Bernabe: Congress doing executive's work is unconstitutional

October 9, 2013 9:23 am· Comments Off on Bernabe: Congress doing executive's work is unconstitutional 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — Congress is doing the work of the President when it is allowed to identify government projects, Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe Tuesday said.

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Gov't ups protected areas’ bid for AHP status

October 9, 2013 9:23 am· Comments Off on Gov't ups protected areas’ bid for AHP status 

By Catherine Teves

MANILA, Oct. 8 (PNA) -– Multi-sector protected area management boards nationwide gained leeway in enhancing conservation and protection efforts in respective protected areas, boosting the bid for more of these sites to acquire ASEAN Heritage Park status.

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Army captain killed in Basilan clash with BIFF, ASG

October 9, 2013 9:23 am· Comments Off on Army captain killed in Basilan clash with BIFF, ASG 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Oct. 8 (PNA) — An Army captain was killed following a clash with "Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters"(BIFF) and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) brigands in Unkaya, Pukan town, Basilan Tuesday morning.

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(Lead) SSS defends hefty bonuses for SSS board and employees

October 9, 2013 9:23 am· Comments Off on (Lead) SSS defends hefty bonuses for SSS board and employees 

By leilani Junio

MANILA, Oct. 8 (PNA) — The Social Security System (SSS) defended Tuesday its distribution of at least P1 million bonuses for the SSS board and some P276 million to other employees of the state-run pension fund for the employees in the private sector.

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4 Zamboanga City flights cancelled due to bad weather

October 9, 2013 9:23 am· Comments Off on 4 Zamboanga City flights cancelled due to bad weather 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — Four domestic flights were cancelled Tuesday morning due to the inclement weather prevailing in the south western area of Mindanao including Zamboanga City.

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SC asked to order DBM to identify DAP recipients; seizure of funds, assets acquired thru DAP

October 9, 2013 9:23 am· Comments Off on SC asked to order DBM to identify DAP recipients; seizure of funds, assets acquired thru DAP 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Oct. 8 (PNA) — The Philippine Constitution Association together with former University of the Philippines Law Dean Froilan Bacungan and former National Treasurer Leonor Briones Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to compel the Dept. of Budget and Management to identify all the recipients of the Disbursement Acceleration Program and order seizure of recipients' assets acquired thru DAP.

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UN provides $ 3-M to assist people of Zamboanga

October 9, 2013 9:23 am· Comments Off on UN provides $ 3-M to assist people of Zamboanga 

By Azer Parrocha

MANILA, Oct 8 (PNA) — A total amount of $ 3 million was provided by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to assist the people of Zamboanga to recover from the recent armed conflict.

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LPA in Cantanduanes intensifies into tropical depression 'Santi'

October 9, 2013 9:23 am· Comments Off on LPA in Cantanduanes intensifies into tropical depression 'Santi' 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Virac, Catanduanes has developed into a tropical depression and was named "Santi", according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Upgrades of PN bases, shipyards, dry-docks underway

October 9, 2013 9:23 am· Comments Off on Upgrades of PN bases, shipyards, dry-docks underway 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — Aside from acquiring more potent naval vessels to protect the country's vast maritime territories, efforts are also underway to modernize the various bases, shipyards and dry-docks being operated by the Philippine Navy (PN), a ranking official said Tuesday.

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PCA, PCIC to provide insurance coverage for coconut farmers

October 9, 2013 9:23 am· Comments Off on PCA, PCIC to provide insurance coverage for coconut farmers 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) hav signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate access to credit and provide insurance coverage for coconut farmers in the country.

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