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                    [Title] => GMA allies to Erap: Accept your fate
                    [Summary] => Two allies of President Arroyo in the House of Representatives urged ousted President Joseph Estrada yesterday to accept his fate and focus on his plunder case.


"The issues (surrounding) his ouster are now water under the bridge. It’s time for Erap to accept his fate and let the country move on," said Representatives Federico Sandoval II of Malabon-Navotas and Antonio Cuenco of Cebu City.
[DatePublished] => 2006-05-12 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 317527 [Title] => Erap’s cry: Put me back in power [Summary] => Ousted President Joseph Estrada called yesterday on the military and police officials who supported moves for his removal from office exactly five years ago today to put him back at Malacañang, citing the failure of President Arroyo to deliver on her promises to the people.
[DatePublished] => 2006-01-20 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804833 [AuthorName] => Marichu A. Villanueva [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 267870 [Title] => GMA won’t give up Reyes [Summary] => President Arroyo is not about to let go of embattled Interior Secretary Angelo Reyes even as her political foes in Congress vowed to block his appointment at the Commission on Appointments (CA).

In a dinner she hosted for STAR editors at Malacañang last Thursday, Mrs. Arroyo expressed her full trust and confidence on Reyes that he would hurdle all obstacles for his confirmation as secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
[DatePublished] => 2005-01-16 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 201448 [Title] => RP to bid out acquisition of 3 warships [Summary] => The Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday that the government will bid out the acquisition of three warships from Canada, saying that only the integration of the vessel, its components and training would be awarded to CAE of Canada on a negotiated basis.

Finance Secretary Jose Isidro Camacho told reporters yesterday that the acquisition of three Corvette-class warships would be bid out according to international bidding standards.
[DatePublished] => 2003-04-04 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1096655 [AuthorName] => Des Ferriols [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 90867 [Title] => Ombudsman throws out K-9 graft case vs Mercado [Summary] => The Office of the Ombudsman has junked for lack of evidence a graft complaint against former Defense Secretary Orlando Mercado and three other ranking defense officials in connection with the alleged overpricing of anti-terrorist K-9 dogs bought by the military.

Ombudsman Aniano Desierto approved the dismissal of the case as recommended by Deputy Ombudsman for the military Orlando Casimiro based on the result of an investigation conducted by a prosecution team led by Eugene Ricardo Parrone.
[DatePublished] => 2001-06-03 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 100125 [Title] => Ombudsman throws out K-9 graft case vs Mercado [Summary] => The Office of the Ombudsman has junked for lack of evidence a graft complaint against former Defense Secretary Orlando Mercado and three other ranking defense officials in connection with the alleged overpricing of anti-terrorist K-9 dogs bought by the military.

Ombudsman Aniano Desierto approved the dismissal of the case as recommended by Deputy Ombudsman for the military Orlando Casimiro based on the result of an investigation conducted by a prosecution team led by Eugene Ricardo Parrone.
[DatePublished] => 2001-06-03 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 99707 [Title] => Nueva Vizcaya’s Padilla, Agbayani routing perennial rivals [Summary] => BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya — Rep. Carlos Padilla (LDP) and Gov. Rodolfo Agbayani (NPC-Lakas-NUCD) have been assured of final terms by trouncing their perennial rivals by wide margins for the province’s congressional and gubernatorial posts.

As of 3 p.m., partial unofficial results gathered by the provincial election management action center showed that Padilla obtained 59,593 votes against perennial rival lawyer Ernesto Salunat’s (Lakas-NUCD) 21,209.
[DatePublished] => 2001-05-16 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Nation [SectionUrl] => nation [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 104238 [Title] => Nueva Vizcaya’s Padilla, Agbayani routing perennial rivals [Summary] => BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya — Rep. Carlos Padilla (LDP) and Gov. Rodolfo Agbayani (NPC-Lakas-NUCD) have been assured of final terms by trouncing their perennial rivals by wide margins for the province’s congressional and gubernatorial posts.

As of 3 p.m., partial unofficial results gathered by the provincial election management action center showed that Padilla obtained 59,593 votes against perennial rival lawyer Ernesto Salunat’s (Lakas-NUCD) 21,209.
[DatePublished] => 2001-05-16 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Nation [SectionUrl] => nation [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 90690 [Title] => Erap, Jinggoy junk Mercado [Summary] => Jailed former President Joseph Estrada and his son San Juan Mayor Jinggoy Estrada junked yesterday the senatorial candidacy of former Defense Secretary Orlando Mercado, who had been adopted by the opposition coalition.

This was confirmed by the younger Estrada, who spoke with a group of police officers moments before father and son cast their ballots at the presidential suite of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City.
[DatePublished] => 2001-05-15 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1096615 [AuthorName] => Christina Mendez [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 90476 [Title] => SWS poll: It’s still 8-5 for PPC [Summary] => Administration senatorial candidates maintained their comfortable 8-5 lead over their opposition rivals in the last national survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted from April 19 to 23.

The score remained at 8-4-1, although there were switches at the bottom of the so-called "magic circle."

Veteran broadcast journalist Noli de Castro, an independent candidate, was still on top with 63 percent, an 18 percent advantage over the second placer, re-electionist Juan Flavier of the ruling People Power Coalition (PPC).
[DatePublished] => 2001-04-27 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) ) )
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