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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Umali and Padiernos urged local executives in Nueva Ecija to take drug test

By Jason de Asis

 

GAPAN CITY, April 14, 2011-To dramatize the provincial government’s all-out drive against drug syndicates in Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali and Vice Gov. Jose Gay Padiernos yesterday urged the local chief executives in the province to help fight illegal drugs where they started subjecting themselves to a drug test even as they led thousands of Novo Ecijanos in a fun run in this city’s streets...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara calls for more secured airport and bus terminals’ security nationwide

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, April 14, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology yesterday called for more secured security measures in airports and bus terminals nationwide as many Filipinos gear up for travel next week where a huge volume of tourists are expected to come this holy week.

 

Angara said that there is a need to double our effort to prote...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Out of town SP sessions needed in Nueva Ecija says vice governor Padiernos

By Jason de Asis

 

STA. ROSA, Nueva Ecija, April 13, 2011-Vice Gov. Jose Gay Padiernos defended the move of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to transfer the venue of the weekly SP sessions to various municipalities and cities of the province from the seat of the Capitol in Palayan City to fast track the delivery of basic services to many Novo Ecijanos.

 

“Out of town SP sessions is one way of giving the provincial b...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Congress approved bill protecting rights of students

By Jason de Asis

 

MANILA, April 13, 2011-A measure protecting the right of students to enroll in review centers of their choice in preparation for the licensure examinations was approved on third and final reading in the House of Representatives led by Bayan Muna Party-List Representative  Teodoro Casiño, who authored the House Bill 3546 otherwise known as  the Protection of Students' Rights to Enroll in Review Centers Act said that it...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Government should be prepared to protect people in case of nuclear fallout

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, April 12, 2011-Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change urged the government to prepare people and closely to monitor public health impacts of Japan’s nuclear fallout even as government downplayed the possibility of radiation exposure in the Philippines, saying that to be prepared for such an incident is always much better; however, remote may...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Logging firms shifted to mariculture to create jobs to 800 displaced families in Aurora

By Jason de Asis

 

CASIGURAN, Aurora, April 12, 2011-The largest logging concessionaire in the province shifted to try other means of survival including mariculture pending reconsideration of Executive Order 23 that declared two months ago a moratorium on tree-cutting in natural and residual forests nationwide as President Aquino ordered for total log ban in the country.

 

With the suspension of logg...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


56% Filipinos demands for disaster preparedness and early warning systems

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, April 10, 2011-Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change revealed yesterday that most Filipinos believed that there is a need for disaster preparedness and early warning system should scattered in the country as our countrymen recognizes the importance of prompt alerts on impending disasters, saying that the government must heed the people’s dem...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Cyber attacks whops 93 percent worldwide; Phl should protect internet users

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, April 9, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara revealed that cyber attacks whopping to 93% from 2009 to 2010 while 42% of mobile phones are more vulnerable against malicious software where he urged the government for the modernization of the Philippine government agencies tasked to watch over this vital sector, following reports of increasing cyber attacks worldwide.

 

Angara sa...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Legarda squeezes protection for indigenous people

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, April 3, 2011-Senator Loren Legarda who chairs the Senate Committee on Climate Change and Cultural Communities committee said that there is a need to squeeze out concern over the consequences of climate change that affects the lives of indigenous people (IP) who are threatened by extreme weather events brought by climate change as the IP are more vulnerable to their livelihood, health, food securit...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


COMSTE to present “ice cream program”

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, April 3, 2011-The Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), Manila Observatory (MO) and University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP MSI) will present the Integrated Evaluation of Coastal Research Enhancement and Adaptive Management otherwise known as “ICE CREAM” program which was initially funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on April 5,...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 8, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Aurora top cop relieved over rash of crimes

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP RAVINA, BALER, Aurora April 2, 2011-A turned over ceremony of the Aurora’s top cop of the Philippine National Police will be held on Monday at Camp Victor Ravina in the midst of the rash in crimes and alleged lapses in law enforcement of the police.

 

Chief Supt. Alan La Madrid Purisima, regional director of the Camp Olivas-based PNP Regional Office 3, told newsmen that he has relieved Senior Supt. Rosvi Manulid and re...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 8, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Trillanes on 15th Magayon Festival

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, April 2, 2011-Since his released from detention last December, Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV visited his hometown in Albay, Bicol last Friday to grace the start of the month-long 15th Magayon Festival and hold consultations with local officials and his constituents.

 

Trillanes spoke at the annual cultural celebration and led the convention of the Samahang Magdalo in Legazpi City, saying that it is...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


There is enough rice by 2013-PhilRice

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, April 1, 2011-A former executive director of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said that the country could hit its goal of producing enough rice with the innovations and initiatives on research, development, and extension (RD&E), which contribute 40 percent to rice self-sufficiency.


Ronilo A. Beronio said at the PhilRice Central Experiment Station that technology components and other social ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Revilla tasked PLDT's acquisition of Digitel

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, April 1, 2011-Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., chair of the senate committee on public service tasked the national telecommunications commission (NTC) to submit a report in the next two weeks on PLDT’s acquisition of third-ranked telecommunication digitel and prepare a study on the possible effects of PLDT's acquisition of Digitel on the local Telecommunications Market.

 

Revilla said that the NTC, wh...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Agricultural sector to build capacity to address food crisis

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, April 1, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, who is a former Agriculture secretary urged the government to build the agricultural sector the capacity to address the increasing needs of the country saying with all of these catastrophes and global problems, food prices in the Philippines will go up very soon.

 

Angara explained the interconnected factors contributing to the increase of food p...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


NOLCOM AFP and PNP on alert on NPA 42nd founding Anniversary

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac, March 30, 2011-The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) raised alarm on the possible atrocities by the New People’s Army (NPA) as the Communist Party of the Philippines’ (CPP) armed wing approached its 42ND  founding anniversary.

Northern Luzon Command Spokesman Ltc Rosendo Armas, Police Chief Supt. Alan la Madrid Purisima, PRO 3 chief and
Cagaya...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara bats for Phl 2nd millennium development goal of universal education

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 31, 2011-In a recent interview with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Senate committee on Education, Arts and Culture said that the only way to get closer to the second Millennium Development Goal of universal education is through increased of state funding after researchers from the USAID consulted ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


National Museum got 178 million pesos from PAGCOR

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, MANILA, March 30, 2011-A historical agreement between the National Museum of the Philippines and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR)  was executed last March 25, 2011 to provide endowment by PGCOR of 178 million pesos for the Museum which was scheduled to be paid between April and December of 2011, saying that this finally implements the provisions of the National Museum Act of 1998 (Re...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Guigona conducted forum on public revenues for budget reform

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 30, 2011-In his crusade for a transparent, accountable and participatory budget process, Senator Teofisto G. Guingona yesterday convened a forum for the Open Budget Partnership (OBP) Forum on Public Revenues together with the Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Cesar Purisima, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares, Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner A...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Zubiri distributes projects in Davao and consults leaders for ARMM postponement

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, MANILA, March 29, 2011-Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri yesterday formally turned-over the infrastructure projects for schools, public markets and multi-purpose buildings in Davao City and Davao del Norte through his One Town, One Project or OTOP.

 

Zubiri led the ceremonial turn over along with Representatives Anton Lagdameo (2nd District, Davao del Norte) and Mylene Albano...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Aurora Governor expressed disappointment on Aurora’s top cop

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, March 25, 2011-Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo expressed dissatisfaction over Senior Supt. Rosvi Manulid performance amid the rash in crimes in this capital town and the police’s alleged failure to contain illegal logging activities seven months after he was the provincial police director in this province and may be on the way out.

 

Manulid is a bemedalled and well-decorated police offi...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara renewed reforms to fight corruption

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 27, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara who is the principal author of republic act 9184 otherwise known as the landmark government reform act of 2003 stressed the importance of procurement reform in the government’s continuing battle against corruption where he renewed his call to fight it.

 

Angara shared his experience in drafting, lobbying for and ultimately passing one of the biggest anti-corrupt...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


PDEA renews call to public against drug syndicates

By Jason de Asis

 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga, March 28, 2011-The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central Luzon renewed its call to the public versus drug syndicates, particularly those belonging to the Western African drug syndicates where they recorded that out of 689 Filipinos arrested in other countries for drug trafficking, 79 of them are sentenced with death penalty according to Ronald Allan Ricardo, regional director o...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Legarda denounced the killing of a female broadcaster Sumera

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 26, 2011-Senator Loren Legarda condemned the killing of Len Flores Sumera, 45 years old, a female broadcaster in Malabon and a radio anchor of DZME who was shot to death last Thursday morning while on her way to work.

 

Legarda stressed that if the motive behind the crime was work-related, then the Congress has to fast track the passing of the bill qualifying as murder the killing...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


South East Asian’s fourth largest bank opened at Subic

By Jason de Asis

 

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, March 25, 2011-To further strengthen its presence in the Philippines, the Maybank (Malaysian Bank) which is the fourth largest bank in South East Asia is now operating inside this Freeport Zone as a one stop financial shop offering customers a portfolio of products and services suited to meet a variety of needs especially to those based here and its immediate surroundings.


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


AFP bayanihan patrol launched a success

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, March 25, 2011-At least four hundred villagers were benefited from the free medical and dental check-up/treatment, 80 had their hair cut also free of charge while about 300 received toothbrush, toothpaste, bath soap, supplemental feeding program and other hygiene items courtesy of  Hacienda Luisita.

 

Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Rosendo Armas said that r...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Aurora coastal towns’ drive versus dynamite fishing boosted with patrol boat

By Jason de Asis

 

DIPACULAO, Aurora March 22, 2011-A big boost following the turn-over of a 24 feet patrol boat to local government officials in this town to protect coastal resources and deter dynamite fishing and other illegal and destructive fishing practices along this municipality’s coastlines where the high-quality fiber glass patrol boat was turned over by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic resources ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Japan builds P317-M bridge of hope in Aurora

By Jason de Asis

 

MARIA AURORA, Aurora, March 22, 2011-A P317-million concrete bridge funded through a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency dubbed as a “bridge of hope” was built which links 13 clustered barangays under the Department of Agrarian Reform’s agrarian reform communities (ARCs) in this town and giving a reprieve to hundreds of students who previously cross a river just to get to school during summer.

 

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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Phl-Japanese government P594-M upgrade of Aurora hospital launched

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, March 18, 2011-The Philippines and Japanese governments have launched the P594-million upgrading project of the Aurora Memorial Hospital in this capital town aimed at fortifying the medical referral system and the qualitative improvement of medical services in the province through Japan International Cooperation Agency, amidst the devastation caused by a killer earthquake and tsunami in J...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Text messages that sparks reign of terror in the Phl under investigation

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 16, 2011-Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., chair of the public service urged the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to exert all efforts to identify the source that sparked reign of terror in the spread of the malicious text messages that caused panic to the public where the Senate asked why the NTC cannot effectively address to identify such kind of malici...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Legarda lauded the Senate 3rd reading approval of Phl-Japan Agreement on technical cooperation

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 16, 2011-Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations lauded the approval of the Senate on third reading regarding the Philippine-Japan Agreement on Technical Cooperation (ATC) where she reported that this would bring multitude of benefits to the country.

 

“The government has limited resources toward promoting susta...


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SENATE NEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


NIA assured Pantabangan Dam can withstand Intensity 10 quake

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, March 16, 2011-The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) assured yesterday that the country’s largest dam that supplies irrigation to over 100,000 hectares of farmlands in Central Luzon, can withstand a powerful earthquake even one that is stronger than the Intensity 9 tremor that triggered a tsunami in Japan.

 

NIA administrator Antonio Nangel said that the giant Pantabanga...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Casiguran police sergeant raps two complaints at the Ombudsman and trial Court

By Jason de Asis

 

CASIGURAN, Aurora, March 16, 2011-A Casiguran police sergeant is now facing formal complaint before the office of the ombudsman and Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Atty. Juliet M. Isidro Reyes.

 

The complainant was Salvador Tesorero, 35 years old and a resident of barangay Bianoan in this town who filed the charges to Atty. Reyes against SPO1 Danilo Mendoza who was assigned in a PNP checkp...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Disaster preparedness needed in the country

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 15, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara Yesterday expressed his concern over the disaster preparedness of the Philippines resulting to more than 2,000 dead from the massive 8.9 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last Friday where it set off tsunami alerts in 53 different areas in the Pacific, including the Eastern seaboard of the Philippines and the people living near the coastlines were evacuated ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Consultation on the proposed postponement of ARMM 2011 election needed

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 15, 2011-Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr., chairman of the Senate committee on local government, urged Malacanang to establish first the true sentiments of the villagers living at the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on the proposed postponement of the scheduled elections in 2011 where he said that a consultation should be conducted first in the areas...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Senate approves two bills for 2011 career executive system act and decriminalizing vagrancy

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 15, 2011-The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the two bills for career executive system act (CASA) of 2011 and bill decriminalizing vagrancy.

 

Senate bill number 2671 otherwise known as CASA is designed for effective, efficient and responsible administration of government officials and seek to strengthen the bureaucracy by profes...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Angara urged the government for nationwide survival training

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 14, 2011-In response to the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan last Friday which resulted to floods, fires, huge explosions and worldwide tsunamis, Senator Edgardo J. Angara urged the government for a nationwide information campaign and called for survival training for the citizenry on emergency measures and protocols if there were disasters and calamities to prevent...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Senate sought repayment scheme for study now pay later programs

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 11, 2011-Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. asked Malacaňang to execute a student-friendly repayment scheme to ensure success of "study now-pay later" program of the government where the Department of Education (DepEd) should carefully study the feasibility programs.

 

“The government, through the Department of Education (DepEd), should know by now the pitfalls of the ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Legarda urged local legislators enacting local ordinances for climate change

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 11, 2011-In the recent 8th Philippine Councilors League National Congress held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Senator Loren Legarda, principal author of Republic Act 9729 otherwise known as the Climate Change Act of 2009 urged the local legislators to take the initiative in passing local ordinances in their communities disaster-resilient by translating nat...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Trillanes new UP NCPAG alumni president

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 10, 2011-Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV accepted his responsibilities as the new President of the National College of Public Administration and Governance Alumni Association (NCPAG AA) of the University of the Philippines, after an election conducted from his former school.

