Angara advises Noynoy to appoint ‘good’ people to step up tax collection

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on Angara advises Noynoy to appoint ‘good’ people to step up tax collection 

MANILA, May 27 -– Senator Edgardo Angara advised on Thursday apparent president-elect Noynoy Aquino to appoint competent people who will enhance the revenue collection amid problems on budget deficit.

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Gov't authorities net almost 3,000 gun ban violators since January

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on Gov't authorities net almost 3,000 gun ban violators since January 

MANILA, May 27 – Almost 3,000 individuals, most of them civilians, have been arrested in the continuing implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-imposed nationwide total gun ban since its implementation last January 10, a ranking police official said Thursday.

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P10-B fund for disaster reconstruction now ready

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on P10-B fund for disaster reconstruction now ready 

MANILA, May 27 — The government may now allocate for use in disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation projects un-programmed funds in the 2010 budget following the approval of borrowings from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Bank (WB) that will form part of the additional revenues required in the budget law.

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Agra vows not to leave behind any pending case on June 30

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on Agra vows not to leave behind any pending case on June 30 

MANILA, May 27 – Acting Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Alberto Agra on Thursday vowed not to leave behind any pending case when he leaves the DOJ on June 30, 2010.

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After the US, China and Japan envoys visit Noynoy Aquino

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on After the US, China and Japan envoys visit Noynoy Aquino 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 27 — Ambassadors Liu Jianchao of China and Makoto Katsura of Japan on Thursday paid courtesy visits on Sen. Benigno Simeon Aquino III at his private residence in Quezon City in Metro Manila, the latest ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary to congratulate him on his presumed victory in the May 10 presidential elections.

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PCG conducts 5-day water search and rescue and rubber boat operations training in La Union

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on PCG conducts 5-day water search and rescue and rubber boat operations training in La Union 

MANILA, May 27 — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) fortified its preparation for the upcoming rainy season through the conduct of a 5-day (May 24-28) Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) and Rubber Boat Operations and Maintenance (RBOM) Training Course in Poro Point, City of San Fernando, La Union.

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PGMA opens new Ro-Ro port in Masbate

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on PGMA opens new Ro-Ro port in Masbate 

SAN PASCUAL — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo inaugurated here on Thursday a new RoRo (roll-on-roll-off) port which is expected to boost inter-island trade and commerce in this central region of the archipelago.

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Joint canvass committee forms TWG to check compact flash cards

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on Joint canvass committee forms TWG to check compact flash cards 

MANILA, May 27 – To save time, the joint congressional canvass committee agreed on Thursday to just form a technical working group (TWG) that would examine the genuineness of compact flash cards used in the country’s first computerized elections last May 10.

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5 'traders' of nomination for winning party-list collared

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· 2 Comments 

MANILA, May 27–Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested five persons accused of allegedly selling “seats” for partylist in the Congress for P1 million to P15 million during an entrapment operation at Sheraton Park Hotel in Malate, Manila, on Thursday.

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Revilla rejects proposed 250% hike in SLEX toll fee

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on Revilla rejects proposed 250% hike in SLEX toll fee 

MANILA, May 27 – Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. on Thursday took a hard stance against South Luzon Expressway Corporation's (SLEC) plan for toll fee increase at South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

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