DOTC: Commencement of MRT-7 construction depends on DOF's issuance of performance undertaking

April 25, 2014 10:53 am· Comments Off on DOTC: Commencement of MRT-7 construction depends on DOF's issuance of performance undertaking 

By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel

MANILA, April 24 (PNA) — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said that the P62 billion Metro Rail Transit (MRT-7) public-private partnership (PPP) project will only commence once the Department of Finance (DOF) issues a performance undertaking (PU), a requirement for the project to be funded by official development assistance (ODA).

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Archbishop Tagle on Napoles as state witness

April 25, 2014 10:53 am· Comments Off on Archbishop Tagle on Napoles as state witness 

MANILA, April 24 — Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said that Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the P10 billion pork barrel fund scam should tell the truth whether or not she will be a state witness in the case.

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Classic diplomacy finally put to bed bitter row between the Philippines and Hong Kong

April 25, 2014 10:53 am· Comments Off on Classic diplomacy finally put to bed bitter row between the Philippines and Hong Kong 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Apr. 24 (PNA) — Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday said that it was plain and simple “classic diplomacy” that finally put to bed the bitter row between the Philippines and Hong Kong.

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Belmonte hails efforts of mayor Estrada, Sec. Almendras in finally ending 2010 Manila hostage crisis

April 25, 2014 10:53 am· Comments Off on Belmonte hails efforts of mayor Estrada, Sec. Almendras in finally ending 2010 Manila hostage crisis 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, April 24 (PNA) — Closing the book of the August 2010 Manila hostage crisis, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., on Thursday thanked former President and Manila mayor Joseph Estrada and Sec. Rene Almendras for assisting the government.

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Delgado appointed as next PAF chief

April 25, 2014 10:53 am· Comments Off on Delgado appointed as next PAF chief 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, April 24 (PNA) — With the impending retirement of Philippine Air Force (PAF) commander Lt. Gen. Lauro Catalino Dela Cruz on Friday, Major Gen. Jeffrey F. Delgado was appointed to succeed the former at the helm of the PAF.

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Philippine-Hong Kong relations start new chapter, says HK leader

April 25, 2014 10:53 am· Comments Off on Philippine-Hong Kong relations start new chapter, says HK leader 

MANILA, April 24 — Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying said he believes putting closure to the Manila hostage-taking incident that happened nearly four years ago means a fresh start in Philippine-Hong Kong relations.

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New PAF chief a seasoned attack pilot

April 25, 2014 10:53 am· Comments Off on New PAF chief a seasoned attack pilot 

MANILA, April 24 — The Armed Forces on Thursday stated that newly-appointed Philippine Air Force (PAF) commander, Major Gen. Jeffrey Delgado, is a seasoned attack pilot.

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MMDA warns of heavy traffic, road closure along Roxas Boulevard/MOA on Saturday

April 25, 2014 10:53 am· Comments Off on MMDA warns of heavy traffic, road closure along Roxas Boulevard/MOA on Saturday 

MANILA, April 25 — To ease traffic along Roxas Boulevard and other areas in Manila and Pasay City in connection with the Aliwan Fiesta 2014 on Saturday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is advising motorists to take alternate routes as traffic enforcers will be deployed to assist them in these areas.

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PCSO hosts Asia-Pacific/World lottery association joint business seminar

April 25, 2014 10:53 am· Comments Off on PCSO hosts Asia-Pacific/World lottery association joint business seminar 

MANILA, April 25 — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) makes history as it hosts for the first time the 2014 Asia-Pacific Lottery Association (APLA)/World Lottery Association (WLA) Joint Business Seminar on April 28 to May 1, 2014.

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Solons want LGUs to allot 5% of their IRA to help children with special health care needs

April 25, 2014 10:53 am· Comments Off on Solons want LGUs to allot 5% of their IRA to help children with special health care needs 

MANILA, April 25 — Buhay party-list lawmakers are seeking to require the local government units (LGUs) to appropriate five percent of their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for medical assistance to children in their territorial jurisdictions who have special health care needs.

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