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THE high cost of electricity and the poor condition of farmers and fishermen are concrete indication that the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) and Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) failed to serve its purpose and should be reviewed, according to senator-elect Cynthia Villar. “I cannot understand why you…

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FORMER first gentleman Jose “Mike” Miguel Arroyo asked the Sandiganbayan to revisit the P34-million chopper case as evidence is apparently lacking to prove that he was a participant in the purchase of the controversial helicopters. In a 30-page motion, the husband of Rep. Gloria Arroyo of Pampanga province told the…

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THE Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed a Malacañang ruling dropping the charges of misconduct against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro. In a two-page resolution of the Court’s First Division, dated May 23, penned by Associate Justice Rodil Salameda and concurred to by Associate Justices Andres Reyes Jr. and Ramon Bato…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) has approved at least 903 private schools nationwide to increase their tuition and other school fees when classes for the school year 2013-2014 start this June. Figures obtained from the DepEd on Monday showed that 903 were approved out of the 1, 068 private schools…

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NEW courts were created in Makati City and the several provinces. This after President Aquino 3rd has signed new laws creating new metropolitan trial court (MTC) branches in Makati City and the regional courts nationwide. Under Republic Act No. 10537, signed by Aquino on May 15 and was published in…

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A party-list lawmaker is opposing the government subsidy to middle-class students, saying that the subsidy deprives the 4.3 million poor, high school-aged children of free high school education. Rep. Antonio Tinio of Alliance of Concerned Teachers party-list expressed such sentiments in light of the announcement made by Secretary Armin Luistro…

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COTABATO CITY: Several hundreds of aggrieved villagers displaced by last Saturday’s harassment by armed supporters of defeated candidates of a seaside barangay in the town of Datu Blah Sinsuat, Maguindanao province, have asked the Philippine Marine Corps for the immediate posting of a detachment in the area to defuse the…

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LEGAZPI CITY: The provincial government of Albay offered to host the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2015 and at the same time urged the Aquino administration to expedite the construction of Bicol International Airport in Alobo, Daraga town, so that world leaders can fly directly here for the…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: Increasing influx of tourists and booming industries have similarly increased dumping of garbage, which in turn, becomes a great concern among residents and fishermen in coastal towns of Batanes and Cagayan provinces. Bambina Cenal, a resident of Amunitan Village in Gonzaga, Cagayan, has worried aloud over the increasing…

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ILAGAN CITY: Residents and member-consumers here will be enjoying a lower electric bill this month due to “big-time” roll back on electricity rates. The rollback, according to Isabela Electric Cooperative II (Iselco II) officials, stems from the decrease in generation charges paid to power producers. Liborio Medrano, Iselco II billing…