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Duterte cited as Davao City’s ‘Rudy Giuliani’
by Efren Danao - March 9, 2003 - 12:00am
The city of Davao has found a "Giuliani" in Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, a Department of Foreign Affairs official said yesterday. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Victoriano Lecaros said Duterte is now emerging...
Cha-cha an exercise in futility, lawmaker says
by Efren Danao - March 7, 2003 - 12:00am
Cebu City Rep. Raul del Mar said yesterday that amending the Constitution through a constituent assembly is an exercise in futility because it will never get the concurrence of the Senate. Del Mar, a proponent of...
More anti-terror pacts eyed
by Efren Danao - March 6, 2003 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas Ople said yesterday that the Philippines is now lining up a number of anti-terror agreements with Philippine friends and allies. Ople issued the statement from Australia following...
Iraq’s turn at people power?
by Efren Danao - February 27, 2003 - 12:00am
If it worked in the Philippines in 1986 and in Indonesia in 1996, why can’t Iraqi people power topple the long entrenched dictator Saddam Hussein and avert a war in the Middle East?
Arroyo stands out at NAM summit
by Efren Danao - February 26, 2003 - 12:00am
Instead of facing isolation as predicted by her critics in Manila, President Arroyo stood out as a leader of substance and style during the recently concluded Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,...
Government to Reds: Talk first, review terror tag later
by Efren Danao - February 22, 2003 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas Ople said yesterday communist rebels must resume peace talks before the government reviews their removal from a list of international terrorists. "This interdiction by the international...
Ship capsizes off Japan; 2 Pinoys dead
by Efren Danao - February 22, 2003 - 12:00am
Two Filipinos were killed and two South Koreans were missing Friday after their ship capsized in rough seas off a remote Japanese island, while 12 other Filipino crew members were rescued, the Japan coast guard said. The...
Ople warns of terrorist backlash over war
by Efren Danao - February 19, 2003 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas Ople called yesterday on local governments to brace themselves for a possible terrorist backlash in Philippine cities should war break out in Iraq or the Middle East.
Government monitoring activities of Iraqi, other foreign diplomats
by Efren Danao - February 15, 2003 - 12:00am
Philippine intelligence agents are monitoring the activities of Iraqi diplomats and those of other countries to make sure that they are not working against the government, an official said yesterday. Foreign Affairs...
Iraq diplomat linked to Zamboanga bombing
by Efren Danao - February 11, 2003 - 12:00am
A Philippine intelligence report has linked a senior Iraqi diplomat in Manila to a deadly bomb attack by the Abu Sayyaf in Zamboanga City that killed an American soldier and wounded another in October last year,...
Senate, House to pass changes to anti-money launder law
by Efren Danao - February 10, 2003 - 12:00am
The Senate votes this afternoon on the two remaining major amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) — the provisions on court order and retroactivity — before passing the urgent measure on second...
‘No RP interest involved in Iraq war’
by Efren Danao - February 8, 2003 - 12:00am
No national interest is involved in the US policy against Iraq, Sen. Joker Arroyo said yesterday, as he lashed at the Arroyo administration for expressing support for President George Bush’s Iraq doctrine. "How...
Few ‘winnables’ for PPC Senate slate
by Efren Danao - February 2, 2003 - 12:00am
The People Power Coalition (PPC), composed of six pro-administration parties, would have difficulty filling up its 12-member senatorial ticket in the May 2004 elections, Senate President Pro Tempore Juan Flavier...
‘Nothing to do with Senate presidency’
by Efren Danao - February 1, 2003 - 12:00am
Sen. Edgardo Angara said yesterday that he is for a parliamentary-unicameral form of government as a matter of conviction, and has consistently pushed for this since the ’70s when he was a delegate to the constitutional...
Angara: Pinoy ‘TNTs’ may vote under absentee bill
by Efren Danao - February 1, 2003 - 12:00am
Even the TNTs (tago nang tago) or undocumented Filipinos abroad will be allowed to vote in future national elections under the proposed Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003, Sen. Edgardo Angara said yesterday. Angara,...
Angara, Barbers seek constituent assembly
by Efren Danao - January 31, 2003 - 12:00am
Unfazed by criticisms that he entered into a secret deal with Malacañang involving the Senate presidency, opposition leader Sen. Edgardo Angara pressed on yesterday with a resolution seeking to convene Congress...
Government urged to consider withdrawal from WTO
by Efren Danao - January 31, 2003 - 12:00am
Sen. Rodolfo Biazon called yesterday on the government to study the possibility of getting out of the World Trade Organization after noting its adverse effects on Philippine industries. At a hearing by the Senate...
‘Vultures’ at BOC strip Loren’s bus
by Efren Danao - January 31, 2003 - 12:00am
Not even a favorite project of a senator is spared by pilferers at the Bureau of Customs. Senate Majority Leader Loren Legarda learned this bitter fact yesterday after a second-hand tourist bus donated by the Emmanuel...
Five more senators join call to enact debt cap to cut budget deficit
by Efren Danao - January 30, 2003 - 12:00am
Senators Joker Arroyo and Ralph Recto were joined by five of their colleagues yesterday in the move to put a cap on government debts. The snowballing move came following the revelation by Recto, chairman of the...
Bicam body resolves kinks in absentee voting measure
by Efren Danao - January 30, 2003 - 12:00am
A House-Senate conference committee has resolved all but two issues on the absentee voting bill and a final draft law could be hammered out today, Sen. Edgardo Angara said yesterday. Angara, chairman of the Senate...
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