Comelec reminds candidates to strictly follow campaign rules

February 7, 2013 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Comelec reminds candidates to strictly follow campaign rules 

By Janice Cave

MANILA, Feb 7 — The Commission on Elections has reminded national candidates in the May polls of the stricter campaign rules that will be implemented on Feb 12–the start of the campaign for senators and party-list groups.

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Aquino receives visiting German Foreign Minister in Malacanang

February 7, 2013 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Aquino receives visiting German Foreign Minister in Malacanang 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III received Thursday German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and his delegation in a courtesy call at Malacanang’s Music Room.

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Palace: Gov't to provide incentives to investors

February 7, 2013 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Palace: Gov't to provide incentives to investors 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — The government will give incentives to investors wanting to put their money in the Philippines as long as their businesses benefit the consumers and the economy as a whole, a Palace official said Thursday.

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(Nightlead) Palace: There'll be no changes in budget for EDSA rehabilitation

February 7, 2013 11:34 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Palace: There'll be no changes in budget for EDSA rehabilitation 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — Malacanang Thursday said there will be no changes in the budget for the rehabilitation of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) even as President Benigno S. Aquino III decided to defer its execution.

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(Nightlead) Aquino oks salvage plan for USS Guardian

February 7, 2013 11:34 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Aquino oks salvage plan for USS Guardian 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 7 — President Benigno Aquino III has approved the plan to salvage the USS Guardian, a minesweeper of the United States Navy, which was grounded at the Tubbataha Reef.

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Peso ends flat vs. dollar ahead of ECB rate decision

February 7, 2013 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Peso ends flat vs. dollar ahead of ECB rate decision 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Feb 7 — The peso closed sideways against the dollar Thursday tracking regional currencies as investors stayed on the sideline ahead of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) rate decision Thursday.

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Germany backs PHL call to settle WPS disputes thru intl law

February 7, 2013 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Germany backs PHL call to settle WPS disputes thru intl law 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Feb. 7 -– Germany on Thursday backed the Philippines’ call for the settlement of disputes in the South China Sea through international law, a position long frowned on by China, which claims the resource-rich waters nearly in its entirety.

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(Lead) Aquino to join campaign sorties of Team PNoy

February 7, 2013 11:34 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Aquino to join campaign sorties of Team PNoy 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 7 — As campaign period for senatorial candidates in the May mid-term elections kicks off Feb. 12, Malacanang Thursday said President Benigno Aquino III will be joining the Liberal Party's campaign sorties.

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SC proclaims Abundo winner of 2010 mayoral polls in Viga, Catanduanes

February 7, 2013 11:34 pm· Comments Off on SC proclaims Abundo winner of 2010 mayoral polls in Viga, Catanduanes 

By Perefecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Feb. 7 — The Supreme Court en banc has partly granted the petition for certiorari of Viga, Catanduanes Mayor Abelardo Abundo, Sr.

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More than 1 M ballots — Comelec

February 7, 2013 11:34 pm· Comments Off on More than 1 M ballots — Comelec 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — The Commission on Elections reported more than one million official ballots for the May 13 polls have been printed by the National Printing Office after the process started early this week.

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