President Aquino names U.P. professor as the new government peace panel chief negotiator

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino names U.P. professor as the new government peace panel chief negotiator 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino has appointed University of the Philippines Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer as the new chairperson and chief negotiator of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel, a Malacanang official announced on Friday.

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US Feds seeks access to injured OFWs in US oil rig blast

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on US Feds seeks access to injured OFWs in US oil rig blast 

MANILA, Dec. 7 -– US Federal authorities will request access to three injured Filipino workers to determine what really happened in the Nov. 16 oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico that left three other Filipino workers dead.

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Aquino appoints UP prof as gov't chief negotiator

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Aquino appoints UP prof as gov't chief negotiator 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 7 — President Benigno Aquino III has appointed University of the Philippines political science professor Miriam Coronel Ferrer as the new chairperson of the government peace negotiating panel in talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

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Baldoz orders release of initial P5.5-M in emergency employment, livelihood funds for workers in regions affected by typhoon 'Pablo'

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Baldoz orders release of initial P5.5-M in emergency employment, livelihood funds for workers in regions affected by typhoon 'Pablo' 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz ordered the release on Friday of an initial P5.5 million funding for emergency employment and livelihood of workers who were displaced by typhoon "Pablo" in Caraga Region and Compostela Valley.

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5 Filipinos survive sea mishap in North Sea –-DFA

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on 5 Filipinos survive sea mishap in North Sea –-DFA 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Dec. 7 -– Five Filipinos survived the sinking of Bahamian-flagged car carrier MV Baltic Ace off Dutch waters in the North Sea Wednesday after colliding with Cyprus-registered container ship Corvus J.

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4 more groups allowed to join 2013 polls

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on 4 more groups allowed to join 2013 polls 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — The Commission on Elections Friday released a list of four new groups allowed to run in the May 2013 polls while four others have been disqualified.

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SSS call center now open 24 hours on weekdays

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on SSS call center now open 24 hours on weekdays 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — The Social Security System has lengthened its Call Center operations from 16 hours to 24 hours every weekday to give members more access to over-the-phone updates about their contributions, benefits, loans and other SSS transactions.

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(URGENT) Aquino to declare state of national calamity

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on (URGENT) Aquino to declare state of national calamity 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 7 — President Benigno Aquino III is set to declare a state of national calamity as recommended by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

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Aquino orders thorough study of Mindanao devastation

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Aquino orders thorough study of Mindanao devastation 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered the Dept. of the Interior and Local Government, the Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources to investigate the devastation caused by Typhoon Pablo to prevent further loss of lives in the future.

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Gov't agencies assure President Aquino of sufficient supply of potable water in calamity areas

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Gov't agencies assure President Aquino of sufficient supply of potable water in calamity areas 

MANILA, Dec. 7 — Government agencies have assured President Benigno S. Aquino III of enough supply of potable water as well as the immediate installation of water purifiers in affected communities in areas devastated by Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao.

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