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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 countrys fledgling shipbuilding industry can finally take-off.
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.
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).