GRP panels to give updates on peace process

December 9, 2010 4:12 am· Comments Off on GRP panels to give updates on peace process 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 8 -– The government panels will give updates on the peace process between the government and two rebel groups -– the communists and Muslim insurgents — during the Communications and News Exchange Forum slated on Friday at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Quezon City.

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Aquino orders DSWD to ensure smooth implementation of CCT

December 9, 2010 4:12 am· Comments Off on Aquino orders DSWD to ensure smooth implementation of CCT 

MANILA, Dec. 8 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has ordered Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman to ensure that the implementation of the P21-billion conditional cash transfer (CCT) grant program to indigent families next year will have “improved systems, monitoring and cash flow.”

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Comelec proclaims last three party-list groups

December 9, 2010 4:12 am· Comments Off on Comelec proclaims last three party-list groups 

MANILA, Dec. 8 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec), convening as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), proclaimed on Wednesday the last three party-list groups that won in the May 10, 2010 national and local polls.

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Gov’t awaits MILF response on exploratory talks

December 9, 2010 4:12 am· Comments Off on Gov’t awaits MILF response on exploratory talks 

MANILA, Dec. 6 — The government is awaiting the response from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to hold exploratory talks this month.

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House panel okays proposal to replace VAT with VAST

December 9, 2010 4:12 am· Comments Off on House panel okays proposal to replace VAT with VAST 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 8 — The committee on ways and means of the House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a proposed measure seeking to impose a value simplified tax (VAST) in place of the value added tax (VAT).

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Lawmakers want labeling of foods containing GMOs

December 9, 2010 4:12 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers want labeling of foods containing GMOs 

MANILA, Dec. 8 — Two Mindanao lawmakers have filed a measure seeking to require the labeling of food, meat and poultry products that contain genetically engineered material or genetically modified organism (GMO) aimed to protect the interests of consumers from serious health risks.

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(Metro News) Robbers cart away P7M from money changer shop in Pasay

December 9, 2010 4:12 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Robbers cart away P7M from money changer shop in Pasay 

MANILA, Dec. 8 – Armed men carted away an estimated P7 million cash from a money changer shop inside a mall in Pasay City Wednesday morning, a ranking police official said.

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PAL welcomes Palace move on PALEA strike vote

December 9, 2010 4:12 am· Comments Off on PAL welcomes Palace move on PALEA strike vote 

MANILA, Dec. 8 — Philippine Airlines (PAL) welcomed on Wednesday Malacanang’s appeal to the PAL Employees Association (PALEA) to exercise restraint in their planned strike for the sake of the flying public.

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Binay: Truth body's objective valid despite SC voiding

December 9, 2010 4:12 am· Comments Off on Binay: Truth body's objective valid despite SC voiding 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 8 — The Supreme Court’s decision to declare the Malacanang-created Truth Commission as unconstitutional should be respected by government officials, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay said on Wednesday, while stressing his personal belief that “the objective of the Commission remains valid.”

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Filipinos warned against two websites on scam jobs for Guam

December 9, 2010 4:12 am· Comments Off on Filipinos warned against two websites on scam jobs for Guam 

MANILA, Dec. 8 — Guam authorities have a warning to Filipino online job seekers:

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