NBI, Makati PNP file criminal raps vs. 20 suspects in hazing death of Servando

July 12, 2014 5:54 am· Comments Off on NBI, Makati PNP file criminal raps vs. 20 suspects in hazing death of Servando 

MANILA, July 11 — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday filed criminal charges before the Makati City Prosecutor's Office against the 20 suspects in the hazing death of Guillo Cesar Servando.

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Over 1k OSYs graduate from TVET program in ARMM

July 12, 2014 5:54 am· Comments Off on Over 1k OSYs graduate from TVET program in ARMM 

MANILA, July 11 — A total of 1,020 out-of-school youths (OSYs) from the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have graduated from the Technical Vocation Education and Training (TVET) of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Education (DepEd).

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Gigi Reyes seeks transfer to tertiary hospital for medical checkup

July 12, 2014 5:54 am· Comments Off on Gigi Reyes seeks transfer to tertiary hospital for medical checkup 

MANILA, July 11 — A lawyer of Atty. Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes on Friday asked the Sandiganbayan Third Division to allow her transfer to a tertiary hospital for a comprehensive medical examination following her failure to attend the scheduled plunder arraignment.

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Gov’t, MILF peace panels to meet again next week to tackle the proposed Bangsamoro law

July 12, 2014 5:54 am· Comments Off on Gov’t, MILF peace panels to meet again next week to tackle the proposed Bangsamoro law 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) — The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels will meet again next week to continue resolving issues on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) after modest progress had been achieved at their four-day meeting in Malaysia that ended Friday.

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Subic Bay ports to be used as temporary container depots starting August 10

July 12, 2014 5:54 am· Comments Off on Subic Bay ports to be used as temporary container depots starting August 10 

MANILA, July 11 — Foreign shipping lines will soon be sending sweepers to the Port of Manila, composed of the Manila International Container Terminal and the Manila South Harbor, to ship out the empty containers to Subic Bay.

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Human rights victims during martial law urged to apply for compensation

July 12, 2014 5:54 am· Comments Off on Human rights victims during martial law urged to apply for compensation 

MANILA, July 11 — The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) has urged all martial law victims during the regime of the late President Ferdinand Marcos to take advantage of Republic Act No. 103688 or the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 by applying for compensation.

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Two senior House officials defend President Aquino for not accepting Abad's resignation

July 12, 2014 5:54 am· Comments Off on Two senior House officials defend President Aquino for not accepting Abad's resignation 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) — Two senior officials of the House of Representatives defended President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday for not accepting the resignation filed by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad, saying that accepting the resignation would only help cement the notion that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was not good for the people when it served as stimulus to the country’s economy.

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Gov’t eyes P206.6-B infrastructure budget for 2015

July 12, 2014 5:54 am· Comments Off on Gov’t eyes P206.6-B infrastructure budget for 2015 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) — The government is looking to spend P206.6 billion for infrastructure projects in next year’s proposed P2.6-trillion budget which will be submitted to Congress after the President’s State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) on July 28.

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Southbound portion of Magallanes Interchange to be closed to traffic for 10 days — MMDA

July 12, 2014 5:54 am· Comments Off on Southbound portion of Magallanes Interchange to be closed to traffic for 10 days — MMDA 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) — A portion of the southbound lane of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) will soon be closed to traffic for 10 days to give way to the ongoing repair of the Magallanes Interchange in Makati City, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Friday.

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Drilon: Abad still enjoys trust and confidence of the President

July 12, 2014 5:54 am· Comments Off on Drilon: Abad still enjoys trust and confidence of the President 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Friday supported President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to reject resignation of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, saying the official still enjoys the trust and confidence of the President.

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