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Archive for April, 2008

Lawmakers divided on revising ‘outdated’ Labor Code

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

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Lawmakers divided on revising ‘outdated’ Labor Code

By ARIES RUFO
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The 34-year-old Labor Code has ceased to address the needs of workers and the requirements of a changing economy, but lawmakers and labor groups remain divided on how to make the document relevant to the times.

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Austrian docs keep ‘horror house’ victims from public

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

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Austrian docs keep ‘horror house’ victims from public

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:57:00 04/30/2008

AMSTETTEN, AUSTRIA—Austrian doctors kept a woman and her children – freed from a windowless cellar that had been their prison for years – away from the public eye Tuesday, and said it would take weeks of treatment before they could get used to living in a world they have never known.

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Pimentel bats for bloc voting in proposed federal government

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Pimentel bats for bloc voting in proposed federal government

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The president and vice president will be voted as a team under the proposal of Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. for the Philippines to be transformed into a federal state comprised of 11 states.

“The vote for a presidential candidate shall automatically be counted as a vote for his or her vice presidential candidate if the latter belongs to the same party, aggrupment or coalition of parties as the former does,” read Pimentel’s resolution.

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‘RP a money laundering haven for drug cartels, terrorists’

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

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‘RP a money laundering haven for drug cartels, terrorists’

The Philippines has been included in a list of 56 nations identified as money laundering heavens for foreign drug cartels and terrorist organizations due to weak money laundering laws, a US State Department report warned.

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Cayetano on NBN deal: ‘No direct link to Arroyo’

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

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Cayetano on NBN deal: ‘No direct link to Arroyo’

Senate probe found evidence ‘leading to Palace’
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 04:09:00 04/30/2008

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano Tuesday said the Senate investigation into the scrapped $329-million National Broadband Network deal had yielded evidence “leading up to the Office of the President” but no direct testimony linking President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the scandal-tainted project.

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36 RP-China deals suspended

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

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36 RP-China deals suspended

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

At least 36 agreements on agriculture and fisheries between the Philippines and China have been suspended.

Agriculture Undersecretary Berna Romulo Puyat told the House of Representatives agriculture committee chaired by Palawan Rep. Abraham Mitra yesterday that the agreements have been suspended while consultations are being held with the affected sectors.

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