Palace opens new interactive website

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Palace opens new interactive website 

MANILA, Aug. 16 – Malacanang has opened a new interactive website which provides the public updates on the official events of President Benigno S. Aquino III and serves as a constructive feedback mechanism using the digital media.

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Senate finance panel probes fat bonuses of GOCCs, GFIs

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Senate finance panel probes fat bonuses of GOCCs, GFIs 

MANILA, Aug. 16 — The Senate Finance Committee chaired by Senator Franklin Drilon is set to investigate the fat bonuses of top officials of government-owned and controlled corporations on Tuesday.

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PPCRV supports the abolition of SK‏

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on PPCRV supports the abolition of SK‏ 

MANILA, Aug. 16 — The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) expressed support for the abolition of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK).

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House leader bats for transparency in proposed sale of gov't TV stations

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on House leader bats for transparency in proposed sale of gov't TV stations 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 16 — A lawmaker has called for transparency on the planned privatization of television networks RPN-9 and IBC-13 to ensure that the government makes the most out of the proposed sale.

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PCG & Taiwan plan to set up radars in RP to help forecast the weather

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on PCG & Taiwan plan to set up radars in RP to help forecast the weather 

MANILA, Aug. 16 — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) are seriously considering to put up radars to help forecast the weather.

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Lawmakers want names display on gov’t projects

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers want names display on gov’t projects 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 16 — Lawmakers on Monday said they will continue to display their names in projects funded by their priority development assistance fund (PDAF) or the so-called "pork barrel" for the sake of transparency and for their constituents to know where the funds went.

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New gunboats a big boost to RP's maritime security, says PNP-Maritime Group

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on New gunboats a big boost to RP's maritime security, says PNP-Maritime Group 

MANILA, Aug. 17 — The Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-Maritime) has welcomed the turn over of four new patrol gun boats from the United States government to the command as a big boost to the country’s maritime security.

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Palace awaits SC word on toll VAT

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Palace awaits SC word on toll VAT 

MANILA, Aug. 17 — Malacanang will await the Supreme Court (SC) decision regarding legality of levying value-added tax (VAT) on toll charges.

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Palace plans village E-centers to expand feedback mechanism

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Palace plans village E-centers to expand feedback mechanism 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Aug. 17 — The government aims to further boost its communications strategy by establishing soon electronic or E-centers in the country's 42,000 'barangay' units.

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Eight persons electrocuted in Sorsogon City

August 17, 2010 9:58 am· Comments Off on Eight persons electrocuted in Sorsogon City 

MANILA, Aug. 17 – Eight persons were accidentally electrocuted in Sorsogon City on Monday afternoon, a ranking police official said Tuesday.

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