DOTC confirms offer from private groups to buy MRT3

February 16, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on DOTC confirms offer from private groups to buy MRT3 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Undersecretary Ruben Reinoso confirmed on Tuesday reports about private sectors offering to buy the government's 76 percent stake in the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3.

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DOLE sustains 89% disposition rate on preventive mediation cases

February 16, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on DOLE sustains 89% disposition rate on preventive mediation cases 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported that it has sustained the 89 percent settlement rate of Preventive Mediation (PM) cases filed before the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) in 2010.

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Prelate opposes proposed additional "pork"

February 16, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Prelate opposes proposed additional "pork" 

MANILA, Feb 15 — A prelate expressed opposition against a proposed bill by Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez for additional pork barrel allocations to lawmakers.

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Villar calls for intensified campaign vs 'botcha'

February 16, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Villar calls for intensified campaign vs 'botcha' 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – Senator Manny Villar, chairman of the Senate committee on trade and commerce, called on the government Tuesday to intensify the information campaign against "botcha" or double dead meat and its harmful effects on people's health.

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Soldiers have the right to self-defense if SOMO is violated

February 16, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Soldiers have the right to self-defense if SOMO is violated 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – Soldiers have a right to defend themselves if rebels will violate the suspension of military operations (SOMO) in hot spots throughout the country, a military official said Tuesday.

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Binay launches housing caravan in Cebu; presents TCTs to 133 Pandacan families

February 16, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Binay launches housing caravan in Cebu; presents TCTs to 133 Pandacan families 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Feb. 15 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, in his concurrent capacity as Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), leads the launching of a two-day “Pabahay Caravan” in Cebu City on February 16 and 17, his Office announced.

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PMFTI favors automatic increase of excise tax on tobacco products every two years

February 16, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on PMFTI favors automatic increase of excise tax on tobacco products every two years 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 15 — Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Inc. (PMFTI) on Tuesday expressed support to the proposed automatic increase every two years in the excise tax on tobacco products.

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PNP chief dismisses ‘pabaon’ yarn

February 16, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on PNP chief dismisses ‘pabaon’ yarn 

MANILA, Feb. 15 – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Raul Bacalzo on Tuesday said he does not know if PNP practices the “pabaon” (sendoff) system.

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House body to resume impeach proceedings vs Ombudsman next week

February 16, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on House body to resume impeach proceedings vs Ombudsman next week 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 15 — With the Supreme Court ruling giving the go-signal for Congress to resume the impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, the committee on justice of the House of Representatives said on Tuesday it will start immediately the hearing of the complaints next week.

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(Metro News) Valenzuela warns residents vs fake 4Ps reps

February 16, 2011 12:05 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Valenzuela warns residents vs fake 4Ps reps 

MANILA, Feb. 16 — Valenzuela City officials warned residents against fake representatives of the government's poverty alleviation program who charge a fee for their services.

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