8th ID troops foil NPA landmine attack in Northern Samar

February 19, 2013 11:15 pm· Comments Off on 8th ID troops foil NPA landmine attack in Northern Samar 

MANILA, Feb. 19 — Troops from the 20th Infantry Battalion, a sub-unit of the 8th Infantry Division, have foiled a landmine attack by the New People's Army in Barangay Happy Valley, San Isidro town, Northern Samar Monday.

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Piston warns of nationwide strike vs. series of oil price hikes

February 19, 2013 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Piston warns of nationwide strike vs. series of oil price hikes 

By Samuel F. Martin

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 19 — Because of the latest round of oil price hikes, militant transport group Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (PISTON) on Tuesday admitted that they are now coordinating with their regional leaders to mount a nationwide transport strike.

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(2nd Lead) TD Crising gains speed, 22 provinces in Mindanao under Signal 1

February 19, 2013 11:15 pm· Comments Off on (2nd Lead) TD Crising gains speed, 22 provinces in Mindanao under Signal 1 

MANILA, feb. 19 — After making landfall at the southern tip of Davao Del Sur, Tropical Depression Crising increased Tuesday its speed as it moved in a west northwest direction, the state weather bureau said.

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Magnitude 3.1 quake rocks Laguna

February 19, 2013 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Magnitude 3.1 quake rocks Laguna 

MANILA, Feb. 19 — A magnitude 3.1 earthquake rocked parts of Laguna Tuesday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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(Lead) Aquino creates Task Force on Bangsamoro Dev't

February 19, 2013 11:15 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Aquino creates Task Force on Bangsamoro Dev't 

MANILA, Feb. 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has issued a directive creating the Task Force on Bangsamoro Development to push forward the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in the region.

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(Lead) Moreno files admin complaint vs. Manila Police over bingo incident

February 19, 2013 11:15 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Moreno files admin complaint vs. Manila Police over bingo incident 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, Feb. 19 — Re-electionist Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno filed Tuesday administrative and criminal cases against a group of Manila policemen who arrested him and five other city councilors over the bingo incident last February 16 in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

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DOLE scholarship grants available for less privileged students and jobseekers

February 19, 2013 11:15 pm· Comments Off on DOLE scholarship grants available for less privileged students and jobseekers 

MANILA, Feb. 19 — Underprivileged students and jobseekers will now be able to receive scholarship grants from the Department of Labor (DOLE) to be aided in their desire to increase their chances of landing a decent job.

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(PR)Comelec employees union asks Pres. Aquino to appoint commissioner from the ranks

February 19, 2013 11:15 pm· Comments Off on (PR)Comelec employees union asks Pres. Aquino to appoint commissioner from the ranks 

MANILA, Feb 19 — The employees union of the Commission on Elections has asked President Benigno S. Aquino III to appoint a commissioner that comes from the ranks.

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(Lead) Cancelled domestic flights due to Crising increase to 31

February 19, 2013 11:15 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Cancelled domestic flights due to Crising increase to 31 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Feb. 19 – The number of cancelled domestic flights Tuesday due to tropical depression Crising rose to 31 after Cebu Pacific and Air Phil Express suspended six and two more flights, respectively.

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China rejects PHL UN arbitration on WPS

February 19, 2013 11:15 pm· Comments Off on China rejects PHL UN arbitration on WPS 

By Michaela P. del Callar

MANILA, Feb. 19 — China officially rejected on Tuesday a Philippine move to bring long-running territorial issues over the South China Sea before a U.N. arbitration tribunal, saying Manila’s claim was legally infirm and carried unacceptable allegations against Beijing.

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