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Archive for October, 2008

AYALA CORP. keen on buying PHILAMLIFE CO.

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
AYALA CORP. keen on
buying PHILAMLIFE CO.

By Chino S. Leyco, Reporter

Ayala Corp. is willing to acquire the Philippine-American Life and General Insurance Co. (Philamlife) that is now being put on sale, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, the chairman and chief executive of Ayala Corp., said Tuesday.

Zobel added that the financial-services arena has always been of great interest to the company.

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16 MMDA operatives sacked for stealing vertical clearance frames

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

GMANews.TV
16 MMDA operatives sacked for stealing vertical clearance frames
10/07/2008 | 03:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Sixteen employees of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have been sacked for allegedly stealing P5.1 million worth of vertical clearance frame owned by the Light Railway Transit Authority (LRTA).

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2 suspected terrorists wounded by own bomb

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
2 suspected terrorists wounded by own bomb
By Roel Pareño
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two suspected terrorists were injured after the improvised explosive device (IED) they were rigging exploded in a village in Jolo, Sulu, police said yesterday.

Senior Superintendent Julasirim Kasim, Sulu police director, said the wounded suspects were Jadnan Aluk and Nassal Habibuddin.

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Rolito Go likely next for pardon

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

INQUIRER.net
JUSTICE SEC GONZALEZ
Rolito Go likely next for pardon

By Christine Avendaño
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 20:27:00 10/07/2008

MANILA, Philippines — After Claudio Teehankee Jr., another prominent murder convict, Rolito Go, found guilty of killing of a young man during a traffic altercation, is likely to be granted presidential pardon soon.

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez said on Tuesday that Go, who shot dead Eldon Maguan in 1991, has become eligible for presidential pardon because he had served “more than half” of his life sentence.

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Govt considers halting military push vs. MILF

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

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Govt considers halting military push vs. MILF

By Angelo S. Samonte, Reporter

The government may consider suspending military operations in southern Philippines and resuming peace negotiations with separatist rebels there, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said Tuesday.

He cited renewed calls from some sectors for the continuation of the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). He did not name the sectors, except that they come from Mindanao.

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Escaped Batasan blast suspect surrenders

Posted by Mai on 7th October 2008

ABS-CBN News Online Beta
Escaped Batasan blast suspect surrenders

abs-cbnNEWS.com | 10/07/2008 3:06 PM

The escaped suspect in the bloody Batasan Complex bombing in November 2007 surrendered to a Quezon City judge Tuesday afternoon.

Ikram Indama told ABS-CBN News correspondent Julius Babao that he was able to escape because no one was really securing him at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-National Capital Region (CIDG-NCR), which was located inside Camp Crame, the Philippine National Police’s national headquarters.

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