Abad: PPPs to gain more traction in 2012 as gov't hikes up counterpart funds to P19.6-B

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Abad: PPPs to gain more traction in 2012 as gov't hikes up counterpart funds to P19.6-B 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — Reaffirming its goal to key up infrastructure spending and push for higher economic growth in 2012, the Aquino administration allocated P19.6 billion in counterpart funds for the government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program this year, registering a 56.8-percent increase from 2011’s P12.5-million counterpart budget.

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SC orders Senate to comment on CJ Corona's supplemental petition

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm· 2 Comments 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Feb. 14 – The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the Senate, sitting as impeachment court, to file its comment on the supplemental petition filed by the camp of SC Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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Enrile assumes responsibility for issuing subpoena with attached 'fake documents'

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Enrile assumes responsibility for issuing subpoena with attached 'fake documents' 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 13 – Senate President and Impeachment Court Presiding Officer Juan Ponce Enrile said on Tuesday he assumed "full responsibility" for the issuance of a subpoena based on the prosecution’s request for supplemental documents on Chief Justice Renato Corona’s alleged dollar accounts which a bank official said were fake.

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DTI mulls price freeze extension in Negros

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on DTI mulls price freeze extension in Negros 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) mulls the possibility of extending the price freeze order in Negros Oriental, which is due to lapse on Feb. 19, to ensure stable supply and prices of prime and basic calamities to the earthquake affected areas.

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House prosecutors insist Corona’s bank information genuine

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on House prosecutors insist Corona’s bank information genuine 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 14 — The House of Representatives’ prosecution panel said on Tuesday although they cannot vouch on the authenticity of the bank documents involving Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona with the Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) when they requested the Senate, sitting as the impeachment court, for subpoena, they insist that the bank information on the chief magistrate is genuine.

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Immigration nabs 8 Chinese miners

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Immigration nabs 8 Chinese miners 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested eight Chinese nationals who were illegally working in two mining sites in Eastern Samar.

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Impeachment Court adjourns early on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Impeachment Court adjourns early on Valentine’s Day 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — The spirit of love filled the Senate Impeachment Court on Tuesday as both the prosecution and the defense panels cheerfully agreed to adjourn early to give everyone a chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Senate President-Presiding Officer Juan Ponce Enrile to be with his family on his 88th birthday.

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Leonen asks MILF not to act unilaterally in interdiction of lawless elements

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Leonen asks MILF not to act unilaterally in interdiction of lawless elements 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Feb. 14 – The chairman of the government peace panel negotiating with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has urged the MILF not to act unilaterally in the interdiction of lawless elements but to coordinate first with the Ad Hoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG) as agreed upon to avoid panic in areas targeted for operation in southern Philippines.

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Prosecution dismisses one witness but requests for three more

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Prosecution dismisses one witness but requests for three more 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – The House prosecution panel permanently removed on Tuesday a Camp John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC) official from its list of witnesses but requested the Senate Impeachment Court to subpoena three more witnesses to testify in the ongoing impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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NGCP restores transmission services in Negros Oriental

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on NGCP restores transmission services in Negros Oriental 

MANILA , Feb. 14 – The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) has restored power transmission services in parts of Negros Oriental that were affected by the recent 6.9 magnitude earthquake.

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