Palace welcomes House committee approval of FOI Bill

November 28, 2012 10:58 pm· Comments Off on Palace welcomes House committee approval of FOI Bill 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 28 — Malacanang on Wednesday welcomed the approval of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill by the House of Representatives committee on public information.

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AFP, PCOO launch Bayanihan music video

November 28, 2012 10:58 pm· Comments Off on AFP, PCOO launch Bayanihan music video 

MANILA, Nov. 28 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), together with other government agencies, launched a music video in Fort Bonifacio Wednesday that encourages Filipinos to work together to attain a lasting peace in the country.

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President Aquino appoints officials in various gov't agencies

November 28, 2012 10:58 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino appoints officials in various gov't agencies 

MANILA, Nov. 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new officials in various government offices, a Palace official said on Wednesday.

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PHL won't stamp entry visas on Chinese e-passports bearing controversial map

November 28, 2012 10:58 pm· Comments Off on PHL won't stamp entry visas on Chinese e-passports bearing controversial map 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Nov. 28 -– The Philippine government on Wednesday said it will not stamp entry visas on new Chinese passports bearing its controversial nine-dash line map that overlaps with Manila’s sovereign territory facing the disputed South China Sea.

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Palace confident PHL to surpass target GDP growth this year

November 28, 2012 10:58 pm· Comments Off on Palace confident PHL to surpass target GDP growth this year 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 28 — With the Philippine economy registering a 7.1-percent growth in the third quarter this year, besting other Southeast Asian economies that have disclosed their numbers for the period, Malacanang on Wednesday expressed confidence that the country could surpass the government target for its gross domestic product (GDP).

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No stamping of visas on Chinese e-passport fortifies PHL protest vs China

November 28, 2012 10:58 pm· Comments Off on No stamping of visas on Chinese e-passport fortifies PHL protest vs China 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 28 — Malacanang on Wednesday said that the Philippine government will no longer stamp entry visas for Chinese Nationals using the new Chinese e-passports, which feature a map of Beijing's claim to almost all of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

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Senate OKs P2.006-T nat'l budget on 3rd and final reading

November 28, 2012 10:58 pm· 3 Comments 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Nov. 28 – The Senate approved Wednesday night on third and final reading the proposed P2.006-trillion national budget for 2013 dubbed as the ‘empowerment budget’ crafted to address the plight of the poor and vulnerable Filipinos.

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Magnitude 5 quake hits Cagayan

November 28, 2012 10:58 pm· Comments Off on Magnitude 5 quake hits Cagayan 

MANILA, Nov. 28 –A magnitude-5 quake rocked Cagayan Wednesday evening, with state seismologists warning of possible aftershocks.

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Robust PHL economy improves lives of Filipinos down to grassroots level — Palace

November 28, 2012 10:58 pm· Comments Off on Robust PHL economy improves lives of Filipinos down to grassroots level — Palace 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 28 — Malacanang said Wednesday the recent gains in the Philippine economy are being felt by Filipinos down to the grassroots level.

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CIDG nets 43 unlicensed guns in Tagum City, Nueva Ecija

November 28, 2012 10:58 pm· Comments Off on CIDG nets 43 unlicensed guns in Tagum City, Nueva Ecija 

MANILA, Nov. 28 – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) seized a total of 43 loose firearms in November this year, the latest of which was in Tagum City and Nueva Ecija province.

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