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Archive for November, 2007

Villar: Senate to study legality of curfew

Posted by Mai on 30th November 2007

ABS-CBN Interactive
Villar: Senate to study legality of curfew

Senate President Manuel Villar Jr. said he will gather senators on Friday to discuss the legality of the government’s declaration of curfew after ending the six-hour standoff at a luxury hotel in Makati City on Thursday.

“I will call for a caucus to discuss [the legality] of the curfew,” Villar told ABS-CBN’s morning show, “Umagang Kay Ganda.”

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Salapuddin, Hataman charged

Posted by Mai on 30th November 2007

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Salapuddin, Hataman charged

Friday, November 30, 2007

The police filed criminal charges against former Basilan congressman Gerry Salapuddin, party-list Rep. Mujiv Hataman of Anak Mindanao, his brother Jim Hataman, and a Basilan-based policeman for their alleged involvement in the bombing that killed a congressman and three others at the House of Representatives in Quezon City last Nov. 13.

The police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said Salapuddin and the Hataman brothers were charged as “principals by inducement” while Police Office 1 Bayan Judda of the Basilan police force was accused of providing the bomb used in the attack that killed Basilan Rep. Wahab Akbar and congressional aides

Marcial Taldo, Maan Bustaliño and Julasari Hayudini.

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Rebels say consultant ‘abducted’ in QC

Posted by Mai on 30th November 2007

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Rebels say consultant ‘abducted’ in QC

Hold Arroyo responsible

INQUIRER.net
Last updated 08:41am (Mla time) 11/30/2007

MANILA, Philippines — The rebel National Democratic Front (NDF) said Friday that one of its consultants had been abducted in broad daylight in Cubao, Quezon City Wednesday, November 28, and is holding the government responsible.

In an emailed statement, Luis Jalandoni, chairman of the NDF’s peace negotiating panel, said Elizabeth Principe, 56, was seized “by eight men in black uniform similar to that used by the Special Weapons Team (SWAT) of the Philippine National Police (PNP)” in a manner similar to the abduction of activist Jonas Burgos in April and another rebel consultant, Leo Velasco, in February, “and numerous other enforced disappearances perpetrated by the Arroyo regime’s military, police and paramilitary forces.”

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Razon vows more arrests as Makati siege ends

Posted by Mai on 30th November 2007

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Razon vows more arrests as Makati siege ends

The Philippine National Police on Thursday night said more arrests will be made on people who may be involved in the standoff that led to the re-arrest of neophyte Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Army Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City.

“We have already arrested two personnel late this evening and several more will be arrested as we shall be able to locate them,” PNP chief Director General Avelino Razon said during a press briefing at Malacañang.

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Wanted: Female Comelec commissioner

Posted by Mai on 30th November 2007

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Wanted: Female Comelec commissioner
By Sheila Crisostomo
Friday, November 30, 2007

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rene Sarmiento called on President Arroyo to appoint a woman as the poll body’s chairman to promote gender equality.

Sarmiento said in a statement that the Comelec has been a predominantly male agency in its almost 70-year history.

He said only one woman had been appointed Comelec chief, retired judge Harriet Demetriou.

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Love-struck carwash boy arrested for stealing P17.8 million

Posted by Mai on 30th November 2007

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Love-struck carwash boy arrested for stealing P17.8 million

By Kristine L. Alave
Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — It was not the fairy tale love story that he expected.

Police arrested on Thursday a lovelorn car wash boy who allegedly stole a pile of cash in Turkish currency from his boss to fund his elopement with his girlfriend, a maid from the same household he worked for.

According to Senior Police Officer 1 Aron Hardon, Jomar Tigue, 23, was nabbed in an entrapment operation by members of the Police Community Precinct 10 in Ortigas Center, around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday.

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