Escudero seeks Senate probe in alleged "padrino system" in Customs

July 31, 2013 11:22 am· Comments Off on Escudero seeks Senate probe in alleged "padrino system" in Customs 

MANILA, July 30 — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is "grossly unfair" in not divulging the names of congressmen and senators allegedly involved in the "padrino system," said Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday.

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Meralco launches first e-vehicle charging station in PHL

July 31, 2013 11:22 am· Comments Off on Meralco launches first e-vehicle charging station in PHL 

By Josine F. Estuye

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) -– The Philippines is now electric vehicle (e-vehicle or EV) ready, Manila Electric Company (Meralco) executives said Tuesday, as they launched the country’s first ever commercial prototype of the e-vehicle charging station at the Meralco compound in Pasig City.

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DOST introduces brown rice cookbook to Filipinos

July 31, 2013 11:22 am· Comments Off on DOST introduces brown rice cookbook to Filipinos 

MANILA, July 30 — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has introduced “Kaninyumanggi”, a cookbook featuring 23 innovative recipes using brown rice as appetizer, main course and dessert.

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DepEd provides P600-K worth of bikes for Bohol students

July 31, 2013 11:22 am· Comments Off on DepEd provides P600-K worth of bikes for Bohol students 

MANILA, July 30 — Bike-loving students from Bohol are in for a treat with the Department of Education (DepEd) allotting P 600,000 for bicycles for students.

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2014 national budget innovation automatically releases budget of agencies -– Drilon

July 31, 2013 11:22 am· Comments Off on 2014 national budget innovation automatically releases budget of agencies -– Drilon 

MANILA, July 31 — The new feature of the proposed P2.268-trillion 2014 National Budget will allow agencies to quickly proceed with implementing their projects, according to Senate President Franklin Drilon.

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Protect environment; reap dev’t benefits, says Legarda

July 31, 2013 11:22 am· 5 Comments 

MANILA, July 31 — New approaches in dealing with climate change and disasters should be promoted to protect the environment and help reap development benefits, Senator Loren Legarda said.

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TD 'Jolina' maintains strength, may exit PAR Wednesday night

July 31, 2013 11:22 am· Comments Off on TD 'Jolina' maintains strength, may exit PAR Wednesday night 

MANILA, July 31 — Tropical Depression "Jolina" has maintained its strength as it continues to move northwestward over the West Philippine Sea, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday.

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Cebu Pacific cancels Mindoro flights due to bad weather

July 31, 2013 11:22 am· Comments Off on Cebu Pacific cancels Mindoro flights due to bad weather 

MANILA, July 31 — Cebu Pacific Air on Wednesday morning cancelled its Manila-San Jose (Occidental Mindoro)-Manila flight due to bad weather.

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DBP program wins internatinal award

July 31, 2013 11:22 am· Comments Off on DBP program wins internatinal award 

MANILA, July 31 — State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) received a certificate of merit for its program, the Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF), during this year’s Global Sustainable Finance Awards held recently in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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4 NPA rebels killed in Tarlac encounter

July 31, 2013 11:22 am· Comments Off on 4 NPA rebels killed in Tarlac encounter 

MANILA, July 31 — Troopers from 3rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion killed four New People's Army (NPA) rebels following an encounter in Camiling, Tarlac Tuesday evening.

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