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Archive for May, 2008

Jamby Madrigal: Aunt’s fortune bigger than ZTE deal

Posted by Mai on 31st May 2008

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Jamby Madrigal: Aunt’s fortune bigger than ZTE deal

By DJ Yap
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:10:00 05/31/2008

MANILA, Philipines–The executors of the will of the late philanthropist Consuelo “Chito” Madrigal-Collantes opposed Friday the examination of the document for possible forgery, arguing that would be tantamount to “asking an expert to contradict (her own) testimony.”

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MILF dared to dissociate itself from Abu Sayyaf

Posted by Mai on 31st May 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
MILF dared to dissociate itself from Abu Sayyaf
By Roel Pareño
Sunday, June 1, 2008

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) challenged yesterday the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to dissociate itself from the Abu Sayyaf and other terrorist groups suspected of being behind the recent bombing and attacks on the military.

The military warned it will launch a full-scale operation against those who continue to violate the truce and those allied with the Abu Sayyaf terrorists.

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P2-B subsidy to pay for electricity bills

Posted by Mai on 31st May 2008

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P2-B subsidy to pay for electricity bills

By Christine Avendaño
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 23:38:00 05/31/2008

THE GOVERNMENT HAS SET ASIDE A P2-BILLION SUBSIDY as a way to help the poor pay their power bills.

Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral said Saturday she would present her proposed cash transfer program for small electricity users at the first meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Energy in Malacañang on Monday.

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Chalk allowance first before powerpoints, says Escudero

Posted by Mai on 31st May 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Chalk allowance first before
powerpoints, says Escudero

By Efren L. Danao, Senior Reporter

A Malacañang think-tank’s proposal that encourages teachers to use powerpoint presentations rather than the conventional chalk and blackboard for a more effective method of instruction has earned the irk of opposition Senator Francis Escudero.

Escudero questioned how Malacañang could make such a proposal when all it could afford was a P500 worth of chalk allowance for teachers for the whole school year.

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Tobacco firms recruiting ‘replacement smokers’

Posted by Mai on 31st May 2008

ABS-CBN News Online (Beta)
Tobacco firms recruiting ‘replacement smokers’

By ANGELO L. GUTIERREZ
abs-cbnNEWS.com

Catching them young, as young as 10 years old, is the tobacco industry’s new mission aimed at recruiting “replacement smokers,” health officials and anti-smoking advocates said Friday as the globe celebrates World No Tobacco Day on May 31.

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Magdalo officer weds in detention

Posted by Mai on 31st May 2008

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Magdalo officer weds in detention

By Alcuin Papa
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 20:21:00 05/31/2008

MANILA, Philippines — It was love at a time of incarceration.

While in detention in Fort Bonifacio for his participation in the 2003 Oakwood Mutiny, Marine Lieutenant Jonel Sangalang met the comely Jane Molino.

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