(Nightlead) NPA frees 5 abducted soldiers in Davao City

August 1, 2013 10:02 am· Comments Off on (Nightlead) NPA frees 5 abducted soldiers in Davao City 

MANILA, July 31 — The Eastern Mindanao Command on Wednesday confirmed the safe release of five soldiers earlier reported abducted by New People's Army rebels in Sitio Lubas, Brgy Paquibato Proper, Paquibato District, Davao City last June 17.

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Gov't troops kill 7 in Tarlac clash

August 1, 2013 10:02 am· Comments Off on Gov't troops kill 7 in Tarlac clash 

MANILA, July 31 — Government security forces gunned down seven armed men they believed were communist insurgents in Tarlac Tuesday night, police said Wednesday.

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Salary centralization solution to weed out ghost employees –Palace

August 1, 2013 10:02 am· Comments Off on Salary centralization solution to weed out ghost employees –Palace 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — Malacanang on Wednesday said the proposed salary centralization is the "ghost buster".

"(Budget and Management) Secretary (Florencio) "Butch" Abad already mentioned why there is a proposal for salary centralization. That’s part of it. We weed out the ghost employees," said Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda in a press briefing.

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Marcos proposes cancellation of SK elections in Oct

August 1, 2013 10:02 am· Comments Off on Marcos proposes cancellation of SK elections in Oct 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) — Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. Wednesday filed a bill postponing the Sangguniang Kabataan elections in October to give way for the institution of substantial reform of the youth council structures.

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Escudero wants all influence peddlers punished

August 1, 2013 10:02 am· Comments Off on Escudero wants all influence peddlers punished 

MANILA, July 31 — There is no law that penalizes influencing a public official to perform an act that does not constitute a crime, said Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero who wanted to fill this gap by filing a bill on Wednesday.

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Only regular subscribers covered by TRO vs. disclosure of survey firms' subscribers identity

August 1, 2013 10:02 am· Comments Off on Only regular subscribers covered by TRO vs. disclosure of survey firms' subscribers identity 

MANILA, July 31 — Only regular subscribers are covered by the temporary restraining order issued by the Supreme Court against the resolution of the Commission on Elections directing the survey firms to identify their subscribers and disclose other personal information about them.

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NPA rebel surrenders in Cagayan

August 1, 2013 10:02 am· Comments Off on NPA rebel surrenders in Cagayan 

MANILA, Aug. 1 – A member of the New People's Army (NPA) in Cagayan, tired of the incessant fighting and fleeing, surrendered to authorities Wednesday morning.

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Rains expected due to LPA, southwest monsoon

August 1, 2013 10:02 am· Comments Off on Rains expected due to LPA, southwest monsoon 

MANILA, Aug. 1 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is keeping watch of a low pressure area (LPA) off Aurora province that will bring rains over Luzon.

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10 domestic flights cancelled due to aircraft situation, maintenance problem

August 1, 2013 10:02 am· Comments Off on 10 domestic flights cancelled due to aircraft situation, maintenance problem 

MANILA, Aug 1 — Zest Air cancelled eight of its flights while Philippine Airlines called off two of its own due to compelling reasons, the Department of Transportation and Communications said Thursday morning.

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Gov't officials throw support to new breastfeeding station at shopping complex

August 1, 2013 10:02 am· Comments Off on Gov't officials throw support to new breastfeeding station at shopping complex 

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 31 -– Government officials, medical and health practitioners and private groups on Wednesday supported concerted efforts to establish breastfeeding stations at business establishments in Dumaguete.

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