Senators divided on President Aquino’s stand not to apologize to HK

February 6, 2014 7:51 am· Comments Off on Senators divided on President Aquino’s stand not to apologize to HK 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 5 (PNA) – Several members of the Philippine Senate are divided on the firm stand of President Benigno Aquino III not to apologize to Hong Kong government over the 2010 Manila hostage crisis that left eight Hong Kong nationals dead after a failed rescue attempt.

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LRT-1 extension project completed by 2019 — LRTA manager Sammy F. Martin

February 6, 2014 7:51 am· Comments Off on LRT-1 extension project completed by 2019 — LRTA manager Sammy F. Martin 

MANILA, Feb. 5 — An official of Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) on Wednesday said the construction of the P60-billion LRT Line 1 South Extension project will be completed after the Aquino administration or by 2019.

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Palace asks OFWs in HK to stay calm, assures gov’t is ready for visa sanction

February 6, 2014 7:51 am· Comments Off on Palace asks OFWs in HK to stay calm, assures gov’t is ready for visa sanction 

MANILA, Feb 5 — As the Hong Kong visa sanction imposed on Philippine government officials and diplomats takes effect Wednesday, Malacanang asked overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong to stay calm.

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PNP to train more investigators — Purisima

February 6, 2014 7:51 am· Comments Off on PNP to train more investigators — Purisima 

MANILA, Feb. 5 –- The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be training more personnel in crime investigation to achieve the proper ratio of police probers in every station to properly attend to complaints.

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DND chief visits Israeli counterpart in Tel Aviv

February 6, 2014 7:51 am· Comments Off on DND chief visits Israeli counterpart in Tel Aviv 

MANILA, Feb. 5 — Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin paid a visit to his Israeli counterpart, Minister Moshe Ya’alon, in Tel Aviv, Israel resulting in the discussion of several defense and security issues last week.

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Gov't to ensure that people will not suffer unjustifiable price hikes, Coloma says

February 6, 2014 7:51 am· Comments Off on Gov't to ensure that people will not suffer unjustifiable price hikes, Coloma says 

MANILA, Feb. 5 — The Aquino government remains committed to protect the welfare of the citizens by ensuring that the people would not suffer unjustifiable price hikes, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said.

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No word yet on new PA chief but 3 names under consideration – AFP

February 6, 2014 7:51 am· Comments Off on No word yet on new PA chief but 3 names under consideration – AFP 

MANILA, Feb. 5 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday announced that it still has no idea who will replace outgoing Army commander, Lt. Gen. Noel Coballes, but stressed that three ranking officials were recommended and forwarded to the Office of the President to replace the latter.

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VP Binay remains hopeful OFW Zapanta will be spared from death penalty in Saudi Arabia

February 6, 2014 7:51 am· Comments Off on VP Binay remains hopeful OFW Zapanta will be spared from death penalty in Saudi Arabia 

MANILA, Feb. 5 — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said that he is still hopeful that Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Joselito Zapanta will be spared the death penalty in wake of reports that the execution order for the Filipino national has already been signed.

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PN to recruit 4,000 add'l personnel in 2 years

February 6, 2014 7:51 am· Comments Off on PN to recruit 4,000 add'l personnel in 2 years 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Feb. 5 (PNA) — The Philippine Navy (PN) on Wednesday announced that it will be recruiting 4,000 additional personnel within the next two years.

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Pagdilao presses mandatory installation of CCTV systems nationwide

February 6, 2014 7:51 am· Comments Off on Pagdilao presses mandatory installation of CCTV systems nationwide 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Feb. 5 (PNA) — A senior police officer turned politician on Wednesday filed a bill that will institutionalize the implementation of mandatory installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems in all government and private establishments throughout the country.

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