Chairpersons of committees, members of CA, HRET, Rules and Appropriations named

July 26, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Chairpersons of committees, members of CA, HRET, Rules and Appropriations named 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — The House of Representatives on Thursday released the names of the first batch of chairmen of 29 of the 75 standing and special committees, members of the powerful Appropriations committee, Rules committee, Commission on Appointments and House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal.

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Tourists warned of lead coated ukulele souvenirs

July 26, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Tourists warned of lead coated ukulele souvenirs 

By Paula Navarra

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — The string instrument Ukulele sold in souvenir shops in Cebu and Lapu-lapu cities were recently found to be coated with lead paint.

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Reyes unhappy with Gilas-Pilipinas’ pre- FIBA Asia performance

July 26, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Reyes unhappy with Gilas-Pilipinas’ pre- FIBA Asia performance 

MANILA, July 25 — Unimpressed by the Gilas-Pilipinas’ 99-87 victory over a PBA selection on Wednesday night’s MyPhone-sponsored game at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, coach Vincent “Cot” Reyes said his team could have been in great trouble if the match was an actual FIBA-ASIA encounter.

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DA to impose provisional 20 percent tariff on Turkish flour

July 26, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on DA to impose provisional 20 percent tariff on Turkish flour 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) — Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala Wednesday night said that a provisional duty can now be imposed on Turkish flour while public hearings on the concerns of small flour millers and community bakers are being conducted.

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FVR attends Korean War Armistice commemoration

July 26, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on FVR attends Korean War Armistice commemoration 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, July 25 (PNA) –- Former President Fidel V. Ramos, a Korean War veteran, has arrived in Seoul, South Korea to attend the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice to be commemorated on Saturday.

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Moody’s reviews deposit ratings of 4 PHL banks

July 26, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Moody’s reviews deposit ratings of 4 PHL banks 

MANILA, July 26 — Debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service is now reviewing for upgrade the local and foreign currency deposit ratings of four Philippine banks after announcing Thursday the same decision on the country’s credit rating.

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BIR padlocks Bocaue hardware over bogus receipts

July 26, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on BIR padlocks Bocaue hardware over bogus receipts 

MANILA, July 26 — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday padlocked Sun City Construction Supply (a.k.a. Smiley Hardware) located at No. 236, McArthur Highway, Barrio Wakas, Bocaue, Bulacan for violating Section 237 (Issuance of Receipts or Commercial Invoice) and Section 264 (Failure or Refusal to Issue Receipts or Commercial Invoices) of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended (Tax Code).

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LPA in Mindanao has slim chance of intensifying into cyclone — PAGASA

July 26, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on LPA in Mindanao has slim chance of intensifying into cyclone — PAGASA 

MANILA, July 26 — Flash floods and landslides threaten Mindanao as the cloud cluster spotted over east of Mindanao has intensified into a low pressure area (LPA), the state weather forecaster said on Friday.

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Move to grant students discounts on all public transportation snowballs

July 26, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Move to grant students discounts on all public transportation snowballs 

MANILA, July 26 — The move to institutionalize a fixed fare discount to all bonafide students has gained ground as another lawmaker filed a similar measure supporting the proposal.

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10 year-imprisonment for wearing police and military uniforms

July 26, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on 10 year-imprisonment for wearing police and military uniforms 

MANILA, July 26 — Wearing of military or police uniforms could soon be declared as a criminal act under a bill amending Republic Act 493, which regulates the use and production of uniform of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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