Palace assures everyone being safeguarded as tropical storm 'Dindo' makes an exit

June 29, 2012 10:42 pm· Comments Off on Palace assures everyone being safeguarded as tropical storm 'Dindo' makes an exit 

MANILA, June 29 — Malacanang assured that necessary efforts are being done by the Aquino government to ensure the safety of the people as tropical storm “Dindo” leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), adding that all concerned agencies are focusing on another low pressure area which is expected to enter PAR for proper coordination and preparedness.

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CTA resets execution of sentence on tax evader

June 29, 2012 10:42 pm· Comments Off on CTA resets execution of sentence on tax evader 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, June 29 – The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has reset the execution of sentence on Gloria V. Kintanar "for the last time to July 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. with final warning that no further postponement will be allowed."

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Schools conduct simultaneous nationwide earthquake, fire drill

June 29, 2012 10:42 pm· Comments Off on Schools conduct simultaneous nationwide earthquake, fire drill 

MANILA, June 29 — Schools nationwide on Friday have simultaneously rung the alarm bell to alert students and teachers giving the impression of an emergency when there was actually none.

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Pimentel asks Estrada: 'Please forgive me'

June 29, 2012 10:42 pm· Comments Off on Pimentel asks Estrada: 'Please forgive me' 

MANILA, June 29 – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III expressed regret on Friday over not having responded earlier to former President Joseph Estrada’s wish for him and former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri to meet to thresh out the issue regarding the former's candidacy in the 2013 midterm elections.

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Palace announces joint naval and coast guard exercises of US-PHL troops on July 2-10

June 29, 2012 10:42 pm· Comments Off on Palace announces joint naval and coast guard exercises of US-PHL troops on July 2-10 

MANILA, June 29 — The Philippines and the United States will hold joint naval exercises from July 2 to 10, 2012 in Mindanao to improve the defense capabilities of the two countries, a Malacanang official said on Friday.

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PHL sends military observers to largest-ever military drill in Hawaii

June 29, 2012 10:42 pm· Comments Off on PHL sends military observers to largest-ever military drill in Hawaii 

MANILA, June 29 — The Philippines will not participate in the actual Rim of the Pacific naval exercise in Hawaii but the country has sent observers to the largest-ever naval drill in the region participated by 22 countries, the Palace said on Friday.

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ERC okays Meralco’s rate hike effective July 1

June 29, 2012 10:42 pm· Comments Off on ERC okays Meralco’s rate hike effective July 1 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, June 29 –- The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has granted Manila Electric Company (Meralco) an authority to implement a higher distribution rate effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

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Most stocks gained but main index dips as peso improves vs. dollar

June 29, 2012 10:42 pm· Comments Off on Most stocks gained but main index dips as peso improves vs. dollar 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, June 29 – The local bourse ended this week with most of its shares gained on continued investors' risk aversion due to the euro crisis.

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DOTC-PPA intercepts illegal logs in 51 containers vans

June 29, 2012 10:42 pm· Comments Off on DOTC-PPA intercepts illegal logs in 51 containers vans 

MANILA, June 29 – The Department of Transportation and Communications pn Friday said the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) intercepted illegal logs inside 51 containers vans at the North Harbor.

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8 police officials relieved for failure to stop illegal logging

June 29, 2012 10:42 pm· Comments Off on 8 police officials relieved for failure to stop illegal logging 

MANILA, June 29 – Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome has ordered the relief of eight high ranking police officials of the CARAGA Region due to the unabated illegal logging activities within their areas of jurisdiction.

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