Economic team working to sustain momentum in the first half

August 31, 2012 12:57 am· Comments Off on Economic team working to sustain momentum in the first half 

MANILA, Aug. 30 — The country’s economic managers are watching the developments overseas particularly in Europe and the US because of its possible impact on the Philippine economy in the second half of the year, a Palace official said on Thursday.

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Immigration chief vows to punish BI men who let the Reyeses flee

August 31, 2012 12:57 am· Comments Off on Immigration chief vows to punish BI men who let the Reyeses flee 

MANILA, Aug. 30 — The two immigration officers are likely to lose their jobs and face criminal charges if found that they aided former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother, Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, in fleeing the country.

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Aquino receives Smart Gilas Pilipinas in Malacanang

August 31, 2012 12:57 am· Comments Off on Aquino receives Smart Gilas Pilipinas in Malacanang 

MANILA, Aug. 30 — President Benigno S. Aquino III received the members of the Smart Gilas Pilipinas national basketball team in a courtesy call in Malacanang on Thursday.

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(Metro News)PDEA seizes 200 grams of shabu in Taguig

August 31, 2012 12:57 am· Comments Off on (Metro News)PDEA seizes 200 grams of shabu in Taguig 

MANILA, Aug. 30 — Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) confiscated more or less 200 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu worth P1 million from a suspected drug pusher during a buy-bust operation in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Wednesday night.

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PHL remains a priority country for US aid due to honest transparent government

August 31, 2012 12:57 am· Comments Off on PHL remains a priority country for US aid due to honest transparent government 

MANILA, Aug. 30 -– While it’s hard nowadays to get foreign assistance approval from the United States congress, the Philippines remains a priority country for American aid because of a transparent and honest government under President Benigno S. Aquino III, said Washington’s top envoy to Manila.

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SC releases SALNs of 14 justices

August 31, 2012 12:57 am· Comments Off on SC releases SALNs of 14 justices 

MANILA, Aug. 30 — The Supreme Court (SC) has released the statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) of the 14 justices highest court of the land.

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Shallow LPA spotted off Davao to bring rains in Mindanao –PAGASA

August 31, 2012 12:57 am· Comments Off on Shallow LPA spotted off Davao to bring rains in Mindanao –PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug. 30 — A shallow low pressure area (SLPA) spotted off Davao will bring rains in the Mindanao area but has small chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, the state weather bureau said on Thursday afternoon.

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Lacson calls bilateral meet between PNoy, Hu ‘a good break’

August 31, 2012 12:57 am· Comments Off on Lacson calls bilateral meet between PNoy, Hu ‘a good break’ 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Aug. 30 – Sen. Panfilo Lacson described Thursday the scheduled meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and China President Hu Jintao as ‘a good break’ for the two countries.

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DBM to further accelerate public spending to sustain PHL growth

August 31, 2012 12:57 am· Comments Off on DBM to further accelerate public spending to sustain PHL growth 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Aug. 30 — The Dept. of Budget and Management vowed to implement reforms in ensuring quality spending to sustain growth of the domestic economy.

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Lawmakers commend filing of tax evasion charges vs Corona

August 31, 2012 12:57 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers commend filing of tax evasion charges vs Corona 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 30 — Lawmakers on Thursday lauded the filing of tax evasion charges against impeached former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

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