Palace: ERC chief won’t need to step down just yet

January 24, 2014 4:27 am· Comments Off on Palace: ERC chief won’t need to step down just yet 

MANILA, Jan. 23 — Malacanang on Thursday said that despite calls of the Akbayan Party-list to sack Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chairperson Zenaida Ducut, due process will still have to be followed.

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CA clears Sulpicio exec over sinking of M/V Princess of the Stars

January 24, 2014 4:27 am· Comments Off on CA clears Sulpicio exec over sinking of M/V Princess of the Stars 

MANILA, Jan. 23 — The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed its March 2013 decision clearing an executive of Sulpicio Lines of criminal liability over the sinking of M/V Princess of the Stars that killed at least 800 passengers and crew.

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DSWD pre-positioned enough relief goods in anticipation of typhoon ‘Yolanda,’ Soliman says

January 24, 2014 4:27 am· Comments Off on DSWD pre-positioned enough relief goods in anticipation of typhoon ‘Yolanda,’ Soliman says 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 23 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) emphasized on Thursday that enough pre-positioning of relief goods was done prior to the devastation caused by super typhoon "Yolanda" in Central Philippines last November.

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DOJ open to probe ex-Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr. –De Lima

January 24, 2014 4:27 am· Comments Off on DOJ open to probe ex-Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr. –De Lima 

MANILA, Jan. 23 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) said it is open to investigate ex-Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr. in connection with the expose made by whistle-blower Benhur Luy that the former lawmaker was one of the earliest clients of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

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Chinese New Year 2014; Foods and their meaning

January 24, 2014 4:27 am· Comments Off on Chinese New Year 2014; Foods and their meaning 

By Paula Rica C. Fernandez

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 23 (PNA) – New Year is about feast, fun and a new beginning, and while Filipinos are done celebrating the coming of the year 2014, Chinese folk are just about to start their new year with their lucky foods served on their tables.

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IMO chief sets 2014 World Maritime Theme

January 24, 2014 4:27 am· Comments Off on IMO chief sets 2014 World Maritime Theme 

MANILA, Jan. 23 — International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu said that this year's World Maritime Theme will be "IMO conventions: effective implementation."

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7th Infantry Division conducts blood-letting activity with 'JANE'

January 24, 2014 4:27 am· Comments Off on 7th Infantry Division conducts blood-letting activity with 'JANE' 

MANILA, Jan. 23 — In line with its community development efforts, the 7th Infantry Division together with the "Japan Association of Novo Ecijanos" (JANE) conducted a blood-letting activity which resulted in the collection of 72 bags or 32,400 cc of fresh blood.

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PHL banks expect to remain fundamentally strong amid projected rise in interest rates

January 24, 2014 4:27 am· Comments Off on PHL banks expect to remain fundamentally strong amid projected rise in interest rates 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Jan 23 (PNA) — Tapering of the Federal Reserve’s stimulus program has signalled the start of rise of interest rates not only in the Philippines but globally.

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Notice of suspension possible if GOCC execs fail to explain bonuses — Palace official

January 24, 2014 4:27 am· Comments Off on Notice of suspension possible if GOCC execs fail to explain bonuses — Palace official 

MANILA, Jan. 23 — Government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) executives whose compensations and benefits exceed the capped to P3-million per year will have some explaining to do, Malacanang said Thursday.

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Palace willing to help farmers involved in smuggling case

January 24, 2014 4:27 am· Comments Off on Palace willing to help farmers involved in smuggling case 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan 23 (PNA) — Malacanang on Thursday expressed willingness to help farmers’ cooperatives involved in smuggling case led by the alleged smuggling king, David Bangayan also known as David Tan.

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