquino finds inconsistencies in Quezon shootout 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 9 — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said there were inconsistencies in the report on the shootout incident in Quezon province over the weekend that left 13 persons, including uniformed men, dead.

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(Update) LPA continues to bring heavy rains in Mindanao -PAGASA

January 9, 2013 11:31 pm· Comments Off on (Update) LPA continues to bring heavy rains in Mindanao -PAGASA 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned of possible flashfloods and landslides in Mindanao as the low pressure area (LPA) near General Santos City is expected to dump moderate to heavy rains over the region.

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500,000 Catholic devotees in PHL capital join Black Nazarene procession

January 9, 2013 11:31 pm· Comments Off on 500,000 Catholic devotees in PHL capital join Black Nazarene procession 

By The Philippines News Agency

MANILA, Jan 9 – Hundreds of thousands of devotees of Manila’s Black Nazarene breezed through the capital under cloudy skies in an impressive display of faith and religious commitment to a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ many believe has astounding powers.

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Enrile explains P30-M given to fellow senators for Xmas

January 9, 2013 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Enrile explains P30-M given to fellow senators for Xmas 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Jan. 9 — Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile broke his silence on the alleged P30 million Christmas gift he released for fellow senators, clarifying that money was intended for maintenance and other operating expenses and not to bribe his colleagues to retain the Senate presidency.

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PHL-Japan to discuss infrastructure projects, Manila acquisition of coast guard vessels during Japanese FM visit

January 9, 2013 11:31 pm· Comments Off on PHL-Japan to discuss infrastructure projects, Manila acquisition of coast guard vessels during Japanese FM visit 

MANILA, Jan. 9 –- Major infrastructure projects and a Philippine plan to acquire 10 coast guard vessels from Japan would be among the highlights of the meeting between Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday.

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Aquino nixes imposing total gun ban

January 9, 2013 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Aquino nixes imposing total gun ban 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said he doesn’t favor imposing a total gun ban in the country.

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(Nightlead) Aquino favors increased penalty vs gun violators

January 9, 2013 11:31 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Aquino favors increased penalty vs gun violators 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 9 — Calling the proposal for a total gun ban a "knee jerk reaction", President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he would prefer a new law increasing the penalties against gun violators.

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De Lima orders probe of Marantan's background

January 9, 2013 11:31 pm· 2 Comments 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima Wednesday ordered the investigation on the background of police Supt. Hansel Marantan.

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Ombudsman affirms resolution to criminally charge DBP execs

January 9, 2013 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman affirms resolution to criminally charge DBP execs 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Jan. 9 — The Office of the Ombudsman has upheld its resolution ordering the filing of two criminal charges against Development Bank of the Philippines officers.

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Over 1000 Nazarene 'traslacion' devotees receive first-aid from Red Cross

January 9, 2013 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Over 1000 Nazarene 'traslacion' devotees receive first-aid from Red Cross 

By Azer Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 9 — About 1428 devotees who joined the Black Nazarene procession were assisted by health volunteers from the Philippine Red Cross as of 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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