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Bishops reject extra powers for President

September 17, 2014 10:35 pm

INSTEAD of seeking extra powers, President Benigno Aquino 3rd should appoint efficient and capable officials to the Department of Energy (DOE) who can deal with the energy problem, some bishops said on Wednesday. Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez said the government … Read more »

UP, Ateneo, DLSU improve world university ranking

September 17, 2014 10:34 pm

THE University of the Philippines (UP) regained its foothold as the top institution of learning in the country after it climbed by 13 rungs in the world ranking of top universities in the world. UP was also ranked higher than … Read more »

Govt slaps higher fees on overstaying cargoes

September 17, 2014 10:33 pm

President Benigno Aquino 3rd has approved an increase in storage fees for overstaying cargoes in major ports in Manila and other areas in a move seen by many as an initiative by the national government to decongest ports. Palace spokesman … Read more »

VACC: Aquino ‘politicizing’ campaign against crime

September 17, 2014 10:32 pm

ANTI-crime advocates on Wednesday decried President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s continued refusal to listen to the call of the public to replace Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima, saying the stand of the President clearly manifests his anti-victim stance. The … Read more »

Roxas submits to lifestyle check

September 17, 2014 10:31 pm

INTERIOR Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd is willing to undergo a lifestyle check to serve as an example to members of his department and Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel. In a news briefing on Wednesday, Roxas said they are coordinating … Read more »

Vietnam keen on investing in PH

September 17, 2014 10:26 pm

BUSINESS relations between the Philippines and Vietnam are seen improvng further after Ministry of Trade Vice Minister Tran Tuan Anh declared that his country is keen on exploring investment opportunities in energy, processing, transportation and agriculture in the Philippines. Tran, … Read more »

PH condemns ISIS atrocities

September 17, 2014 10:25 pm

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday condemned the “war crimes and crimes against humanity” being perpetrated by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against Muslims and Christians and other religious and ethnic groups in … Read more »

Media groups slam Aquino for downplaying media slays

September 17, 2014 10:24 pm

THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) criticized President Benigno Aquino 3rd  for downplaying political and media killings and refusing to give priority to solving the attacks. The two … Read more »

Budget dept bares DAP projects

September 17, 2014 10:22 pm

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Wednesday released through its website (www.dbm.gov.ph) the list of projects endorsed by lawmakers and funded under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). “We’re pleased to announce that the list of lawmaker-endorsed projects is … Read more »

Senators to Palace: Don’t rush us

September 17, 2014 2:08 am

CONGRESS is not likely to pass a joint resolution giving President Benigno Aquino 3rd special powers anytime soon because senators want to thoroughly study the matter first. Sen. Sergio Osmena 3rd, who heads the Senate Committee on Energy, on Tuesday … Read more »