No SC TRO vs. joint DOJ-Comelec panel

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on No SC TRO vs. joint DOJ-Comelec panel 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Nov. 22 – Voting 10-4 on Tuesday, the Supreme Court (SC) en banc did not issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the creation of the joint Department of Justice-Commission on Elections (DOJ-Comelec-DOJ) committee that investigated the alleged fraud in the 2007 elections linked to former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Angara pushes for creation of new housing department

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Angara pushes for creation of new housing department 

MANILA, Nov. 22 — Senator Edgardo Angara has thrown his support behind the establishment of a Department of Housing to better coordinate the efforts of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and numerous agencies now only under its supervision.

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Legarda denies P100-M offer for House break-in video

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Legarda denies P100-M offer for House break-in video 

MANILA, Nov. 22 – Senator Loren Legarda denied on Tuesday reports that she offered P100-million for copies of a closed circuit television (CCTV) video of the alleged break-in at the House of Representatives in Quezon City in 2005.

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PCG searching for 10 missing Cagayan fishermen

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on PCG searching for 10 missing Cagayan fishermen 

MANILA, Nov. 22 — Search-and-rescue units of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) are looking for 10 fishermen from Cagayan who have been reported missing since Sunday afternoon.

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Former FG Mike Arroyo is free to travel abroad –BI

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Former FG Mike Arroyo is free to travel abroad –BI 

MANILA, Nov. 22 — Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo is now free to leave the country as a result of the Department of Justice (DOJ) order removing him from the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) watch list order (WLO).

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Robredo, Mangudadatu to visit Maguindanao massacre site on Wednesday

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Robredo, Mangudadatu to visit Maguindanao massacre site on Wednesday 

MANILA, Nov. 22 – Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo will visit the massacre site in Ampatuan, Maguindanao on Wednesday, the second anniversary of the mass murder of 58 people, including 33 journalists, that shocked the world on Nov. 23, 2009.

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Senate approves P1.816-trillion national budget for 2012

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Senate approves P1.816-trillion national budget for 2012 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Nov. 22 – The Senate approved on second and third reading on Tuesday the proposed P1.816-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2012 which reflects the five priorities of the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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Philippines adopts National Climate Change Action Plan

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Philippines adopts National Climate Change Action Plan 

MANILA, Nov. 22 — President Benigno S. Aquino III convened the Climate Change Commission to adopt the National Climate Action Plan in compliance with the country’s international commitments especially to the United Nations Framework for Climate Change Convention.

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SC holds oral arguments on WLO vs. Arroyo couple

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on SC holds oral arguments on WLO vs. Arroyo couple 

MANILA, Nov. 22 — The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Tuesday conducted oral arguments on the legality of the watch list order (WLO) issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) against former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband, former First Gentleman Atty. Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo.

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Joint foreign chambers laud both Houses of Congress for pushing Charter amendments

November 22, 2011 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Joint foreign chambers laud both Houses of Congress for pushing Charter amendments 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 22 — The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) on Tuesday lauded both Houses of Congress — the Senate and the House of Representatives — for pushing the needed amendments in the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution that would enhance economic growth in the Philippines.

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