Emergency in Zamboanga

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zamboanga day4-JGMANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - Malacañang urged the gunmen behind the ongoing attacks in Zamboanga to stand down or face military action. "The forces of the state are ready to exercise the resolve of the government. While the government is exhausting all avenues for a peaceful resolution to the situation, let it be clear to those defying us that they should not entertain the illusion that the state will hesitate to use its forces to protect our people," presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said.

BI moves to eliminate ‘corrupt’ image

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BI MisonMANILA, Philippines - Employees of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) are undergoing moral formation and values reorientation seminars to improve their work attitude in order to eliminate the agency’s image of corruption. BI officer-in-charge Siegfred Mison said there is goodness in every person as he expressed hope of instilling the values of patriotism and positive thinking among BI workers. “I believe that everyone is good, they are not just given the right guidance.

Separate standard on Roxas’ pork hit

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Interior Secretary Manuel RoxasMalacanang says lawmakers must be held accountable for any misuse of their pork barrel appropriations, but it appears to apply a different standard when it comes to Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II whose own pork barrel was misused by a non-government organization that he chose to put public money on.