Angara pushes passage of anti-cybercrime law

March 1, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on Angara pushes passage of anti-cybercrime law 

MANILA, Feb. 28 – Saying present laws are not sufficient to completely deter cyber-offenders, Senator Edgardo Angara said on Monday he is pushing for the passage of the anti-cybercrime law in the country.

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National Food Authority to be reorganized into National Food Corporation

March 1, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on National Food Authority to be reorganized into National Food Corporation 

MANILA, Feb. 28 – The Aquino government wants to reorganize the heavily indebted National Food Authority in order to arrest the agency’s ballooning debt, improve the delivery of services and to fast track the administration’s goal of lowering rice importation in order for the country to be rice sufficient in two years.

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Lack of transportation fare stops soldiers from attending hearing on botanist's death

March 1, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on Lack of transportation fare stops soldiers from attending hearing on botanist's death 

MANILA, Feb. 28 – The soldiers charged before the Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the death of botanist, Dr. Leonard Co on Monday cited the lack of transportation fare why they could not attend the hearing set for today.

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DOJ begins probe of Palawan mediaman's killing

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MANILA, Feb. 28 -– The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday began its preliminary investigation into the killing of Palawan broadcaster Gerry Ortega.

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Singson to resign from Congress — Speaker

March 1, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on Singson to resign from Congress — Speaker 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 28 — House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said on Monday that Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson will resign from his post anytime this week after he was convicted of drug charges in Hong Kong and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

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23 proposed priority measures gain 'broad consensus' at LEDAC meeting

March 1, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on 23 proposed priority measures gain 'broad consensus' at LEDAC meeting 

MANILA, Feb. 28 — Discussions went on smoothly for the majority of the 23 priority bills that were tackled during the first meeting of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) at the Palace Monday.

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Aquino thanks Congress for supporting administration's priority bills

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MANILA. Feb. 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III thanked leaders of both Houses of Congress on Monday for their full support to the 23 priority bills he submitted at the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council meeting in Malacanang.

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House moves to increase pay of public school teachers

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MANILA, Feb. 28 — The move to increase the salary of public school teachers to address the brain drain in the field of education is gaining ground at the House of Representatives as another lawmaker filed a bill upgrading the minimum salary grade level of public school teachers in elementary and secondary levels — from Salary Grade 11 to Salary Grade 15 — to encourage highly qualified teachers to stay in the country.

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URGENT!!! PHL sending rescue teams, miners to New Zealand — NDRRMMC

March 1, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on URGENT!!! PHL sending rescue teams, miners to New Zealand — NDRRMMC 

MANILA, Feb. 28 – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday the Philippine Government is sending a composite rescue team to New Zealand which was devastated by an earthquake.

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ASEAN urges dialogue to settle Middle East, North African crisis

March 1, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on ASEAN urges dialogue to settle Middle East, North African crisis 

JAKARTA, Feb. 28 — ASEAN said on Monday that its ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will be best served by dialogue and accommodation among the parties involved in violent protests in the region.

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