De Lima says GSIS can devise scheme to facilitate benefits of NPC workers

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on De Lima says GSIS can devise scheme to facilitate benefits of NPC workers 

MANILA, Nov. 25 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) said that the state pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) can properly devise a scheme that will facilitate either the refund of separate benefits under the Electric Power Reform Industry Act (EPIRA) law for the continuation of retirement benefits of its employees under GSIS Act, or the reimbursement or collection of separation benefits under the GSIS Act.

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CGMA asks court for house arrest

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on CGMA asks court for house arrest 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — The camp of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday asked the Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC), where she is facing electoral sabotage charges, to allow her to be placed under house after she has been deemed fit to leave the hospital where she is staying.

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Aquino inaugurates Climate Change Academy of Albay

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on Aquino inaugurates Climate Change Academy of Albay 

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 25 — President Benigno S. Aquino III inaugurated Friday the Climate Change Academy of Albay as part of the government thrust to combat climate change and its ill-effects, particularly on the economy.

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De Lima favors making public true health condition of ex-President Arroyo

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on De Lima favors making public true health condition of ex-President Arroyo 

MANILA, Nov. 25 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima is in favor of making public the true health condition of former President and now Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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VP Binay to lawyers: Strengthen the standards and tradition of law in the country

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on VP Binay to lawyers: Strengthen the standards and tradition of law in the country 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — Lawyers, as servants of the law and justice, have to make sure that any precedents created today will strengthen, not weaken, the standards and traditions of law and justice in the country for all the years to come.

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PHL, Georgia agree to hold regular consultations to strengthen relations

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on PHL, Georgia agree to hold regular consultations to strengthen relations 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — The Philippines and Georgia sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Political Consultations to enable both countries to conduct regular consultations and exchange of opinions on bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest in the light of strengthening friendly relations and cooperation.

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Pimentel wants more funds for public libraries

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on Pimentel wants more funds for public libraries 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — The national government should allot more funds for public libraries to cultivate the habit of reading among Filipinos and to help attain its educational and cultural goals, according to Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.

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SC junks with finality MR on Dacer-Corbito double murder case vs. Lacson

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on SC junks with finality MR on Dacer-Corbito double murder case vs. Lacson 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Nov. 25 – The Supreme Court (SC) has denied with finality the motion for reconsideration (MR) filed by the Dacer family against Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson in connection with the murder of noted publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito in November 2000.

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(Metro News) Valenzuela City gets P8.7M worth of patrol vehicles

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Valenzuela City gets P8.7M worth of patrol vehicles 

MANILA, Nov. 25 – The Local Peace and Order Council (LCPC) of Valenzuela City, through its chairman, Mayor Sherwin T. Gatchalian, turned over recently P8,973,400 worth of vehicles to the city police force, the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) and Barangay Palasan Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

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(Metro News) DSWD allocates P3.6M worth of livelihood assistance to two Manila barangays

November 26, 2011 12:59 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) DSWD allocates P3.6M worth of livelihood assistance to two Manila barangays 

MANILA, Nov. 25 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allocated P3.6 million worth of livelihood assistance to Barangays 702 and 704 in Malate, Manila under the agency's "Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services" (KALAHI-CIDSS)program.

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