Enrile optimistic to finish budget deliberation ahead of schedule

November 26, 2010 2:09 am· Comments Off on Enrile optimistic to finish budget deliberation ahead of schedule 

MANILA, Nov. 25 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Thursday expressed optimism that the Senate will be able to finish ahead of schedule the period of interpellation on the proposed P1.645 trillion national budget for 2011.

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Growth path hinges on 3 fundamentals identified by Aquino

November 26, 2010 2:09 am· Comments Off on Growth path hinges on 3 fundamentals identified by Aquino 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — The government’s economic team is basing future growth targets on three fundamentals identified by President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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Lawmakers call for close monitoring of OFWs in Korea

November 26, 2010 2:09 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers call for close monitoring of OFWs in Korea 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — As a result of the latest exchange of artillery between North Korea and South Korea, lawmakers on Thursday called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to continuously monitor the plight of Filipinos living in the troubled state.

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Reforms hasten settlement of labor row at SMB’s Valenzuela brewery; 167 workers get P31.7-M in CBA benefits

November 26, 2010 2:09 am· Comments Off on Reforms hasten settlement of labor row at SMB’s Valenzuela brewery; 167 workers get P31.7-M in CBA benefits 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — With reforms firmly in place, the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) has hastened the settlement of the labor dispute at San Miguel Brewery Inc.’s (SMB Inc.) Polo Brewery in Valenzuela City, giving some 167 workers who stand to receive a total of P31.7 million in collective bargaining agreement (CBA) benefits.

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DOE secretary to face CA panel on December 1

November 26, 2010 2:09 am· Comments Off on DOE secretary to face CA panel on December 1 

MANILA, Nov. 25 – Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jose Rene Almendras is set to face the energy committee of the powerful Commission on Appointments on December 1 at the Sen. Ambrosio Padilla room of the Philippine Senate.

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DFA closed on Nov. 29, except for scheduled claiming of passports

November 26, 2010 2:09 am· Comments Off on DFA closed on Nov. 29, except for scheduled claiming of passports 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — Passports due to be released on November 29, Monday, may still be claimed by applicants even if that day has been declared a non-working holiday in lieu of November 30, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Thursday.

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Speaker favors putting a cap on lotto jackpot

November 26, 2010 2:09 am· Comments Off on Speaker favors putting a cap on lotto jackpot 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 25 — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Thursday said there should be a cap in the jackpot prize for lotto.

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Nation observes Ninoy’s 78th Birth Anniversary Saturday

November 26, 2010 2:09 am· Comments Off on Nation observes Ninoy’s 78th Birth Anniversary Saturday 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — On Saturday, November 27, the nation will observe the 78th Birth Anniversary of a great statesman and a well-loved Filipino – Senator Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr.

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Legarda asks politicians to get more involved in disaster risk reduction

November 26, 2010 2:09 am· Comments Off on Legarda asks politicians to get more involved in disaster risk reduction 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Nov. 25 — Asian legislators on Thursday began a three-day consultative meeting here, exchanging ‘best practices’ on their respective countries’ disaster risk reduction (DRR) schemes, apparently in consensus that risk reduction is less costly than post-disaster reconstruction.

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EU declaration on "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women"

November 26, 2010 2:09 am· Comments Off on EU declaration on "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women" 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is being observed worldwide today, November 25.

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