PGMA welcomed by RDC 2 chairman Bishop Ramon Villena at testimonial event

June 22, 2010 10:11 pm· Comments Off on PGMA welcomed by RDC 2 chairman Bishop Ramon Villena at testimonial event 

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is welcomed by Regional Development Council 2 (RDC 2) chairman Most Rev. Bishop Ramon Villena upon her arrival Tuesday (June 22) at the Kammaranan Hall of the Cagayan Provincial Capitol to attend the testimonial event by RDC 2 in Tuguegarao City. (PNA/NIB photo by A. Francisco)
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Salceda asks SC to stop 300% hike in SLEX toll

June 22, 2010 10:01 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, June 22 – Albay Governor Joey Salceda on Tuesday personally filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to stop the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) from imposing an almost 300 percent increase in its toll beginning next month.

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Customs recommends filing of charges vs importers of equipment used in making shabu

June 22, 2010 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Customs recommends filing of charges vs importers of equipment used in making shabu 

MANILA, June 22 – Criminal charges are being readied against four importers of laboratory equipment and chemicals used in making methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.

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DPWH rushes Qurino Grandstand repair work for P-Noy's inaugural

June 22, 2010 10:01 pm· Comments Off on DPWH rushes Qurino Grandstand repair work for P-Noy's inaugural 

MANILA, June 22 — As the Department of Public Works and Highways commemorates tomorrow its 112th founding anniversary, repair and retrofitting works are now in full-swing 24/7 at the Quirino Grandstand to make this faithful landmark once again fit, safe and ready for the oath-taking of the 15th President of the Philippines, Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III on June 30, 2010.

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Sandiganbayan issues hold departure order vs. Neri

June 22, 2010 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Sandiganbayan issues hold departure order vs. Neri 

MANILA, June 22 – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Tuesday issued a hold departure order (HDO) against former National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) director general and Social Security System (SSS) president Romulo Neri in connection with the graft charges filed against him on the botched US$ 329-million NBN-ZTE contract.

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Lt. Gen. Ochoa assumes as AFP chief

June 22, 2010 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Lt. Gen. Ochoa assumes as AFP chief 

MANILA, June 22 — Acting AFP vice chief Lt. Gen. Nestor Ochoa assumed on Tuesday as acting AFP chief, replacing Gen. Delfin Bangit who has opted for an early retirement from the service.

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(Metro News) Korean’s song “Nobody” triggers stabbing, 1 dies

June 22, 2010 10:01 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Korean’s song “Nobody” triggers stabbing, 1 dies 

MANILA, June 24 –Due to a Korean all girls’ group popular song “Nobody,” a 32-year-old man was stabbed dead by a group of men inside a videoke bar in Ermita, Manila on Monday night.

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Recto favors Enrile’s plan to probe new SLEX toll fee rates

June 22, 2010 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Recto favors Enrile’s plan to probe new SLEX toll fee rates 

MANILA, June 22 -– Comebacking senator Ralph Recto said on Tuesday that he favors the plan of Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile to investigate what has been described as excessive increase in the toll fee rates of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

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SC orders CHR to take over Burgos case

June 22, 2010 10:01 pm· Comments Off on SC orders CHR to take over Burgos case 

MANILA, June 22 — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued a unanimous decision ordering the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to conduct an extensive investigation into the disappearance of Jonas Burgos, a political activist and son of the late press freedom fighter Jose Burgos.

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Teves reiterates adoption of new tax measures

June 22, 2010 10:01 pm· Comments Off on Teves reiterates adoption of new tax measures 

MANILA, June 22 – Finance Secretary Margarito Teves on Tuesday reiterated his desire for the incoming administration to approve revenue-enhancement proposals to limit budget deficit this year and achieve the government’s fiscal consolidation goal.

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