Macalintal supports call on term limit to party-list reps

July 12, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Macalintal supports call on term limit to party-list reps 

MANILA, July 12 – An election lawyer has supported the call for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to resolve the issue in providing a term limit to party-list representatives.

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Palace says President Aquino is satisfied with congressional action on Malacanang-backed proposals

July 12, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Palace says President Aquino is satisfied with congressional action on Malacanang-backed proposals 

MANILA, July 12 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is satisfied with the way Congress is handling the bills he had proposed in his last State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA), a Malacanang official said, stressing that most of the measures are in the advanced stages of legislative deliberations.

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Eurozone crisis dampening developing Asia's growth prospects

July 12, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Eurozone crisis dampening developing Asia's growth prospects 

BANGKOK, Thailand, July 12 – Europe’s worsening financial and banking crisis and a sluggish recovery in the United States are weighing on developing Asia’s growth prospects, according to figures released Thursday from the Asian Development Outlook Supplement (ADOS), published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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DOJ orders filing of 87 counts of qualified theft vs. ex-Citibank exec

July 12, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on DOJ orders filing of 87 counts of qualified theft vs. ex-Citibank exec 

MANILA, July 12 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the filing of 87 counts of qualified theft through falsification of commercial documents against Francis Bryan G. Ang, a former executive of Citibank.

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City and provincial buses can now use certain flyovers in EDSA –MMDA

July 12, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on City and provincial buses can now use certain flyovers in EDSA –MMDA 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, July 12 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday allowed city and provincial buses to use certain flyovers in EDSA as the agency also yielded to the request of provincial bus operators to use the highway’s third lane.

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DAR dispatches 37 new farmer-paralegal graduates to resolve Bukidnon land disputes

July 12, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on DAR dispatches 37 new farmer-paralegal graduates to resolve Bukidnon land disputes 

MANILA, July 12 — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has dispatched 37 new farmer-paralegal graduates to man the legal frontline in a bid to resolve at least 10 most problematic landholdings in Bukidnon.

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Nationwide dengue cases up 13.8%, DOH reports

July 12, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Nationwide dengue cases up 13.8%, DOH reports 

By Lady Marie de la Torre

Manila, July 12 – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday raised concern over the 13.8 percent increase in the number of dengue cases nationwide from January to July 7 this year, or a total of 46,651 cases compared to 40,975 during the same period last year.

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PHL should turn to Western, Asian allies on Panatag dispute – Sen. Santiago

July 12, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on PHL should turn to Western, Asian allies on Panatag dispute – Sen. Santiago 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, July 12 – With China refusing to bring the West Philippine Sea dispute to international tribunals, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said the best option for the Philippines is to turn to its Western allies and neighbors in Asia, particularly the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Santiago wants to take up Cha-cha after 2013 midterm polls

July 12, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Santiago wants to take up Cha-cha after 2013 midterm polls 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, July 12 – As the long deliberation on the national budget starts in August and election campaigning heats up by early next year, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago believes that the best time to take up Charter change would be after the 2013 midterm elections.

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AFP NCR chief retires

July 12, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on AFP NCR chief retires 

MANILA, July 12 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday gave a testimonial review and parade to National Capital Region Command (NCRCOM) chief Major Gen. Tristan M. Kison who formally retires Thursday after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56.

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