SC orders BIR to refund P491M to Fortune Tobacco

October 6, 2011 10:34 pm· Comments Off on SC orders BIR to refund P491M to Fortune Tobacco 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Oct. 6 — The Supreme Court (SC) ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday to refund the amount of P491 million in taxes it illegally collected from Fortune Tobacco Corp. in 2003 and 2004.

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VP Binay pushes for HUDCC, PESO cooperation to create jobs

October 6, 2011 10:34 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay pushes for HUDCC, PESO cooperation to create jobs 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, Oct. 6 — Closer collaboration between local Public Employment Services Offices (PESOs) and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) can help generate employment in communities where housing projects are located.

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PCG relief operations benefit 800 families in Bulacan, Pampanga, N. Ecija

October 6, 2011 10:34 pm· Comments Off on PCG relief operations benefit 800 families in Bulacan, Pampanga, N. Ecija 

MANILA, Oct. 6 – Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant Vice Admiral Ramon C. Liwag said that the agency's ongoing relief efforts in typhoon-battered Central Luzon has so far benefited 800 families residing in Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Bulacan.

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Army overruns NPA camp in Agusan Sur

October 6, 2011 10:34 pm· Comments Off on Army overruns NPA camp in Agusan Sur 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Oct. 6 – Army scout rangers, supported by helicopter gunships of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), on Thursday overran a camp of the New People’s Army (NPA) after a fierce gun battle in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur, a military spokesman said.

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Pangilinan calls for higher crop insurance budget

October 6, 2011 10:34 pm· Comments Off on Pangilinan calls for higher crop insurance budget 

MANILA, Oct. 6 – Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan called on Thursday for higher budget allocation for crop insurance that would give the farmers heavily affected by natural disasters like typhoons the access to credit.

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Prelates call for a stop to large-scale mining operations; repeal of mining law

October 6, 2011 10:34 pm· Comments Off on Prelates call for a stop to large-scale mining operations; repeal of mining law 

By Janice M. Cave

MANILA, Oct. 6 — Calling mining operations as unethical, a group of Roman Catholic and Protestant prelates has urged government to repeal the mining law and to issue a moratorium on large-scale mining.

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CA junks Ombudsman's preventive suspension order vs. Nueva Ecija town mayor

October 6, 2011 10:34 pm· Comments Off on CA junks Ombudsman's preventive suspension order vs. Nueva Ecija town mayor 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — The Court of Appeals (CA) has dismissed the 60-day preventive suspension the Office of the Ombudsman imposed against a Nueva Ecija town mayor.

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Oban orders offensive vs NPA rebels in Surigao Norte

October 6, 2011 10:34 pm· Comments Off on Oban orders offensive vs NPA rebels in Surigao Norte 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Oct. 6 – “Get them!”

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Angara seeks creation of institution for student and teacher loans, capital outlay

October 6, 2011 10:34 pm· Comments Off on Angara seeks creation of institution for student and teacher loans, capital outlay 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — Senator Edgardo Angara urged on Thursday the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to create a central government institution that will provide affordable and accessible financial assistance to both students and teachers, including capital outlay for the construction of laboratories and buildings for both private and public schools.

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Three main accused in Ortega murder case snub DOJ reinvestigation

October 6, 2011 10:34 pm· Comments Off on Three main accused in Ortega murder case snub DOJ reinvestigation 

MANILA, Oct. 6 – Three principal accused in the murder of environmentalist and Palawan radio broadcaster Dr. Gerry Ortega failed to show up during the first day of the reinvestigation of the case conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday.

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