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THE Supreme Court (SC) magistrates goes high-tech after the en banc has approved the upgrading and modernizing the Court’s technological equipments. In a one page resolution of the High Court, signed and promulgated by Atty. Enriqueta Vidal, Clerk of Court of the SC en banc, it has resolved to set…

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The Australian government will provide P5.7 billion in official development assistance (ODA) to the Philippines for the period of 2013 to 2014. In a statement, the Australian Embassy in Manila said its government is “strongly committed” in helping the country “overcome poverty.” Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell said…

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THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has opened over 60, 000 new teaching positions even as it gave the green light to provide funding for teachers being redeployed from schools with excess teacher items to areas with shortages. DBM has made available 61,510 new teacher items for fiscal year…

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Despite controversies, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) had boasted a whooping P1.3 billion in collections for this year’s first quarter. This was recorded only at the LTO-NCR (Nation Capital Region) according to Director Atty. Emilio Bantog who said that, the collection derived from the agency’s required fees was seven percent…

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MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Mike Conley scored a team-high 24 points as Memphis rallied from a 17-point de­­fi­­cit to beat Oklahoma City 103-97 in overtime in game four of their second round playoff series on Monday. All-star Zach Randolph had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Marc Gasol finished with 23 points…

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By Llanesca T. Panti Reporter Liberal Party (LP) President-on-leave Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd has welcomed investigation over alleged pre-shaded ballots in Taguig and favoring adminsitration candidates, saying that the 2013 polls are more credible than the past two elections held. Roxas, who heads the Department of Interior and Local Government,…

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A day after the arrest of six “confidential agents” of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered an investigation into the alleged tension in the early hours of election day in Bacoor City, Cavite on Monday. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said she made verbal instructions…

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday appealed to all the candidates of the recently concluded midterm polls to have the initiative in removing their own campaign materials. Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez urged the candidates—winners or losers—to be a good model and conduct clean-up operations immediately. “With the elections over,…

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MALOLOS CITY: The Federation of Central Luzon Farmers Cooperative, headed by Simeon Sioson, has raised their apprehensions about the integrity of the rice auction to be made by the Bureau of Customs today. To be auctioned are 94,000 bags of Vietnamese rice seized in September last year at the Port…

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By Llanesca T. Panti, Reporter The chief of staff of Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao on Monday pictured the boxing icon as a peacemaker and not a mauler. In a phone interview with The Manila Times, Jeng Gacal denied the Times’ banner story that Pacquiao beat barangay captain Alfredo…