Senate may invite ex-President GMA in anomalous bridge’s program probe –Osmena

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Senate may invite ex-President GMA in anomalous bridge’s program probe –Osmena 

MANILA, Oct. 22 – The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is considering inviting former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the ongoing Senate inquiry into the 14 allegedly anomalous contracts that marred the President’s Bridge Program during the previous administration, according to Senator Sergio Osmena III.

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Aquino declares every 3rd week of October ‘PHL Professionals Competitiveness Week'

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Aquino declares every 3rd week of October ‘PHL Professionals Competitiveness Week' 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared the third week of October of every year as the “Philippine Professionals Competitiveness Week.”

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Aquino gov't hopeful Senate will pass amendment to AMLA

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Aquino gov't hopeful Senate will pass amendment to AMLA 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — The Aquino administration remains optimistic the Senate will pass the amendment to the Anti-Money Laundering Act after the Philippines managed to avoid falling into the black list of the Financial Action Task Force.

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FATF recognizes Senate’s effort; spares PHL from black list

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on FATF recognizes Senate’s effort; spares PHL from black list 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 22 – The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has recognized the efforts of the Philippine Senate to amend the Anti-Money Laundering Act as it spared the country from putting it in the black list.

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DOTC to push through with plan to increase MRT3 fare

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on DOTC to push through with plan to increase MRT3 fare 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Oct. 22 – A plan of former Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas to increase the fare of the Metro Rail Transit 3 will be pushed through next year.

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Palace welcomes Commander Bravo's support for Mindanao peace pact

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Palace welcomes Commander Bravo's support for Mindanao peace pact 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — Malacanang welcomes the statement last week issued by one of the Moro Islamic Liberation Fronts’ (MILF) field commanders expressing support to the newly signed Framework Agreement between the Muslim separatists and the government.

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(Update) LPA off Surigao del Sur to become tropical depression within 24 hours –PAGASA

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on (Update) LPA off Surigao del Sur to become tropical depression within 24 hours –PAGASA 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — The low pressure area (LPA) off Surigao del Sur on Monday afternoon entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone within 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

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Enrile committed to support passage of the sin tax bill

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Enrile committed to support passage of the sin tax bill 

MANILA, Oct. 22 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said on Monday he is personally committed to support the passage of the measure which aims to impose higher taxes on the sin products such as cigarettes and alcoholic drinks.

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Ex-rebels joining politics good for the country — Malacanang

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Ex-rebels joining politics good for the country — Malacanang 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — Former rebels entering politics is good for the country’s democracy, the Palace said Monday as it welcomed the participation of some leftist personalities in the 2013 election.

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Official 'Facebook' page of Malacanang by Presidential Museum and Library launched

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Official 'Facebook' page of Malacanang by Presidential Museum and Library launched 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — The official Facebook page of Malacañan Palace by the Presidential Museum and Library was launched Monday in advance of the sesquicentennial (150 years) of Malacañan Palace next year, a Palace official said.

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