70,000 houses for typhoon victims to be constructed next year – Abad

About 70,000 housing units are set to be constructed next year for the victims of typhoons and other natural calamities, Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad said Tuesday.

Source: GMA News

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Anti-crime group bats for a more modernized PNP

After being kidnapped twice, architect Ka Kuen Chua now leads a group that is helping the police force secure the proper tools and values necessary for crime prevention.

Source: GMA News

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Sandiganbayan subpoenas bank accounts of Napoles NGOs

State prosecutors have been allowed to examine the bank accounts of non-government organizations linked to businesswoman and alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.

Source: GMA News

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JBC’s Mejia: Two terms good for regular council members

A member of the Judicial and Bar Council has no problems with a Senate proposal seeking to limit to just two full terms the length of stay of the body’s regular members

Source: GMA News

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SC stops road project in Benguet for now

The Supreme Court has temporarily stopped the road opening activities at Mount Santo Tomas watershed in Tuba, Benguet, following claims that it is causing environmental degradation in the area.

Source: GMA News

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Pinay teen makes it to X Factor Australia’s Top 5

Filipina singer Marlisa Punzalan has been named one of X-Factor Australia’s top contenders in its final five stage, entertainment site Zeibiz reported Monday.

Source: Pinoy Achievers

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Errata in 2015 nat’l budget only to correct typo errors, miscomputations –Abad

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad dismissed on Tuesday speculations by government critics that the errata his department would be issuing on the proposed 2015 national budget aim to further redefine the meaning of “savings” and to insert some items not included in the original proposal. Abad said they would only correct typographical errors and some miscalculation of figures.

Source: GMA News

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DOJ to look into criminal liability of sacked Sandiganbayan Justice Ong

The Department of Justice will check the possible criminal liability of dismissed Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong for his links with Janet Lim-Napoles, who is facing plunder and malversation charges over the P10-B pork barrel fund scam.

Source: GMA News

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Palace: No hand in newspaper ads calling for PNoy's 2nd term

Malacañang is not behind the full-page advertisements in national newspapers clamoring for a second term for President Benigno Aquino III and trumpeting the fiscal and economic reforms the administration has instituted since taking over the helm of government in 2010, as well as his fight against corruption as the main points why he should be re-elelected come 2016.

Source: GMA News

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P1.5M only? Grace Poe questions Purisima’s huge discount on Land Cruiser

Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday quizzed Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima’s purchase of a Land Cruiser for only P1.5 million.

Source: GMA News

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