Mindanao solon lauds Congress for supporting Bangsamoro framework agreement

December 20, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Mindanao solon lauds Congress for supporting Bangsamoro framework agreement 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Dec. 20 – Sen. Teofisto Guingona III lauded the Senate and the House of Representatives for approving resolutions expressing support for the 2012 Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

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PhP 1.6 M misdeclared plywood products seized by BOC

December 20, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on PhP 1.6 M misdeclared plywood products seized by BOC 

MANILA, Dec. 20 — The Bureau of Customs has seized two forty-footer container vans of misdeclared plywood worth PhP 1.6 million from Shandong, China.

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Army troops give gifts to less fortunate children in Negros Oriental

December 20, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Army troops give gifts to less fortunate children in Negros Oriental 

MANILA, Dec. 20 — Troops from the 302nd Infantry Brigade have distributed gifts to 200 less fortunate children in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental early this week, military sources in Manila said Thursday.

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Makati council approves P100,000 cash incentive to centenarians

December 20, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Makati council approves P100,000 cash incentive to centenarians 

MANILA, Dec. 20 — The Makati City Council recently approved the granting of P100,000 cash incentive to BLU Card holders who have turned 100 years old in 2012.

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SC orders IBP execs who will run in 2013 elections to resign

December 20, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on SC orders IBP execs who will run in 2013 elections to resign 

MANILA, Dec. 20 — The Supreme Court has amended a resolution drafted by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Board of Governors regarding the filing of certificates of candidacy of IBP officers who will run for public office in the May 13, 2013 elections.

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Yearender: PHL outperforms other ASEAN economies amid global uncertainty

December 20, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Yearender: PHL outperforms other ASEAN economies amid global uncertainty 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Dec. 20 — The Philippines has remained resilient to the effects of uncertainties in the global economy than most peers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the back of strong domestic demand growth and less reliant on exports.

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Aquino says passage of Sin Tax Reform 2012 to help gov't

December 20, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Aquino says passage of Sin Tax Reform 2012 to help gov't 

MANILA, Dec. 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said the passage of the Republic Act 10351 (An Act Restructuring the Excise Tax on Alcohol and Tobacco), or the Sin Tax Reform 2012, will help the government to provide better health for all Filipinos.

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(Lead) Aquino administration welcomes move of Standard & Poor’s for raising credit rating outlook for PHL economy

December 20, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Aquino administration welcomes move of Standard & Poor’s for raising credit rating outlook for PHL economy 

MANILA, Dec. 20 — The Aquino administration welcomed the move of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) for raising its credit rating outlook for the Philippine economy from stable to positive.

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(2nd Lead) BSP vows more supportive measures to boost PHL's chances of attaining investment grade rating

December 20, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on (2nd Lead) BSP vows more supportive measures to boost PHL's chances of attaining investment grade rating 

MANILA, Dec 20 — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilpinas vows to continue implementing decisions that will further support the domestic economy's chances of attaining an investment grade rating following the upgrade by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) of the country’s credit rating outlook Thursday.

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Stocks rise again, peso closes sideways vs dollar

December 20, 2012 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Stocks rise again, peso closes sideways vs dollar 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Dec 20 — The local bourse rose anew Thursday and ended the day near the 5,800-level while the peso still closed sideways to a dollar.

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