 

The Senator was elected when the college was preparing to host the Public Administration International Conference,...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 

 


Jinggoy seen mess in Aviation probe: needs refinement of RA 9497

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 9, 2011-Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada said that this is the time for the Senate to look into the situation at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) where he has observe a probe of the messy situation prevailing in the country’s aviation sector.

 

He said that RA 9497 needs further refinement or whether those mandated to implement it are j...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Chiz challenged retired AFP David to restore the image of BI

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 10, 2011-Senator Chiz Escudero, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, challenged the new immigration head to restore the image of the graft-ridden agency of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) as he welcomed the appointment of retired Armed Forces chief of staff Ricardo A. David.

 

Malacaňang announced the appointment of David to replace Ronaldo P. Ledesma thr...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 

 


Jinggoy seen mess in Aviation probe: needs refinement of RA 9497

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 9, 2011-Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada said that this is the time for the Senate to look into the situation at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) where he has observe a probe of the messy situation prevailing in the country’s aviation sector.

 

He said that RA 9497 needs further refinement or whether those mandated to implement it are j...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Legarda lauded ICC President on Rome Statute briefings
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 8, 2011-Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations lauded President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Judge Sang-Hyun Song for a lecture on the ICC and the Rome Statute at the Senate, saying that she was honored like him as a primary resource person sharing with the committee in widening knowledge and experience in ICC and Rome Statute.
 
The ICC is an indep...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Government should act in long term for Phl imminent food crisis due to Middle East conflict says Angara

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 8, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara said that the imminent food crisis in the Philippines seen due to middle east conflict where he called the government to act against it in long-term following the rising price of crude oil would not just trigger but accelerate the increase of food costs worldwide.

 

Angara urged the Philippine government...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Kiko calls for a comprehensive contingency measures in all possible scenarios in the midst of Middle East crisis

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 8, 2011-To address rising global food prices, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, who chairs the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food in the committee hearing called in the government to be prepared in the contingency measures and also cautions the public and media to temper the issue and not to panic.

 

The hearing was co...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Cops denied the reported Satanic Cult’s ‘killing spree’ sparks “Reign of Terror” in Nueva Ecija

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, March 8, 2011-Senior Supt. Roberto Aliggayu, PNP provincial director quickly dispelled reports of cult’s murder binge where a reign of terror has gripped villagers in this city and several towns in Nueva Ecija where allegedly satanic cult is on the loose in the province, killing children and young students supposedly used as offerings ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Phl considered rice stockpiling policy to ensure food security-Pangilinan

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 8, 2011-Amidst an imminent food crisis arising from threats of skyrocketing crude oil price due to the Middle East conflict, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, chairman of Senate Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries, said the Congressional Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries (COCAFM) said that the government is considering a rice stockpiling policy as...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Baler Multi-species fish hatchery to be completed this month

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, March 8, 2011-A multi-species fish hatchery that was started last February 2010 at barangay   Zabali will  be completed this month where the species cultured in this hatchery are milkfish,   seabass,   tilapia,   pompano   and abalone.

 

The hatchery is accessible to all types of land vehicles and by boat and is located about 100 meters away from Port   Cemento and 10 kilometers from Baler town...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Legarda pushes the urgent passage of Vietnam’s disaster risk reduction and management law

By Jason de Asis

 

HANOI, Vietnam, March 6, 2011-During the 2nd National Forum on DRR and CCA at the Sheraton Hotel, Ha Noi, Senator Loren Legarda, the UNISDR Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) for Asia and the Pacific, yesterday pushed the urgent passage of a disaster risk reduction and management law in Vietnam.

 

Legarda said that for more e...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Aquino led safe disposal of explosive remnants of world war 2 in Tarlac

By Jason de Asis

 

CAPAS, Tarlac, March 6, 2011-In the recent discussion of Philippine government with US President Barack Obama on the urgency to remove and dispose the leftover World War II naval ordnances from Caballo Island, President Benigno S. Aquino III led the culmination of the disposal of some 400,000 pounds of leftover ordnances used during the World War II where he personally detonated the last two pallets ...


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SENATE BEAT

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : SENATE BEAT 


Trillanes meets Samahang Magdalo Visayas Chapter

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 6, 2011-At least 18 chapters of the Samahang Magdalo Visayas chapter convened yesterday led by Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV at Cebu International Convention Center, Cebu City until today.

 

Since Trillanes was released last December after seven years of incarceration, Trillanes personally thanked them for helping him won in the last 2007 senatorial election, saying that this is the first time that Trillane...


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Looming worldwide food crisis can be prevented through Science and technology-Angara

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 5, 2011-In line with the reports that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which measures global food prices may hit us all the time, Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of The Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) made a statement that the looming worldwide food crisis can be prevented with the implementation of S&T base...


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Villar urged the gov’t. for a comprehensive strategy to address OFWs welfare

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 5, 2011-To address the concerns and welfares of repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from restive states in the Middle East and North Africa, Senator Manny Villar urged the government to formulate a comprehensive strategy in giving economic and social assistance in the form of livelihood and technical skills training, preference in redeployment, free hospit...


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Phl natural resources being sold below market price should be regulated-Angara

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 5, 2011-During the Wednesday’s Commission and Appointments hearing, Senator Edgardo J. Angara, vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Finance warned Department of Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima to confirm reports that the Philippines precious natural resources are being sold below market prices.


Angara said that it is ridiculous that we are selling out the righ...


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Legarda sought investigation on the Phl preparedness giving aid to OFWs

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 4, 2011-To provide assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations sought for an investigation on the preparedness of the Philippine government including embassies and consulates abroad, saying that the recent incidents in different parts of the world have brought impending danger to OFWs.

 

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Aurora e-village roadshow going-on

By Jason de Asis

NORTHERN, Aurora, March 2, 2011-Farmers and villagers in Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan here watch out for the Aurora e-village Roadshow which started yesterday until March 3 where the event serves as a jumpstart of Aurora e-village (Phase II) in the said areas which are facilitated by the Development workers from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), Agricultura...


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Aurora solon files bill for the inclusion of entrepreneurship as separate subject in secondary

By Jason de Asis

BALER, Aurora, March 2, 2011-Aurora Congressman Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara has filed house bill No. 269 that requires the inclusion of entrepreneurship as a separate subject in the high school curriculum where it should be taught in the senior year of both public and private secondary school nationwide.

Angara explained that the Philippine education system produces graduat...


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Aurora Coco plantation burned by NPA rebels in 2009 now in full bloom

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DINALUNGAN, Aurora, March 2, 2011-In May 2009, a 20-man band of suspected communist New People’s Army rebels stormed the 133 hectare Aurora Province Coconut Development Center (APCDC) in Barangay Dibaraybay here destroyed facilities and equipments then chopped and burned several young coconut seedlings.

To the surprise of officials of the APCDC, who launched the project 16 months earlier, the inc...


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Logging operations in Aurora suspended-DENR

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BALER, Aurora, March 2, 2011-In line with Executive Order 23 issued by President Aquino directing a moratorium on tree-cutting in natural and residual forests nationwide, Ricardo Calderon, DENR regional executive director for Central Luzon said that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has suspended logging operations in the province, saying that logging activities of five (5) major logging concessionaire...


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1991 local gov’t. code must be amended for PENRO’s appointment

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SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 1, 2011-Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr., who chair the Senate committee on local government yesterday said that there is a need to amend provisions of the 1991 Local Government Code by mandatory appointment of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

 

The Senator said th...


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Zubiri distributed Php8 million PDAF in Tarlac towns

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TARLAC CITY, March 1, 2011-A total of Php8 million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Senator Juan Miguel  Zubiri was distributed to several towns in Tarlac for the constructions, repairs and rehabilitation of various school buildings and multi-purpose facilities.

 

The beneficiaries of the One Town, One Project in Tarlac are the municipalities of San Miguel, Anao, Gerona, Paniqui, Ramos, Victoria...


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Phl should move on to pluck out OFWs in Libya-Escudero

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SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 1, 2011-Senator Chiz Escudero, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights urged the government to move on that no single Filipino should be left behind in Libya to pluck out all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) trapped in the political and social turmoil in the North African country.

 

Escudero said that it is the government’s duty to look after the welfare of ...


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Pimentel eyes raps vs Ochoa, Soliman over gov’t CCT program

By Jason de Asis

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, February 28, 2011-Former Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., who authored the Local Government Code, yesterday said he will file a petition to the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the government from implementing the controversial conditional cash transfer (CCT) with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as the implementing agency.

During the barangay good governance semin...


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Php10 million fish cage livelihood to benefit Casiguran fisherfolks-BFAR

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CASIGURAN PENINSULA, Aurora, February 28, 2011-Casiguran fishermen and indigenous Dumagats here will benefit from a P10-million fish cage livelihood project in Casiguran mariculture park which initiated by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

 

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said that a total of 32 fish cages will be installed by the DA-BFAR at the Casiguran maricul...


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Overhauling of COA audit practices and procedures needed-Trillanes

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SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 23, 2011-Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV said that to cover up massive corruption in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), there is a need for the overhauling of the audit rules and regulations to improve the practices and procedures in the Commission on Audit (COA), following revelations of an alleged conspiracy between state auditors and former high-ranking milit...


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Laguna Solons impressed by Aurora’s nature

By Jason de Asis

BALER, Aurora, February 23, 2011-Laguna 1st district representative Dan Fernandez and 2nd district congressman Timmy Chipeco expressed here their big surprised in Aurora’s nature rainforest compared to their province in Laguna.

In their official visit, they shared that the province is really a prime spot for mountain climbing and nature trekking activities due to its large forest reserve areas where its vast lowlands and...


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Angara filed ICT 2011 choice bill

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 21, 2011-In today’s modernization, Senator Edgardo J. Angara  has filed Senate Bill 2670 to regulate and to promote a transparent and non-discriminatory manner in the acquisition of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions and seeks to establish a neutral policy in the government’s selection and procurement of ICT solutions based on product quality and the current and future needs of...


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Central Luzon police 2010 accomplishment eyes bigger for 2011

By Jason de Asis

 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga, February 21, 2011-PNP Central Luzon Director Alan Purisima presented the significant accomplishments of the PNP last year’s campaigns on crime prevention and control during a regional peace and order summit at Clark Freeport and eyeing for 2011 much higher accomplishments.

 

Purisima reported that central Luzon police was able to reduce supply of illegal drugs due to the arr...


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Bulacan pledged DOH’s campaign versus leprosy

By Jason de Asis

 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, February 20, 2011-In a recent observance of Leprosy Prevention of Leprosy Prevention and Control week last February 14 to 18, the Bulacan provincial government pledged support to the Department of Health’s (DOH) campaign which aimed for Leprosy-Free Philippines.

 

Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has ordered a wider information dissemination campaign to inform the Bulakenyos of the dis...


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Bulacan aimed to be the 15th over-all champion in CLRAA

By Jason de Asis

 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, February 21, 2011-Bulacan department of Education (DepEd) physical education supervisor Dr. Iluminada Estinos said that Bulacan aims to be the 16th over-all champion in the ongoing 2011 Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) meet that it is hosting, saying that their student-athletes are well prepared and are ready to compete in front of their provincemates where they hit the ge...


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Two Laguna congressman tell Singson to do a De Guzman resignation

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, February 20, 2011-Two Laguna congressmen yesterday called on Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson to do a De Guzman by resigning following in the footsteps of the disgraced former Nueva Ecija congressman Nicanor De Guzman Jr. who quit following the discovery of 314 smuggled firearms at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in 1991.

 

Laguna 1st district representative Dan Fernandez and 2nd di...


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Laguna solon Chipeco calls if Reyes be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, why not the late President Marcos

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, February 20, 2011-Laguna 2nd district Rep. Timmy Chipeco calls that if a former chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) can be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, then “why not a former President who was a former soldier and a war hero,” as he joined calls to have former President Ferdinand Marcos to be buried at the Li...


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Aurora tourism industry grows rapidly says Angara-Castillo

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, February 20, 2011-Aurora Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo lauded all the leaders of the entire province for their continuous efforts in supporting the provincial government where she said that Aurora now are continuing to become bigger as its economic uprise grows rapidly, adding that Aurora has received various awards in the country.

 

Angara-Castillo, who received the outstanding governor o...


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No legal basis for COA chair Villar to stay-Drilon

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 17, 2011-Senator Franklin Drilon said Wednesday that there is no legal basis for Commission on Audit (COA) chairman Reynaldo Villar to stay because his term has already expired and it was confirmed by the Commission on Appointments that his term is only up to February 2.

 

Drilon recalled that a transmittal letter dated April 16, 2008 which was signed by former Executive Secretary Edua...


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Angeles revenues up by 30.2 million last January

By Jason de Asis

 

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, February 17, 2011-Angeles City government posted a 20 percent increase in revenues last January this year compared to the same month last year.


Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan reported a total of P191,248,188.25 in January 2011 that the city treasurer’s office (CTO) was able to collect compared to last year’s P160,989,724.28 an increase of P30,258,463.97.


“With reenergized revenue generating measure...


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Bacalzo welcomes whistle-blowers on PNP corruption

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, February 16, 2011-Philippine National Police Chief, Director General Raul Bacalzo yesterday said that he welcomes the possibility of whistle-blowers who will expose corruption in the PNP in the mold of retired Army Colonel George Rabusa, saying that he welcomes any investigation, even lifestyle checks similar to those already conducted by the Office of the Ombudsman and the Presidential Anti-Graft Com...


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P5 million building inaugurated by PNP Chief Bacalzo and named to late Dayag who killed by his deputy COP

By Jason de Asis

 

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija, February 16, 2011-A P5-million brand-new police station building named after its former police chief who was gunned down by his drunken  deputy right in front of the old police station last January 1 was inaugurated by Philippine National Police Chief Director General Raul M. Bacalzo here yesterday.

