AFP welcomes possible House probe on botanist's killing

November 20, 2010 9:49 am· Comments Off on AFP welcomes possible House probe on botanist's killing 

MANILA, Nov. 19 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Friday it will cooperate in the inquiry that may be conducted by Congress in connection with last Monday’s clash between government soldiers and communist rebels in Leyte that resulted in the death of one of the country’s top botanists and two other civilians.

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(Metro News) QC gov’t asks Balintawak market owners to complete papers

November 20, 2010 9:49 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC gov’t asks Balintawak market owners to complete papers 

MANILA, Nov. 19 –- The Quezon City government on Friday reminded market owners in Balintawak to complete their papers by the end of November; otherwise, they will be closed.

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112 remaining Ampatuan massacre suspects join bandit groups in Central Mindanao–Bacalzo

November 20, 2010 9:49 am· Comments Off on 112 remaining Ampatuan massacre suspects join bandit groups in Central Mindanao–Bacalzo 

MANILA, Nov. 19 – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Raul Bacalzo on Friday said most of the 112 remaining suspects in the Ampatuan massacre have joined bandit groups operating in Central Mindanao.

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SC halts FPIC from operating 117-km gas pipeline

November 20, 2010 9:49 am· Comments Off on SC halts FPIC from operating 117-km gas pipeline 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Nov. 19 – The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued its first environment-protection order – the Writ of Kalikasan – stopping the operation of a 40-year-old fuel pipeline of First Philippine Industrial Corp. (FPIC).

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NUJP files petition asking SC to revoke earlier ruling prohibiting live media broadcast of court hearings

November 20, 2010 9:49 am· Comments Off on NUJP files petition asking SC to revoke earlier ruling prohibiting live media broadcast of court hearings 

MANILA, Nov. 19 — The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP), its allies, and families of the 57 victims of the infamous Maguindanao massacre has filed a 96-page petition at the Supreme Court (SC) asking that its earlier rulings that barred live media broadcast of court hearings be revoked or lifted.

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Zubiri wants FPIC pipeline users to inventory fuel stocks

November 20, 2010 9:49 am· Comments Off on Zubiri wants FPIC pipeline users to inventory fuel stocks 

MANILA, Nov. 19 – Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said on Friday that he will compel the oil companies that are using the pipeline of the First Pacific Industrial Corp. (FPIC) to conduct audit inventory of their products to determine the volume of the oil that leaked at the basement of the West Tower condominium in Barangay Bangkal, Makati City.

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Baldoz creates DOLE anti-poverty team

November 20, 2010 9:49 am· Comments Off on Baldoz creates DOLE anti-poverty team 

MANILA, Nov. 19 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has created a team in the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) tasked to implement its integrated community-based development programs.

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Pinoys warned of bird flu threats

November 20, 2010 9:49 am· Comments Off on Pinoys warned of bird flu threats 

MANILA, Nov. 19 — As airport officials brace for the expected yuletide arrivals, Malacanang on Friday reminded Filipinos planning to spend the holidays abroad to take the necessary precautions in light of another case of human avian influenza in Hong Kong.

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Review of Morong 43 case now with Aquino

November 20, 2010 9:49 am· Comments Off on Review of Morong 43 case now with Aquino 

MANILA, Nov. 19 — The legal team of Malacanang has submitted to President Benigno S. Aquino III its review of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) memorandum on the case of 43 health workers who were detained for illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

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VP Binay willing to head task force vs. human trafficking

November 20, 2010 9:49 am· Comments Off on VP Binay willing to head task force vs. human trafficking 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Nov. 19 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay expressed his willingness to head an inter-agency task force to combat human trafficking, following a meeting Friday with representatives from concerned agencies that included his own office in his capacity as the Presidential Adviser on OFW Concerns.

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