Osmena seeks Senate inquiry on delay in awarding MCIAA construction contract

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Osmena seeks Senate inquiry on delay in awarding MCIAA construction contract 

MANILA, Feb. 25 — Sen. Serge Osmeña on Tuesday called for a Senate inquiry into the delay in the awarding of the construction contract of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), expressing fears that the transportation department may award the project to a foreign firm with a questionable operating background and unstable financial standing.

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Senators puzzled by ARMM’s low unemployment rate

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Senators puzzled by ARMM’s low unemployment rate 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is considered the poorest region in the country but its low unemployment rate has bewildered two senators.

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67 gov’t offices fail anti-red tape survey –CSC

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on 67 gov’t offices fail anti-red tape survey –CSC 

MANILA, Feb. 25 — Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman Francisco T. Duque III disclosed that 67 government offices failed the frontline service survey in 2013.

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PPPs help blaze trail for 'Yolanda' victims' housing

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on PPPs help blaze trail for 'Yolanda' victims' housing 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) — Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are helping provide permanent shelter for victims of super typhoon 'Yolanda' (international name 'Haiyan') which ravaged Central Philippines last year.

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MMC asks Manila not to apprehend trucks for 15 days under the truck ban

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on MMC asks Manila not to apprehend trucks for 15 days under the truck ban 

MANILA, Feb. 25 — The Special Traffic Committee of the Metro Manila Council (MMC), headed by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista on Tuesday appealed to the city government of Manila to implement the daytime truck ban without apprehension for 15 working days.

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President Aquino: 'Yolanda'-affected residents to start getting permanent homes in March

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on President Aquino: 'Yolanda'-affected residents to start getting permanent homes in March 

TANAUAN, Leyte, Feb. 25 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday reassured residents who lost their homes to super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) they may start moving into permanent homes as early as March.

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Leyte gov, Tanauan mayor thank national gov’t for post-‘Yolanda’ assistance

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Leyte gov, Tanauan mayor thank national gov’t for post-‘Yolanda’ assistance 

MANILA, Feb. 25 — Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla and Tanauan Mayor Pelajo Tecson Jr. on Tuesday thanked President Benigno S. Aquino III for the assistance to the residents affected by typhoon "Yolanda" that struck the province last year.

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President Aquino’s visit to Guiuan, Eastern Samar cancelled due to inclement weather

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on President Aquino’s visit to Guiuan, Eastern Samar cancelled due to inclement weather 

MANILA, Feb. 25 — Falling short of his goal to visit five provinces, President Benigno S. Aquino III’s trip to Guiuan, Eastern Samar was cancelled Tuesday afternoon due to inclement weather.

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Sen. Santiago wants Manila truck ban investigated by Senate

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Sen. Santiago wants Manila truck ban investigated by Senate 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) — Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday filed a Senate resolution directing the Senate committee on local government to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the reported restiveness of some stakeholders in the trucking industry over the daytime truck ban in Metro Manila.

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BIR fetes outstanding taxpayers

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on BIR fetes outstanding taxpayers 

MANILA, Feb. 25 – – Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares on Tuesday commended companies that are responsible in paying their taxes in 2013.

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