 

In his first official visit in the pr...


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Criminal investigation course to central luzon PNP investigators starts today

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP OLIVAS, San Fernando City, Pampanga February 16, 2011-A 45 day criminal investigation course will start today for the 359 police investigators coming from the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales and the cities of Angeles and Olongapo to enhance the investigative knowledge and skills of the law enforcers.

 

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Angara-Castillo donates fisher folks fishing materials in celebration of “Araw ng Mangingisda”

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, February 16, 2011-Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo donates three (3) fish smoking chamber (tinapahan), 10 bottom set gillnet and a live fish container and souvenir t-shirts for the fisherfolks of Aurora and the 119 fishermen who joined the “baler bay angling contest 2011” led by Provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Officer (PFARO) chief Victoria...


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Top rebel chief arrested on Valentine’s Day

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, February 15, 2011-A member of the Executive Committee and Political Bureau of the CPP/NPA’s Central Committee was arrested by joint AFP/PNP operatives by virtue of standing warrants of arrest for murder and rebellion of Alan Jazmines, Alias Ka Dex, Tomas and Arthur in the underground movement, in a safe house at Villa Aurea, Barangay Subic, Baliuag, Bulacan last valentine’s day.

 

The thirte...


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Tarlac solon urges for immediate approval of her bill banning the use of cellphones while driving

By Jason de Asis

 

TARLAC CITY, February 15, 2011-Tarlac 2nd district representative Susan Yap is urging her comrades in the House of Representatives for the immediate approval of her bill which seeks to impose stiffer penalties against motorists who are caught using their cellular phones while driving.

 

“House Bill No. 318 will treat the practice a dangerous habit as a criminal act,”...


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Subic Freeport P6.68 billion income recorded by BIR and BOC

Jason de Asis

 

SUBIC FREEPORT ZONE, Zambales, February 15, 2011-A joint cash collections by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) here allowed the Subic Bay Freeport Zone to remit P6.68 billion to the national treasury last year.

 

“Our revenue collection in 2010 topped the 2009 record by 19.25 percent, or a surplus of P1.08 billion,” Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) administrator and...


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Legarda lauded Egyptians’ struggling democratic reforms in peaceful transition

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 15, 2011-Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations yesterday lauded the Egyptians’ nonviolent struggle for democratic reforms that ushered in a peaceful transition of power, ending the 30 year regime of President Hosni Mubarak.

 

Legarda said that the Egyptians have expressed the sovereign will of the people as the Fili...


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“Araw ng Pagkilala” held in Aurora’s 32nd Foundation Anniversary

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, February 15, 2011-Aurora 32nd Day Celebration 2011 “Araw ng Pagkilala” was held yesterday morning here at the provincial Capitol compound, Brgy. Suklayin led by Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo proclaiming the best among the rests the outstanding Aurorans and government agencies.

 

Results of the annual search for best performing individuals, best performing primary cooperativ...


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Angara’s intensive Oh My Gulay! Advocacy campaign gains full support

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 14, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara's advocacy to combat widespread vitamin and mineral deficiency afflicting millions of Filipino schoolchildren has gained multisectoral support following a successful kick off of the Oh My Gulay! Advocacy campaign (OMG) that had reached fruition, after several years of planning and a successful feeding program launched last 2002.

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Inter-Agency Sports Fest ended yesterday, PGA declared over-all champion

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, February 14, 2011-The Aurora Inter-Agency Sports Fest formally ended yesterday afternoon here at the Provincial Capitol Compound where Aurora Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo led the awarding ceremonies to the winners of the various games played by participants of the event.

 

Castillo-Angara stressed the importance of promoting ideals of sports, camaraderie and physical fitness o...


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Biggest first national summit on agriculture and fisheries held

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 14, 2011-The biggest two day national summit on agriculture and fisheries was held at the Eugenio Lopez Center in Antipolo spearheaded by Senate Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Food Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Congressman Mark Mendoza who co-chairs with Pangilinan the Congressional Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization (COCAFM...


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Gov. Angara-Castillo lauded professional gun shooters in Central Luzon

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, February 13, 2011-Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo lauded the groups of professional gun club shooters here in Central Luzon for their continuous support to the practical shooters of Aurora which ended yesterday, saying that it was important to be responsible in gun ownership where the group can help protect themselves, family and be prepared for security measures in their respectiv...


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Aurora Police and Aurora practical shooters association hosted 6th Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo cup shooting competition

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, February 13, 2011-In celebration of the 32nd Aurora foundation day, Camp Ravina Practical Shooters Club (CRPSC) and Aurora Practical Shooters Association, Inc. (APSA) in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Aurora hosted the 6th Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo Cup level 1 competition held at Camp Ravina shooting range...


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Umali denies opposing lone congressional district, independent component city status for Cabanatuan

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, February 13, 2011-Governor Aurelio Umali of this province denied yesterday reports attributed to him that he is also against the conversion of Cabanatuan into a lone congressional district or into an independent component city, apart from his objecting to a highly urbanized city (HUC) status.

 

“What I am strictly against to is the conv...


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Aurora surfing challenge, one of the famous tourists attractions

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, February 12, 2011-The 5th Aurora Surfing Challenge in this town serves as the famous attraction sports for tourists in the province where at least 103 professional surfers who come from the provinces of Aurora, La Union, Siargao, Daet, Zambales, Manila, Cebu, Lanuza and   Brazilian surfers (from Brazil) last Thursday joined the surfing challenge led by Aurora Surf Riders Association Inc. (A...


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Phl effective prevention of natural hazard and unnatural hazard is needed

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE Manila, February 11, 2011-In a recent report on the economics of disaster prevention jointly produced by the World Bank (WB) and the United Nations (UN) publication entitled: “Natural Hazard, Unnatural Disasters: The Economics of Prevention”, Senator Loren Legarda said that the country should have an effective disaster preparedness to pursue sustainable development for our economy....


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Grievance committee formed to probe Gapan scams amid boy's forged certificate of live birth

By Jason de Asis

 

GAPAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, February 11, 2011-Mayor Christian Tinio has formed a grievance committee to investigate and conduct summary hearings against appointive officials and employees following the involvement of an employee of the city’s civil registrar office here in the falsification of the certificate of live birth of an eight-year-old boy and for the mysterious disappear...


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NOLCOM AFP lighted candles for peace inside Camp Aquino

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, February 11, 2011-To signify the institution’s will to remain as the “knight in shining armor” of the citizenry, the men and women of the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) jointly lighted candles, Tuesday Amidst controversies hounding the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in respond to the calls of Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Ricardo David, Jr. to all military personnel to rema...


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Environmentalists lauded PNoy’s EO to fight illegal logging

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, February 9, 2011-The environmentalist group Noble Blue Falcons International lauded President Benigno S. Aquino’s order declaring an indefinite log ban all over the country, saying that amidst a series of landslides and flooding in many areas of the country due to the La Niña phenomenon the issued Executive Order 23 last week implementing the indefinite log ban and creating an Anti-Illegal Lo...


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I
nternational container port eyed in northern Aurora

By Jason de Asis

 

CASIGURAN, Aurora, February 9, 2011-The Philippine government and the South Korean government eyed an international container port inside the Freeport zone of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO) here to accommodate the export products of five (5) provinces in the boundaries of Central Luzon and Northern Luzon.

 

APECO deputy administrator Ramon Fernando told newsmen here that the Korean Export-Import Bank has al...


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Former AFP chief Angelo Reyes suicide nixes reactions

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, MANILA, February 8, 2011-The controversial former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief and Defense Secretary Angelo Tomas Reyes, 65 years old committed suicide by shooting himself early this morning in front of the grave of his mother at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City, Tuesday.

 

Reyes was immediately rushed to the Quirino Hospital at about 7:45 a.m. to revive him but the victims has...


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Recto recommended that the Phl should scrap MRT fare increase

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 8, 2011-Sen. Ralph G. Recto,  Senate ways and means chairman revealed that the government has lost justification for increasing the fare rates in the railway system found along EDSA with the private sector showing keen interest in the operation of Metro Rail Transit (MRT)- 3, where he stressed that while pushing ahead with the privatization of the MRT system the government shoul...


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Green skills program needs government and private sector support

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 8, 2011-Senator Loren Legarda urged the government and the private sector to increase their support to green skills programs that would not only create more livelihood opportunities for many Filipinos but also to promote environment protection, stressing that to provide livelihood opportunities to poor communities using recycled materials while promoting a cleaner environment...


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Petrochemical Plant in Bataan seen economic boom

By Jason de Asis

 

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, February 7, 2011-Governor Enrique “Tet” Garcia said that  the Petrochemical Plant (Petrochem) here played a major role for the economic development of Bataan with the hundreds of millions of pesos it has contributed to government coffers in the form of taxes.


Garcia added that aside from the taxes it is paying, Petrochem is also giving thousands of employment to Bataenos, and furthered that the ...


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New NAPOLCOM head Region 3 director inducted

By Jason de Asis

 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga February 7, 2011-Outgoing Central Luzon chief Raquel Q. Ramos has formally turned-over the directorship to Atty. Manuel L. Pontanal as the new director of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Region 3.

 

After Pontana was installed last Friday Ramos has been designated as the new chief of the Finance Service Division of NAPOLCOM, saying that Ramos was also Pontanal’s predecessor when he ass...


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Government should find ways to stop the Phl continuous rising prices

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 6, 2011-To immediately find ways on how to cushion the impact of rising prices of basic commodities and services on consumers, Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri who is the principal author of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 has urged the Aquino government to find ways how to find solution to the continuous price hike in the country, adding that he called for an immediate...


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Government should find ways to stop the Phl continuous rising prices

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 6, 2011-To immediately find ways on how to cushion the impact of rising prices of basic commodities and services on consumers, Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri who is the principal author of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 has urged the Aquino government to find ways how to find solution to the continuous price hike in the country, adding that he called for an immediate...


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PNOy’s log ban implementation is the key to success-Zubiri

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 5, 2011-Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, lauded President Aquino's Executive Order 23 declaring a moratorium on cutting and harvesting of timber in natural and residual forests nationwide, saying that the country lost  too much forests and reported that only less than 3 million hectares of closed canopy forest i...


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87 percent internet users in the country fall to cybercrimes
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 5, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara bares that leading security software firm Symantec has reported that 87 percent of Filipino Internet users have fallen victim to cybercrimes which include hacking, identity theft, spamming, phishing, malicious software and even sexual predation.

During his keynote address at the 2nd International Conference on Cybercrime yesterday, Angara reported tha...


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200 assorted seedlings planted inside Ilagan, Isabela sanctuary

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP MELCHOR, Gamu, Isabela, February 5, 2011-A total of two hundred (200) seedlings of assorted fruit bearing trees were planted inside the sanctuary of Ilagan town with the full forces of the 5th Civil Military Operations Battalion of the Army’s 5th Infantry Division, 3rd Light Armor Battalion, the Department of Tourism and Local Government Unit (LGU) of the said place last Wednesday.

 

The tree planti...


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Umali hits Vergara for ‘unstatesman-like conduct’

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, February 4, 2011-Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali has assailed Mayor Julius Cesar Vergara for the latter’s alleged unstatesman-like conduct for claiming he was just trying to annoy the governor’s camp in pushing for the conversion of the city into a highly urbanized city (HUC).

 

“It’s very unstatesman-like,” Umali said, referring to Vergara’s antics concerning his HUC bid.

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Php128 million military funds missing-Drilon

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 4, 2011-Senator Franklin Drilon, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, revealed yesterday that a total of P128 million military funds were missing and that the amount could still be in the hands of a former military comptroller accused of plundering funds from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

 

That’s the Senator disclosure when the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) admitt...


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Php1.7 billion new UP national science complex marker unveiled led by Angara
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 3, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, former University of the Philippines (UP) president, led the unveiling of the project marker for the Php1.7 billion construction of the new National Science Complex (NSC) at the College of Science in UP Diliman yesterday to provide facilities and equipment for the UP College of Science which includes both pure and applied Science and ...


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AFP should continue receiving a lion share in the yearly budget-Estrada

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 3, 2011-Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada expressed his belief that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should continue receiving a huge share in the yearly budget although hundreds of millions of pesos of military funds were already lost due to some corrupt military generals.

 

Estrada said that these revelations on the ‘generosity’ of some h...


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Ombudsman should scrap the plea bargain deal to Garcia says Drilon

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, February 3, 2011- In a recent testimonies of two (2) witnesses who appeared in the congressional hearings yesterday, Senator Franklin Drilon, a former Justice secretary, said that the Office of the Ombudsman should immediately scuttle the plea bargain deal struck between state prosecutors and former military comptroller and ex-General Carlos Garcia who was accused of plunder, addi...


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Youth Leadership Summit held at NOLCOM AFP
By Jason de Asis

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, Febuary 2, 2011-With the theme “Youth of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow” a three (3) day Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) was participated by seventy one (71) youths composed of military dependents and Sangguniang Kabataan members of Barangay San Miguel in this city led by the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) from January 28 to 30.
 
Colonel Gerard V. Velez, Civil-Military Operations Chief said that the activity ...


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Laguna’s most wanted man arrested in Nueva Ecija after 13 year manhunt
By Jason de Asis

SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, February 2, 2011-The long arm of the law has finally caught up with the most wanted man of Laguna province who was arrested in nearby Guimba town yesterday by local police, ending a 13-year manhunt for the murder of his own sister-in-law.

Police Supt. Jonathan Cabal, Munoz police chief, identified the suspect as Darwin Anoyo, 59, listed as Laguna’s most wanted man. ...


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Angara-Castillo supports selective log ban than total log ban

By Jason de Asis

 

DINGALAN, Aurora, January 31, 2011-In the light of total log ban issue in the country, Aurora Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo urged PNoy’s administration to oust its plans to impose a total log ban nationwide and instead enforce a selective log ban in areas proven to be prone to floods and landslides.

 

“Aquino administration plan to implement a total log ban required an in-depth study and should be sc...


