'Anti-human trafficking efforts must protect Filipinos here and overseas' — VP Binay

August 10, 2011 9:36 pm· Comments Off on 'Anti-human trafficking efforts must protect Filipinos here and overseas' — VP Binay 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — "Human trafficking, whether perpetrated by foreign syndicates or local gangs, is a direct assault on our people and as such, is a national security issue," Vice President Jejomar C. Binay stressed in his message Wednesday at the 48th Anniversary Symposium of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

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PNP probes 11 cops over car theft inside headquarters

August 10, 2011 9:36 pm· Comments Off on PNP probes 11 cops over car theft inside headquarters 

MANILA, Aug. 10 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Wednesday it is investigating 11 policemen, including an officer, for alleged theft of a service vehicle stolen inside the PNP headquarters at Camp Crame last June.

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8 killed as fighting erupts anew between rival MILF forces

August 10, 2011 9:36 pm· Comments Off on 8 killed as fighting erupts anew between rival MILF forces 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Aug. 10 — After a brief lull, the fighting among rival rebel groups of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Datu Piang, Maguindanao continued Wednesday, resulting in the killing of eight and serious wounding of another one even as the MILF leadership tried to stop the fighting to no avail, the military said.

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CHED says HEIs can suspend classes as need arises

August 10, 2011 9:36 pm· Comments Off on CHED says HEIs can suspend classes as need arises 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — Following the country's disaster reduction guidelines and amid inquiries from the public, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Wednesday clarified it does not declare the suspension of classes for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

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Drilon questions freeze hiring of administrative staff at DOH

August 10, 2011 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Drilon questions freeze hiring of administrative staff at DOH 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — Senator Franklin Drilon on Wednesday threatened not to report the proposed budget of the Health department if the Department of Budget and Management will fail to resolve the staffing problem as a result of the former’s reluctance to allow the hiring of administrative staff.

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VP Binay visits Camp Aguinaldo for NDCP’s 48th anniversary

August 10, 2011 9:36 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay visits Camp Aguinaldo for NDCP’s 48th anniversary 

MANILA, Aug. 10 – Vice President Jejomar C. Binay motored to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City Wednesday to grace the anniversary rites of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP).

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CA suspends deliberation of DENR chief’s appointment

August 10, 2011 9:36 pm· Comments Off on CA suspends deliberation of DENR chief’s appointment 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — The Commission on Appointments (CA) suspended on Wednesday its deliberation on the ad interim appointment of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje due to lack of time to discuss questions from individuals opposing his confirmation.

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CA junks 5 Comelec execs' MRs on P690M BSF scam

August 10, 2011 9:36 pm· Comments Off on CA junks 5 Comelec execs' MRs on P690M BSF scam 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — The Court of Appeals (CA) dismissed on Wednesday the motions for reconsideration (MRs) seeking the reversal of the suspension order against five Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials allegedly involved in the P690-million ballot secrecy folder (BSF) anomaly.

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One killed in Nasugbu shooting, hacking incidents

August 10, 2011 9:36 pm· Comments Off on One killed in Nasugbu shooting, hacking incidents 

NASUGBU, Batangas, Aug. 10 -– A shooting incident occurred killing instantly a tricycle driver in Nasugbu, Batangas while two suspects were booked for illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions in Calatagan, Batangas during separate police and military operations Tuesday.

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PHL vows to help 10 distressed Pinoy fishermen in Saudi

August 10, 2011 9:36 pm· Comments Off on PHL vows to help 10 distressed Pinoy fishermen in Saudi 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — Philippine authorities in Saudi Arabia vowed to help the 10 fishermen caught fishing there illegally in July last year, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.

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