LTFRB exec mulls requiring anti-theft devices on taxis

April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on LTFRB exec mulls requiring anti-theft devices on taxis 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — After a series of stolen taxis reported and used for crimes such as rape and robbery, a transport official on Wednesday is looking into the possibility of requiring taxis to install anti-theft devices.

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Palace orders abolition of AFP pension fund

April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on Palace orders abolition of AFP pension fund 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — Malacanang has ordered the abolition of the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Retirement and Separation System (AFP-RSBS) in an effort to curb inefficient public spending.

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President Aquino visits wake of soldier who died in Basilan clash

April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on President Aquino visits wake of soldier who died in Basilan clash 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 13 — President Aquino on Wednesday visited the wake of a soldier who died in combat in Basilan last Saturday assuring his family of government support.

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GPH peace panel expresses sympathy to families of the 18 fallen troops

April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on GPH peace panel expresses sympathy to families of the 18 fallen troops 

By Feline Mikee Z. Cervantes

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — The peace panel of the Philippine Government (GPH) has expressed sympathy to the families of the 18 soldiers who perished during a bloody encounter against Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) militants in Basilan.

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President Aquino says investigation into deadly Basilan encounter will be conducted

April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on President Aquino says investigation into deadly Basilan encounter will be conducted 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 13 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday personally extended his condolences to the families of the soldiers who perished in an encounter in Basilan last weekend, assuring them that an investigation will be conducted.

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Santiago-Marcos tandem visits Iloilo City

April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on Santiago-Marcos tandem visits Iloilo City 

ILOILO CITY, April 13 — After being absent in the campaign trail for almost two months, presidential candidate Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago visited Iloilo City, her known bailiwick on Wednesday.

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3 more ASGs killed in Basilan, bandit death toll now at 27

April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on 3 more ASGs killed in Basilan, bandit death toll now at 27 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — In the ongoing operations against Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan, three more brigands were killed during operations Wednesday morning.

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2 abducted sawmill workers found beheaded in Lanao Del Sur

April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on 2 abducted sawmill workers found beheaded in Lanao Del Sur 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — Two of the six saw mill workers, earlier abducted by members of the Maute Group, in Butig town, Lanao Del Sur, were found beheaded Tuesday afternoon.

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Comelec to allow voters to ask for extra ballot on Election Day

April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on Comelec to allow voters to ask for extra ballot on Election Day 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will allow voters to have an extra ballots if the initial ballots given to them are rejected by the vote counting machines (VCMs) on May 9.

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Sandiganbayan convicts ex-Zambales town mayor for ghost infra projects

April 14, 2016 3:16 am· Comments Off on Sandiganbayan convicts ex-Zambales town mayor for ghost infra projects 

MANILA, April 13 — The Sandiganbayan has sentenced former Mayor Teofilo Pantaleon Jr. of Castillejos, Zambales to suffer the penalty of reclusion perpetua after he was convicted of two counts of malversation of public funds through falsification of documents for ghost infrastructure projects in 1997 to 1998.

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