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Angaras supports the repeal of Apeco law

By Jason de Asis

 

CASIGURAN, Aurora, January 31, 2011-Representative Juan Edgardo Angara of this province’s lone congressional district and his auntie Aurora Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo have opposed the move of groups opposing the Aurora Special Economic Zone and Freeport to repeal the law that created the ecozone.

 

Congressman Angara told members of the House committee on agrarian reform investigating alleged violations of the law commit...


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Review improvement of the Phl occupational safety standard-Estrada

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 29, 2011-In the light of the recent incident where at least 10 workers died after their scaffolding fell from the 28th floor of the Eton Residences at Paseo de Roxas and Gallardo Street, Makati City, Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, who is the concurrent chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development and the joint C...


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Feed-In Tariff rates is needed to boost energy system in the country-Angara

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 29, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) head said that there is a need to use the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) rates in order to grow the renewable energy (RE) industry in the country, saying that it will encourage RE developers and investors in generating power from RE sources such as solar, wind, run-off...


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Judge GMA by performance and not by Edsa 2-Angara-Castillo

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora January 30, 2011-Aurora Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo calls the public about former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) that she should not be judged by her role in EDSA II that ousted former President Joseph Estrada but through her performance in bringing about the basic services to the citizenry and for being a president with a vision for development especially in ...


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Aurora ecozone site booming in real estate

By Jason de Asis

 

CASIGURAN, Aurora, January 30, 2011-Governor Bellaflor-Angara Castillo said that the value of lands in this northern Aurora town which houses the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone is increasing in a rapid pace amid frenzied efforts by prospective investors to set up businesses inside the Freeport zone, saying that the real estate has been peaking where businessmen from nearby provinces have been purchasing properties, including bea...


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Sen. Angara sister backs GMA’s bill Anti-Sea Dumping Act

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, January 30, 2011-Aurora Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, sister of Sen. Edgardo J. Angara manifested full support to the bill of former President now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s (GMA) House Bill 1579 that will impose harsher penalties on dumping of wastes into the sea, streams and rivers or commonly known as the Anti-Sea Dumping Act filed by GMA and her son...


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Philhealth to explain in Php69.5 billion reserve fund

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 28, 2011-The Senate questioned officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), the administrator of the government’s National Health Insurance Program why the agency kept P69.5-billion reserve fund instead of mobilizing it to subsidize the health care expenses of millions of poor Filipinos.

 

Senator Pia Cayetano, chairperson of the Committee on Health and De...


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Jinggoy moves to strengthen equal employment regardless of gender

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 28, 2011-Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, concurrent chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development and the joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Labor and Employment (COCLE) moves to institutionalize measures assuring equal employment opportunities for all regardless of gender to address discriminating the w...


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Registration of names of pre-paid SIM CARD holders is needed-Sotto

By Jason de Asis


SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 27, 2011-Senate Majority Floor Vicente C. Sotto III renews his call to the government to seriously adopt the policy requiring the registration of names of pre-paid SIM card holders during the Senate’s hearing on the peace and order situation in the country  where the Senator pressed on the matter first proposed by him during the 11th and 12th Congress when there were series...


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Dumagats to anti-Apeco priest: ‘leave us alone’

By Jason de Asis

 

CASIGURAN, Aurora, January 27, 2011–Dumagat chieftains who are supportive of the Aurora Special Economic Zone (APECO) have roundly criticized the parish priest of the Bianoan Parish here for allegedly taking the cudgels for anti-Apeco groups and agitating the local folk to oppose the ecozone project.

 

Katol Joel Guerra, chieftain of the Dumagat Dumagipo Resettlement here said Fr. Joefran Talaban should confine hi...


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Loren bats for gov’t support to fabrics industry in Phl

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 25, 2011-Sen.Loren Legarda yesterday called on the Aquino administration and industry players to strengthen the fabrics industry to provide impetus to the agriculture sector and instill pride of identity and nationalism among Filipinos.   

Legarda,who authored the Republic Act 9242 commonly known as the Philippine Tropical Fabrics Law, stressed that government should capitalize on t...


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73% agreed new law for GOCC-SWS survey

by Jason de Asis on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 8:43pm

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 24, 2011-Nationwide survey conducted by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) reported that an overwhelming majority of Filipinos are supporting the passage of a new law seeking to curb the abuses in government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs), saying that seven out of 10 Filipinos or 73% of the respondents agreeing to a congressional action that a new ...


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POEA employees to be investigated for illegal recruitment and human trafficking-Trillanes

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, January 23, 2011-With the reported unscrupulous agencies in the illegal recruitment and trafficking of Filipino workers, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV urged the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to conduct investigation to some officials and employees of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in the alleged anomalies and collusion concerning allegations ...


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Senate moves for reform plan for GOCCs to end reported abuses

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 21, 2011-To end the reported abuses in government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), the Senate moved closer towards the approval of the proposed new legislation in advancing one of PNoy’s key policies in reforming and rationalizing the operations of state enterprises wherein the Senate Finance Committee chaired by Senator Franklin Drilon filed a committee report Tuesday...


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Japan Php500million new hospital in Aurora

By Jason de Asis

                                       

BALER, Aurora, January 21, 2011-A groundbreaking ceremony of the new Aurora Memorial Hospital was launched here in Brgy. Reserva, Baler town yesterday led by Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Ambassador Makoto Katsura of Japan and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) chief Norio Matsuda.

 

Angara, who authored the law that created Philhealth and the Child Health Insurance Program said...


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Bishop Aniceto outraged by the revival of death penalty

By Jason de Asis

 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, January 22, 2011-The Pampanga clergy led by Archbishop Paciano Aniceto was outraged over the call of some sectors to re-impose death penalty in the country’s judicial system, saying that death penalty does not guarantee to solve the surging crime incidents in the country.

 

Aniceto cited the case of Singapore which experimentally decreed and enforced death penalty for fifteen (1...


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800 villagers benefited from the Army and LGU of Abra 
By Jason de Asis

TINEG, Abra, January 22, 2011–At least 800 residents in the hinterland of two (2) barangays in Abra town benefited in the form of medical and dental mission, information dissemination and relief goods distribution in the joint outreach program of 41st Infantry Battalion and 503rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army and the Local Government Units of Tineg in two (2) days mission.
 
The group headed by Dr. Antonio Vale...


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DOLE 3 handover Php580,000  livelihood assistance to 2 towns of Aurora

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, AURORA, January 21, 2011-The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 3 Led by Regional Director Ernesto C. Bihis hand-over Php580,000 to two (2) Mayors of Baler and Maria Aurora towns today as part of their Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego Kart) project and DOLE Kabuhayan Starter KITS (Knowledge-sharing, inputs acquisition, Training on entrepreneurship and skill acquisition).

 

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Php317 million project Bazal bridge inaugurated

By Jason de Asis

 

MARIA AURORA, AURORA, January 20, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara and the leaders of Aurora lauded the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Php317 million funded project Bazal Bridge inauguration ceremonies in Maria Aurora town today.

 

He said that the 110 meter Bazal bridge will serve as the road access of the villagers in Brgy. Bazal and to the rest of the town to include market, educational, recreation and m...


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Phl strong peso saving needed as 20-22 typhoons to hit the country

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 20, 2011-Senator Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means panel reported that this year 20 to 22 typhoons are expected to hit the country as reported by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA), saying that the government should allocate higher than P5 billion in calamity funds that even the additional P1.75 billi...


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Drilon and Filipino-Chinese to build more classrooms in the country

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 20, 2011-Senator Franklin Drilon and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FFCCCII) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to build more classrooms in the country where they forged ties amounting to Php50 million deal Tuesday night at Binondo, Manila.

 

The MOA targeted to create cost-effective public school buildings in the provin...


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Enrile denied road mishap reports involving his staff in Pampanga: 1 dead

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 18, 2011-The Office of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile denies media reports involving his driver staff in a vehicular accident which resulted to death by a man in Pampanga last Jan. 14.

 

Yvonne Caunan, Enrile’s media officer said that the alleged driver in the incident identified as Anthony Obligado is not Enrile’s staff nor even served as a driver in any ...


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PNP to solve robbery case in Aurora

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, January 18, 2011-Policemen investigators here were mandated by Police Chief Inspector Dennis C. Wenceslao, Chief of Police of Baler PNP station to solve robbery case in Aurora to identify the suspects involved in a recent holdup carting away Php947,000.00 cash money in a broad day light by two (2) males riding in a motorcycle along Quezon highway, Brgy. Suklayin, Baler, Aurora.

 

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3 hold-up men killed in shoot-out with Ecija cops, 1 wounded

By Jason de Asis

 

SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, January 18, 2011–Three suspected hold-uppers were killed while another of their cohort was wounded in a shoot-out with policemen who foiled an attempt to hold-up a businesswoman here Monday night.

 

Police Supt. Jonathan Cabal, police station commander, identified the slain hold-up men as Rolando Rotol, Ricardo Cutang and  Alberto Quintog, all of the Amihan Group based ...


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Government plan to sell FTI should start with a public bidding and not negotiated sale-kiko

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 18, 2011-“The process must start with public bidding and avoid a negotiated sale,” Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, who is the Senate Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Food said in his reaction to the government’s plan to sell the Food Terminal Inc. must be above board.

 

“Public bidding is foremost to be conducted to ste...


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Trillanes warmly welcomed in the senate

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 18, 2011-Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was lauded with almost all senators warmly welcoming him at the resumption of the regular session of Congress yesterday.

 

Rightly after Trillanes entered the session hall together with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile who accompanied him to his table at the right of Senator Loren Legarda, the senate media immediately crowded around him.

 

In a media intervie...


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Evangelista son found dead in NE

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, January 19, 2011–Police have revealed that the charred body of an unidentified male which was found beside an irrigation canal in this city’s suburb last Friday – the same day as the discovery of the body of the son of Marcos loyalist lawyer Oliver Lozano - was confirmed to be that of missing car dealer Venson Evangelista.

 

Police Supt. Eliseo Cruz, city police chief, reported to provincial police director Seni...


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3 hold-up men killed in shoot-out with Ecija cops, 1 wounded

by Jason de Asis on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 12:01pm

SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija January 18, 2011 – Three suspected hold-uppers were killed while another of their cohort was wounded in a shoot-out with policemen who foiled an attempt to hold-up a businesswoman here Monday night.

 

Police Supt. Jonathan Cabal, police station commander, identified the slain hold-up men as Rolando Rotol, Ricardo Cutang ...


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Let’s build disaster-resilient communities in the country-Legarda

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 17, 2011-To work on the idea of building disaster-resilient communities in the country, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change urged the government, private sector and other organizations to follow the lead of MyShelter Foundation, United Architects of the Philippines, RP-United Nations White Helmets, and San Miguel Properties, Inc. in comi...


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Ex-army found dead under mysterious circumstances

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, January 17, 2011-A former member of the Philippine Army was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside a drainage canal in Burgos extension, Palispis Street, brgy. 5, Baler, Aurora yesterday, who was already in the stage of decomposition when found by Elmer V. Espina, councilor of the said barangay and other villagers due to the foul odor they smelled which led to the discovery of the body.

 

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Jinggoy vowed effective legislation today: media protection and foster care

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 17, 2011-With the prime measures up on the agenda including his Senate Bill Number 455-Qualifying the act of killing a member of media as murder and SB 2486-Foster Care for abused, abandoned, neglected and other children with special needs, Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources...


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Around 300,000 Phl seafarers should strengthen security measures-Angara

By Jason de asis

 

SENATE Office, Manila, January 17, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, who authored an Act Instituting the Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarer’s bill, expressed his concern over the four (4) Filipino seafarers captured in the Gulf of Aden last week, adding that more stringent security measures are needed to protect around 300,000 Filipino maritime workers voyaging in international waters.

 

Angara sa...


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Jinggoy vowed effective legislation today: media protection and foster care

by Jason de Asis on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 7:16am

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 17, 2011-With the prime measures up on the agenda including his Senate Bill Number 455-Qualifying the act of killing a member of media as murder and SB 2486-Foster Care for abused, abandoned, neglected and other children with special needs, Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, chair of the Senate C...


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Let’s build disaster-resilient communities in the country-Legarda

by Jason de Asis on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 7:14am

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 17, 2011-To work on the idea of building disaster-resilient communities in the country, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change urged the government, private sector and other organizations to follow the lead of MyShelter Foundation, United Architects of the Philippines, RP-United Nations White...


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Ex-army found dead under mysterious circumstances

by Jason de Asis on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 6:38am

BALER, Aurora, January 17, 2011-A former member of the Philippine Army was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside a drainage canal in Burgos extension, Palispis Street, brgy. 5, Baler, Aurora yesterday, who was already in the stage of decomposition when found by Elmer V. Espina, councilor of the said barangay and other villagers due to the foul odor they smelled...


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Angara expressed optimism on PPPs as the key success for Phl economy

By Jason de Asis


SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 15, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, vice-chair of the Senate Finance Committee expressed his optimism for the Philippine economy in the new year, anchored on foreign investments and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to boost the country’s 2011 economy.

 

In a published review of the country’s 2010 economic performance, the Senator said that he saw a steady growth in...


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Cops nabbed 2 brothers for murder of Dutch national

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, January 15, 2011–Police arrested two (2) brothers tagged for shooting to death a 50-year-old foreign national in Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija Thursday night.

 

Senior Supt. Roberto Aliggayu, provincial police director, identified the suspects as Ronald Robert Overman, 44, and his younger brother Peter, 41, car dealer, both of Sitio Tambo, Barangay Sinisahan, Peñaranda.

 

Aliggayu said t...


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Central and Northeastern Luzon officials manifested full support to Aurora ecozone

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 15, 2011–The Central Luzon and Northeastern Luzon governors, congressmen and economic development managers have manifested their full support to the controversial Aurora Special Economic Zone (APECO) despite criticisms from militant non-government organizations, saying that it will produce an economic “domino effect” in their respective provinces.

