Alvarez won't name new Customs police chief

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Alvarez won't name new Customs police chief 

MANILA, March 3 — Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Angelito Alvarez on Thursday said that he will no longer appoint a new Customs Police chief after the Office of the Ombudsman dismissed from the service Jose Brigido Yuchongco, who was found guilty of grave misconduct and dishonesty.

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P'Noy names 4 new CA justices

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm· Comments Off on P'Noy names 4 new CA justices 

MANILA, March 3 – President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed four new associate justices of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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11 missing Filipinos in 6.3-magnitude NZ temblor presumed dead, says Del Rosario

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm· Comments Off on 11 missing Filipinos in 6.3-magnitude NZ temblor presumed dead, says Del Rosario 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 3 — Eleven persons, all believed to be Filipinos who were buried alive in the aftermath of last week’s powerful earthquake in New Zealand, are presumed dead by authorities, Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario told the press on Thursday.

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Palace welcomes Mendoza’s willingness to return to government

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Palace welcomes Mendoza’s willingness to return to government 

MANILA, March 3 — Malacañang welcomed on Thursday Heidi Mendoza’s willingness to return to the government sector, saying the former Commission on Audit (COA) auditor would be an invaluable addition to President Benigno S. Aquino III’s fight against corruption.

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Aquino to name next AFP chief at PMA graduation

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Aquino to name next AFP chief at PMA graduation 

MANILA, March 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is set to announce the replacement of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Ricardo David this coming Sunday, March 6, at the graduation rites of the Philippine Military Academy class 2011 in Baguio City.

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Report shows multi million-peso house not owned by Ochoa –- Lacierda

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Report shows multi million-peso house not owned by Ochoa –- Lacierda 

MANILA, March 3 — Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda dismissed on Thursday a news report ascribing ownership of a P40-million residential house to Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr., saying the Palace official had nothing to do with the property.

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Special lanes set up for Taiwan-bound Filipino workers

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Special lanes set up for Taiwan-bound Filipino workers 

MANILA, March 3 — Special arrangements with various government agencies to help Filipino workers secure additional requirements for the processing of their visa application to Taiwan are now in operation, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Thursday.

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Guingona wants more Senate inquiries on plea bargain

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm· Comments Off on Guingona wants more Senate inquiries on plea bargain 

MANILA, March 3 – With more revelations of unexplained wealth continue to flood the ongoing Senate inquiry into controversial plea bargain agreement, Senator Teofisto Guingona III expects more hearings to come in an effort to come out with legislative solution to the alleged corruption in the military.

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DOJ junks criminal raps vs. 24 Taiwanese nationals

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm· Comments Off on DOJ junks criminal raps vs. 24 Taiwanese nationals 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, March 3 – A month after the deportation of 14 Taiwanese nationals to the People's Republic of China (PROC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissed the criminal case against them and 10 others which were filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Chinese Embassy.

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U.S. Embassy services suspended March 4 to 8 due to relocation

March 4, 2011 1:22 pm· Comments Off on U.S. Embassy services suspended March 4 to 8 due to relocation 

MANILA, March 4 — Various offices of the U.S. Embassy suspended public services from 12 noon on Friday, March 4, through Tuesday, March 8, while they move into a new building on the same embassy compound at Roxas Blvd. in Manila, it was announced.

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