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                    [Title] => Juvenile Justice Law
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Sometimes, I wonder if Jose Rizal’s famed quote, “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan” was so overused back in grade school that we just overlooked its meaning now that we’ve gotten older.

[DatePublished] => 2012-10-03 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135364 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1214615 [AuthorName] => Casey Moncal [SectionName] => Freeman Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 198658 [Title] => Rep. Raul del Mar: We can speed up the Concon [Summary] => When Senate President Franklin Drilon made mention that the call for Charter changes was "dead in the water", actually, he meant this for the efforts being pushed by the majority of Congressmen to turn itself into a constituent assembly (CA). He said this because the majority in the Senate favored the calling of a Constitutional convention (Concon).
[DatePublished] => 2003-03-12 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 134429 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1805274 [AuthorName] => Bobit S. Avila [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 196951 [Title] => Japan extends $150-M aid package to ARMM [Summary] => The Japanese government announced yesterday a $150-million aid package to boost peace and economic development in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

The aid package, consisting of low-interest loans and grants to be disbursed over five years, is the largest portion of a $400-million Japanese aid program for Mindanao, said Japanese Ambassador Kojiro Takano.
[DatePublished] => 2003-02-27 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Nation [SectionUrl] => nation [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 196992 [Title] => 7 OIC members back RP’s observer bid [Summary] => Seven members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference have expressed support for the Philippines’ bid to be admitted as a permanent observer to the 57-nation OIC, Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas Ople said yesterday.

Ople said this expression of support was made after holding several bilateral meetings with his counterparts belonging to the OIC member states during the Non-aligned Movement summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
[DatePublished] => 2003-02-27 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 196345 [Title] => Israel protests travel advisory [Summary] => The embassy of Israel protested yesterday against the issuance of a travel advisory urging Filipinos to reconsider plans to visit Israel.

In a press statement, the Israeli embassy said that the state of Israel is taking all necessary steps to provide maximum security to all people living in Israel, "including overseas Filipino workers," in relation to the situation in Iraq.
[DatePublished] => 2003-02-22 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 196048 [Title] => Iraq crisis will be short, bear with price hikes - GMA [Summary] => The Iraq crisis will be "short and temporary," President Arroyo said yesterday as she urged the public to bear with rising fuel prices for the time being.

"The coming weeks will call for sacrifice, fortitude and cooperation from all of us," Mrs. Arroyo said in a luncheon speech before the Management Association of the Philippines in Makati. [DatePublished] => 2003-02-20 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804833 [AuthorName] => Marichu A. Villanueva [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 195977 [Title] => UN peacekeepers’ boot camp being built in RP [Summary] => A training center for United Nations peacekeepers is being set up in the Philippines.

Armed Forces chief Gen. Dionisio Santiago said yesterday facilities for UN peacekeeping operations are undergoing construction at Camp O’Donnell in Tarlac.

The UN would like the country to become a regional center for training its peacekeepers, he added.

Santiago said about 500 Filipino troops comprising a battalion in the Armed Forces are being trained for peacekeeping duties with the UN.
[DatePublished] => 2003-02-19 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 194684 [Title] => Presidential son saves the day [Summary] => A woman from Quezon must be thanking her lucky stars that a presidential son and his fiancee had stayed out until 2 a.m. in Muntinlupa City before calling it a day.

A belated report by the Presidential Security Group (PSG) showed that the rape of Rowena Budoy, of Tagkawayan, Quezon was prevented when the convoy of Dato Arroyo, youngest son of the First Couple, and his fiancee Kakai Manotok, passed by the crime scene at around 2 a.m. last Feb. 2.
[DatePublished] => 2003-02-09 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Metro [SectionUrl] => metro [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 193702 [Title] => ‘Funding problem might hamper government’s English proficiency drive’ [Summary] => Lack of funds to hone the facility of public school teachers in the English language would hamper the implementation of Malacañang’s directive to use English as the medium of instruction, opposition Sen. Tessie Aquino Oreta said yesterday.

Oreta, former chairman of the Senate committee on education, cited past studies showing that the English comprehension skills of a sampling of elementary school teachers were only equivalent to those of a Grade 7 or first year high school student.
[DatePublished] => 2003-02-01 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 193719 [Title] => Tessie, Joker: Economic growth must be felt by Filipinos [Summary] => The reported high growth rate last year would mean nothing if it is not felt by the common man, Senators Tessie Aquino Oreta and Joker Arroyo said yesterday.

Sen. Edgardo Angara, meanwhile, was skeptical of the reported 4.6 percent increase in the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2002, saying he wants to examine the details first.

The National Economic and Development Authority reported that the GDP growth rate last year was higher than earlier predicted, and the highest since 1997.
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