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Cops nabbed 2 brothers for murder of Dutch national

by Jason de Asis on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 8:47am

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, January 15, 2011–Police arrested two (2) brothers tagged for shooting to death a 50-year-old foreign national in Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija Thursday night.

 

Senior Supt. Roberto Aliggayu, provincial police director, identified the suspects as Ronald Robert Overman, 44, and his younger brother Peter, 41, car dealer, both of Sitio Tambo, ...


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Angara expressed optimism on PPPs as the key success for Phl economy

by Jason de Asis on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 8:50am

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 15, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, vice-chair of the Senate Finance Committee expressed his optimism for the Philippine economy in the new year, anchored on foreign investments and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to boost the country’s 2011 economy.

 

In a published review of the country’s 2010 economic perfo...


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Central and Northeastern Luzon officials manifested full support to Aurora ecozone

by Jason de Asis on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 8:59am

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 15, 2011–The Central Luzon and Northeastern Luzon governors, congressmen and economic development managers have manifested their full support to the controversial Aurora Special Economic Zone (APECO) despite criticisms from militant non-government organizations, saying that it will produce an economic “...


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Enrile favored the Cha-cha by constitutional assembly: left it to Congress

by Jason de Asis on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 6:59pm

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 14, 2011-Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said yesterday he was in favor of charter change in the country through a constitutional assembly saying cha-cha is imperative and it is needed now, however, he said that we do not need a Constitutional Commission (Con-con) that would only cost a lot of money.

 

Enrile sa...


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DOTC to study discounts for sr. citizens, with disabilities & govt. employees riding LRT and MRT trains-Villar

by Jason de Asis on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:03pm

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 14, 2011-Senator Manny Villar urged the Department of Transportation and Communications to study a scheme that would give priority discounts to senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWD) and government employees riding the LRT and MRT trains aside from the student discount wh...


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Legarda urged the government for food self-sufficiency to mitigate hunger

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 13, 2011-To help mitigate hunger of the citizenry, Senator Loren Legarda urged the government to establish programs that would boost the citizens’ self-sufficiency in food supplies following the release of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results on the rate of hunger in the country.

 

SWS recorded that 18.1% of Filipinos or about 3.4 million families ex...


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Entire 47 Talavera PNP in Ecija sacked after the slaying of top cop

By Jason de Asis

 

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija, January 13, 2011–The entire 47 man police force of the Talavera police was relieved from their posts by the regional director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) more than a week after its station commander was gunned down by his drunken deputy in front of the police station here.

 

Chief Supt. Alan La Madrid Purisima, PNP regional director in central Luzon replaced the ...


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Enrile defended PAO issues require Career Executive Service eligibility

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 11, 2011-Amidst disagreements which arose from the issuance of legal opinion that top-level positions in Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) requires Career Executive Service eligibility, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile-principal author of R.A. 9406 defended the PAO, pointing out the pertinent provisions of the current law that was passed by Congress to strengthen and...


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Angara lauded Manila police and volunteers in celebration of the Black Nazarene

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 11, 2011-“The success of the yearly march of devotees in celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene or the Quiapo day became peaceful due to the help of the deployed Manila police force and some hundred volunteers,” Senator Edgardo J. Angara said, adding that it was attended by millions of followers whopping from 2 to 7 million people who went barefoot...


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Legarda urged LGUs joining the Campaign of UNISDR

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 11, 2011-To ensure that their communities are disaster resilient, Senator Loren Legarda urged the local government units (LGUs) to start the year right by joining the “Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!” campaign of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).

 

Legarda’s call is set to commit to the UN’s Ten Essential Actions to Redu...


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Re-evaluate to sell real property of Camps Aguinaldo and Crame

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 12, 2011-Sen. Ralph G. Recto urged the government to re-evaluate its plan to sell the real properties of the two (2) camps in Aguinaldo of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Crame of the Philippine National Police (PNP) located at Quezon City, and instead should seriously study options involving the long-term lease of such public assets.

 

Recto advised the Aquino...


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Enrile commended the SC ruling on Anti-Terrorism Act

By Jason de Asis

                          

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 12, 2011-Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile commended the Supreme Court ruling on the Republic Act No. 9372 commonly known as the Human Security Act of 2007 or the Anti-Terrorism Law which does not violate the Philippine Constitution.

 

Enrile hailed the Supreme Court ruling which conforms to the fundamental law and to protect the citizenry from terrorist act...


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Chiz is not impressed in US to turn over used helicopters to PAF

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 8, 2010-Senator Chiz Escudero, who chair the Philippine senate national defense committee is not impressed to the United States (US) government  which is scheduled to turn over their refurbished helicopter to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Monday.

 

Chiz said that this indicates how the American government looks in the Philippines considering it has been one of the old...


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Chiz proposed senate bill no. 2095 to increase penalties of reckless drivers

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 8, 2011-Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero made a proposal under Senate bill Number 2095 which increases the current criminal liability of negligent drivers under Article 365 of the Revised Penal Code wherein a maximum of twenty years (20) of imprisonment will be exacted against reckless drivers of public transportations who will be found guilty beyond reasonabl...


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Pia lauded 5% senior citizen discount for electricity and power rates by the ERC

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 7, 2011-The 5% senior citizens' discount for electricity and power rates by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and major water distribution utilities announcement yesterday was lauded by Senator Pia S. Cayetano, who is the principal sponsor in the Senate of the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 (Republic Act 9994) which laid down several benefits for t...


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Letting Garcia escape is a mockery in the Phl systems and laws-Kiko

By Jason de Asis

 

SEANTE OFFICE, Manila, January 5, 2011-Senator Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan says that if Carlos Garcia escapes from the plunder case filed by the government, it would mean real mockery in the country’s systems and laws promulgated by the state.

 

That’s the statement of the Senator who noted that another midnight deal was being hatched by the office of the Ombudsman, government prosecutors und...


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TE BEA80% cases victims of firecracker escalated in Central Luzon

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP OLIVAS, San Fernando, Pampanga, January 5, 2011-As per record showed by the PNP authorities in Central Luzon, victims of firecrackers escalated to 80 percent as they celebrated the Yuletide season until New Year.

 

Although watusi sparklers, piccolo, pla-pla, five-star, goodbye Philippines, five star and other firecrackers are banned by the law, these were still the leading cause of injuries in Re...


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Soldiers clashed with RHB in Zambales

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, January 6, 2011-Army troopers clashed with the underground Marxist-Leninist Party of the Philippines (MLLP) military arm Rebolusyunaryong Hukbong Bayan identified them as RHB last Monday at Purok 7, Brgy. Sto. Rosario,  Masinloc, Zambales around 5:20 in the afternoon.

 

Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) spokesman Major Rosendo Armas said that the lawless elements of MLPP/RHB are the rejectionist groups of...


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Soldiers clashed with RHB in Zambales

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, January 6, 2011-Army troopers clashed with the underground Marxist-Leninist Party of the Philippines (MLLP) military arm Rebolusyunaryong Hukbong Bayan identified them as RHB last Monday at Purok 7, Brgy. Sto. Rosario,  Masinloc, Zambales around 5:20 in the afternoon.

 

Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) spokesman Major Rosendo Armas said that the lawless elements of MLPP/RHB are the rejectionist groups of...


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Angara pushes Senate Bill No. 52 versus cybercrime

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, January 4, 2011-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology pushes Senate Bill No. 52, “An Act Defining Cybercrime, Providing for Prevention, Investigation and Imposition of Penalties Therefore and for Other Purposes.”

 

In a published report showed in Congress of the Cybercrime Prevention Bill, it stated an exponential increase in numbers of internet...


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British national found dead in NE

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, January 4, 2011-A 58-year-old British national is found dead inside a subdivision here early morning of New Year’s eve, in what police probers suspect was a case of robbery-homicide.

 

Police Supt. Eliseo Cruz, Cabanatuan police chief, the police identified the British national as Graham Paul Bayley, 58, of 618 Luz Street, de Guzman Subdivision, Barangay Bantug Norte.  Bayley sustained gunshot wounds i...


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3 giant dams seen as key to attaining Phl’s rice self-sufficiency in 2013

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, January 4, 2011–To increase rice production and meet the government’s target of rice self-sufficiency and zero importation by 2013, three giant dams summed to P38 billion will be provided by the Aquino administration according to National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Administrator Antonio Nangel.

 

These are the Balog-Balog Irrigation Project, the Balintin...


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Legarda urges Filipinos to be mindful of the environment in celebrating yuletide season

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 22, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda urges Filipinos to be mindful of the environment as millions of the citizenry celebrate the holiday season, organizing and attending numerous parties and holiday events, adding that enjoying the season does not entail sacrificing the environment through tons of trash if celebrations are made frugal and eco-friendly.    

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Government should present viable projects and create IRR for foreign investment-Angara

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 22, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Finance urged the government to present viable projects and to create implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for foreign investments in attracting investors next year.

 

“There is a need for a complete investment drive of the government with specific projects that are susta...


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Give PNoy administration time to get its bearing-Angara

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 21, 2010-After reports of a rumored conflict between the executive and judiciary branches,  Senator Edgardo J. Angara, who is a former Executive Secretary and a fourth term Senator called on the public to give the Aquino administration time to get its bearings.

 

He said that it is important to give them enough time especially to members of the new administration for a better coo...


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Gen. Pangilinan led free medcap and early Christmas gifts to children inside NOLCOM

By Jason de Asis

 

Camp Aquino, Tarlac City, December 20, 2010- Lieutenant General Gaudencio S. Pangilinan, Commander of Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) last Thursday (Dec. 16) led free medical and dental services accorded to more than 200 students on top of their Christmas gift to ensure the children health, mostly dependents of soldiers with the help of doctors, nurses and dentists from the Camp Aquino ...


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Ex-Aurora Capitol executive charged before RTC for porn scandal

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, December 18, 2010–A former head of the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) has been slapped with two criminal charges before the Regional Trial Court here for reportedly spreading pornographic photos of a former Capitol employee taken some two years ago.

 

The charge in two separate information was filed by Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Jonald Hernandez before RTC Branch 66...


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Phl sports university sought by Angara

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 18, 2010- Senator Edgardo J. Angara reiterated his call for the creation of the Philippine Sports University as the Philippine national football team which is tagged as the “Azkals” has made waves in the Asian football scene.

 

The Senator said the importance of creativity and pro-active approaches in the full development of the Philippine sports where he sought to create a national sports uni...


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Legarda hailed the release of Morong 43 tagged by the AFP as CNN

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 19, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, who is a staunch advocate of human rights yesterday hailed  the release of the forty-three health workers, known as ‘Morong 43’, who were earlier arrested by the military on allegations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) that they were members of the CNN-Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA), and Na...


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KIKO-end illegal smuggler in the country and put them in jail

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 17, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan Yesterday at the Senate highlighted that the government should be at the forefront to stop illegal smuggling of agricultural products nationwide, stressing that food security is a national security that should be protected.

 

“The government itself should find solutions to stop illegal smuggling of agricultural products before...


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The 12 Christmas wishes of Kiko to the country and our leader

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 19, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan who is known as ally of PNoy listed his 12 wishes for President Aquino and the country as the days wind down until Christmas.

 

First, the Senator wishes a peace talk to start an end to the armed conflict around the country could lead to the emergence of cities such as General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao city.

 

Second a...


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KIKO-end illegal smuggling in the country and put them in jail
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 17, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan Yesterday at the Senate highlighted our government’s should be at the forefront to stop illegal smuggling of agricultural products nationwide, stressing that food security is a national security that should be protected.
 
“The government itself should find solutions to stop illegal smuggling of agricultural products before they total...


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Angara seeks solution to end jobless nurses in the Phl
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 15, 2010-Sen. Edgardo J. Angara have tasked the Congressional Commission on Science and Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) and the UP Law Center to find innovative solutions for the lack of job opportunities for nurses in the country as well as its deteriorating quality of nursing education.

Angara, who chairs COMSTE said that he will continue to hold dialogues with the leaders of nursing...


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Kiko pushes to prop up country’s banana export industry
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 16, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Food yesterday pushes the immediate implementation of measures to prop up the ailing local banana export industry that was badly hit by the decreased shipments to Iran and at the same time sponsors a committee report on the condition of the Philippines export industry of banana. 
 
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Pro-Apeco rallyists dwarf antis in clash of ecozone rallies
By Jason de Asis

CASIGURAN, Aurora, December 16, 2010–Supporters and opponents of the controversial Aurora Pacific Special Economic Zone (Apeco) took to the streets to rally support to their respective causes with pro-Apeco rallyists easily outnumbering their anti-Apeco counterparts – 3 to 1 - in a clash of rallies in this coastal town.

The two factions of demonstrators held their respective rallies Friday as a “show of force...


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By all means, let the PCGG do it. Now na!
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 14, 2010-With the Supreme Court’s decision striking down as unconstitutional the Truth Commission, it’s providential perhaps for the Aquino administration to let the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) handle the job of investigating and prosecuting former President now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on corruption charges.

As we can see, creating a Truth Commission through Cong...


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The clergy has to explain on the missing religious relics of the Baler Church
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 13, 2010-Again, call it a “hometown decision” if you may but allow me to disagree from the usual Senate issues for today back to my hometown in Baler, Aurora over an important issue which – to many - may be inconsequential but carries with it a lot of weight because of its religious and spiritual undertones.

My attention was riveted at Sen. Edgardo J. Angara’...


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COMSTE fast track the implementation of their 2011 priority projects
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 12, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) said that the commission is reorganizing their members composition in a meeting later this week in order to fast track the implementation of priority projects next year.

He said that COMSTE needs to move into a more consultative role in this stage of the C...


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Legarda lauded all mayors of Camotes Islands in Cebu mitigating climate change
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 12, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda lauded all mayors of Camote Islands particularly in the municipalities of San Francisco, Poro, Tudela and Pilar in Cebu Province for their actions to mitigate the effects of climate change; moreso, they are now aware of the increasing threats to their coastal mangrove forests, seagrass and corals.

The Senator praises the people of Camot...


