DBM chief to visit SC for talks on Judiciary's budget

September 4, 2012 10:28 pm· Comments Off on DBM chief to visit SC for talks on Judiciary's budget 

MANILA, Sept. 4 — Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio Abad will visit the Supreme Court (SC) to discuss the budget of the Judiciary for the first time on Wednesday.

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3 ASG men killed in Basilan encounter

September 4, 2012 10:28 pm· Comments Off on 3 ASG men killed in Basilan encounter 

MANILA, Sept. 4 — Three suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were killed while four Scout Rangers were wounded following a two-hour firefight in Sitio Baag, Barangay Guiong, Sumisip, Basilan Tuesday morning.

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EU credit rating outlook cut not a surprise – BSP

September 4, 2012 10:28 pm· Comments Off on EU credit rating outlook cut not a surprise – BSP 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Sep. 4 — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said global financial and capital markets were unsurprised by the cut in European Union’s credit outlook by Moody’s Investors Service.

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NP won’t take party stand on RH bill – Villar

September 4, 2012 10:28 pm· Comments Off on NP won’t take party stand on RH bill – Villar 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Sept. 4 – Senator Manny Villar, president of the Nacionalista Party, said on Tuesday that the party won’t take a stand on the controversial Reproductive Health bill, which is being co-sponsored by NP member Senator Pia Cayetano.

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DPWH completes repair of 50% of flood-damaged roads in Metro Manila

September 4, 2012 10:28 pm· Comments Off on DPWH completes repair of 50% of flood-damaged roads in Metro Manila 

MANILA, Sept. 4 — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the repair of over 50 percent of the reported national, city and municipal roads in Metro Manila following the launching of the Aquino administration's social media campaign #Lubak2normal.

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CHR, partners embark on campaign for early passage of Compensation bill

September 4, 2012 10:28 pm· Comments Off on CHR, partners embark on campaign for early passage of Compensation bill 

By M. Antonio G. Ibarra

MANILA, Sept. 4 — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR), together with partner stakeholders from Congress and civil society organizations with help from the media, has embarked on a campaign for the early passage of Senate Bill No. 2615, or the Human Rights Victims Compensation Act of 2010.

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NEDA board approves major infra projects

September 4, 2012 10:28 pm· Comments Off on NEDA board approves major infra projects 

MANILA, Sept. 4 — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board, chaired by President Benigno S. Aquino III, approved on Tuesday several infrastructure projects that will address flooding, open the country’s remote areas as well as address its energy needs.

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David dismisses calls for him to resign

September 4, 2012 10:28 pm· Comments Off on David dismisses calls for him to resign 

MANILA, Sept. 4 (PNA) — Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David has dismissed calls for him to resign from his post because he did not order the two BI employees to let former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother to flee the country last March 18.

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LPA may trigger flashfloods, landslides in Bicol region-PAGASA

September 4, 2012 10:28 pm· Comments Off on LPA may trigger flashfloods, landslides in Bicol region-PAGASA 

MANILA, Sept. 4 –A low pressure area sighted near Virac, Catanduanes may trigger flash floods and landslides in the Bicol region, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Senate cites two rice importers in contempt for lying

September 4, 2012 10:28 pm· Comments Off on Senate cites two rice importers in contempt for lying 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Sept. 4 – The Senate on Tuesday cited Prutik Guha of India-based rice importer Amira Food International and Filipino Cesar Ramirez in contempt for lying in the previous Senate inquiries into the alleged attempt to smuggle 420,000 sacks of rice from India at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Freeport zone.

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