Senate bill declaring ‘waling-waling’ nat'l flower passed

February 4, 2013 11:40 pm· 6 Comments 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Feb. 4 — The Senate Monday approved on third and final reading a bill declaring the waling-waling as a national flower, aside from sampaguita.

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Aquino names AFP vice chief of staff, OCD chief

February 4, 2013 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Aquino names AFP vice chief of staff, OCD chief 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 4 — President Benigno Aquino III has appointed a new vice chief of staff of the Armed Forces as well as an acting administrator of the Office of Civil Defense.

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Senate amends 38-year-old Insurance Code of the Philippines

February 4, 2013 11:40 pm· 3 Comments 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 4 — The Senate on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill amending the 38-year-old Insurance Code of the Philippines.

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WB, DA start week-long review on rural dev’t program

February 4, 2013 11:40 pm· Comments Off on WB, DA start week-long review on rural dev’t program 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb. 4 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the World Bank (WB) kicked off Monday a week-long review mission for the second phase of DA’s Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) and evaluation for the proposed Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP).

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No sacred cows in dismantling of private armies — Palace

February 4, 2013 11:40 pm· Comments Off on No sacred cows in dismantling of private armies — Palace 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 4 — Malacanang on Monday said government authorities will step up efforts in going after individuals who are holding loose and unlicensed firearms, and also the dismantling of private armies regardless of who they are or whether they belong to political personalities or families allied with the administration.

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SIL collaborates with DepEd for MTB-MLE

February 4, 2013 11:40 pm· Comments Off on SIL collaborates with DepEd for MTB-MLE 

By Paula Navarra

MANILA, Feb 4 -– The Summer Institute of Linguistics, a non-government organization, is collaborating with the Dept. of Education for the Mother Tongue Based-Multi Lingual Education for the indigenous communities nationwide.

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Security forces bags ASG member in Zamboanga Sibugay

February 4, 2013 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Security forces bags ASG member in Zamboanga Sibugay 

MANILA, Feb. 4 – Security forces on Monday apprehended a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) during operations in Barangay Mamagon, Naga town, Zamboanga Sibugay.

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Bicam approval of juvenile justice bill hits snag

February 4, 2013 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Bicam approval of juvenile justice bill hits snag 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 4 – The approval of the bill amending the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 hit snag on Monday at the bicameral conference committee level after House panel insisted on version reducing the age coverage of offenders to 12 years old.

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Ph tourism will benefit from AEC– DOT

February 4, 2013 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Ph tourism will benefit from AEC– DOT 

MANILA, Feb. 4 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is now working on measures to make the ASEAN economic community or AEC work towards its advantage.

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Choose legislators wisely, lawmakers urge electorate

February 4, 2013 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Choose legislators wisely, lawmakers urge electorate 

By Cielito Reganit

MANILA, Feb. 4 – “Legislation is a full time responsibility. We must choose our senatorial candidates wisely.”

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