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Human rights protection goes beyond motherhood statements
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 11, 2010-The world observed the International Human Rights Day last December 10, marking the day of the 1948 UN General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

As expected, so-called human rights advocates have joined the chorus of those calling for “pro-active measures that would ensure respect and promotion of human rights.

Senate Presid...


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Palafox’s faux pas (pardon the pun) or shall we believe this guy again?
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, December 10, 2010-First impression is lasting indeed. Or is it really so? Perhaps it depends on whose person who you are casting your impression with.

I am talking here of Felino Palafox Jr. - Jun – for short who strikes me at first as a respected architect and urban planner until well, lately when he committed blunders left and right and bellyached like a crybaby as though a kid whose...


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14 suspected serial rapists rapped for gang-rape of 2 women in Nueva Ecija
By Jason de Asis

SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija, December 10, 2010–Fourteen people were charged before the City Prosecutor’s Office here for the gang-rape of two women in six separate incidents in this city.

Charged with 40 counts of rape in two separate informations filed with the City Prosecutor’s Office by the National Bureau of Investigation were Leo Polintan, Rolando Gomez, Crisanto Gomez, Tanjon Nativ...


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1-M hectares of lands in Central Luzon, Northern Luzon to be developed by Aurora economic zone
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 9, 2010–No less than one million hectares of vast, still undeveloped idle lands in the fringes of Central Luzon and Northern Luzon will open up to trade, commerce and agricultural development with the operations of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO).

This was stressed by Sen. Edgardo Angara during a hearing of the Senate sub-committee on fina...


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SC’s verdict on Truth Commission stinks
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 9, 2010-Like many Filipinos wishing to high heavens that justice will be served in this country, my heart bleeds over the Supreme Court decision declaring as unconstitutional the Truth Commission tasked to investigate former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s alleged anomalies during her scandalous nine-year tenure at Malacañang.

I agonize upon hearing the SC verdict because it only heightens my su...


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DSMC should be priority to address multiple disasters in the country-Angara
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 8, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), said that the establishment of the Disaster Science Management Center (DSMC) should be national priority in order to address multiple disasters that hit the country and to aid the government in lessening the costs of disaster recovery.

“The DSMC wil...


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Kiko-saddened on SC declaration to former PGMA
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 8, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is saddened in the Supreme Court’s declaration of the Aquino administration’s Truth Commission as unconstitutional and tasked to investigate former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s alleged anomalies during her term for 9 years.

Pangilinan fears the good image and reputation of the Supreme Court (SC) in their ruling that might unwittingly creat...


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Legarda urges Pnoy for the protection of media
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 7, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda reiterated her call to  “An Act Qualifying the Killing of Members of Broadcast and Print Media on the Occasion of the Exercise of their Functions, As a Crime of Murder” to President Aquino III for the immediate passage of Committee Report No. 9.

She said that one year has passed since the ruthless and gruesome killing of 57 individuals, including 32 journalists ...


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PCG confirms oil spill in Batanes
By Jason de Asis

NORTHERN LUZON COMMAND, Tarlac, December 7, 2010–The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) confirmed yesterday morning the oil spill in Batanes province which is estimated 1.5 to 2 nautical miles long and thick as it was initially reported by Taiwan Coast Guard.

The PCG initial air surveillance revealed that the oil spill’s southern tip is located 140 nautical miles from the northern tip of Ilocos.

Although the oil spill is deemed to have no d...


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Legarda lauded Muslim Filipino Community Islamic New Year celebration
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 7, 2010-To all brothers and Muslim sisters, Happy Amun Jadid!
 
Senator Loren Legarda lauded the Muslim Filipino community as they celebrated the Islamic New Year today, saying that the occasion gives us again the chance to look into the history and culture of Muslims.
   
Legarda said that the Muslim brothers and sisters who are celebrating the event may also serve as a reminde...


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PNOY ensures steady supply of electricity in the Phl
By Jason de Asis

GERONA, Tarlac, December 6, 2010- President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III ensures the steady supply of electricity in the country wherein he is allocating P1.4 billion pesos for the Department of energy next year.

“Additional funds are necessary in the Philippines economic development,” he said, adding that Aquino lauded the Tasked Force Kapatid (TFK) members for the urgent and successful turning back of electric sup...


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Angara improves training institution for firemen, jail guards and PNP
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 6, 2010-To improve the state’s primary training institution for firemen, jail guards and police force personnel, Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture filed Senate Bill No. 2618 which seeks to grant fiscal autonomy and flexibility for the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC).

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Legarda invited local chief exec’s of NCR making cities resilient
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda invited the local chief executives of the National Capital Region (NCR) to join the “Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!” campaign of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).
 
Legarda, the UNISDR’s Asia-Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, invited N...


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Kuligligs/pedicabs as possible parts of mainstream transport in Metro
By Jason de Asis
 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development disclosed yesterday that he is considering the probability of having the “kuligligs”/ motorized pedicabs of Metro Manila areas as parts of the mainstream transportation.

Instead of looking at kuligligs as so-called pests of the ...


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Kiko-to end armed conflict in the country could lead the emergence of cities
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-“An end to the armed conflict around the country could lead to the emergence of cities such as General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao city,” Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said, adding that these cities emerged in 1996 because of a window of opportunity created by a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

“If peace and orde...


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Recto-PCSO earnings is needed to augment SUCs' budget yearly
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means said yesterday that cash-strapped state universities and colleges (SUCs) may have to depend on state-run Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), which is posting record sales due to renewed public confidence on its lotto product, to augment its shrinking budget yearly.
 
The senator said that SUCs could be eligible to ...


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Angara designated as Unión Latina representatives of Phl
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara was confirmed yesterday by Secretary General of Unión Latina Jose Luis Dicenta as the official representative of the organization in the country.

The organization is composed of 37 members from different countries of the “neolatina” languages wherein the Philippines entered in the Unión Latina in 1985 when Spanish was still the official language.
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Senate approved P1.645-trillion budget for next year
By Jason de Asis
 

SEANATE OFFICE, Manila, December 2, 2010-The Philippine Senate passed the P1.645 trillion national budget for fiscal year 2011 Wednesday night after long days of debates particularly on the controversial cash grant to poor families which eventually saw the approval of the majority.
 
The Senate approved House Bill 3101 on a 12-2 vote, with Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano and Senator Pia Cayetano voting against the admini...


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Angara defended 2011 budget for the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 2, 2010-Despite the appeal and strong opposition of Senator Sergio Osmeña and the Catholic priest in the prelature of Infanta to suspend the budget for the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport, the Senate approved the budget for next year in the recent last day of the marathon budget deliberations at the Senate.

The 2011 allocation of the Department of Trade and Industry (D...


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Funds for DRR measures next year
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 3, 2010-During the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) forum, Senator Loren Legarda said that a step in the right direction for combating the impacts of climate change is the inclusion of funds for disaster risk reduction measures in 2011 national budget.
 
Legarda, the United Nation’s Asia-Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation stated that according ...


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Kuligligs/pedicabs as possible parts of mainstream transport in Metro
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development disclosed yesterday that he is considering the probability of having the “kuligligs”/ motorized pedicabs of Metro Manila areas as parts of the mainstream transportation.

Instead of looking at kuligligs as so-called pests of the ...


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Lacson should face the accusations against him
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 4, 2010-Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan on his calls to his colleague Senator Panfilo Lacson to face the accusations being implicated in the Dacer-
Corbito murder case made against him to prove that he is innocent.
 
Pangilinan said that if Lacson is innocent then he has nothing to fear at all and besides President Aquino is the new administration whose mandate is to serve the best interest of the p...


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Government participation in spending PPPs project must be aggressive
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, December 2, 2010-The issue of public-private partnerships (PPPs) trumpeted loud so many times and not new to me. I found it compelling to join the discussion with Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee when he hits the national government for the safeguard and welfare of the people to engage much responsibility in the PPPs involving big-ticket infrastructure p...


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NFA to buy rice from Filipino farmers maybe good or bad
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 30, 2010-Is it a good news or a bad news? Instead of buying rice from Thailand and Vietnam, Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee revealed in his study that the National Food Authority (NFA) should buy rice to Filipino farmers after the NFA’s debt has ballooned to over P171 billion pesos in the month of May.

Recto issued his statement attributed to over-impor...


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Mgen Espino-7th ID reaffirms its right to stand firm on FMMR issue
By Jason de Asis
 
FORT MAGSAYSAY, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija, November 30, 2010–Mgen Ireneo C Espino, Chief of the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division (7ID), Philippine Army reaffirms its right to possess and administer the Fort Magsaysay Military Reservation (FMMR) amidst the growing number of informal settlers in the area.

The Batas International Media finds out that some 15,000 individuals have been squatting in the portion of...


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Chiz calls for senate inquiry about the MRT3 project
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 30, 2010-Senator Chiz Escudero calls for senate inquiry about the Metro Rail Transit Corporation owned by John Robert Sobrepeña prompting him to clarify issues and concern about the MRT 3 project which started in 1997.

“Who really controls the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) project between the government and the Sobrepeña Group?” That’s the question of the Senator when the Department o...


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Sotto hits funds for contraceptives
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 29, 2010-Majority Floor Leader Vicente C. Sotto III remains his position on the issue of the government allocating funds for contraceptives saying that spending almost P900 million of taxpayers’ money for acquisition of various forms of contraceptives are still unreasonable for him.
He added that it would be more unreasonable to approve it if the implementing agency cannot even justify the program.
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Recto mandates NFA to buy rice only from local farmers
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, November 28, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee said that he is seriously studying to scrutinize the inclusion of a special provision in the 2011 national budget requiring the National Food Authority (NFA) to buy rice only from local farmers instead of buying from Thailand or Vietnam.

Recto said that the NFA should buy locally in order to make it profitable for local far...


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Kiko-Mt. Bulusan alerts the government
By Jason de Asis
 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 28, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, senate chair of the committee on agriculture and food visited several towns around the restive Mt. Bulusan volcano to personally survey the effects of Mt. Bulusan’s recent ash explosions.
 
Pangilinan saw massive boulders that have been washed down from slopes of the volcano clogging the Cadacan River of Barangay Cogon, Irosin where in some areas the lahar dep...


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Trillanes lauded the proposed increased of combat duty pay of AFP soldiers

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 29, 2010-Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV lauded the endorsement of the Senate committee to national defense and security to the proposed increase of the combat duty pay of the commissioned officers and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

 

Senator Chiz Escudero, chair of the national defense and security and Senate Pro-Tempore Jinggoy...


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MIC program of Phl and Korea are needed for Phl economic sustainability
By Jason de Asis

 
SEOUL, South Korea, November 29, 2010–Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology emphasized the need to innovate for economic sustainability through the Multi-Industry Cluster (MIC) program, a Korean cooperation initiative in the country that will promote regional innovation by leveraging regions’ existing competitive strengths.

Angara said in the Korea-Philipp...


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Sotto proposed the banning of children riding at the backseat of motorcycle
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 29, 2010-Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III yesterday proposed the banning in the streets of children riding at the backseat of a motorcycle under Senate Bill No. 2609.

Sotto raised his concerned in the potential risk of children who are being exposed to threat particular in the continuing growing number of motorcycle users, being the most affordable mode of transpor...


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Asian parliamentarians are applying disaster risk reduction to achieve MDG
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 28, 2010-The parliamentarians who came from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand met for three days (November 25 to 27, 2010) in the Consultative Meeting for Parliamentarians on ‘Disaster Risk Reduction: An Instrument for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals’ which was held in cooperation wi...


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Sotto urges DepEd to include drug abuse prevention education program in grades 5 and 6
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 28, 2010-Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III asked the Department of Education (DepEd) to seriously consider a “drug abuse prevention education program" and appropriate a portion of its proposed P207.3 billion budget on 2011.

Sotto urged DepEd to include in their regular curriculum of grades 5 and 6 pupils the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE...


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Antonino denies he’s eyeing governorship to challenge Umali

By Jason de Asis

 

JAEN, Nueva Ecija, November 28, 2010–Outgoing fourth district Rep. Rodolfo Antonino yesterday denied he is eyeing the Capitol in 2013 to challenge the reelection bid of Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali amidst reports that his partymates from the Bagong Lakas ng Nueva Ecija are set to bolt the party founded by the late Joson patriarch to join the governor’s Unang Sigaw Partido ng Pagbabago.

 

Antonino told ...


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Angara urges Phl to prioritize the establishment of DSMC
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 28, 2010-By preparing better the nation in dealing with the multiple disasters that hit the country, Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), urges the government for the establishment of the Disaster Science Management Center (DSMC) as a national priority next year.
 
The DSMC helps citizens for the typhoons and simila...


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Legarda commits her 2011 PDAF for the construction of green schools
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 27, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Climate Change announced that she  committed her 2011 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for the construction of  “green schools” after her proposal to allocate at least one percent of the national budget for disaster risk reduction.
 
The Senator intended to prioritize and to address the long-standi...


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Angara calls for monitoring of the nation’s water footprint to avert worsening water crisis
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 27, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) calls for a careful monitoring of the nation’s water footprint in order to avert a worsening water crisis.

Angara said that the country’s water footprint is advantageous to policymakers and water-related institutions, adding tha...


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Kiko saddened by the negative growth rate in 3rd quarter of 2010 in agri sector
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 27, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, chair of the senate’s committee on agriculture and food was saddened by the country’s negative growth rate in the agricultural sector (-2.62%) from January to September 2010 despite the 6.5% growth in the economy in general.

He expressed grief when the Department of Agriculture reported the negative growth due to t...


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Drillon says no actual cut in the budget of 112 state universities and colleges
By Jason de Asis

 
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 27, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee clarified yesterday that there was no actual cut in the budget of the country’s 112 state universities and colleges (SUCs) which he is currently deliberating the proposed P1.645 trillion national outlay.

Drilon said that the budget for SUCs in the 2010 budget was loaded with congressional i...


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Pacquiao as tourism poster boy will be a tourism KO for Phl - solon
By Jason de Asis

BALER, Aurora, November 26, 2010–Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara yesterday called on President Aquino to tap Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao as tourism poster boy in order for the country to score a “spectacular knockout” in terms of tourism arrivals in the country.

