NEDA sees GDP to grow up to 7 percent this year

December 24, 2010 4:22 am· Comments Off on NEDA sees GDP to grow up to 7 percent this year 

MANILA, Dec. 23 — The Philippines is likely exceed its economic growth target this year, but warned of a slowdown next year because of a "quite fragile" economic recovery, a senior official of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.

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(Metro News) Two hurt in Novaliches grenade blast

December 24, 2010 4:22 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Two hurt in Novaliches grenade blast 

MANILA, Dec. 23 – Two persons were hurt when a grenade reportedly exploded during a Christmas party in Novaliches, Quezon City Thursday afternoon, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said.

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DOJ issues hold departure order vs. ex-AFP comptroller

December 24, 2010 4:22 am· Comments Off on DOJ issues hold departure order vs. ex-AFP comptroller 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Dec. 23 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday issued a hold departure order (HDO) against former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) comptroller retired Maj. Gen. Carlos F. Garcia due to a pending tax evasion case.

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Ledesma bans 96 suspected fixers from BI premises

December 24, 2010 4:22 am· Comments Off on Ledesma bans 96 suspected fixers from BI premises 

MANILA,Dec.23 -– In a determined effort to prevent corrupt and anomalous transactions in the bureau’s main building in Intramuros, Manila, Acting Immigration Commissioner Ronaldo Ledesma banned from Bureau of Immigration (BI) premises close to a hundred individuals suspected of being fixers.

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Joint Phl, KL efforts on Malaysian captives bode well for peace process

December 24, 2010 4:22 am· Comments Off on Joint Phl, KL efforts on Malaysian captives bode well for peace process 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 23 — Even as the Philippine government panel hopes that talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) could resume in mid-January next year, the Malaysian embassy in Manila says it is hopeful that a win-win solution could be forthcoming.

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Change in Senate leadership is unnecessary –- Legarda

December 24, 2010 4:22 am· Comments Off on Change in Senate leadership is unnecessary –- Legarda 

MANILA, Dec. 23 -– Senator Loren Legarda said on Thursday any change in Senate leadership is unnecessary and counter-productive, adding the senators are satisfied with the leadership of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

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Hostage-taker shot dead in Tondo

December 24, 2010 4:22 am· Comments Off on Hostage-taker shot dead in Tondo 

MANILA, Dec. 23 — Police shot dead a man who held hostage his step son in Tondo, Manila on Wednesday night.

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DOJ assures time won't be wasted on Maguindanao massacre case

December 24, 2010 4:22 am· Comments Off on DOJ assures time won't be wasted on Maguindanao massacre case 

MANILA, Dec. 23 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) assured on Thursday that time will not be wasted and the proceeding of the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre case will be continuous.

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Aquino to sign 2011 Budget on Dec. 27

December 24, 2010 4:22 am· Comments Off on Aquino to sign 2011 Budget on Dec. 27 

MANILA, Dec. 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is signing on Monday, Dec. 27, the P1.64-trillion budget for 2011 in Malacanang. The President will deliver a statement after the signing in the presence of congressmen and senators.

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Cabinet men submit reports to PMS

December 24, 2010 4:22 am· Comments Off on Cabinet men submit reports to PMS 

MANILA, Dec. 23 — In keeping with tradition, members of the Cabinet of President Benigno S. Aquino III were required to submit their respective “accomplishment reports” for the year 2010 by the Presidential Management Staff.

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