P-Noy calls for aggressive tax efforts

August 3, 2010 11:03 am· Comments Off on P-Noy calls for aggressive tax efforts 

MANILA, Aug. 2 –President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to step up its tax collection efforts and raise the revenue level to at least 15 percent (as ratio to the national gross domestic product) to support vital programs and projects of his administration.

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Palace stresses mediation role in PAL management-pilots' row

August 3, 2010 11:03 am· Comments Off on Palace stresses mediation role in PAL management-pilots' row 

MANILA, Aug. 2 — Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda on Monday said Malacañang is aware that public interest is involved in the dispute between Philippine Airlines (PAL) and its pilots, hence, it has taken cognizance of the problem and ordered multi-agency mediation efforts.

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Senate committee chairmanships distributed; Miriam gets nothing

August 3, 2010 11:03 am· Comments Off on Senate committee chairmanships distributed; Miriam gets nothing 

MANILA, Aug. 2 -– The Senate finally approved on Monday the committee chairmanships without any objection on the floor as feisty senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has to leave early due to her health problem.

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Speaker orders stricken from records 'unparliamentary' statements vs GMA in solon's privilege speech

August 3, 2010 11:03 am· Comments Off on Speaker orders stricken from records 'unparliamentary' statements vs GMA in solon's privilege speech 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 2 – Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr. on Monday ordered the striking out from the records of the House of Representatives "unparliamentary" statements against a former president of Akbayan partylist Rep. Walden Bello in his privilege speech.

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Germany provides P12-M for disaster prevention in 12 vulnerable RP provinces

August 3, 2010 11:03 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Aug. 2 — The Government of Germany on Monday announced a grant of about P12 million (Euro200,000) to fund a disaster prevention project involving 72 communities in 12 Philippine provinces that are most vulnerable to typhoons of such scale as Ondoy and Pepeng.

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DOLE not of much help in PAL-pilots' row, says Baldoz

August 3, 2010 11:03 am· Comments Off on DOLE not of much help in PAL-pilots' row, says Baldoz 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Aug. 2 — Philippine Airlines president Jaime Baustista said on Monday the flag carrier might sue the 25 airline pilots who caused cancellations of 11 flights over the weekend.

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New Senate minority bloc: Only constructive criticisms to P-Noy administration

August 3, 2010 11:03 am· Comments Off on New Senate minority bloc: Only constructive criticisms to P-Noy administration 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 2 –- Senate minority leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday assured President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III that the new minority bloc in the Senate would be constructive in giving criticisms.

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SONAME wants ban on ship imports

August 3, 2010 11:03 am· Comments Off on SONAME wants ban on ship imports 

MANILA, Aug. 3 –- The Society of Naval Engineers and Marine Engineers Inc. (SONAME) is urging the government to place a ban on so-called ship imports so that the country’s fledgling shipbuilding industry can finally take-off.

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(Metro News) Rosales relinquishes NCRPO post to Santiago

August 3, 2010 11:03 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Rosales relinquishes NCRPO post to Santiago 

MANILA, August 3 –- National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Roberto Rosales will formally relinquish his post on Tuesday to incoming Metro Manila police chief Director Leocadio Santiago.

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P-Noy admin committed in reducing poverty levels in ARMM –DSWD chief

August 3, 2010 11:03 am· Comments Off on P-Noy admin committed in reducing poverty levels in ARMM –DSWD chief 

MANILA, Aug. 3 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman on Tuesday stressed that the government of President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III is very much committed in reducing the poverty levels in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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