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.
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.
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.
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.
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, SmartmaticTotal 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.
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.
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.