(Features) DPWH reforms save PHL P8-B in 15 months, says Singson

April 6, 2012 9:10 pm· 1 Comment 

By Bingo P. Dejaresco III

MANILA, April 4 — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), heretofore one of the so-called flagships of corruption, saved P8 billion in just 15 months, said DPWH Secretary Rogelio Lazo Singson before the FINEX (Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines) at the Hotel Shangrila Makati last week.

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Isolated rainshowers, thunderstorms loom on Good Friday — PAGASA

April 6, 2012 9:10 pm· Comments Off on Isolated rainshowers, thunderstorms loom on Good Friday — PAGASA 

MANILA, April 6 — Expect a fair weather on Good Friday but isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms loom in the afternoon and evening due to ridge of high pressure area, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

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3 hurt in Puerto Princesa, El Nido explosions on Maundy Thursday

April 6, 2012 9:10 pm· Comments Off on 3 hurt in Puerto Princesa, El Nido explosions on Maundy Thursday 

MANILA, April 6 — At least three persons were injured in two separate explosions that occurred in Puerto Princesa and El Nido, both in Palawan province, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported.

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IMO's MEPC issues new guidelines to boost energy efficiency

April 6, 2012 9:10 pm· Comments Off on IMO's MEPC issues new guidelines to boost energy efficiency 

MANILA, April 6 – The International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has issued a series of guidelines to support the uniform implementation of mandatory measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) by global merchant marine fleet.

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CTA orders P15.29-M refund to PHL's largest coal firm

April 6, 2012 9:10 pm· Comments Off on CTA orders P15.29-M refund to PHL's largest coal firm 

MANILA, April 6 – The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to refund or issue a tax credit certificate (TCC) worth P15.29 million in favor of Semirara Mining, Inc. (Semirara).

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Palawan blast not meant to hurt anyone – DILG chief

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MANILA, April 6 – Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo on Friday said that the twin blasts that rocked El Nido and Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Thursday were not meant to hurt anyone and are more intended just to scare.

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EcoWaste Coalition hits littering during Antipolo Penitential Walk

April 6, 2012 9:10 pm· Comments Off on EcoWaste Coalition hits littering during Antipolo Penitential Walk 

MANILA, April 6 — An environmental group campaigning for a “litter-free Pilipinas” decried the “massive breach” of the country’s waste law during the penitential walk to Antipolo City that began on Maundy Thursday.

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Donsol offers help to other LGUs towards proper whale shark treatment

April 6, 2012 9:10 pm· Comments Off on Donsol offers help to other LGUs towards proper whale shark treatment 

By Danny O. Calleja

DONSOL, Sorsogon, April 5 -– Local advocates are banking on the success story of this coastal town’s whale shark conservation efforts in offering to other local government units (LGUs) help towards the proper treatment of the “gentle giants of the sea” that brought fame to this once lowly municipality in the ecotourism world.

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Search on for 2 missing passengers of Lake Cruiser in Agusan del Norte Lake

April 6, 2012 9:10 pm· Comments Off on Search on for 2 missing passengers of Lake Cruiser in Agusan del Norte Lake 

SANTIAGO, Agusan del Norte, April 5 — Search, rescue and retrieval operations by Philippine National Police, Coast Guard frogmen, Jabonga LGU Search and Rescue operations and the Philippine Army’s 7th Special Forces are now on-going for the two still missing passengers of motor vessel “Lake Cruiser” that capsized off Sitio Sinaynganan, Barangay Bunga, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte late afternoon Tuesday.

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Fisherman missing off Ilocos Norte

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CAMP JUAN, Ilocos Norte, April 6 — Joint police and Philippine Coast Guard personnel have launched a search and rescue operation for a fisherman who was reported missing since Monday while fishing on the shoreline of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte.

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