CA upholds life sentence vs. 3 Indonesian nationals

March 3, 2011 11:24 am· Comments Off on CA upholds life sentence vs. 3 Indonesian nationals 

MANILA, March 2 — The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the life sentence imposed against three Indonesian nationals convicted of drug trafficking by the lower court in 2005.

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Singson wants nothing but transparent bidding of DPWH projects

March 3, 2011 11:24 am· Comments Off on Singson wants nothing but transparent bidding of DPWH projects 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, March 2 — Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson on Wednesday insisted that every negotiation and bidding for projects in his office must be open and transparent to avoid graft and corruption.

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Ochoa tells PCGG to pitch in fight vs corruption

March 3, 2011 11:24 am· Comments Off on Ochoa tells PCGG to pitch in fight vs corruption 

MANILA, March 2 — Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. has asked the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to help realize a corruption-free country by decisively pursuing plundered wealth and returning it to the national coffers.

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CA panel defers deliberation on Purisima’s appointment

March 3, 2011 11:24 am· Comments Off on CA panel defers deliberation on Purisima’s appointment 

MANILA, March 2 – Due to time constraint, the committee on finance of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) decided on Wednesday to defer the deliberation on the ad interim appointment of Department of Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima.

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Mindanao residents benefit from Japan peace aid -– OPAPP

March 3, 2011 11:24 am· Comments Off on Mindanao residents benefit from Japan peace aid -– OPAPP 

MANILA, March 2 – Thousands of internally displaced persons (IDP), rebel returnees, and other families in Central Mindanao are set to benefit from the US$ 700,000 (P30.1 million) aid handed by Japan, the Office of Presidential Adviser of Peace Process (OPAPP) said Wednesday.

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186 OFWs from Libya arrive via chartered flight at NAIA

March 3, 2011 11:24 am· Comments Off on 186 OFWs from Libya arrive via chartered flight at NAIA 

MANILA, March 2 — An Egyptian-based chartered company with 186 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) on board from Libya arrived Tuesday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

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Speaker bats for a rationalized grant, administration of fiscal incentives

March 3, 2011 11:24 am· Comments Off on Speaker bats for a rationalized grant, administration of fiscal incentives 

MANILA, March 2 — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. is pushing for the passage of a measure that would consolidate and rationalize investment incentives that would promote investments and growth.

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SC stops Mandaluyong City from taking possession of real properties of MRT III

March 3, 2011 11:24 am· Comments Off on SC stops Mandaluyong City from taking possession of real properties of MRT III 

MANILA, March 2 – The Supreme Court (SC) has stopped the City Government of Mandaluyong from taking possession of real properties that are part of the Metro Rail Transit III (MRT III) for its failure to pay real property taxes amounting P1.306 billion from years 2000 to 2001.

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House body to vote on probable cause for impeachment on March 8

March 3, 2011 11:24 am· Comments Off on House body to vote on probable cause for impeachment on March 8 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 2 — Bending backwards in the spirit of fair play and due process, House justice committee chair and Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. is giving Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez until Tuesday (March 8), to personally answer the charges in the two impeachment complaints filed against her at the House of Representatives.

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Senator gets lectures from colleagues for asking Ombudsman to resign

March 3, 2011 11:24 am· Comments Off on Senator gets lectures from colleagues for asking Ombudsman to resign 

MANILA, March 2 – Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan got lectures from colleagues in the Senate after he asked Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to resign “or be kicked out” through an impeachment which finally got go signal committee on justice at the House of Representatives.

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