44th season Illumination of BP opens in August

May 31, 2013 10:07 pm· Comments Off on 44th season Illumination of BP opens in August 

MANILA, May 31 — Performing timeless stories starting August, The Ballet Philippines announced Friday the production of its 44th season Illumination.

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Palace says ongoing defense upgrade to boost PHL military capability

May 31, 2013 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Palace says ongoing defense upgrade to boost PHL military capability 

MANILA, May 31 — Malacanang sees the ongoing military upgrade a big improvement in the country’s defense capability particularly when the minimum credible defense posture goal is achieved.

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Catholic, Muslim groups file motion to intervene on RH Law

May 31, 2013 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Catholic, Muslim groups file motion to intervene on RH Law 

MANILA, May 31 — Catholic and Muslim groups on Friday filed before the Supreme Court a motion seeking to be part of the case against the Reproductive Health Law.

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Ombudsman, WB to install electronic SALN system

May 31, 2013 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman, WB to install electronic SALN system 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and World Bank country director Motoo Konishi on Friday signed a US$ 230,000 Grant Agreement on "Enhancing the Income and Asset Declaration System Project."

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Aquino signs into law bill repealing PD 1308

May 31, 2013 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Aquino signs into law bill repealing PD 1308 

MANILA, May 31 — President Benigno S. Aquino III signed into law a bill repealing the Presidential Decree 1308 entitled "Law Regulating the Environmental Planning Profession in the Philippines" to make the law in tune with recent developments in environmental planning.

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Aquino inaugurates semiconductor testing facility in Taguig

May 31, 2013 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Aquino inaugurates semiconductor testing facility in Taguig 

MANILA, May 31 — President Benigno S. Aquino III inaugurated Friday the Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (ADMATEL) at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) compound in Bicutan, Taguig, pledging government’s full support to the country’s semiconductor industry.

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Man arrested for selling fake NAIA access pass

May 31, 2013 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Man arrested for selling fake NAIA access pass 

MANILA, May 31 — A joint team of the Manila International Airport Authority Airport Police and the National Bureau of Investigation apprehended a man for selling fake access passes to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

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Cayetano praises gov’t for 7.8% GPD growth

May 31, 2013 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Cayetano praises gov’t for 7.8% GPD growth 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) — Sen. Alan Cayetano on Friday commended the government for achieving a 7.8 percent increase in Gross Domestic Product, the highest since President Benigno Aquino III took office in 2010.

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SC holds preliminary conference on RH law case on June 6

May 31, 2013 10:07 pm· Comments Off on SC holds preliminary conference on RH law case on June 6 

MANILA, May 31 — The Supreme Court has set a preliminary conference in preparation for the oral arguments on Republic Act No. 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law on June 6.

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NPA rebel killed, another wounded in Compostela Valley encounters

May 31, 2013 10:07 pm· Comments Off on NPA rebel killed, another wounded in Compostela Valley encounters 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) — A New People's Army (NPA) rebel was killed while another, a minor, was wounded following a series of encounters with government forces in Laak town, Compostela Valley Province Friday.

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