WB welcomes peace agreement between govt, MILF

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm· Comments Off on WB welcomes peace agreement between govt, MILF 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The World Bank on Monday said the framework agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) marks an important step toward achieving peace, security and development that will benefit all Filipinos.

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Recto resigns as ways and means chair; Enrile calls for probe of PLLO chief

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Recto resigns as ways and means chair; Enrile calls for probe of PLLO chief 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 15 – Amid uproar against his alleged ‘watered down’ version of Sin Tax bill, Senator Ralph Recto stepped down on Monday as chairman of the Senate committee on ways and means.

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Senators commend Palace for signed peace pact with MILF

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Senators commend Palace for signed peace pact with MILF 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 15 – Senators have joined the nation in commending the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for a historic signing on Monday of the peace framework agreement aimed at ending the generations-old conflict in Mindanao.

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Senate approves conversion of forest into alienable land in Surigao

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Senate approves conversion of forest into alienable land in Surigao 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The Senate approved Monday on third and final reading a measure converting three parcels of timberland in Surigao City into an alienable and disposable land.

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DOH hopes for a 'more meaningful' sin tax with Recto's resignation

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm· Comments Off on DOH hopes for a 'more meaningful' sin tax with Recto's resignation 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The Department of Health (DOH) said Monday it had “mixed feelings” on the resignation of Sen. Ralph Recto as head of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

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Proposed 3 special working holidays in Cebu get Senate’s nod

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Proposed 3 special working holidays in Cebu get Senate’s nod 

MANILA, Oct. 15 – Three House bills seeking to declare three special working holidays in Cebu got approval from the Senate on Monday.

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President Aquino’s sincerity made Framework Agreement possible, says Iqbal

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino’s sincerity made Framework Agreement possible, says Iqbal 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) wants to seize the opportunity to complete the Framework Agreement with the government while President Benigno S. Aquino III whom it describes as “a very reliable partner” is in power.

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MNLF part of inclusive transition process, says Leonen

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm· Comments Off on MNLF part of inclusive transition process, says Leonen 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The Aquino administration is inviting the Moro National Liberation Front to take part in the Transition Commission that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law, government chief peace negotiator Marvic Leonen said Monday.

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Murad appeals to MNLF to support Framework Agreement

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Murad appeals to MNLF to support Framework Agreement 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leadership on Monday appealed to the the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) to support the Framework Agreement to attain lasting peace in Mindanao.

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Aquino allocates P8.5-B for Transition Investment Support Plan in Mindanao

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm· Comments Off on Aquino allocates P8.5-B for Transition Investment Support Plan in Mindanao 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 15 — President Benigno S. Aquino III announced on Monday the allocation of some P8.5 billion for the implementation of the Transition Investment Support Plan in Mindanao.

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