Marcos pushes for early creation of Department of Housing and Urban Development

May 15, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Marcos pushes for early creation of Department of Housing and Urban Development 

By Charmaine Arellano

MANILA, May 15 — The Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement is pushing for the immediate establishment of a new housing department to address rapid urbanization and population growth, including the growing presence of informal settlers in cities that is compounding the housing problem in the country.

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OFs remittance inflows reach US$ 1.7B in March ‘12

May 15, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on OFs remittance inflows reach US$ 1.7B in March ‘12 

MANILA, May 15 -– Volume of inflows sent by Overseas Filipinos (OFs) rose in March 2012 against month-ago’s level but growth slowed to five percent compared to the previous month’s 5.8 percent level.

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Local stocks dip 2% as peso gains four centavos

May 15, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Local stocks dip 2% as peso gains four centavos 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, May 15 – The local bourse retreated to the 4,900 level Tuesday on account mainly of the on-going political situation in Greece and its impact in the Eurozone as well as the fear for China's soft-landing.

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Luzon, Metro Manila sizzle at 34+ degree Celsius — PAGASA

May 15, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Luzon, Metro Manila sizzle at 34+ degree Celsius — PAGASA 

MANILA, May 15 — Parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, experienced 34-plus degree Celsius on Tuesday while scattered rain showers prevail over Mindanao and Palawan, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

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Baldoz: PHL now in transition to two-tiered wage system

May 15, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Baldoz: PHL now in transition to two-tiered wage system 

MANILA, May 15 — The Philippines has joined its progressive neighbors in the implementation of the two-tiered wage system with the effectivity of the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board-Region IV-A's wage order, according to Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

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All low cost carriers proposed to transfer to Sangley Point to reduce congestion at NAIA‏

May 15, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on All low cost carriers proposed to transfer to Sangley Point to reduce congestion at NAIA‏ 

MANILA, May 15 — Association of Southeast Asian Nations/Airlines Operators Council (Asean/Aoc) on Tuesday has proposed to transfer all low cost carriers (LCC) operations, including General Aviation (GenAv), to Sangley Point, Cavite, to drastically reduce congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

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Murder raps filed vs Ryan Dominguez, et al

May 15, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Murder raps filed vs Ryan Dominguez, et al 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, May 15 – Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Sr. Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., on Tuesday said that murder charges have been filed against Ryan Dominguez, Mark Mario Lakambakal, and James Jimenez in connection with the brutal murder of witness Alfred Mendiola and two other individuals last May 6.

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PHL's newest frigate undergoes PMS

May 15, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on PHL's newest frigate undergoes PMS 

MANILA, May 15 – In its bid to improve the efficiency and readiness of the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar, the country's most modern frigate, the Philippine Navy (PN) on Tuesday announced that the ship is now undergoing its first ever preventive maintenance schedule (PMS).

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LTFRB warns PUJ drivers on new fare rate violation

May 15, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on LTFRB warns PUJ drivers on new fare rate violation 

MANILA, May 15 — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday warned drivers of public utility jeepneys (PUJ) against overcharging their passengers after the regulatory agency withdrew the provisional 50-centavo fare hike it granted last March.

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Office of the Ombudsman will not be used as tool against anyone, Morales assures

May 15, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Office of the Ombudsman will not be used as tool against anyone, Morales assures 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 15 – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales assured on Tuesday that she will not allow the Office of the Ombudsman to be used as a tool to pin down anyone critical to the present administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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