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Archive for December, 2007

Lacson stands in Estrada’s way

Posted by Mai on 31st December 2007

INQUIRER.net
Lacson stands in Estrada’s way

Senator says definitely he will run
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Panfilo Lacson has expressed his intention to seek the country’s highest elective post in 2010, putting him on a collision course with three other opposition leaders who have made known their plans to run for president — Senate President Manuel Villar, Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and deposed President Joseph Estrada.

“My own decision to run in 2010 will depend on three considerations — intent, means and opportunity. If you ask me if I have the intention, the answer is yes,” Lacson said Sunday.

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Wishes For 2008: More Housing, Clean Environment

Posted by Mai on 31st December 2007

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Wishes For 2008: More
Housing, Clean Environment

As people welcome 2008, government officials are vowing to do better next year and saying the country will overcome the many challenges it faces.

To Filipinos, welcoming the New Year is a big celebration, and people must have faith that the New Year will be more joyful for everyone, Vice-President Noli de Castro said in a statement Sunday.

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DFA: Not all EU members included in Schengen area

Posted by Mai on 31st December 2007

ABS-CBN Interactive
DFA: Not all EU members included in Schengen area

The Department of Foreign Affairs advised Filipino travelers that not all member countries of the European Union are included in the Schengen area.

“Please bear in mind that NOT all European Union (EU) countries are members of the Schengen arrangement. Separate visas must be secured for travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland,” the DFA said.

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Church: Think positive in ’08

Posted by Mai on 31st December 2007

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Church: Think positive in ’08
By Edu Punay
Monday, December 31, 2007

Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales advised Filipinos yesterday to think positive as the nation prepares to greet 2008 and leave behind another year of socio-political noise.

In his New Year message aired over Church–run Radyo Veritas, Rosales called on Filipinos to continue hoping and working for the improvement of their conditions and try to refrain from focusing on negative developments in the country.

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Palace group goes after 4 oil companies

Posted by Mai on 31st December 2007

Philippine News — Manila Standard Today
Palace group goes after 4 oil companies

THE Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group is seeking P3.8 billion in damages and revenue losses from four petroleum firms accused of smuggling oil into the country.

Group head Antonio Villar Jr. said Oilink International Corp., PTT Philippines Corp., Tri-Solid Movers Services Inc., and Mawab and Andan Resources were not out of the woods yet despite paying P482 million in back taxes and penalties.

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Reds launch another ambush in Palawan

Posted by Mai on 31st December 2007

Sun.Star Manila
Reds launch another ambush in Palawan

THE New People’s Army (NPA) launched another major offense on the duration of the Arroyo government yuletide season truce with the communists, ambushing Marine troops anew in Palawan province Saturday night.

This is the fourth offense to be staged by the rebels during the government truce. The first was when the communists killed three unarmed Marine soldier also in an ambush in Palawan.

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