East, West zones customers face water agony

September 2, 2015 5:54 am· Leave a Comment 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Some areas in the East and West zones covering Metro Manila and nearby locations will have water for only 12 hours or less in a day beginning this month, affecting nearly 356,000 customers, while other places will experience reduced water pressure.

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Villar denies NP jumped ship

September 2, 2015 5:54 am· Leave a Comment 

By Jelly F. Muisco

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) – Senator Cynthia Villar on Tuesday denied reports that the Nacionalista Party has jumped ship after talks with Partidong Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and its possible presidential bet Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

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Battery of lawyers asks SET to dismiss petition questioning Poe's citizenship

September 2, 2015 5:54 am· Leave a Comment 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) – A battery of lawyers of Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday asked the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) to dismiss a petition questioning the senator's citizenship, saying it is “insufficient in form and substance.”

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DSWD proposes PhP104.2-billion budget for 2016

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MANILA, Sept. 1 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) presented on Tuesday before the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee its proposed budget for 2016.

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Palace exec says President Aquino's trust on De Lima remains

September 2, 2015 5:54 am· Leave a Comment 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Sept. (PNA) — Malacanang on Tuesday maintained that President Benigno Aquino III continues to trust Justice Secretary Leila de Lima amidst calls by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) for her exit.

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Ombudsman's 2016 budget hearing highlights need for more fiscal autonomy

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MANILA, Sept. 1 — Despite its enormous task and meager budget, the Office of the Ombudsman cannot use its PhP4 million annual income primarily collected from clearance fees to augment its funds.

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MMDA welcomes President Aquino's directive designating PNP-HPG to lead traffic in EDSA

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By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) supports President Benigno Aquino III for designating the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) as lead traffic law enforcer along the 23.8 km-long Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

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Cebu producers mount exhibits for APEC delegates

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CEBU CITY, Cebu, Sept. 1 — The regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry has partnered with local producers in organizing exhibits to showcase the province’s products to delegates of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings.

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ICRC cites PHL for strengthening protection for victims of armed conflict through legislation

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By Ben Cal

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — The Philippines has achieved much progress in implementing international humanitarian law (IHL), the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday.

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Small enterprises are profiting from Cebu’s hosting of APEC, says Trade official

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CEBU CITY, Cebu, Sept. 1 — Cebu province's Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are already benefiting from its hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, a trade official said on Tuesday.

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