Aquino signs P2.006 T GAA for 2013

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Aquino signs P2.006 T GAA for 2013 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 19 — President Benigno Aquino III Wednesday signed the P2.006 trillion national budget for 2013.

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(Metro News) Mayor Lim leads gift-giving at Manila city hall

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Mayor Lim leads gift-giving at Manila city hall 

MANILA, Dec. 19 — Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim led the Unilever Christmas gift-giving to thousands of city employees comprising daycare workers, job order employees, street educators, barangay health workers and Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau traffic volunteers at the Manila City Hall Quadrangle Wednesday afternoon.

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Bicam approves RH bill

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Bicam approves RH bill 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Dec. 19 – The bicameral conference committee approved Wednesday in just one sitting the controversial Reproductive Health Bill which promotes better maternal care and responsible parenthood by giving public access to contraceptives.

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Sandiganbayan denies Xmas "furlough" for ex-President Arroyo

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Sandiganbayan denies Xmas "furlough" for ex-President Arroyo 

MANILA, Dec. 19 — The Sandiganbayan Wednesday denied the motion for a Christmas "furlough" of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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CA confirms 6 ambassadors, 50 senior military officers

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on CA confirms 6 ambassadors, 50 senior military officers 

MANILA, Dec. 19 – The Commission on Appointments Wednesday confirmed the ad interim appointments of new ambassador to China Erlinda Basilio and five others as well as 50 of 51 senior military officers.

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MMDA introduces “portable” rotundas

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on MMDA introduces “portable” rotundas 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, Dec. 19 — In its continuing bid to reduce traffic accidents, particularly in road intersections, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says it will introduce to the public a portable rotunda that can be easily detached and assembled in areas where it is most needed.

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K-12 is vital investment to country’s future – Angara

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on K-12 is vital investment to country’s future – Angara 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Dec. 19 – Sen. Edgardo Angara has described the K-12 basic education program as vital investment to the future of the country, reiterating the need for curriculum reform that would produce world-class graduates.

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Medical team injured in Baganga road mishap

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Medical team injured in Baganga road mishap 

MANILA, Dec. 19 – Seven members of a medical team, out to aid Pablo victims in Baganga, Davao Oriental, were injured following a road mishap in Barangay Lucod of the above-mentioned locality Tuesday afternoon, military sources in Manila said.

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MMDA apprehends 140 PUBs, violators of bus segregation scheme

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on MMDA apprehends 140 PUBs, violators of bus segregation scheme 

MANILA, Dec. 19 — A total 140 public utility buses were seized Wednesday by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority for violation of the bus segregation scheme it started enforcing Tuesday along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue.

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Senate OKs bill removing taxes on int'l carriers

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Senate OKs bill removing taxes on int'l carriers 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Dec. 19 – The Senate Wednesday approved on third and final reading Senate Bill 3343 which seeks to remove the taxes on international carriers and shippers.

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