Senate panel to reopen hearing on emergency powers

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Senate panel to reopen hearing on emergency powers 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA) — A Senate panel decided Tuesday to reopen the public hearings on the proposed emergency powers to deal with the country's traffic woes that winded up last Sept. 22, at the request of a senator.

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Teenage deliveries in Iloilo City down

March 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Teenage deliveries in Iloilo City down 

ILOILO CITY, March 3 — There has been a decline in teenage deliveries monitored in various district health centers in the city here.

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Committee on Ways & Means awaits DOF position on proposed 20% excise tax on firecrackers

January 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Committee on Ways & Means awaits DOF position on proposed 20% excise tax on firecrackers 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — The House Committee on Ways and Means is awaiting the position of the Department of Finance (DOF) on the proposal to regulate the use of firecrackers by imposing a 20-percent excise tax on their sale.

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Committee on Public Order & Safety approves creation of TWG on firecracker bills

December 30, 2014 by · Comments Off on Committee on Public Order & Safety approves creation of TWG on firecracker bills 

MANILA, Dec. 30 — The House Committee on Public Order and Safety has approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will consolidate three pending proposals to strictly regulate the sale, distribution, and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices and providing penalties for violations thereof.

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Smartmatic is the lone eligible bidder for DRE technology — Comelec-BAC

December 16, 2014 by · Comments Off on Smartmatic is the lone eligible bidder for DRE technology — Comelec-BAC 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Dec. 16 (PNA) — After declaring its competitor as ineligible, Smartmatic–Total Information Management (TIM) Corporation is now the only eligible bidder for the supply of the Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) machines for the 2016 national and local elections.

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JCPC to keep watch on possible abuses on President Aquino's emergency powers

December 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on JCPC to keep watch on possible abuses on President Aquino's emergency powers 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Dec. 11 (PNA) — The Joint Congressional Power Commission (JCPC) will keep an eye on possible abuses on the joint resolution granting President Aquino emergency powers to address the looming power crisis in 2015, Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali on Thursday said.

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Bicol tourism council moves to address obstacles challenging Triple C cluster

November 11, 2014 by · Comments Off on Bicol tourism council moves to address obstacles challenging Triple C cluster 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 10 (PNA) -– The competitiveness of the newly formed three-province cluster of tourism development area (TDA) in Bicol is being challenged by obstacles ranging from limited market access to lack of industry manpower capabilities, according to local tourism authorities.

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