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MMDA wants longer liquor ban period

MANILA, Philippines - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants a longer liquor ban period that will be in simultaneous with the already enforced election gun ban.

Paje warns of dangers from electronic waste

MANILA, Philippines - Environment Secretary Ramon Paje warned the public of toxic chemicals arising from the improper disposal of electronic waste.

Military to augment checkpoints in election hotspots

MANILA, Philippines -- The military will help augment checkpoints, especially in election hotspots across the country, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said.

PNoy still lukewarm to Cha-Cha

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III remains lukewarm to Charter change (Cha-cha), despite a reported new push from his Liberal Party (LP) colleagues.

Gov't offers P2-M bounty for Stephanie Nicole's killer

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III has offered a P2-million reward “for information leading to the arrest and conviction” of the killer of seven-year-old stray bullet victim Stephanie Nicole Ella.

DILG conducts 'unity walk' for peaceful elections

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday conducted a "unity walk" and interfaith prayer rally for a safe and peaceful elections in May 2013.

Election period starts; gun ban enforced

MANILA, Philippines – At the stroke of midnight on January 13, election period officially started in the Philippines and the Commission on Elections, together with the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, are now enforcing the election gun ban.

PNP to enforce gun ban by midnight

MANILA - At the stroke of midnight Saturday, the election period officially starts in the country. Police are now prepping up for their checkpoints to enforce the election gun ban.

PNP tightens security in ‘election hotspots’

Puspusan na ang paghahanda ng PNP sa pagtutok sa tinaguriang election hotspots, lalo’t magsisimula na ang election period mamayang hatinggabi. Nagpa-Patrol, Pia Gutierrez. TV Patrol, Enero 12, 2013, Sabado

Philippines to move 100,000 squatters

MANILA - The Philippine government plans to move about 100,000 squatters from their homes on crucial waterways in Manila by June as a flood control measure and for their own safety, an official said Saturday.