MIAA ‘moving on’ from bullet-planting issue

May 12, 2016 6:07 am· Comments Off on MIAA ‘moving on’ from bullet-planting issue 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Assuring that authorities will continue to be in the lookout for bullet-planting incidents, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday said that it is moving on from the issue and instead laying down procedures for a smooth transition to the next administration.

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Seven administration candidates made it to the top 12 based on first 41 COC canvassed by the NBOC

May 12, 2016 6:07 am· Comments Off on Seven administration candidates made it to the top 12 based on first 41 COC canvassed by the NBOC 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Seven senatorial candidates of the ruling party, Liberal Party (LP) made it to the top 12 positions in the senatorial race.

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Marcos asks Comelec to clarify reports on alleged irregularities in quick count

May 12, 2016 6:07 am· Comments Off on Marcos asks Comelec to clarify reports on alleged irregularities in quick count 

By Ferdinand G.Patinio

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to clarify reports about a computer script allegedly introduced on the evening of May 9, 2016 into the transparency server where election watchdogs are getting data for their quick count.

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Comelec says 770,000 votes still to be canvassed and transmitted

May 12, 2016 6:07 am· Comments Off on Comelec says 770,000 votes still to be canvassed and transmitted 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — It’s still anyone’s game as far as the vice presidential race is concerned since there are still some 770,000 votes that have not been transmitted from the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) and some areas in the country.

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AFP confirms release of 4 Indon ASG hostages

May 12, 2016 6:07 am· Comments Off on AFP confirms release of 4 Indon ASG hostages 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno & Teofilo P. Garcia Jr.

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed the release of four Indonesian hostages from the hands of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits Wednesday afternoon.

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DepEd chief hopes K-12 program continues under new admin

May 12, 2016 6:07 am· Comments Off on DepEd chief hopes K-12 program continues under new admin 

By Filane Mikee Cervantes

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Armin Luistro has expressed his hope that the incoming administration will continue the K to 12 program.

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Palace exec says Malacanang has no part in the automated election system

May 12, 2016 6:07 am· Comments Off on Palace exec says Malacanang has no part in the automated election system 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) – – A Palace official on Wednesday denied allegations that the government is cheating on the vice presidential bid of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

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Comelec declares failure of elections in 11 areas; to conduct special polls on May 14

May 12, 2016 6:07 am· Comments Off on Comelec declares failure of elections in 11 areas; to conduct special polls on May 14 

MANILA, May 11 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared failure of elections in 11 municipalities in the country after voting did not push through last May 9, affecting 17,657 registered voters.

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President Aquino names Executive Secretary Ochoa as head of transition team

May 12, 2016 6:07 am· Comments Off on President Aquino names Executive Secretary Ochoa as head of transition team 

MANILA, May 11 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has informed the camp of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of the transition team to be headed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr.

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PHL stocks sustain post-election rally near 7,400-mark

May 12, 2016 6:07 am· Comments Off on PHL stocks sustain post-election rally near 7,400-mark 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, May 11 (PNA) — Local share prices rallied strongly for a second straight day near 7,400-mark on Wednesday, spurred by euphoria over the peaceful conduct and outcome of this week’s elections.

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