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Archive for January, 2008

‘RP can save up to $3.6 B with renewable energy’

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
‘RP can save up to $3.6 B with renewable energy’
By Donnabelle Gatdula
Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Philippines can save up to $3.6 billion through the use of its renewable energy resources, an official from the multi-sectoral Renewable Energy Coalition (REC) said.

In her speech during the ongoing Energy Summit, REC deputy managing director Catherine Maceda said there is a need to put in place appropriate incentives and policy framework to realize these savings.

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Govt making ‘watchlist’ of critics

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Govt making ‘watchlist’ of critics

The list to be generated by the national police on orders of the Palace, will include journalists

By Anthony Vargas, Reporter

Security officials are preparing a “national watchlist” of personalities despite their earlier declaration that threats of destabilization against the government had dissipated.

A highly reliable source from the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said the watchlist would include several critics of the government of President Gloria Arroyo and members of the media.

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Ex-mayor’s killer was professional hitman – MPD

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

ABS-CBN Interactive
Ex-mayor’s killer was professional hitman – MPD

By NESTOR ETOLLE
The Philippine Star

The assassination of a former mayor of a Misamis Occidental town outside a Manila courtroom Tuesday morning was well-planned and carried out by a professional killer, the police said Wednesday.

The lone gunman may have been backed up by at least five lookouts when he shot Rey Yap, former mayor of Sapang Dalaga town, while the latter was waiting for the court to start his trial for murder, according to Chief Inspector Dominador Arevalo Jr., who heads the homicide section of the Manila Police District (MPD).

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OFWs seek scrapping of POEA direct-hiring rules

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

GMANews.TV
OFWs seek scrapping of POEA direct-hiring rules

Filipino workers here and abroad strongly oppose the Philippine government’s new policy on direct hiring and they demand its immediate scrapping, particularly the requirement on foreign employers to post a repatriation bond of $5,000 plus $3,000 performance bond in hiring an employee from the Philippines.

GMANews.TV has been swamped with e-mails from Filipinos protesting the new rule under Memorandum Circular No. 4 of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that took effect on Jan. 15.

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US Pinoys donate to war on graft

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

INQUIRER.net
ONLINE MORAL CRUSADE
US Pinoys donate to war on graft

By Tonette Orejas
Central Luzon Desk

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in the United States have been donating dollars to support the drive against graft and corruption in the Philippines.

A civil society group in Pampanga became their first beneficiary.

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Court set to hear class suit filed by journalists

Posted by Mai on 31st January 2008

Sun.Star Manila
Court set to hear class suit filed by journalists

THE Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) will hear on Thursday the injunction case filed by print and broadcast journalists against high-ranking government, police and military officials in connection with their arrest after the November 29 standoff at the Manila Peninsula Hotel.

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