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By Catherine S. Valente, Llanesca T. Panti and Jefferson Antiporda Reporters FORT SAN FELIPE, Cavite City: President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Tuesday said that he will not in any way interfere in the business of the Senate, including the election of the chamber’s new leader. He issued the statement following…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd has created an inter-agency task force that will implement reforms to make it easier to do business in the Philippines, a Palace official said. In a statement, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said the President signed Administrative Order 38 for the creation of Task Force on…

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PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd has appointed a new tax court magistrate. Former Malolos, Bulacan Regional Trial Court Judge Ma. Belen Ringpis Liban has been named Associate Justice of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA). Aquino signed the appointment papers of Liban last May 17 and Malacanang sent her appointment to…

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By Johanna Sampan And Jefferson Antiporda Reporters THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday expressed dismay over the 16% turnout of the overseas absentee voting (OAV) during the recent midtern polls. “I am definitely disappointed about the performance of the OAV,” said Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr., who admitted that…

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THE parents of actress Heart Evangelista now have more reason to dislike their daughter’s boyfriend. Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero is the poorest of the 23 members of the Senate based on his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). Outgoing Sen. Manny Villar remained the richest senator with a…

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Some oil companies jacked up the prices of petroleum products on Tuesday. Petron Corp., Total Philippines and Pilipinas Shell increased the cost of all gasoline products by 35 centavos per liter and 25 centavos for diesel. Other oil companies have yet to announce if they will also hike their prices.…

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BY MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO REPORTER The Department of Finance (DOF) on Tuesday questioned the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Court of Appeals that blocked the smuggling case against the head of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines. Earlier, the Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the filing of charges for violation of…

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A CHINESE businessman is now in legal trouble after his partner filed an estafa case against him for allegedly using corporate funds to benefit another company of whom he is also a stockholder and who annexed to himself related deals. Assistant City Prosecutor Myrna Binalay of Pasig City Prosecutor’s Office…

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CASH flows from the Asian overseas workers grew to almost US$260 billion in 2012, but high fees and limited financial services outside of urban areas are reducing the benefits of those remittances for millions of rural residents, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank said on…

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) chief assured the public on Tuesday that the proclamation of the winning party-lists is set this week. Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. even said that the poll body, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBoC), might announce winners as early as today (Wednesday). “It’s possible…