AFP honors 4th PHL Contingent to Golan Heights

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on AFP honors 4th PHL Contingent to Golan Heights 

MANILA, March 1 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) welcomed back the 333-strong Philippine Contingent to Golan Heights after nine months of deployment in the contested territory during ceremonies on Thursday at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

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India initiates railway corridor between Iran and Russia via Central Asia: report

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on India initiates railway corridor between Iran and Russia via Central Asia: report 

NEW DELHI, March 1 — India is initiating a railway corridor plan from Iran to Russia via Central Asian countries, reported local daily Indian Express Thursday.

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Aquino upbears universal kindergarten with P2.4-B fund

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Aquino upbears universal kindergarten with P2.4-B fund 

MANILA, March 1 — Reinforcing his commitment to improve basic education in the country and broaden its accessibility to all Filipinos, President Benigno S. Aquino III has set aside P2.39 billion under the 2012 General Appropriations Act (GAA) to support the newly passed Republic Act No. 10157, also known as the Kindergarten Education Act.

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(Metro News) Transport groups laud MMDA

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MANILA, March 1 — Transport groups on Thursday praised the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for the issuance of the common traffic ticket known as the Uniform Ordinance Violation Receipt (UOVR) under the single ticketing system now being enforced in Metro Manila.

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Buyer of luxury cars rapped with P35.2-M tax evasion

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Buyer of luxury cars rapped with P35.2-M tax evasion 

MANILA, March 1 – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed on Thursday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a P35.2-million tax evasion case against a buyer of luxury cars.

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President Aquino upbears universal kindergarten with P2.4-B fund

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on President Aquino upbears universal kindergarten with P2.4-B fund 

MANILA, March 1 — Reinforcing his commitment to improve basic education in the country and broaden its accessibility to all Filipinos, President Benigno S. Aquino III has set aside some P2.39 billion under the 2012 General Appropriations Act (GAA) to support the newly passed Republic Act 10157, also known as the Kindergarten Education Act.

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Enrile moves to hold BSP bank examiner in contempt for ‘lying’

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Enrile moves to hold BSP bank examiner in contempt for ‘lying’ 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 1 — A day after the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, cited a private prosecutor in contempt for disrespecting a senator-judge, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile moved on Thursday to hold in contempt a bank examiner of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for “obviously lying” in a committee hearing on the leaked bank documents of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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OPAPP Media: P-Noy admin determined to complete GPH-MNLF peace process

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on OPAPP Media: P-Noy admin determined to complete GPH-MNLF peace process 

Bandung, Indonesia, Mar. 1 – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles on Thursday reiterated the current administration’s resolve to complete the peace process with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

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ADB President expects Philippine economy to continue expanding

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on ADB President expects Philippine economy to continue expanding 

MANILA, March 1 — The Philippine economy is expected to continue to grow and could even hit 6-7 percent economic expansion in the long run, Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Haruhiko Kuroda said on Thursday.

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Philippine tobacco production to decline due to La Nina

March 2, 2012 10:24 am· Comments Off on Philippine tobacco production to decline due to La Nina 

MANILA, March 1 — Philippine tobacco production may decline by 2.5 percent to 78 million kilograms due to the adverse impact of the La Nina weather phenomenon, the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) said Thursday.

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