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Archive for February, 2008

RP fishing vessel seized in Palau

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

Sun.Star Davao
RP fishing vessel seized in Palau
By Aurea Gerundio-Dizon
Of Island Times, Palau

REPUBLIC OF PALAU — A large fishing vessel based in General Santos City, Philippines was intercepted by Palau’s Marine Law Enforcement patrol vessel PSS H.I. Remeliik on February 21 for suspected illegal fishing within the islands’ exclusive economic zone.

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Joker on EO 464: What’s there to revoke?

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Joker on EO 464: What’s there to revoke?
By Christina Mendez
Friday, February 29, 2008

Malacañang and the Senate should stop their battle for “political supremacy” by putting a stop to the bickering over the imposition of the controversial Executive Order (EO) 464.

Sen. Joker Arroyo said yesterday EO 464 has been used by Cabinet officials as an excuse to snub inquiries at the Senate.

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Lozada: I sinned against my wife, she forgave me

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

ABS-CBN Interactive
Lozada: I sinned against my wife, she forgave me

Short of saying that he had an other woman, ZTE-broadband scandal star witness Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada Jr. said Thursday night that he had sinned against his wife and she already forgave him “a long time ago.”

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Roads leading to Malacañang blocked; checkpoints set up

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

GMANews.TV
Roads leading to Malacañang blocked; checkpoints set up

MANILA, Philippines РContainer vans were put up Thursday night to block streets leading to the Malaca̱ang Palace while checkpoints were set up in northern Metro Manila hours before the much-touted interfaith rally in Makati City.

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Villar assures Senate security for Madriaga

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Villar assures Senate security for Madriaga

By Efren L. Danao, Senior Reporter

Senate President Manuel Villar Jr. on Thursday said the Senate will provide security to Dante Madriaga, the walk-in witness to the aborted $330-million national broadband network project, “whether he is a Trojan horse or not.”

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Arroyo adviser denies link to oil smuggling

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

INQUIRER.net
Arroyo adviser denies link to oil smuggling

By Daxim Lucas
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — An influential policy adviser of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday denied that he is involved in oil smuggling activities as alleged during the Senate investigation into the $329-million National Broadband Network deal.

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