Month: February 2012

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Sarangani to host Balikatan exercises

The next Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises between the Philippines and the United States will be held in the town of Glan in Sarangani Province from June 28 to July 9. Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao operations officer Navy. Lt. Joseph Armand Sieras said the exercise, codenamed “Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Exercise 2012,” aims to strengthen...

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Bartolome reiterates one strike policy vs. jueteng

The Philippine National Police has reactivated an adhoc special police unit that will investigate and conduct interdiction operations against illegal gambling activities. PNP Chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome issued Letter of Instruction 05/2012, activating PNP Anti-Illegal Gambling-Special Operations Task Forces (AIG-SOTF) at the national, regional and provincial levels. Bartolome also reiterated the “One Strike Policy”...

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Three policemen tagged in Chinoy kidnap-slay case

A closed-circuit television (CCTV) video has implicated two policemen in the kidnapping and murder of a Filipino-Chinese woman, whose decomposing body was found in Laguna last Thursday (February 23), the Philippine National Police said. PNP Spokesperson Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz said Police Officers 1 Otelio Santos and Jifford Signap, both of the San Pedro Municipal...

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Prosecution in impeach trial rests case

Prosecutors in the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona announced on Tuesday (February 28) that they are resting their case, dropping Articles of Impeachment 1, 4, 5, 6 and 8. On the 25th day of the trial and on the day of the huge rally by the Iglesia Ni Cristo seen largely...

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Hazing: Every Mother’s Nightmare

You carried the child in your womb for nine months, enduring excruciating morning sickness, back pains, weight gain, and trivial aches here and there. Then you went through the pains of childbirth and slowly traipsed through stings on your way to recovery. But just as you were up on your toes again, you realized: motherhood...

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Iglesia ni Cristo shows strength in rally

Members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) gathered at Quirino Grandstand at Luneta Park in Manila Tuesday (February 28) in what the congregation called a grand evangelical mission but what many believed was a statement to the present administration. Police estimated the crowd at around 600,000 but many believe it was more because of the...

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Traffic advisory for INC rally

The Iglesia Ni Cristo will be holding its grand evangelical mission Tuesday (February 28) at the Quirino grandstand in Rizal Park, Manila. While the event officially starts at 5 p.m., the roads and streets leading to the venue will be closed to vehicular traffic as early as 12 noon, the Metro Manila Development Authority Tuesday...

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Feb. 25 a school holiday

President Benigno Aquino III has declared February 25 (Saturday) as a special holiday for all schools in the Philippines. It will be a regular working day for all employees. Aquino will lead the 26th Anniversary celebration of the Edsa People Power Revolution at the People Power Monument in Edsa. There, Aquino will officiate the flag-raising...

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Men who mauled traffic aide still unidentified

Authorities still have no concrete lead on who ganged up on Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic aide Raul Reoteres along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City early Saturday (February 18) morning. Reoteres tried to stop around thirty people from drag racing along the boulevard last Saturday. But instead of following the traffic aide, the...

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Freshman law student dies from hazing

A freshman law student of San Beda College died following injuries sustained during a fraternity hazing in Antipolo City Sunday (February 19). According to reports, unidentified men rushed the victim, Marvin Reglos, 25, to Unciano Medical Center in Antipolo City at around 3 p.m. The men, on board a red Honda City (WMF-174), immediately left...