Angara said Pacquiao’s global prominence and his stature as the recognized no. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world today, aside from being t...


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Angara identifies COMSTE priority projects for 2011
By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 25, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science and Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), identified their priority projects for 2011 such as Telemedicine, Remote-Sensing for Agriculture, Electronic Vehicles and Green Transport and Disaster Science.

He said that the country is one that kept relatively strong economic growth throughout the global recession a...


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NPA surrendered with firearms to Aurora authorities
By Jason de Asis

BALER, Aurora, November 26, 2010-A former member of Sentro De Grabidad Nueva Ecija-Aurora (SDG NE-Aurora) of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) under Antonio Layko Alias Ka Berto/Ambo operating in Central Aurora and part of Nueva Ecija recently surrendered here to  authorities.

Ltc Kurt A Decapia, Commanding Officer of 48IB which is based in Barangay Calabuanan identified the rebel as Raymond J. Domingo alias ka Arman, 22 years ...


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VFA’s (Ir) relevance at present times

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 26, 2010-Shall we or shall we not?

 

This is the $64-question that nags our national consciousness when it comes to the issue of the Visiting Forces Agreement whose relevance – or the lack of it – begs intellectual exchange among our people in government and society.

 

Sen. Loren Legarda, Chair, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Co – Chair, LOVFA was right in stating that an issue...


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Solon defends Angaras’ interests in Apeco

By Jason de Asis

 

 

BALER, Aurora, November 25, 2010–Rep.  Juan Edgardo Angara yesterday defended his clan’s interests in the development of the Aurora Special Economic Zone, saying it’s a natural position taken by somebody who wants to see his place flourish and be developed.

 

“It’s a given. Wasn’t (Senate President Juan Ponce) Enrile interested in Cagayan? Wasn’t (former) Senator (Richard) Gordon interested in Subic and Cla...


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Solon warns attack on radioman might have ‘chilling’ effect on media in Aurora

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 25, 2010–The bomb attack on the house of a radio broadcaster perceived to be supportive of the Aurora Special Economic Zone (Apeco) might have a chilling effect on the local media in the province and scare them from reporting on issues surrounding the controversial project.  

 

Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara of the lone district of Aurora said the bomb attack on Ber...


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Kiko invites public for live streaming of senate proceedings

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 25, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan invites the public to closely watch the senate in action as the live streaming finally gets operational in the upper house, four months after filing of Resolution 53 calling for live streaming of senate proceedings.

 

He said that opening public proceedings to new media of late has become a vital source of interaction not only in...


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Angara calls to reexamine the Phl mutual defense treaty

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 25, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, vice-chair of the Senate Committee on foreign relations urged his colleagues to reexamine the Philippines' mutual defense alliances that could now be based on outdated assumptions in the recent hearing of the Legislative Oversight Committee on the Visiting Forces Agreement (LOCVFA).

 

Angara said that it is important to discuss underlying defens...


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Nueva Ecija gets 3.4 million euros grant from Spanish gov't for disaster mitigation

By Jason de Asis

 

PALAYAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, November 25, 2010–The provincial government of Nueva Ecija has been chosen as recipient of 3.4 million euros (P203 million) worth of grant from the Spanish government in recognition of the local government's capacity to respond to disaster and calamity situations and implement rehabilitation programs.

 

The grant, the first of its kind involving disaster r...


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Joson joining Umali camp? Boyet says it’s possible

By Jason de Asis

 

QUEZON, Nueva Ecija, November 25, 2010–“If you can’t beat them, join them.”

 

This saying appears to be holding true in the case of the camp of the once politically dominant Joson clan after one of its members said he is willing to join Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali in his party, Unang Sigaw Partido ng Pagbabago.

 

Mayor Mariano Cristino Joson, who lost to Umali in the 2007 gubernatorial race that ended...


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Pope hits the nail right on the head!

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 24, 2010- By now, officials of the Catholic Church may be raising hell – literally and figuratively – over the recent statements of Pope Benedict XVI that use of condoms may be used as a means to fight HIV/AIDS. At a time when so-called pro-life priests and Catholic lay leaders are moving heaven and earth to fight the RH Bill, the Pope’s statements come like a dampener to frenzied efforts to ha...


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Non-Aurorans telling Aurorans what to do? It sucks.

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE, OFFICE, Manila, November 23, 2010-As an Auroran, born and raised in Baler, it mystifies me how non-Aurorans and non-residents of Baler would tell us right in our faces how we should run the affairs of our province.

 

Outsiders–aliens if you may–have the gall to say this is how Aurora should be run when in truth and in fact, they never had any stake in its future nor took part in the hardships of the not...


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Environmentalists group condemns attempted media slay

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 22, 2010-The group of the Noble Blue Falcons International, Environmentalists, Peace Crusaders led by National President, Prof. Leonardo "Onad" Usita  condemned the desperate act of the recent assassination plot to a veteran newsman in his house, yesterday night.


“Unidentified men hurled a bomb Wednesday night at the house of the principled media man, Bernie Rada, a veteran broadcaster of...


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Legarda lauds SC for protecting the environment

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 22, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources lauded the Supreme Court (SC) for the environment protection and citizen welfare by issuing of ‘writ of kalikasan’ and a Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) against the First Philippine Industrial Corp (FPIC) and First Gen Corporation.

 

The order would compel the two...


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COMSTE says Telehealth as the Phl priority for 2011-Angara

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 21 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of The Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) said that telehealth has the potential to become a game changer for the country, a top national priority for 2011.

 

The Senator has appropriated P100 Million for funding from the 2009 budget for the said program for improving basic health care services and de...


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Kiko urges the government to ensure peoples’ safety as avian influenza is back

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 21, 2010-Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, chair of the senate on agriculture and food committee urges the Philippine government and other sectors to be united in monitoring the country’s farms to ensure that the avian influenza disease does not affect our country men.

 

The senator reported that avian influenza is back a few days ago and the first cas...


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Taiwanese drug manufacturer donates P5-M medicines to 4 Aurora hospitals

By Jason de Asis

 

CASIGURAN, Aurora, November 20, 2010–A Taiwanese drug manufacturer has donated some P5 million worth of quality medicines to the Aurora Memorial Hospital and three provincial government-run hospitals in the province.

 

Gaudi Phamaceuticals, through its local subsidiary Gaudi Trade Co., Ltd. Philippines, represented by Gao Pronove,  delivered the boxes of assorted medicines during ceremonial tu...


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Angara-Castillo bats for tax break for Pacman

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 20, 2010–Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo has sought the grant of tax exemptions on the purse of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in recognition of his legendary ring exploits, including his conquest of the World Boxing Council superwelterweight title – his eight in as many divisions – following his sensational victory over a game but badly outclassed Mexican warrior Antonio Margarito.

 

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Filipino-Taiwanese firm eyes P380-M investments in Aurora ecozone

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 20, 2010–A Filipino-Taiwanese company has expressed interest to become a locator inside the economic zone here and invest some P380 million worth projects covering renewable energy, mariculture and coco oil.

 

Eco Market Solutions is planning to put up a P150-million biomass gassification power plant, a P200-million mariculture project and the coco mill by 2011.

 

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Pacman greatest Phl athlete of all time – Kiko

By Jason de Asis


SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 19, 2010–Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao, who recently chalked up a record-setting eight (8) world title in as many divisions, should be recognized as the greatest-ever Filipino athlete of all time.

 

Sen. Francisco 'Kiko' Pangilinan said declaring Pacquiao as the greatest among Filipino athletes is a fitting coronation for his incredible ring exploits. The declaration was contained in ...


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DENR exec denies benefitting from Apeco land deal, hits back at Palafox

By Jason deAsis

 

CASIGURAN, Aurora, November 19, 2010–A top official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, who was earlier linked by noted urban planner Felino Palafox Jr. to the alleged anomalous transfer of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone site to favor him, yesterday denied benefitting from the sale of the land and assailed Palafox for making unfair and baseless accusations against him.

 

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Senator Osmeña’s (seeming) holier-than-thou attitude

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 19, 2010-I must “admire” Sen. Sergs Osmeña for his statesmanship. First of all, it was no mean feat seeing a senator running as an independent and winning with plenty to spare. With political butterflies now fluttering their wings in our midst, jumping from one political bandwagon to another, Sergs, I must say, is one rare, endangered political specie.He is not only a rarity. H...


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Army officer says Aurora task force “passive” in campaign vs illegal logging

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 19, 2010–The members of the provincial government-led task force which is spearheading the campaign against illegal logging are “passive” in the drive against tree-cutting and forest smuggling in the province.

 

This was according to Army Lt. Col. Kurt Decapia, battalion commander of the 48th Infantry Battalion who said this seeming passiveness among member...


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Aurora, Quirino to set up joint checkpoints vs illegal loggers

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 19, 2010–The provincial governments of Aurora and Quirino will set up a joint checkpoint to check the passage of vehicles loaded with “hot logs” and illegally possessed  forest products.

 

Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo said that Quirino Gov. Junie Cua assured her that a joint checkpoint in the territorial boundaries of the two provinces will be operationalized to clamp down ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Aurora broadcaster’s house bombed

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP RAVINA, Baler, Aurora November 18, 2010-Unidentified men tossed a bomb inside the residential compound of a veteran broadcaster here Wednesday night, causing a wide explosion that damaged the front door of the house, police said yesterday.

 

No one was reported hurt in the explosion which occurred at around 7 pm Wednesday at the house of Bernie Rada, correspondent of CLTV 36. Rada, 39, is also a commentator of local radio stat...


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Washington Accord accreditation a boon to Phl engineers – Angara

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 18, 2010- The socalled Washington Accord, which is an agreement among nations that recognize the equivalence of engineering programs is a boon to Filipino engineers who will be allowed to practice as professionals in the signatories.

Sen. Edgardo Angara stressed that Filipino engineers can avail of this opportunity even as the Congressional Commission on Science, Technolog...


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Villar seeks perks for village execs, tanods

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 18, 2010 – Sen. Manny Villar has proposed the grant of financial benefits to the punong barangay or barangay chairman and members of the sangguning barangay, including a retirement fund in recognition of their significant contribution in the delivery of basic services to the people and benefits to barangay tanods.

Villar filed two separate bills to address these needs, Senate Bills 1323 and 2...


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Kiko eyes televised coverage, marathon hearings of Maguindanao massacre trial

by Jason de Asis


SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 18, 2010 – Sen. Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan has proposed the holding of televised live coverage and marathon hearings of court trials on the infamous Maguindanao massacre to ensure swift justice to the victims.

 

Pangilinan yesterday filed Senate Resolution 186 expressing the sense of the Senate that the Maguindanao massacre trial should be made public thr...


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Legarda calls on smokers to comply with Anti-Littering Law

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, November 17, 2010-Sen. Loren Legarda asked smokers to comply with the Anti-Littering Law and dispose cigarette butts responsibly amid a  Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) report which ranked cigarette butts as the second highest pollutant in the country.

 

Legarda said smokers should be more responsible when they dispose their used cigarette butts because these pollute th...


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Angara cites 4 major areas of concern for DepEd

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SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 17, 2010-Sen. Edgardo J. Angara has identified four major areas of concern which the Department of Education must immediately address under the leadership of Secretary Armin Luistro.

 

Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture said these pressing concerns are funding education for schoolchildren, shortage of teachers, classrooms, chairs and textbooks; the issue...


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 Respect for Muslim religion key to peace in Mindanao, says Legarda

by Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 16, 2010- Genuine respect for the Muslim faith and religion is the key to resolve conflicting issues in Mindanao, Sen. Loren Legarda said yesterday.

 

Legarda said that as 1.57 billion Muslims worldwide celebrate today the Eid’l Adha—the Feast of Sacrifice that commemorates a story of dedication and obedience to God – Filipinos from other religious and other glo...


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International group of lawmakers backs amnesty for Trillanes

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 16, 2010-The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has supported the grant of amnesty to Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV, even commending the Senate for defending his rights.

 

In an email to lawyer Reynaldo Robles, Trillanes’ chief of staff, Ingeborg Schwarz, secretary of the Committee on Human Rights of Parliamentarians of the IPU, said a resolution supporting the senator’s figh...


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Drilon assails PNCC exec for peddling lies, demands remittance of toll fee collection to gov’t

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 16, 2010- Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday assailed the Philippine National Construction Corp. for allegedly peddling lies as he disputed the PNCC’s claim that the toll fee it was collecting was part of a “commercial agreement” between the state firm and private tollway operators since the share granted to PNCC is clearly a ...


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6-time Baler mayor looms as Angara clan’s bet for governor in 2013

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora, November 16, 2010–The incumbent septuagenarian mayor of this capital town, who won six three-year terms as local chief executive, is looming as the possible successor to the Capitol of outgoing three-term Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo.

 

Barely six months after the May elections, three-term Mayor Arthur J.  Angara, 73, is emerging as the clan’s anointed candidate for governor, wi...


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Angara bats for 3-tiered DepEd-DOH-DSWD tie-up in CCT program

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 16, 2010-Sen.Edgardo J. Angara has batted for the forging of a three-tiered partnership among the Department of Education, the Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the implementation of the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program.

 

Angara, vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said since incentives are being given to...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Recto says the government has to confront local terror threats daily

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 15, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto said that the daily onslaught of crimes be it petty/small or organized are more dangerous that the Philippines will have to address to get respect for other nations to show that we are ready to face the more menacing terror threat on a global scale.

 

“The government has to confront the more ominous form of local terror threat which stokes ...


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Legarda hails the release of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 15, 2010–Senator Loren Legarda said she’s joining the world in hailing the release of Myanmar’s democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi. “The attainment of her hard-fought freedom must be celebrated as a victory for democracy whose ideals she has bravely championed and for whom she has gained the admiration and respect of all peace-loving nations”, Legarda added.

“It...


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Legarda proposes the creation of P1 billion fund fot IT small and medium companies

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 14, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda proposes the creation of an IT venture capital fund for small to medium-scale IT start-up companies in order to encourage more Filipinos to venture into the very dynamic industry of information technology and the need to widen the participation of the poor in the IT sector, particularly through entrepreneurial activities in w...


