Senate resumes hearing on plea bargain on Monday

March 17, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on Senate resumes hearing on plea bargain on Monday 

MANILA, March 17 – The Senate blue ribbon committee will resume on Monday its investigation into the plea bargaining agreement and military corruption.

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DILG awards 15 LGUs P1-M each for 'Good Housekeeping'

March 17, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on DILG awards 15 LGUs P1-M each for 'Good Housekeeping' 

MANILA, March 17 – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday awarded a total of P15-million to 15 fourth and fifth class municipalities in the country in recognition of their “good housekeeping” or excellent performance in governance in their respective localities.

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Legarda urges private airlines to help repatriation of OFWs in Bahrain

March 17, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on Legarda urges private airlines to help repatriation of OFWs in Bahrain 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 17 – Senator Loren Legarda urged on Thursday the private airlines operating Manila-Bahrain to help the government in the repatriation of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the political turmoil in Bahrain.

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Filipinos found in evacuation centers in Japan tsumani worst-hit northeast; bussed to Tokyo

March 17, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos found in evacuation centers in Japan tsumani worst-hit northeast; bussed to Tokyo 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 17 — Philippine officials in Japan have finally touched base with Filipinos affected by Friday’s earthquake-triggered tsunami in northeast Japan, finding some "safe" at evacuation centers, but with still no concrete information if any of the estimated 4,500 Filipinos in the northeast Tohoku Región is a casualty of the twin disasters.

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TALKING POINTS: PHL has enough rice, food supply -– NFA

March 17, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on TALKING POINTS: PHL has enough rice, food supply -– NFA 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, March 17 -– The National Food Authority (NFA) on Thursday assured consumers of enough food and rice supply amid disaster threats, including the nuclear reactor meltdown in Japan.

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(Metro News) 2 hurt, 1,000 families homeless in QC fire

March 17, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 2 hurt, 1,000 families homeless in QC fire 

MANILA, March 17 – Close to 1,000 families lost their homes and two persons were injured in a fire that hit an informal settlers' area in Barangay Culiat, Quezon City Wednesday night, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Text Fire Philippines (TFP) reported.

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SC raises passing rate of 2010 Bar exams from 11% to 20.26%

March 17, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on SC raises passing rate of 2010 Bar exams from 11% to 20.26% 

MANILA, March 17 — After the special en banc session on Thursday morning of the Supreme Court (SC), the justices approved to increase the passing rate in the 2010 Bar Examinations from 11 percent to 20.26 percent.

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500 families evacuated due to floods in Leyte

March 17, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on 500 families evacuated due to floods in Leyte 

MANILA, March 17 – More than 500 families have been evacuated from their homes in Palo, Leyte, due to floods, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said Thursday.

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BOC files P2.2-B smuggling raps vs. palm oil importer

March 17, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on BOC files P2.2-B smuggling raps vs. palm oil importer 

MANILA, March 17 –- The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) smuggling charges against a major importer of palm oil amounting to P2.2 billion.

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Philex assures relocation of 73 families rendered homeless by fire

March 17, 2011 10:45 pm· Comments Off on Philex assures relocation of 73 families rendered homeless by fire 

TUBA, Benguet, March 17 — An official of Philex Mining Company here Thursday assured a relocation project for 73 families who were rendered homeless Wednesday by a six-hour fire at the base camp of this gold mining community.

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