Davao worker groups benefit from DOLE’s P750-K livelihood assistance

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — The Department of Labor on Employment (DOLE) has given assistance to 220 workers from three organizations in Davao region victimized by crises or calamities.

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Aquino urges CIDG to remain committed to quest for truth and justice

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) to remain committed to the quest for truth and justice and to securing the rule of law.

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CA upholds dismissal of Mendoza, 4 others

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm· Comments Off 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Jan. 14 — The Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal from the service of the late Senior Insp. Rolando Mendoza and four others for grave misconduct when they extorted money and forced a chef to swallow "shabu" in 2010.

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President Aquino greets Tarlaquenos celebrating 2nd Melting Pot Festival

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III extended his greeting on Monday to the people of the city of Tarlac who are celebrating the 2nd Melting Pot Festival.

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PHL Embassy denies inaction in case of Louisiana offshore oil workers

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm· Comments Off 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Jan. 14 –- The Philippines' top envoy to Washington Monday told a New York-based Filipino community organization to get its facts straight before accusing the government of neglecting Filipino offshore oil workers allegedly exploited by an American company in Louisiana.

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Pimentel wants to review Senate finances amid ‘cash gifts’ controversy

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm· Comments Off 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Jan. 14 – While saying nothing is illegal in the distribution of cash gifts to senators, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said he would still use the controversy as opportunity to push for his original plan to review the Senate finances.

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Revilla files resolution calling for probe on Atimonan incident

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm· Comments Off 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Jan. 14 – Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. Monday filed a Senate resolution urging the appropriate committees to conduct an inquiry into the shooting incident that killed 13 people last Jan 6.

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Northeast monsoon, cold front affecting Eastern Luzon, Visayas

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Monday the tail-end of a cold font continued affecting Eastern Visayas while the northeast monsoon swept Eastern Luzon.

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Comelec willing to wait for SC to issue ruling on party-list given SQAOs

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — The Commission on Elections said it will wait for the decision of the Supreme Court on the cases of party-list groups given status quo ante orders (SQAOs) before it starts configuration of the Precinct Count Optical Scan machines.

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De Lima: P2-M reward will help in arrest of suspect in Nicole's death

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm· Comments Off 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima Monday said the P2-million reward from Malacañang will help in the immediate arrest of the suspect in the death of 7-year old Stephanie Nicole Ella.

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