P-Noy calls on gov’t agencies to support peace talks

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on P-Noy calls on gov’t agencies to support peace talks 

MANILA, Feb. 7 -– President Benigno Aquino III on Monday urged all government institutions to support the forthcoming peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and National Democratic Front (NDF).

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Lacson’s camp files motion for clarification with CA

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Lacson’s camp files motion for clarification with CA 

MANILA, Feb. 7 -– The camp of Senator Panfilo Lacson filed on Monday an urgent motion for clarification before the Court of Appeals regarding the court’s earlier ruling that junked the warrant of arrest and dismissed the criminal cases against Lacson in connection with the twin killing of publicist Salvador ‘Bubby’ Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito in November 2000.

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Sen. Miriam says Rabusa will prevail over Pichay

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Sen. Miriam says Rabusa will prevail over Pichay 

MANILA, Feb. 7 -– Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, a former regional trial court judge, said that if ex-Rep Prospero Pichay attends the ongoing Senate hearing on military corruption, the rules of evidence will favor his accuser, Lt. Col. Rabusa.

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GPH chair optimistic on outcome of resumption peace talks with MILF in KL

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on GPH chair optimistic on outcome of resumption peace talks with MILF in KL 

MANILA, Feb. 7 – The chair of the government peace panel negotiating with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Monday expressed optimism that if the MILF remains sincere and pragmatic, one year is a reasonable period to come up to a fundamental agreement on a politically-negotiated settlement in the long-drawn Mindanao conflict.

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PHL gov't peace panel leaves for Kuala Lumpur this week

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on PHL gov't peace panel leaves for Kuala Lumpur this week 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 7 – Members of the Philippine government peace panel are set to leave for Kuala Lumpur this week to attend the 20th exploratory talks with representatives of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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Senate panel defers motion for contempt against 3 ex-military officials

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Senate panel defers motion for contempt against 3 ex-military officials 

MANILA, Feb. 7 – The Senate decided on Monday to shelve for a while its ruling on the motion to cite three former military officials for contempt in connection with the ongoing Senate blue ribbon investigation on the plea bargain agreement.

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Japan allots US$ 700,000 for IDPs in Mindanao

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Japan allots US$ 700,000 for IDPs in Mindanao 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — Japan has alloted US$ 700,000 for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in troubled areas of Mindanao through the World Food Programme (WFP), it was announced on Monday.

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Muslim women 'largely excluded' from formal Mindanao peace talks — Rasul

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Muslim women 'largely excluded' from formal Mindanao peace talks — Rasul 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Feb. 7 — A convenor of a non-governmental organization of Filipinos of mostly Muslim heritage on Monday expressed that Muslim women “are largely excluded from formal peace talks.”

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Ex-Cabinet Secretary Angelo Reyes expires at a QC hospital due to bullet wound in his chest

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Ex-Cabinet Secretary Angelo Reyes expires at a QC hospital due to bullet wound in his chest 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — Former Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes was pronounced dead on arrival at Quirino Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City 8:45 a.m. Tuesday due to apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Friends, relatives grieve on Reyes' demise

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Friends, relatives grieve on Reyes' demise 

MANILA, Feb. 8 – A horde of grieving relatives and friends rushed to the Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC) on Tuesday morning as they heard the news of the alleged suicide of former Cabinet Secretary Angelo Reyes.

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