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1,000 youths to greet Pope upon his arrival

OVER 1,000 youths will greet Pope Francis upon his arrival in Manila on January 15 next year. Parañaque Bishop Jesse Mercado, chairman of the papal visit arrival and departure committee, said some 1,200 youths will greet him at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City “with vibrant music and dance.” “Two…

Chiz cites safeguards in 2015 nat’l budget

THERE are enough “safeguards” in the proposed P2.606 trillion national budget crafted by the Senate to ensure that lump sum appropriations will be used properly. Sen. Francis Escudero made this assurance to allay fears that the lump sum items in next year’s budget “veil” pork items for legislators. He said…

11 new judges named

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino has appointed 11 new judges. Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. formally informed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno Aquino has appointed new judges for Laguna, Quezon Province, Marinduque, Rizal and Cavite. For the Regional Trial Courts (RTC), the newly appointed judges were Harry Del Prado Jaminola for Branch…

Tumaas, bilang ng aplikante sa US unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON -- Tumaas sa mahigit na 300,000 ang bilang ng mga aplikante para sa US unemployment benefits ang naitala sa unang tatlong buwan sa Estados Unidos. Sa linguhang aplikasyon ay tumaas ang rekord sa 21,000 katao at sa seasonal ay tumaas ng 313,000, ayon sa Labor Department. Pinakamataas simula noong…

Plunder raps filed vs House leader

HOUSE Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II is prepared to face the plunder case filed against him as he is certain that he did nothing wrong in spending Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in the lone district of Mandaluyong. Minutes after a group called Sentinels of the Rule of Law filed…
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