President Aquino monitoring flood situation in Mindanao, says official

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino monitoring flood situation in Mindanao, says official 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III instructed government agencies to ensure that communities affected by the floods in the Agusan region get the assistance they need, a Palace official said on Friday.

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Palace: Fighting Metro crimes need public cooperation

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Palace: Fighting Metro crimes need public cooperation 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — Malacanang asked the public to help law enforcers maintain peace and order in Metro Manila in the midst of the rising number of victims falling prey to motorcycle-riding criminals.

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PHL’s resilience to disasters to be tackled in UNISDR forum

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm· Comments Off on PHL’s resilience to disasters to be tackled in UNISDR forum 

MANILA, Jan. 17 – The country’s resilience to natural disasters is up for discussion in high level forum organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), according to Sen. Loren Legarda on Friday.

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Pimentel pushes bill enticing LGUs to help fight smuggling

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Pimentel pushes bill enticing LGUs to help fight smuggling 

MANILA, Jan. 17 – Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Friday pushed his proposed bill that would persuade the local government units (LGUs) officials to actively participate in the campaign against smuggling.

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BOC apologizes to farmers for releasing several shipments of rice as ordered by local courts

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm· Comments Off on BOC apologizes to farmers for releasing several shipments of rice as ordered by local courts 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner John Philip Sevilla has apologized to the farmers in some parts of the country for releasing several shipments of rice, saying they are only following court orders.

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AFP says ASG no longer has ideological pull

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm· Comments Off on AFP says ASG no longer has ideological pull 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has said that the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) no longer has any ideological pull due to their frequent kidnapping and criminal attacks against civilians.

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DepEd-Bicol gets ready for Jan. 25 early registrations to minimize dropouts

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm· Comments Off on DepEd-Bicol gets ready for Jan. 25 early registrations to minimize dropouts 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 17 (PNA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) in Bicol has put in place preparations for the conduct of early registration in all public elementary and secondary schools across the region set on Jan. 25.

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Pasay police station places No. 1 in intensified anti-drug campaign in southern Metro Manila

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Pasay police station places No. 1 in intensified anti-drug campaign in southern Metro Manila 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — The Pasay City Police Station placed No. 1 among seven police stations in the southern part of Metro Manila in the intensified campaign against illegal drugs in 2013.

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CSC administers eligibility exams for career service in 2014

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm· Comments Off on CSC administers eligibility exams for career service in 2014 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces the calendar of written examinations for 2014.

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Palace open to coordinate with foreign authorities vs human trafficking

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Palace open to coordinate with foreign authorities vs human trafficking 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 17 (PNA) — Malacanang on Friday expressed willingness to cooperate with foreign authorities against human trafficking in the country following international reports of an existing web sex ring in Cebu.

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