Gov’t saved Php200-M in purchase of PCV-10 –Ona

December 17, 2014 10:41 pm· Leave a Comment 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — On-leave Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona said the government saved more than PhP200 million in the purchase of Pneumococcal Conjugal Vaccine 10 or PCV-10, a type of vaccine against pneumonia.

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Private sector proposes US$ 98-M rehab plan of MRT 3

December 17, 2014 10:41 pm· Leave a Comment 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — Stressing the need to address the safety of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), a group of private companies that own the MRT has proposed immediate complete rehabilitation plan amounting to US$ 98-million or roughly Php4.4 billion at no cost to government.

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CCP pays tribute to National Artist Abdulmari Imao on Dec. 21

December 17, 2014 10:41 pm· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 17 — The Cultural Center of the Philippines will pay tribute to National Artist for Visual Arts, Abdulmari Asia Imao, in a necrological ceremony on Dec. 21 (Sunday) at 9 a.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).

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Belmonte congratulates solons for job well done as Congress adjourns for Christmas break

December 17, 2014 10:41 pm· Leave a Comment 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Wednesday congratulated and thanked his colleagues in the House of Representatives for their dedication to the Chamber’s work throughout the year that have resulted in the enactment of key laws that bear on our country’s economic growth and productivity.

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Napocor opens Rainforest Park in Angat Watershed

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MANILA, Dec. 17 — The National Power Corporation (Napocor), the government agency tasked to manage 11 watershed systems in the country including Angat Watershed inaugurated on Wednesday the Angat Rainforest and Ecological Park (AREP) in Bulacan.

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Technology professionals' group supports calls to declare Smartmatic as ineligible to participate in bidding

December 17, 2014 10:41 pm· Leave a Comment 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — A group of technology professionals is also pushing for the Commission on Elections-Bids and Awards Committee (Comelec-BAC) to declare as ineligible Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) to participate in the bidding and refurbishment of voting machines for the 2016 national and local polls.

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NHA, DOH settle PCMC land row

December 17, 2014 10:41 pm· Leave a Comment 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) – The Senate committee on health has terminated its inquiry into the land being occupied by the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Quezon City after the Department of Health (DOH) and the National Housing Authority (NHA) settled their dispute.

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PHL dismayed over US rejection of custody request for US Marine

December 17, 2014 10:41 pm· Leave a Comment 

By Michaela P. Del Callar

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — The Philippine government was dismayed by the United States’ refusal to hand over to Filipino authorities a US marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender woman last October.

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DOJ asks DBM for PhP30-M fund for NBP renovation

December 17, 2014 10:41 pm· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 17 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking funds for the renovation of Building 14 inside the Maximum Security Compound at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City where all the high-risk inmates will be placed.

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Pope Francis will have a chance to taste Filipino food

December 17, 2014 10:41 pm· Leave a Comment 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Dec. 17 (PNA) — Pope Francis will have a chance to taste Filipino cuisine, as organizers are thinking of serving him local delicacies during his lunch with the survivors of natural calamity in Leyte next month.

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