October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on Senate may invite ex-President GMA in anomalous bridges 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 Presidents Bridge Program during the previous administration, according to Senator Sergio Osmena III.
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.
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.
October 22, 2012 10:00 pm· Comments Off on FATF recognizes Senates 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 countrys democracy, the Palace said Monday as it welcomed the participation of some leftist personalities in the 2013 election.
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.