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Archive for October, 2007

All Saints’ Day exodus starts; security up in bus terminals

Posted by Mai on 31st October 2007

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All Saints’ Day exodus starts; security up in bus terminals

The yearly All Saints’ Day exodus to the provinces started before dawn Wednesday as passengers crowded various airports, seaports and bus terminals in Metro Manila.

Police heightened security around cemeteries while the military’s Metro Manila command sent soldiers to help secure cemeteries and vital facilities.

Radio dzBB reported that the Philippine National Police deployed uniformed and plainclothes policemen in several cemeteries nationwide.

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Arroyo reaching out to Singson, says Palace

Posted by Mai on 31st October 2007

INQUIRER.net
Arroyo reaching out to Singson, says Palace

By Christine Avendaño
Inquirer
Last updated 06:59am (Mla time) 10/31/2007

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is reaching out to Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson who has threatened to break away from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for pardoning convicted plunderer Joseph Estrada.

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita Tuesday said he was “very sure” that Ms Arroyo would not allow things to worsen with Singson.

“For the sake of unity and harmony, especially with allies, the President will not allow this thing to happen,” Ermita told reporters.

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Erap remains main opposition figure – Binay

Posted by Mai on 31st October 2007

Manila Bulletin Online
Erap remains main opposition figure – Binay
Leonard D. Postrado

United Opposition (UNO) President and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay yesterday said former President Joseph Estrada remains the primary figure of the opposition despite his acceptance of pardon from President Arroyo.

Binay maintained that UNO is still committed to the ideals and programs started by Estrada during his term to help the “masa” or the underprivileged sectors of the country.

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COMELEC reports failure of elections in some provinces

Posted by Mai on 31st October 2007

ABS-CBN Interactive
COMELEC reports failure of elections in some provinces

Officials of the Commission on Elections on Tuesday each gave the status of their regional assignments in connection with the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

Willard Cheng reported that Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer stated that the conduct of the synchronized elections in Region X (Northern Mindanao) was peaceful and had a large turnout of voters.

Ferrer said the province of Basilan was most problematic but only two barangays reportedly had failure of elections.

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Lack of better alternative weakens GMA ouster move

Posted by Mai on 31st October 2007

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Lack of better alternative weakens GMA ouster move
By Jose Rodel Clapano and Jess Diaz
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The lack of a better replacement or alternative has weakened the efforts of the opposition in seeking the ouster of President Arroyo, former senator Ernesto Maceda said yesterday.

Maceda, one of the elders of the United Opposition (UNO), said the people have no other choice but to accept Mrs. Arroyo and her administration rather than risk having a military junta and end up like Myanmar.

“First, (the people) do not want any trouble and it is only two years to wait. Second, they said that until the end they do not want (Vice President) Noli de Castro because we might end up like Myanmar. That is what is making GMA (Mrs. Arroyo) continue to stay in power,” Maceda told radio dzBB.

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CBCP urges transparency in Comelec appointments

Posted by Mai on 31st October 2007

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CBCP urges transparency in Comelec appointments

The Catholic Church on Tuesday sought transparency in the selection of new officials for the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

In a statement on the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines Web site, CBCP President Angel Lagdameo called for a “wide consultation” in the selection process.

Lagdameo said a transparent procedure and a wide consultation were necessary to restore the credibility of the Comelec, after some of its officials got involved in scandals.

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