P-Noy's first SONA will be a regular working day -Lacierda

July 22, 2010 12:33 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy's first SONA will be a regular working day -Lacierda 

MANILA, July 22 — Malacanang has clarified that the first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on Monday will be a regular working day.

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Water is a national security concern — Legarda

July 22, 2010 12:33 pm· Comments Off on Water is a national security concern — Legarda 

MANILA, July 22 -—Senator Loren Legarda on Thursday raised the alarm that water has become a national security concern and proposed the following:

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LUSWELF still in business

July 22, 2010 12:33 pm· Comments Off on LUSWELF still in business 

MANILA, July 22 – Until they get orders from responsible government agencies directing them to cease operations, ranking officials of the Luneta Seafarers Welfare Foundation, Inc. (LUSWELF) stated that they will continue to serve their seafaring clients until the directive ordering them to close shop formally arrives.

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BIR asks vendors, 'sari-sari' store owners to issue receipts

July 22, 2010 12:33 pm· Comments Off on BIR asks vendors, 'sari-sari' store owners to issue receipts 

MANILA, July 22 –- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday asked market vendors, "sari-sari" (variety) stores and even taxi drivers to issue receipts.

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President Aquino's 1st SONA must identify annual performance targets, says economics expert

July 22, 2010 12:33 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino's 1st SONA must identify annual performance targets, says economics expert 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, July 22 — An economics expert believes President Benigno Simeon Aquino III can enhance his budget bid in Congress by identifying in his first State-of-the- Nation Address (SONA) on Monday the government's annual targets for achieving his 2010-2016 agenda for the country.

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Red Cross boosts dengue prevention drive, blood donation

July 22, 2010 12:33 pm· Comments Off on Red Cross boosts dengue prevention drive, blood donation 

MANILA, July 22 – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said Thursday it stepped up its campaign against dengue as the number of cases from January 1 to June 26, 2010 escalated to 25,283.

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DILG budget, status of funds now on website

July 22, 2010 12:33 pm· Comments Off on DILG budget, status of funds now on website 

MANILA, July 22 — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Thursday it has already posted on the DILG website its current budget and status of funds of all the agencies under it.

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BIR holds dialogue on toll fee hike

July 22, 2010 12:33 pm· Comments Off on BIR holds dialogue on toll fee hike 

MANILA, July 22 – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Thursday it is holding a dialogue with motorists and bus operators on the proposed toll fee hike starting August 16.

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Maynilad admits huge water shortage due to leaking pipes

July 22, 2010 12:33 pm· Comments Off on Maynilad admits huge water shortage due to leaking pipes 

MANILA, July 22 –- Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI) on Thursday admitted it is losing 890 million liters per day (MLD) due to leaking pipes in its west concessionaire consumers.

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Singson junks calls for 'water crisis' body

July 22, 2010 12:33 pm· Comments Off on Singson junks calls for 'water crisis' body 

MANILA, July 22 —- Malacanang sees no need to create a committee to address the acute water shortage problem in Metro Manila, according to Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson.

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