SC declares extra posts of CSC chair unconstitutional

January 27, 2015 1:29 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Jan 26 — The Supreme Court (SC) has annulled and voided the extra posts given to Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman Dr. Francisco T. Duque III in 2010.

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Biazon asks House Ad Hoc committee handling BBL to suspend submission of reports due to the latest skirmishes in Mindanao

January 27, 2015 1:29 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — Muntinlupa City Rep. Rodolfo Biazon on Monday joined Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in asking the House committee handling the deliberations on Bangsamoro Basic Law pending the submission of reports on the latest skirmishes in Mindanao.

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Senators condemn Maguindanao clash that killed 50 policemen

January 27, 2015 1:29 am· Leave a Comment 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 26 (PNA) – Senators have condemned the ‘unfortunate and unwarranted’ encounter between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels, resulting in the death of nearly 50 members of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF).

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Bishops worried over PNP, MILF clash in Maguindanao

January 27, 2015 1:29 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo is worried over the clash between members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Maguindanao over the weekend, which resulted in the death of at least 42 policemen.

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High-value terrorist ‘likely’ killed during encounter with police in Maguindanao, says Palace

January 27, 2015 1:29 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — A high-value suspected terrorist linked to Jemaah Islamiyah was “likely” killed during Sunday’s law enforcement operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, a Palace official has said.

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Government will continue to push for Mindanao peace process despite Maguindanao incident, says Palace official

January 27, 2015 1:29 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — The government will continue to push for the Mindanao peace process despite Sunday’s encounter between the police and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said on Monday.

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Palace fully supports BBL amid Maguindanao mis-encounter

January 27, 2015 1:29 am· Leave a Comment 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Jan. 26 (PNA) — Malacanang has expressed its continued support for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) despite Sunday’s mis-encounter between the country’s police force and armed groups in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

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GPH peace panel chief admits some parts of BBL need fine- tuning

January 27, 2015 1:29 am· Leave a Comment 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 26 (PNA) – Philippine Government Peace Panel Chairperson Miriam Coronel-Ferrer admitted on Monday that some particular provisions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) require some fine-tuning to make it effective in achieving lasting peace in Mindanao.

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Soliman only needs to explain what is the MCCT program, lawmaker says

January 27, 2015 1:29 am· Leave a Comment 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Jan. 26 (PNA) — There is no need for Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman to worry so much as all she needs to do is to explain to the public the government's Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) program, especially the campaign to provide livelihood training for street dwellers and educate them on the value of hard work and perseverance.

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DPWH eyeing transfer of 13 monuments along Roxas Boulevard to new locations

January 27, 2015 1:29 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — A total of 13 monuments along Roxas Boulevard in Manila may be relocated in connection with the redevelopment project along the national road, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Monday.

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