Escudero wants to amend Ombudsman act

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on Escudero wants to amend Ombudsman act 

MANILA, Feb. 10 -– Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero sees a need to amend the law that created the Office of the Ombudsman following the highly-controversial plea bargaining agreement between the state prosecutors and former military comptroller Carlos Garcia, who is facing plunder charges.

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AFP riding high under Aquino leadership, says Mabanta

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on AFP riding high under Aquino leadership, says Mabanta 

MANILA, Feb. 10 — Despite ongoing allegations of corruptions, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) under the leadership of President Benigno S. Aquino III, remains solid and professional.

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President Aquino to distribute relief goods to Sulu flood victims

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino to distribute relief goods to Sulu flood victims 

JOLO, Sulu, Feb. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will visit Jolo, Sulu on Friday to distribute relief goods to an estimated 300 victims of the flash floods in two municipalities and six barangays at the provincial capitol here.

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Gov't, private sector draft policies for food security, sufficiency

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on Gov't, private sector draft policies for food security, sufficiency 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

ANTIPOLO CITY, Feb. 10 — The government is optimistic that it will soon be able to craft long-term policies to address the major problems of the agriculture and fishery sectors.

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De Lima confident Taiwan row will be resolved

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on De Lima confident Taiwan row will be resolved 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Feb. 10 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on Thursday expressed confidence that the Taiwanese government will reconsider its reported retaliatory moves against the Philippines.

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SC dismisses 2 court workers; fines judge

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MANILA, Feb. 10 – The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed two court stenographers for falsification of official documents and dishonesty while a Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge was fined P10,000 for impropriety and conduct unbecoming.

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Jolo still flooded – NDRRMC

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on Jolo still flooded – NDRRMC 

MANILA, Feb. 10 — Despite improving weather conditions, at least five villages in Jolo town in Sulu province remain in knee-deep floods, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Thursday.

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Memorandum of Agreement strengthening anti-poverty program presented to Aquino

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MANILA, Feb. 10 — The government’s flagship anti-poverty program, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), was further strengthened Thursday with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units (LGUs).

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OPAPP eyes stronger ties with communities

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on OPAPP eyes stronger ties with communities 

MANILA, Feb. 10 –- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles on Thursday expressed hopes for a stronger collaboration with the donor community in winning the peace and narrowing the gap between negotiations and realities on the ground through the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program.

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MOA strengthening 4Ps a step towards full realization of help for poor – Aquino

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on MOA strengthening 4Ps a step towards full realization of help for poor – Aquino 

MANILA, Feb. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday lauded the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units strengthening the implementation of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) saying “it brought us a step closer into realizing a true poverty alleviation program for our less fortunate brethren.”

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