Ongpin no show at Senate probe on alleged behest loans

December 6, 2011 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Ongpin no show at Senate probe on alleged behest loans 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 6 – Businessman Roberto Ongpin did not appear at the resumption on Tuesday of the Senate inquiry into the anomalous large-scale financial transactions involving alleged behest loans granted to his companies.

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(Metro News) MMDA opens 33 new Christmas Lanes starting Wednesday

December 6, 2011 10:24 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA opens 33 new Christmas Lanes starting Wednesday 

MANILA, Dec. 6 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will open an additional 48 kilometers of 33 new alternate routes, more popularly known as the Christmas Lanes, to alleviate traffic congestion in major thoroughfares in the metropolis this coming holiday season.

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PDEA agents nab 6 drug pushers in Manila, Makati

December 6, 2011 10:24 pm· Comments Off on PDEA agents nab 6 drug pushers in Manila, Makati 

MANILA, Dec. 6 – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Tuesday it arrested six drug pushers during two separate buy-bust operations Monday night in Manila and Makati City leading to the confiscation of shabu and capsulized ecstasy.

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De Lima orders probe of NBI execs involved in kidnapping Japanese national

December 6, 2011 10:24 pm· Comments Off on De Lima orders probe of NBI execs involved in kidnapping Japanese national 

MANILA, Dec. 6 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on Tuesday ordered the investigation on the possible liability of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) officials implicated in the alleged extortion case involving a Japanese national.

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Aquino cites role of every Filipino in achieving genuine change

December 6, 2011 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Aquino cites role of every Filipino in achieving genuine change 

MANILA, Dec. 6 — President Benigno S. Aquino III cited the important role every common Filipino should take in achieving the nation’s genuine change just as what his parents, the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino and the awardees of their Fellowship for Professional Development, have shown that are worth emulating for.

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VP Binay personally delivers President Aquino's Letter of Appeal to the Chinese Embassy

December 6, 2011 10:24 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay personally delivers President Aquino's Letter of Appeal to the Chinese Embassy 

MANILA, Dec. 6 — Vice President Jejomar Binay personally delivered to the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on Tuesday the letter of President Benigno S. Aquino III to President Hu Jin Tao, asking for the commutation of the death sentence of a Filipino national in China.

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DOJ turns down Senate request for WLO vs. DVRI exec

December 6, 2011 10:24 pm· Comments Off on DOJ turns down Senate request for WLO vs. DVRI exec 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Dec. 6 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on Tuesday turned down the request of the Senate to put in the Bureau of Immigration (BI) watchlist an official of Delta Ventures Resources, Inc. (DVRI).

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Aquino exhorts LP partymates to help effect change

December 6, 2011 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Aquino exhorts LP partymates to help effect change 

MANILA, Dec. 6 — President Benigno Aquino III has encouraged his partymates in the Liberal Party to seize the opportunity given them by the Filipino people to effect change in the country that would help uplift their lives.

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Senate moves to save Ifugao rice terraces from further degradation

December 6, 2011 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Senate moves to save Ifugao rice terraces from further degradation 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Nov. Dec. 6 – The Senate adopted on Tuesday a resolution urging the government agencies concerned to work collaboratively to save the famous rice terraces in Ifugao province from further degradation.

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DOF chief assures lawmakers to address controversial revenue circular on supplemental information for taxpayers

December 6, 2011 10:24 pm· Comments Off on DOF chief assures lawmakers to address controversial revenue circular on supplemental information for taxpayers 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 6 — Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima assured the House of Representatives on Tuesday that he would immediately prepare a draft revenue regulation that will address the lawmakers' concerns and input their proposed corrections to Revenue Memorandum Circular 57-2011 issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) which makes the disclosure of Supplemental Information optional for taxpayers.

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