AFP conducts two-day 'Public Affairs Summit'

September 6, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on AFP conducts two-day 'Public Affairs Summit' 

MANILA, Sept. 6 – As part of the government's transparency and accountability program, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) began a two-day "Public Affairs Summit" on Thursday.

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Palace welcomes PHL's ranking in Global Competitiveness report of World Economic Forum

September 6, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Palace welcomes PHL's ranking in Global Competitiveness report of World Economic Forum 

MANILA, Sept. 6 — The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report that showed the country climbing another 10 notches to 65th spot is a manifestation of the upward trajectory of the Philippine economy, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda noted in a statement on Thursday.

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Malacanang hails DBM, Supreme Court meeting over budget allocation

September 6, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang hails DBM, Supreme Court meeting over budget allocation 

MANILA, Sept. 6 — Malacanang welcomed the meeting Wednesday between Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and the Supreme Court leadership, saying the move will resolve the differences between the two branches of the government over the High Court's budget.

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LPA trough to bring rains over extreme N. Luzon –PAGASA

September 6, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on LPA trough to bring rains over extreme N. Luzon –PAGASA 

MANILA, Sept. 6 — Extreme Northern Luzon areas are expected to experience scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the trough of a low pressure area (LPA), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday afternoon.

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Landmark treaty for domestic workers to come into force

September 6, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Landmark treaty for domestic workers to come into force 

MANILA, Sep. 6 — The Philippines has become the second country to ratify the ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, allowing the first global standard for domestic workers to come into force in 12 months.

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Senators predict close vote on RH bill

September 6, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on Senators predict close vote on RH bill 

MANILA, Sept. 6 – While most of the senators remain mum about their respective stand on the Reproductive Health (RH) bill, at least three of them predicted how their colleagues will vote on the controversial measure.

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PHL views with 'guarded optimism' China’s vow to ensure freedom of navigation in the disputed West Philippine Sea

September 6, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on PHL views with 'guarded optimism' China’s vow to ensure freedom of navigation in the disputed West Philippine Sea 

MANILA, Sept. 6 -– The Philippine government on Thursday said it views with “guarded optimism” China’s pledge to ensure freedom of navigation in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

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US, PHL to conduct multi-sectoral pandemic disaster exercise

September 6, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on US, PHL to conduct multi-sectoral pandemic disaster exercise 

MANILA, Sept. 6 — The Philippines and United States governments are set to conduct a multi-sectoral pandemic disaster exercise in Manila this coming Sept. 10.

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8th Infantry Division appoints two new battalion commanders

September 6, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on 8th Infantry Division appoints two new battalion commanders 

MANILA, Sept. 6 — The Philippine Army's 8th Infantry Division on Thursday has appointed two new commanders to lead its two battalions which are presently deployed in Leyte and Samar.

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House leaders' wish: President Aquino to arbitrate on RH row

September 6, 2012 11:41 pm· Comments Off on House leaders' wish: President Aquino to arbitrate on RH row 

By Cielito M.Reganit

MANILA, Sept. 6 – As long-standing debates continue to hamper the progress of the divisive Reproductive Health (RH) Bill at the House of Representatives, frustrated House leaders on Thursday said that President Benigno S. Aquino III might be needed to arbitrate in order to end the dispute.

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