Registration turnout in ARMM reaches 950,000

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Registration turnout in ARMM reaches 950,000 

MANILA, July 17 – Close to 950,000 voters enlisted themselves in the ongoing general voters' registration in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as of Sunday, according to Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes.

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MMDA releases rerouting scheme for President Aquino's SONA 2012

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on MMDA releases rerouting scheme for President Aquino's SONA 2012 

MANILA, July 17 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Tuesday released alternate routes for public and private vehicles that will be implemented during the 3rd State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III on July 23,to ensure that motorists are not unduly inconvenienced by the expected traffic problems.

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LPA spotted in Central Luzon –PAGASA

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on LPA spotted in Central Luzon –PAGASA 

MANILA, July 17 — After tropical storm “Enteng” left the Philippine territory on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has spotted a low pressure area (LPA) that can intensify into a cyclone.

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Paje calls environmental ombudsman a centerpiece of Morales crusade

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Paje calls environmental ombudsman a centerpiece of Morales crusade 

MANILA, July 17 — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje has lauded the reactivation of the office of the Environmental Ombudsman, stressing the move has given the citizens’ environmental rights a more prominent position in the Aquino administration’s crusade against graft and corruption.

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PNB prexy files for indefinite sick leave

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on PNB prexy files for indefinite sick leave 

MANILA, July 17 — The Philippine National Bank (PNB) Board of Directors has designated Omar Byron T. Mier as acting President of the bank after its president Carlos Pedrosa filed for indefinite sick leave.

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PHL to continue claim of West Philippine Sea through diplomacy, Palace says

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on PHL to continue claim of West Philippine Sea through diplomacy, Palace says 

MANILA, July 17 — Malacanang said the Philippines isn’t hampered by the absence of the joint statement in the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers meeting in Cambodia, saying the country would continue finding a peaceful solution to the disputed West Philippine Sea.

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Sri Lanka eyes PHL land administration, management reformsas model for its land tenure program

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Sri Lanka eyes PHL land administration, management reformsas model for its land tenure program 

Manila, Philippines, July 17 -– Officials of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka visited the Philippines on July 8 to 13 to study the country’s land administration and management system, including the property valuation and taxation, intending to learn from the Philippines’ successful experience under the Second Land Administration and Management Project (LAMP2) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Department of Finance (DOF).

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Syrian employers demand US$ 10,000 for release of OFWs trapped in the Middle East state – DFA

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Syrian employers demand US$ 10,000 for release of OFWs trapped in the Middle East state – DFA 

MANILA, July 17 -– Syrian employers are demanding from the Philippine government up to US$ 10,000 in exchange for the release of Filipino workers who wanted to return to Manila to escape the raging violence in Syria, a Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman said Tuesday.

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Passage of sin tax reform bill to strengthen health care system–Palace

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Passage of sin tax reform bill to strengthen health care system–Palace 

MANILA, July 17 — Malacanang on Tuesday said the passage of the sin tax reform bill will strengthen the country’s health care system as taxes collected from cigarettes and liquors are expected to fund an expanded universal healthcare coverage.

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TESDA lends Bangladesh teachers, supervisors its technical expertise anew

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on TESDA lends Bangladesh teachers, supervisors its technical expertise anew 

MANILA, July 17 — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) lent its expertise anew to Bangladesh teachers and supervisors, who studied the technical education and training system in the country.

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