Power shut-down in Eastern Samar set on Saturday

January 17, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Power shut-down in Eastern Samar set on Saturday 

MANILA, Jan 17 — A brown-out will be experienced in Eastern Samar this Saturday, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced.

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Escudero sees bicam approval of human rights reparation bill next week

January 17, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Escudero sees bicam approval of human rights reparation bill next week 

MANILA, Jan. 17 – Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero said on Thursday he is hopeful the human rights compensation bill will be approved by the bicameral conference committee on Wednesday next week.

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(Nightlead) Aquino presides over Testimonial Review for outgoing AFP Chief of Staff Dellosa

January 17, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Aquino presides over Testimonial Review for outgoing AFP Chief of Staff Dellosa 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III presided over the Testimonial Review in honor of outgoing military Chief of Staff Gen. Jessie Dellosa, who relinquished his post to Lt. Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista, in a simple ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo Thursday.

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Escudero welcomes Comelec ruling on political ad airtime

January 17, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Escudero welcomes Comelec ruling on political ad airtime 

MANILA, Jan. 17 – Sen. Francis Escudero Thursday welcomed the ruling of the Commission on Elections to shorten the airtime that a political candidate may buy for campaign ads, saying the move would level the playing field for all candidates.

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(2nd Lead) Aquino challenges AFP to fulfill mandate in ensuring peace

January 17, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on (2nd Lead) Aquino challenges AFP to fulfill mandate in ensuring peace 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III challenged the Armed Forces to fulfill its duty in ensuring peace and order and preserving the integrity of the 2013 mid-term elections in the country.

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(Nightlead) US vessel runs aground in Tubbataha Reef — DFA

January 17, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) US vessel runs aground in Tubbataha Reef — DFA 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Jan. 17 –- A visiting US Navy vessel ran aground at the Tubbataha Reef, a protected marine sanctuary, off Sulu Sea Thursday while on its way to its next port call, the Dept. of Foreign Affairs said.

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Losing bidder asks SC to nullify CF cards contract of Smartmatic-TIM

January 17, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Losing bidder asks SC to nullify CF cards contract of Smartmatic-TIM 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — A losing bidder Thursday filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking to nullify the contract awarded by the Commission on Elections to Smartmatic-TIM for the supply of compact flash cards to be used in the May 13, 2013 elections.

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IPSP 'Bayanihan' working – AFP chief

January 17, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on IPSP 'Bayanihan' working – AFP chief 

MANILA, Jan. 17 – Thanks to Internal Peace and Security Plan "Bayanihan", the nation is now closer to winning the peace, newly-appointed Armed Forces chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista said Thursday.

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46 gun ban violators nabbed – PNP

January 17, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on 46 gun ban violators nabbed – PNP 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — Some 46 persons have been arrested by law enforcement securities for possession of firearms in the four-day stretch of the nationwide election gun ban.

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Comelec creates campaign finance unit to monitor campaign expenses

January 17, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Comelec creates campaign finance unit to monitor campaign expenses 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — The Commission on Elections has created the Campaign Finance Unit that would monitor campaign expenses of national and local candidates.

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