Fears over nat’l ID baseless — Palace

January 9, 2010 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Fears over nat’l ID baseless — Palace 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — Fears over a national unified identification (ID) system being put in place by March this year are “voiced every time we talk about collection of information by government anywhere else,” said Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Gary Olivar in a radio interview Saturday morning.

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Palace asks Pangilinan to raise his concerns to PGMA on new SC justice

January 9, 2010 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Palace asks Pangilinan to raise his concerns to PGMA on new SC justice 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — Malacañang advised Senator Francis Pangilinan on Saturday to “raise his concern about the incoming Supreme Court justice to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo so that she can have this studied by the Palace legal office.”

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Palace to Smartmatic: ‘Just do your best to ensure the success of automated polls’

January 9, 2010 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Palace to Smartmatic: ‘Just do your best to ensure the success of automated polls’ 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — Malacañang asked Smartmatic/TIM on Saturday to “just do your best in ensuring the success of automated elections this May” and “not make an excuse of the (continued) state of emergency in Maguindanao.”

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Palace lauds heroism of volunteer diver

January 9, 2010 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Palace lauds heroism of volunteer diver 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — Malacañang expressed its sincere condolences to the family of Petty Officer Armand Bonifacio who died Friday while retrieving bodies from a ship that sank in the waters off Libones Island near Cavite.

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Infra spending per district depends on investors, population — Palace

January 9, 2010 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Infra spending per district depends on investors, population — Palace 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — Malacañang said on Saturday infrastructure spending by district varies, based on the actual needs for projects per district, the district’s attractiveness to investors, population growth rate, and the problem of calamities.

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Teodoro’s rating to improve — Palace

January 9, 2010 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Teodoro’s rating to improve — Palace 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — Malacanang expressed confidence on Saturday the popularity of administration presidential bet Gilbert Teodoro Jr. will improve as more Filipino voters get to know his impressive credentials to be the next leader of the country.

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NFA assures ample rice supply nationwide

January 9, 2010 10:54 pm· Comments Off on NFA assures ample rice supply nationwide 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 9 — The National Food Authority (NFA) on Saturday assured the public of sufficiency of government-subsidized rice nationwide as commercial rice prices have slightly increased.

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Palace to Recto: ‘You should know better’

January 9, 2010 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Palace to Recto: ‘You should know better’ 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — “Coming from the official family of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, you should know better.”

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Gov’t monitoring rice, flour prices

January 9, 2010 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t monitoring rice, flour prices 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will impose sanctions against unscrupulous flour and rice dealers who are either hoarding or unreasonably jacking up prices.

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EO 850 eliminates duties on imports from ASEAN

January 9, 2010 10:54 pm· Comments Off on EO 850 eliminates duties on imports from ASEAN 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has issued Executive Order No. 850, eliminating import duties on more products coming from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, five of the country's fellow members in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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