Aquino underscores confidence of business sector in PHL economy

August 15, 2012 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Aquino underscores confidence of business sector in PHL economy 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — President Benigno S. Aquino III led the grand launching ceremonies of the Lucky Chinatown Activity Center on Wednesday in Binondo, Manila as he underscored the confidence of the business sector in the country's economy.

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Solon calls for probe on the increasing number of 'solvent boys'

August 15, 2012 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Solon calls for probe on the increasing number of 'solvent boys' 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — A lawmaker has called for a congressional inquiry into the increasing number of the so-called "solvent boys" who are engaged in criminal activities in the main thoroughfares in Metro Manila and other urban centers.

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Senators to Comelec: Use unobligated budget to defray 2013 poll expenses

August 15, 2012 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Senators to Comelec: Use unobligated budget to defray 2013 poll expenses 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 15 – Members of the Senate committee on finance on Wednesday directed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to use its unobligated budget amounting to P1.15 billion to augment the 2013 election expenses that will not be covered by the commission’s proposed P8.42 billion for next year.

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Honasan alarmed by disappearance of convicted killer Rolito Go

August 15, 2012 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Honasan alarmed by disappearance of convicted killer Rolito Go 

MANILA, Aug. 15 – Sen. Gregorio Honasan II is alarmed over the reported disappearance of convicted killer Rolito Go from his maximum security cell at the New Bilibid Prison.

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Builders get skills upgrade with TESDA training

August 15, 2012 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Builders get skills upgrade with TESDA training 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — Matching the industry’s robust growth, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is expanding its partnerships with various stakeholders to beef up the skills of the country’s construction workers and make them more competitive in both local and overseas labor market.

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Aquino acknowledges initiatives of PHL's mechanical engineers in helping gov't achieve growth in Mindanao

August 15, 2012 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Aquino acknowledges initiatives of PHL's mechanical engineers in helping gov't achieve growth in Mindanao 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — President Benigno S. Aquino III acknowledged the initiatives of the country's mechanical engineers in helping the government achieve social, economic, and industrial growth in Mindanao.

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PHL welcomes US plan to pre-position disaster logistics in Asia-Pacific

August 15, 2012 10:23 pm· Comments Off on PHL welcomes US plan to pre-position disaster logistics in Asia-Pacific 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Aug. 15 –- The Philippines Wednesday welcomed a plan by the U.S. military to transfer its military equipment to the country so it could be used — faster — when responding to disasters and humanitarian crises in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Comelec to continue opposing PGMA move to seek medical opinion abroad

August 15, 2012 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to continue opposing PGMA move to seek medical opinion abroad 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the commission will continue to oppose moves of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to seek medical opinion abroad since the electoral sabotage case against her is a capital offense.

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Lawmakers open to amending law as "code of silence" deters resolution of hazing cases

August 15, 2012 10:23 pm· Comments Off on Lawmakers open to amending law as "code of silence" deters resolution of hazing cases 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 15 -– Law enforcers admitted on Wednesday that the so-called ‘code of silence’ being practiced and imposed among fraternity members deters them from solving hazing cases including those of recent victims Marvin Reglos and Mark Andrei Marcos, both law students of San Beda College.

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DPWH repairs, rehabilitates flood-damaged roads

August 15, 2012 10:23 pm· Comments Off on DPWH repairs, rehabilitates flood-damaged roads 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — The Dept. of Public Works and Highways has started repair and rehabilitation of roads damaged by floods last week in Metro Manila and other provinces in Luzon.

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