Some provisions of Senate sin tax bill still don't provide level playing field – BAT

November 29, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Some provisions of Senate sin tax bill still don't provide level playing field – BAT 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Nov 29 — British American Tobacco (BAT) continued to support moves to increase sin taxes in the Philippines but raised some issues on the Senate version of the bill, which it said does not provide a level playing field to market players.

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Group fears death of plastic industry in the country

November 29, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Group fears death of plastic industry in the country 

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 29 -– The Philippine Plastics Industries Association (PPIA) anticipates the plastic industry to die once all cities and municipalities in the country implement a ban on the use of plastic.

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Army battalion moves to NPA-infested Davao village

November 29, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Army battalion moves to NPA-infested Davao village 

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 29 — The chief of the 69th Infantry Battalion confirmed on Thursday that their headquarters was already transferred to Paquibato district here.

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Registered voters in Negros Oriental for 2013 polls increase

November 29, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Registered voters in Negros Oriental for 2013 polls increase 

DUMAGUETE CITY, November 29 – The total number of registered voters in Negros Oriental for the May 13, 2012 elections has increased by at least five percent compared to those registered in 2009, Comelec Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Eddie Aba said.

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P10-M anti-poverty infra projects up in Sultan Kudarat

November 29, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on P10-M anti-poverty infra projects up in Sultan Kudarat 

COTABATO CITY, Nov. 29 — A total of P10 million anti-poverty infrastructure projects will be constructed in six poor barangays of Bagumbayan, a small town of Sultan Kudarat in Central Mindanao, the Department of Social Welfare and Development field office XII announced Thursday.

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Davao del Norte’s SMEs hope to gain wider access to market

November 29, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Davao del Norte’s SMEs hope to gain wider access to market 

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Nov. 29 — The recent opening of the DavNor Pasalubong Center has provided the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) wider access to market.

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Task Force Davao commander relieved, assumes higher post

November 29, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Task Force Davao commander relieved, assumes higher post 

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 29 — Task Force Davao (TFD) commander Col. Marcos Norman Flores Jr. was relieved of his post after only nine months but was given a higher assignment.

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Army soldier wounded in clash with rebels in Tapaz, Capiz

November 29, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Army soldier wounded in clash with rebels in Tapaz, Capiz 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 29 -– An Army soldier was injured in an encounter between government forces and members of the New People's Army (NPA) in a hinterland barangay in Tapaz, Capiz.

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City Council session tackles controversial passenger terminal dry run in Dumaguete

November 29, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on City Council session tackles controversial passenger terminal dry run in Dumaguete 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 29 -– Members of the City Council here are divided on the issue whether to seek the halting of the dry run of operations of the now controversial passenger terminal at the Robinson's Place shopping mall.

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Church group plans activities to remember deaths, destruction caused by storm 'Sendong'

November 29, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Church group plans activities to remember deaths, destruction caused by storm 'Sendong' 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 29 -– The Social Action team of the Diocese of Dumaguete will hold a Thanksgiving Mass and a Christmas party on December 17, marking the first year anniversary of the onslaught of tropical storm Sendong.

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