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Archive for January, 2008

Villar wants ‘mega’ Pangilinan to join NP

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

INQUIRER.net
Villar wants ‘mega’ Pangilinan to join NP

By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — Noting how Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan could easily fill up the Araneta Coliseum with his “Mega” crowd-drawing power, Senate President Manuel Villar Wednesday invited his Wednesday Club colleague to join him in the Nacionalista Party.

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Arroyo to anti-JDV solons: Back off

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

ABS-CBN Interactive
Arroyo to anti-JDV solons: Back off

Short of saying that he cannot be touched, President Arroyo appealed to allies in the House of Representatives to cease from pursuing efforts to unseat Jose de Venecia as speaker.

According to Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, what Mrs. Arroyo wants is “harmony in the political environment.”

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60,000 jobs available for nurses, other young professionals

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
60,000 jobs available for nurses, other young professionals
By Mayen Jaymalin
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Employment prospects seem to be getting brighter for young Filipino professionals.

Over 60,000 local jobs are now available for nurses and other young professionals, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday.

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5 soldiers killed in ambush

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
5 soldiers killed in ambush

Six others were wounded in encounter at NPA stronghold in Davao

By Al Jacinto, Correspondent and Anthony Vargas, Reporter

ZAMBOANGA CITY: At least five soldiers were killed and six more wounded in fierce clashesWednesday with communist insurgents in Mindanao, Army commanders said.

The fighting broke out near the village of Campawan in the seaside town of Baganga in Davao Oriental province where troops attacked a stronghold of the New People’s Army (NPA). It was not immediately known how many insurgents were killed in the fighting, but General Ernesto Boac, commander of the 10th Infantry Division, said security forces were pursuing about 70 gunmen.

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Admin officials face arrest

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Admin officials face arrest

Senators upset at Lozada, Neri for snubbing hearing

The Senate blue-ribbon committee ordered Wednesday the arrest of former socio-economic planning Secretary Romulo Neri and government executive Rodolfo Lozada Jr.

In an open hearing broadcast live over radio and cable television, the senators said the arrest was ordered because Neri and Lozada ignored their subpoena when they failed to attend the hearing on the aborted $330-million National Broadband Network project awarded to China’s ZTE Corp.

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Estrada to sue UN for corruption tag

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

GMANews.TV
Estrada to sue UN for corruption tag

Former president Joseph Estrada vowed Wednesday to file charges before the International Court against the United Nations (UN) for tagging him as the 10th most corrupt leader in the world.

Estrada, who extended his stay in Hong Kong, told radio station DZBB that the statement of the UN’s anti-corruption conference ranking him as the 10th most corrupt leader in the world “is baseless.”

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