Baldoz assures protection of Filipino au pairs

November 8, 2010 11:27 am· Comments Off on Baldoz assures protection of Filipino au pairs 

MANILA, Nov. 7 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Sunday assured the public and concerned migrant workers’ advocacy groups of the government’s utmost efforts to ensure the protection of all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), including au pairs, in line with the 22-point labor and employment agenda of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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(Metro News) NCRPO cites gains of week-long anti-terror confab in US

November 8, 2010 11:27 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) NCRPO cites gains of week-long anti-terror confab in US 

MANILA, Nov. 7 – National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Chief Supt. Nicanor Bartolome on Sunday cited the gains he earned during the five-day anti-terror training in the United States last week.

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Comelec resets testing, sealing of PCOS machines for Nov. 13 special polls in 3 provinces

November 8, 2010 11:27 am· Comments Off on Comelec resets testing, sealing of PCOS machines for Nov. 13 special polls in 3 provinces 

MANILA, Nov. 7 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has decided to conduct the final testing and sealing (FTS) of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines three days before the Nov. 13 special polls in three provinces — Basilan, Bulacan and Lanao del Norte.

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Palea willing to attend conciliation hearing on Nov. 8 at DOLE

November 8, 2010 11:27 am· Comments Off on Palea willing to attend conciliation hearing on Nov. 8 at DOLE 

MANILA, Nov. 7 – After announcing that they are ready to attend the hearing at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday, Nov. 8, the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) declared it is ready to go on strike.

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Maguindanao massacre suspect yields in Sultan Kudarat

November 8, 2010 11:27 am· Comments Off on Maguindanao massacre suspect yields in Sultan Kudarat 

MANILA, Nov. 7 – A former vice mayor in Maguindanao province, who was tagged as among the suspects in last year’s Ampatuan massacre, voluntarily surrendered sunday morning to government authorities in Sultan Kudarat province.

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Salceda urges SC to make TRO against SLEX toll hike permanent

November 8, 2010 11:27 am· Comments Off on Salceda urges SC to make TRO against SLEX toll hike permanent 

MANILA, Nov. 7 – Albay Governor Joey Salceda urged the Supreme Court (SC) to affirm the temporary restraining order it had issued against the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) last August, which prevented the latter from implementing the proposed 250-percent toll hike at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

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Lakas-Kampi leaders elect Romualdez as party president

November 8, 2010 11:27 am· Comments Off on Lakas-Kampi leaders elect Romualdez as party president 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

LUCENA CITY, Nov. 7 — With the ongoing reorganization among officers and members of the Lakas-Kampi, party leaders have voted for Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez as the party's new president.

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Aquino studying agenda of APEC Leaders' Meeting in Yokohama, says Coloma

November 8, 2010 11:27 am· Comments Off on Aquino studying agenda of APEC Leaders' Meeting in Yokohama, says Coloma 

MANILA, Nov. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is now studying the four general topics that will be discussed during the 18th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting to be held from Nov. 12-15 in Yokohama, Japan.

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House minority bloc welcomes latest SWS survey; vows to work harder

November 8, 2010 11:27 am· Comments Off on House minority bloc welcomes latest SWS survey; vows to work harder 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

LUCENA CITY, Nov. 7 — The Minority Bloc of the House of Representatives welcomes the latest survey result of the Social Weather Station (SWS) citing the Lower Chamber a good net satisfaction rating of +30.

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Palace backs UK statement in issuing travel advisories

November 8, 2010 11:27 am· Comments Off on Palace backs UK statement in issuing travel advisories 

MANILA, Nov. 7 — Malacañang on Sunday thanked the United Kingdom for not issuing a new travel advisory against the Philippines but instead “added a minor sentence in their advisory to include a few general locations where terrorist attacks may take place,” Presidential Communications and Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma said on Sunday.

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