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Archive for July, 2008

Padaca among 2008 RM awardees

Posted by Mai on 31st July 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Padaca among 2008 RM awardees
By Patricia Esteves
Friday, August 1, 2008

A governor who proved that ordinary people can topple political dynasties and make a difference, and a Filipino microfinance organization that extends loans to poor families are among the eight winners of the 2008 Ramon Magsaysay Awards, organizers announced yesterday.

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Palace pushes new amnesty for NPAs

Posted by Mai on 31st July 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Palace pushes new amnesty for NPAs

President Gloria Arroyo has asked Congress to approve a new amnesty for communist rebels, reiterating that the use of “soft power of economic progress” and dialogue are proven effective counterinsurgency strategies.

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‘Nograles brod, pals got P114.6-M cut from swine scam’

Posted by Mai on 31st July 2008

ABS-CBN News Online (Beta)
‘Nograles brod, pals got P114.6-M cut from swine scam’

By LYNDA JUMILLA
ABS-CBN News

A total of P114.6 million in loan proceeds allegedly went to various individuals and groups, including the brother of Speaker Prospero Nograles, in the form of miscellaneous fees in what is now known as the “swine scam.”

This was revealed at the hearing of the Senate Blue-Ribbon Committee on government lender Quedancor’s P1.6-billion swine loan program, which critics suspect was diverted to the administration’s 2004 campaign kitty.

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Attack on Basilan school ‘test mission for young bandits’

Posted by Mai on 31st July 2008

INQUIRER.net
LOCAL EXCS:
Attack on Basilan school ‘test mission for young bandits’

By Julie Alipala
Mindanao Bureau
First Posted 23:38:00 07/31/2008

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Local officials in Basilan said on Thursday that an attack by armed men on the Tipo-tipo National High School, on Tuesday, could have been a “test mission for young bandits” as most of the assailants looked to be in their teens.

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‘Sabio was offered cash, SC post to favor GSIS’

Posted by Mai on 31st July 2008

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‘Sabio was offered cash, SC post to favor GSIS’
By Mike Frialde
Friday, August 1, 2008

Justice Jose Sabio of the Court of Appeals had been offered money and a promotion to the Supreme Court to favor the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) over the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), according to a businessman who claims to have known Sabio since he was a regional trial court judge.

Sabio denied the accusations, saying they were “ridiculous” and “incredible.”

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Defensor resigns from Naia3 job, leaves key issues unresolved

Posted by Mai on 31st July 2008

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Defensor resigns from Naia3 job, leaves key issues unresolved

By Lala Rimando
abs-cbnNEWS.com/Newsbreak

As the first international flight prepares to take off from Terminal 3 of the Manila airport on August 1, the presidential appointee tasked to make sure the long mothballed terminal opens this year has resigned.

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