Aquino forwards substitute Freedom of Information Bill to congressional allies

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on Aquino forwards substitute Freedom of Information Bill to congressional allies 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said his administration has submitted a substitute Freedom of Information Bill (FOI) to their allies in the lower house for the eventual passage of the legislation aimed at having wider public access to government information.

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Aquino cites good governance in achieving sustainable progress and development

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on Aquino cites good governance in achieving sustainable progress and development 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III stressed the importance of implementing good governance in pursuit of real and sustainable progress in the country and the people as he warned those who are still living in deceit and corruption to be ready to face the consequences of their malevolent acts.

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POEA Governing Board allows re-deployment of returning workers to Yemen

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on POEA Governing Board allows re-deployment of returning workers to Yemen 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Friday said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board has issued a resolution allowing the re-deployment of overseas Filipino workers who have come home to the Philippines to return to their work in Yemen.

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Aquino declares Feb. 10 as special non-working day in Kidapawan City in commemoration of its 14th Foundation Day

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on Aquino declares Feb. 10 as special non-working day in Kidapawan City in commemoration of its 14th Foundation Day 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared February 10 which falls on Friday as a special non-working day in the city of Kidapawan in Cotabato province in connection with the 14th Foundation Day of the city.

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Aquino attends 112th anniversary celebration of Manila Bulletin

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on Aquino attends 112th anniversary celebration of Manila Bulletin 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III attended Thursday the 112th anniversary of the Manila Bulletin and he expressed hope that the newspaper will continue to provide positive news stories about the country.

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No collateral damage in Sulu aerial bombing of Abu Sayyaf's lair

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on No collateral damage in Sulu aerial bombing of Abu Sayyaf's lair 

MANILA, Feb. 3 – There is no collateral damage in the aerial bombing of the Abu Sayyaf hideout in Parang, Sulu on Thursday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Friday.

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Abad: Freedom of info essential in Aquino Governance & Anti-Corruption Plan

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on Abad: Freedom of info essential in Aquino Governance & Anti-Corruption Plan 

MANILA, Feb. 3 – Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad asserted on Friday that the pursuit of greater public access to information is an integral element of the Aquino Administration’s Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Plan for 2012 to 2016.

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POEA effects total ban for OFWs to Iraq

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on POEA effects total ban for OFWs to Iraq 

MANILA, Feb. 3 – Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced on Friday that the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), which she chairs, has approved a resolution imposing a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Iraq, except in the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

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SC allows probe on alleged election fraud in Davao del Sur

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on SC allows probe on alleged election fraud in Davao del Sur 

MANILA, Feb. 3 – The Supreme Court (SC) has given the Commission on Elections (Comelec) the "green light" to proceed with its investigation on the alleged election fraud in the May 10, 2010 synchronized automated national and local elections in Davao del Sur province.

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BSP cuts banks’ reserve requirement by 3 percentage points

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on BSP cuts banks’ reserve requirement by 3 percentage points 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Feb. 3 – Central bank’s policy-making Monetary Board (MB) on Thursday slashed by three percentage points banks’ reserve requirements effective April 6, 2012 in a bid to rationalize the reserve requirement policy.

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