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Next battleground: Congress

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — WITH the Supreme Court’s decision throwing out the petition for people’s initiative, the battleground for Charter change shifted to Congress for the convening of the Senate…

Cayetano suspects ‘goods’ means ‘wastes’

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — SEN. Pia Cayetano yesterday warned that the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement would face “rough sailing” in the Senate amid suspicions that it would make the country…

Voting 8-7, SC rules against ‘peoples initiative’

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE Supreme Court yesterday junked the petition seeking to amend the 1987 Constitution through people’s initiative, saying it was constitutionally infirm and the signatures backing it…

AFP-PNP place Mindanao under highest alert

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — POLICE and military officials have placed Mindanao under “extreme critical alert”—the highest of a four-step public terror warning system—after three bombings this week left 12 people…

PRC to swear in passers of nurses’ test

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE Philippine Regulation Commission will administer the oath to all nursing graduates who passed the leak-tainted bar exams in June once a temporary restraining order on…

GMA orders dismantling of billboards

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has signed a new order spelling out the rules and procedures on the dismantling of billboards along major roads. Administrative Order 160-A…

Automated Election Bill gets Senate nod

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — After almost a year of deliberations, marked with bitter and long debates, the Senate yesterday voted 13-0 and approved the Automated Election Bill, shortly before adjourning…

Dismantle billboards in Manila

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — AT least 21 billboards fell—some with deadly effect—at the height of typhoon Milenyo, triggering new calls in Metro Manila for their removal or for more stringent…

RP’s foreign debt falls to $53.9b

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — The Philippines’ outstanding external debt dropped to $53.9 billion at the end of June after the public and private sectors reported net repayments during the period,…

Milenyo brings death and destruction

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — 62 dead at last count THE number of people killed as typhoon “Milenyo” lashed Luzon and the Visayas rose to 62 yesterday while 69 others were…

Palace supports DoJ’s move to sue Piatco, Fraport

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — MALACAÑANG supports the justice department’s plan to file criminal charges against the contractors of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal-3 and their foreign partners for violating…

NAIA-3 to open soon

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE case filed against officials of the Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Fraport Ag of Germany and other firms engaged in airport-related services will not stand…

Palparan denies killings

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — Escorted by 100 policemen and bomb-sniffing dogs, a retired general whom leftists called “The Butcher” of Mindoro, finally appeared before the Melo Commission yesterday and denied…

Japan, Philippines to sign free-trade deal

Agence France-Presse, Associated Press Last updated 05:08pm (Mla time) 09/08/2006 TOKYO — (3RD UPDATE) Japan said Friday it will sign a free-trade pact with the Philippines, ending prolonged negotiations that…

End of a Dream

WHEN Elmer Reyes Jacinto announced that he was leaving the country two years ago, he became the poster boy not only for the overseas Filipino workers but also for everything…