DENR seeks COA’s aid for smooth transfer of logs, lumber to DepEd

August 10, 2010 10:45 am· Comments Off on DENR seeks COA’s aid for smooth transfer of logs, lumber to DepEd 

MANILA, Aug. 9 — A pleasant surprise is expected to await many public school pupils when they enter their classrooms next school year — new chairs and school desks made of the country’s finest wood species like lauan, molave, teak, including the highly-prized narra.

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House minority bloc to file complaint before ethics panel vs Akbayan party-list solon

August 10, 2010 10:45 am· Comments Off on House minority bloc to file complaint before ethics panel vs Akbayan party-list solon 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 9 — The minority bloc at the House of Representatives said on Monday it will file a complaint before the ethics committee with regards to the "unparliamentary" statements made by Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello in his privilege speech last week against Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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'SF Freighter' sinks off Romblon; one dies, 12 missing, three rescued

August 10, 2010 10:45 am· Comments Off on 'SF Freighter' sinks off Romblon; one dies, 12 missing, three rescued 

MANILA, Aug. 9 –An engineer died while 12 other remained missing after their cargo ship MV "SF Freighter" sank off Dos Hermanas Island, Romblon Saturday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Monday.

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Ballsy cites LBP's role in countryside development

August 10, 2010 10:45 am· Comments Off on Ballsy cites LBP's role in countryside development 

MANILA, Aug. 09 — Presidential sister Maria Elena “Ballsy” Aquino-Cruz lauded Monday the Land Bank of the Philippines for being true to its mandate of serving the needs of the countryside while maintaining its lofty position among the country’s top commercial banks.

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DOTC to draft rules on LRT privatization

August 10, 2010 10:45 am· Comments Off on DOTC to draft rules on LRT privatization 

MANILA, Aug. 9 — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said it is drafting a privatization plan for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1.

"There are two firms that approached us. They asked if there is any way they can possibly help. So, we told them we will hand in our concept paper of privatization to them," Glicerio Sicat, DOTC undersecretary for aviation and rails said.

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Attempted kidnapping charges filed vs suspected abductor of Sarah Geronimo's father

August 10, 2010 10:45 am· Comments Off on Attempted kidnapping charges filed vs suspected abductor of Sarah Geronimo's father 

MANILA, Aug. 9 – The Quezon City Prosecutors’ Office (QCPO) on Monday filed attempted kidnapping charges against Paulino Mercado, the suspected abductor of Delfin Geronimo, father of singer-actress Sarah Geronimo.

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Senate adopts minor amendment on rules on inquiries

August 10, 2010 10:45 am· Comments Off on Senate adopts minor amendment on rules on inquiries 

MANILA, Aug. 9 – The Senate committee on rules adopted on Monday minor amendments on rules of procedure on congressional inquiries.

Senate majority leader Vicente Sotto III said the Senate will continue to adopt the existing rules on inquiries but will amend Section 24 to cover its effectivity that will take effect seven days after publication in two general circulation newspapers.

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Remains of Filipino job seeker stabbed dead in Iran due in Manila

August 10, 2010 10:45 am· Comments Off on Remains of Filipino job seeker stabbed dead in Iran due in Manila 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Aug. 9 — Twenty-four-year-old Mark Lloyd Carmen’s dream of getting a job in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had turned into a nightmare when he was killed in the nearby Iranian island of Kish, and he was due back Monday in Manila — a corpse and a dead hope for his family.

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New senators to get briefing on 2010 national budget

August 10, 2010 10:45 am· Comments Off on New senators to get briefing on 2010 national budget 

MANILA, Aug. 9 – The new senators of the 15th Congress will get briefing on the provisions of the 2010 General Appropriations Act on Tuesday morning.

The seminar for the senators who were not members of the last 14th Congress will be conducted by the Legislative Budget Research and Monitoring Office under Director General Yolanda Doblon.

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Angara lauds strong RP-Korea ties; urges for more trade

August 10, 2010 10:45 am· Comments Off on Angara lauds strong RP-Korea ties; urges for more trade 

MANILA, Aug. 9 -– Senator Edgardo Angara welcomed on Monday the news that the South Korean businesses have made P23.8-billion worth of investments in the Philippines for the first quarter of the year alone, making for 52.1 percent of the total approved foreign direct investments in the country.

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