Senate awaits House version of Cha-cha before mending their own version

February 7, 2014 6:29 am· Comments Off on Senate awaits House version of Cha-cha before mending their own version 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Feb. 6 (PNA) — THE Senate will await for the House version of Charter change (Cha-cha) before initiating separate discussions on the highly-divisive measure, a House leader said Thursday.

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NBI ends fake SARO probe

February 7, 2014 6:29 am· Comments Off on NBI ends fake SARO probe 

MANILA, Feb. 6 — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has concluded its investigation into the alleged fake special allotment release order (SARO).

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President Aquino to attend Elsie Gaches Village 50th anniversary

February 7, 2014 6:29 am· Comments Off on President Aquino to attend Elsie Gaches Village 50th anniversary 

MANILA, Feb. 6 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will attend Friday the 50th founding anniversary of the Elsie Gaches Village (EGV), the first and largest government facility for people with developmental disorders.

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DPWH will not pay bunkhouse contractors unless defects are rectified –Singson

February 7, 2014 6:29 am· Comments Off on DPWH will not pay bunkhouse contractors unless defects are rectified –Singson 

MANILA, Feb. 6 – Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson assured the senators on Thursday the contractors of the bunkhouses for typhoon "Yolanda" survivors will not be paid unless the defects and substandard materials used are rectified and replaced.

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House body okays amendments to CDA charter

February 7, 2014 6:29 am· Comments Off on House body okays amendments to CDA charter 

MANILA, Feb. 6 — The The committee on cooperative development of the House of Representatives unanimously approved on Wednesday a consolidated version of six bills that seek to reorganize the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).

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Ban on cargo trucks, other heavy vehicles on Manila streets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. set on Feb. 24

February 7, 2014 6:29 am· Comments Off on Ban on cargo trucks, other heavy vehicles on Manila streets from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. set on Feb. 24 

MANILA, Feb. 6 -– The prohibition on cargo trucks and other heavy vehicles such as gravel and sand trucks, cement mixers and other vehicles with eight wheels and up from using major Manila streets will be implemented on Feb. 24 instead of Feb. 10.

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DND asks Senate to increase AFP intelligence fund

February 7, 2014 6:29 am· Comments Off on DND asks Senate to increase AFP intelligence fund 

MANILA, Feb. 6 – Department of National Defense (DND) secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday requested the Senate to increase the intelligence fund of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to ‘avoid repetition’ of the Zamboanga siege in September last year.

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No need to explain President Aquino’s Hitler-reference — Palace

February 7, 2014 6:29 am· Comments Off on No need to explain President Aquino’s Hitler-reference — Palace 

MANILA, Feb. 6 — Despite criticisms hurled at President Benigno S. Aquino III for comparing China’s claim on West Philippine Sea to the Hitler philosophy, Malacanang said Thursday that they were not obliged to provide reasons for his reference.

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Palace cites developments in position to defend West PHL Sea

February 7, 2014 6:29 am· Comments Off on Palace cites developments in position to defend West PHL Sea 

MANILA, Feb. 6 — Malacanang on Thursday noted that developments have been observed since the Philippines began defending sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

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Palace seeks police-community relations to curb crime

February 7, 2014 6:29 am· Comments Off on Palace seeks police-community relations to curb crime 

MANILA, Feb 6 — One basis in law enforcement is police-community relations, Malacanang said Thursday following reports of prevalent crime incidents in Metro Manila.

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