The Manila Times

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SENATE president pro-tempore Ralph Recto may be right in disclosing that the P130-billion remaining fund from the Malapaya deep water gas-to-power project collection is nowhere to be found, because even the government finance officials had During the resumption of the briefing of the Development and Budget Coordinating Council (DBCC) on…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday hinted of a possible increase in the compensation the heirs to the Sultanate of Sulu receive from Malaysia. Speaking to reporters, Aquino said that increasing Malaysia’s continuing payment of lease for Sabah is one of four avenues being eyed by the Philippine government. The…

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Opposition lawmakers have cautioned the Aquino administration against purchasing Korean fighter jets amid the repair and rehabilitation efforts in earthquake-stricken Cebu and Bohol provinces. Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez of Leyte, leader of the Independent bloc in the House of Representatives, was referring to the Palace’s planned acquisition of 12 brand-new…

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Peace efforts between government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) remain on track despite its failure to agree on the remaining annexes, President Benigno Aquino 3rd said Monday. “I was assured [that] we are still on track and I didn’t get any information to the contrary,” President Aquino told…

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Almost a week after the disaster, President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday announced that he will realign the government’s savings and release it as calamity fund. Speaking to reporters, the President admitted that the remaining current balances of the government’s calamity and contigency funds are not enough for rehabilitation of…

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THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has called on local government officials to make the metropolis better prepared for disasters. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said now that local officials have already acquired the multi-hazard and risk maps, they can use them in crafting of new policies for disaster preparedness and…

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The Sandiganbayan has issued a fresh arrest warrant against Commissioner Grace Padaca of the Commission on Elections for her defiance to attend her arraignment on Thursday last week. The Sandiganbayan Third Division released on Monday a bench order for the recapture of the former Isabela governor, following her absence in…

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At least 42,000 or road signages and devices across the country are either stolen or damaged, a lawmaker said Monday. Rep. Raneo Abu of Batangas, citing government records , made the disclosure under his House Bill 1155 or the An Act Imposing Stiffer Penalties on the Offense of Stealing or…