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Kalinga province declared insurgency free

By Jason de Asis

 

TABUK, Kalinga, November 14, 2010–The 501st Infantry “Valiant” Brigade, Philippine Army declared the province of Kalinga insurgency-free and transferred the lead role of maintaining internal security to its police and local executives.

 

Major Rosendo Armas, spokesman of Northern Luzon command (NOLCOM), said the military and the Kalinga Provincial Peace and Order Council have signed a memorandum agreement (MOA) which di...


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Angara seeks revival of Galleon Trade

By Jason de Asis

 

BALER, Aurora – Sen. Edgardo Angara has sought the revival of successful exchange between the Philippines, Spain and other Hispanic countries similar to the Galleon Trade.

 

Angara, who recently received the 2010 Premio Casa Asia award from a 10-man jury members from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s cultural branch in Madrid for his exceptional efforts to encourage understanding and strengthen relations between Spain...


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North Luzon tourism expo draws 20,000  participants; hailed as “tourism mall”

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 14, 2010–Some 20,000 individuals composed of foreign and domestic tourists have taken part in  NorthPhil Expo 2010, an annual tourism event which opened Friday, offering dazzling cultural extravaganza at SM Clark which has been dubbed a “tourism mall” by organizers.

 

Ronnie Tiotuico, regional director for Central Luzon of the Department of Tourism ...


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Legarda  urges bills to increase salary and benefits of doctors

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 13, 2010- Senator Loren Legarda said there is a need to upgrade the salary and benefits of doctors while upgrading the quality of their training as well to keep them home to avert a crisis in health care provision caused by a decrease in the enrollment of students in the field of medicine and the recent phenomenon of doctors forgoing their medical education and training in o...


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COMSTE works with Philec to open RP solar testing facility next month

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 14, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) said that his committee is working with First Philec to open a Philippine solar testing facility next month in Batangas.  

 

A Public Private Partnership (PPP) that can test different types of solar modules, arrays and balance of systems components...


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Angara-APECO deserves positive development in the recent finance committee hearing

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 13, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara said that the discussions were a positive development in the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the budget of Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO) as it gave deserved attention to the issues of concerned parties.

 

In the recent hearing the senator graced the participation of all parties concerned in giving the chance ...


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Recto urged Aquino to assure Christmas bonus for national government employees

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 13, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee yesterday urged President Aquino to reach into the treasury's bank and grant over one (1) million national government employees an extra Christmas bonus for this year.

 

The Senator said that granting bonus to the country’s public servants are necessary expenditure to have an ext...


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Legarda proposed establishing children health insurance program

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 12, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda proposed Senate Bill 2120 to establish a Children’s Health Insurance Program where eligible children from low income families shall be entitled to a full range of health services that will include regular check-ups, immunization, laboratory tests and dental care adding that it intends to increase the scope and coverage of the National Health ...


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Umali dares Vergara’s camp to publicly identify emissary offered P20-M HUC bribe try

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, November 12, 2010–Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali yesterday dared the camp of Cabanatuan City Mayor Julius Cesar Vergara to publicly identify the alleged emissary who offered P20 million to members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) in exchange for their rejection of the city government’s plan to convert the city into a highly urbanized city (HUC)....


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Umali says his stand opposing Cabanatuan’s HUC conversion not politically motivated

By Jason de Asis

 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, November 12, 2010–Governor Aurelio Umali of Nueva Ecija clarified that his decision to oppose any attempt to have Cabanatuan converted into a highly urbanized city is not politically motivated as claimed by pro-HUC proponents.

 

Umali was fending off criticisms that he was against the HUC conversion would no longer allow Cabanatuenos to cas...


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Senate finance panelists unanimously endorsed Senate bill 2566 approval

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 9, 2010-The enactment of the Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC’s) Governance Act under Senate Bill 2566 authored by Senator Franklin Drilon, Chair senate of finance committee was favorably endorsed by Finance Sec. Cesar V. Purisima, Budget Sec. Butch Abad, Chairman Francisco Duque of the Civil Service Commission and Asst. Government Counsel Elpidio...


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Senate finance committee approved a measure to rationalize GOCCs

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 9, 2010-The Senate Finance Committee panel has approved a measure which seeks to rationalize the operations of government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) to stop the reported abusive practices by the various governing boards.

 

Senator Franklin Drilon who authored Senate Bill 2566 and as well as the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said that the days w...


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Estrada prepares to sponsor two million household workers from Batas Kasambahay

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 9, 2010- Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, concurrent chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development and the joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Labor and Employment (COCLE) said that he prepares to sponsor an estimate of two (2) million household workers to benefit from the proposed “Bat...


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Senate approves SBN 138 to institutionalize mandatory Hepa B vaccination

By Jasonde Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 10, 2010-The Senate approved in third reading the Senate Bill No.138 otherwise known as An Act Acquiring Basic Immunization Services Against Hepatitis B for infants which was introduced by Senator Pia Cayetano, chair of the committee on health and demography in institutionalizing the mandatory vaccination of infants against Hepatitis B.

 

The vaccination of chil...


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Legarda said the congress is duty bound to review VFA treaty

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 10, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda said that Congress is duty-bound to review the treaty which cited various contentious provisions of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the United States (US) and the Philippines.

 

The Legislative Oversight Committee on the VFA (LOVFA) which she co-chairs must be mandatory to review VFA treaty to ensure that provisions of the agreement ...


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Angara calls for a new system for GOCCs salaries and allowances

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 10, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee calls for a new system for determining the salaries and allowances in the different government agencies in a recent Senate Committee on Finance hearing regarding the Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) compensation.

 

“The hearing is the most recent development in the Senate inqui...


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Pangilinan says PNOY’s CCT program is needed to alleviate poverty

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 10, 2010-Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan says that the government’s P21 billion cash transfer fund is a cornerstone of PNoy’s poverty alleviation program that they have to support in order to fulfill the President’s campaign.

 

The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program should be supported to heal the root cause of poverty where the house-of-representative...


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Sen. Recto pushes DOE to find ways to mitigate crude oil increase

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 8, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee pushes the Department of Energy (DOE) to find ways on how to mitigate the continued crude oil price increase in the world market on local pump prices.

 

He said that if the cost of crude oil hits $90 per barrel, it would certainly bring up local pump prices here where the DOE should now be on its t...


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Legarda urged the government to protect IPs rights and their cultural identity

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 8, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities urged the government today to give what is due to the nation’s indigenous peoples (IPs) by promoting, protecting and upholding their rights and privileges.

 

In culmination of the celebration of the Indigenous Peoples Month that was celebrated throughout October, the S...


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Sen. Escudero wants vagrancy to be totally removed from our society

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 8, 2010-Senator Chiz Escudero, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, wants vagrancy to be totally removed from our society in the Senate Bill No. 2367 which he filed to decriminalize it as the holiday season ushers and homeless people start flooding the metropolis.

 

The said proposed bill defines vagrants as circumscribed under Article 202 of t...


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Sen. Angara pushes pre-school development act of 2010

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila November 8, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture will push for the Pre-School Development Act of 2010 which he filed last September to provides access to early childhood care and development programs for  Filipino children up to 6 years old which is a critical period in a child's life as it is the foundation for all future learning.

  

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Drilon allocated bonuses to GOCC’s equivalent to 26 months

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 9, 2010-Senator Franklin M. Drilon, chair Senate committee on finance confirmed that members of the Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC’s) have allocated their benefit bonuses that went as high as the equivalent of twenty six (26) months, notwithstanding the poor financial condition on the said enterprise in the course of the committee inquiry to PSR No. 66.

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Eastern Visayas lauds by Legarda on the issue of climate change; urge fast tracking of downscaled RPs Geo-hazard Maps

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 7, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, the Asia-Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, lauded the growing awareness of the people in Eastern Visayas on the issue of climate change.

 

Legarda said that the increasing consciousness on the phenomenon would lead to the effectiv...


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Sen. Trillanes is the new TATAP president

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 7, 2010-Senator Antonio Trillanes IV assumed the country’s governing body for sports and embraced the task of giving table tennis a shot in the arm, adding that he has been named acting president of the Table Tennis Association of the Philippines by its board of trustees, with unanimous approval from regional presidents and member associations.

 

Trillanes took over Jose Or...


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Sen. Pangilinan plans to improve agri for RPs to be developed next 15 years

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 8, 2010-Sen. Francis “Kiko” N. Pangilinan, chair of the senate committee on agriculture, emphasized that there is a need for a more encompassing approach to find solutions to boost Philippines agriculture in the next 15 years.

 

In the recent visit of the Senator to Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), he said that there is a need to address RPs a...


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Philippine Navy conducts successful humanitarian mission to Isabela

By Jason de Asis

 

ROXAS BOULEVARD, Manila, November 8, 2010-Although bad weather condition persists the Marine on board LC 551 penetrated the waters of Isabela and successfully delivered relief goods and heavy equipment to the victims.

 

The task group 10.2 “Amianan Recovery” was activated in the aftermath of Typhoon Juan to alleviate the plight of residents, help in clearing the road networks and undertaking eng...


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Senate exhibits IP’s Isang Habi, Isang Lahi and formally opens on Monday

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 7, 2010-The Isang Habi, Isang Lahi exhibit organized by Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Committee on Cultural Communities will formally open  at the Senate on Monday to honor the rich culture of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs), preserve their distinct heritage, Filipino ancestral wisdom and to rekindle the pride of the country’s cultural diversity.

 

The Sena...


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Floods affect 144,458 villagers in Region II, III and Cordillera

By Jason de Asis

 

MANILA, November 7, 2010-Six (6) provinces from Region II, III and Cordillera residents have been affected by the floods and heavy rains over the past few days numbered to 30,108 families or 144,458 villagers in 302 barangays who have to get relief goods and assistance according to the report of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC).

 

About 3,979 families are still in the 56 evac...


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towns cut off from northern Aurora due to landslide brought by rains

By Jason de Asis

 

DIPACULAO, Aurora, November 5, 2010–A series of landslides along the mountains in this town, cutting off three in northernmost towns from the rest of the province since Thursday night brought by continues rains and strong winds.

 

Hundreds of commuters are stranded due to the landslides which occurred  in Sitio Pimpolisan, Barangay Dianed here bound to Dinalungan, Casiguran and Dilasag, adding...


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Nueva Ecija governor defend P40-M intelligence fund in the proposed 2011 budget

By Jason de Asis

 

PALAYAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, November 5, 2010–At least P40 million worth of intelligence funds in the proposed 2011 budget of the provincial government being reviewed for approval by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan was defended its allocation by Gov. Aurelio Umali saying it’s in accordance with the law.

 

In reaction to the allocation of the controversial intelligence funds, the governor s...


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Villar calls to stop illegal loggers in Cagayan and Isabela

By Jason de Asis 

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 6, 2010-Senator Manny Villar calls to stop the operation of logging in the Sierra Madre mountains in the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela which are suffering heavy floods and landslide brought by heavy rains.

 

“The series of landslides and floods which came from the mountains in the two (2) provinces reflect the abuses of the people due to all forms of loggings along the s...


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Recto questioned today the timing of toll hike petition of BCDA for SCTex

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila November 6, 2010-While the expansive toll road is being turned over to a private concessionaire, Sen. Ralph G. Recto today questioned the timing of the toll hike petition of Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) for the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTex).

 

The Senator asked, “Is the promise of a higher toll fee a welcome gift for the private operator?” addi...


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Recto asked PNoy to convene LEDAC to prioritize aid to the typhoon victims

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 6, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee asked President Aquino (PNoy) to immediately convene the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) to prioritize legislative measures that particularly involve providing aid to affected areas of typhoon Juan.

 

Recto said that it is in the President’s best interest to co...


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Sen. Angara renews his call for better protection of Filipino seafarers

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 6, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara renews his call for better protection and welfare of Filipino seafarers as recent reports show the huge increase in the overseas remittance of Filipino maritime workers.

 

It was reported by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) that 11.31 percent increase of foreign exchange from sea-based overseas Filipino workers (O...


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European parliament and RP Senate discuss inter-parliamentary today

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 5, 2010-The EU Parliament delegation, led by Mr. Werner Langen, Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Southeast Asia and the ASEAN and a member of the Europe People’s Party of Germany, and the Philippine Senate, led by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, will be discussing the growing partnership among the countries and the EU that have seen enhan...


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Sen. Drilon welcomes the moves of BIR to file tax evasion charges to Cunanan and Neri

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 5, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee welcomes the move of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to file tax evasion charges against former SSS president Romulo Neriand SSS chairman Thelmo Cunanan for their failure to declare their appropriate incomes.

 

“There should be criminal liabilities on the part of the S...


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Sen. Legarda calls RPs security forces to be vigilant in a report of possible terrorist attack

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 5, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations calls the Philippines (RPs) security forces to be vigilant in a report of possible terrorist attack despite the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) downplayed the threat.

 

Despite the AFP report that there is no terror threat in the country, Legarda said we c...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Legarda urged RP government to prevent and control dengue fever

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 5, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda urged the Philippine government pinpointing the Department of Health (DOH) and local government units (LGUs) to prevent and control the continues surge in cases of dengue fever in Asia according to the World Health Organization (WHO) report.

 

Legarda said that the rise of dengue cases in Asia particular in the Philippines is alarming an...


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Sen. Drilon assures rank-and-file employees protected in terms of compensation

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 5, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, author of Senate Bill 2566 or the proposed GOCC Governance Act of 2010, has assured rank-and-file employees who will be protected in terms of compensation once a measure seeking to rationalize the operations of government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs).

 

The employees occupying lower ranks will be given higher per...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Drilon wants to redistribute RPs intelligence fund to regular items

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, November 3, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee wants to redistribute the Philippines intelligence fund intended to regular items rather than being included as a lump sum item in the budget which is not subject to audit.

 

He said that the Office of the President (OP) has reduced its confidential and intelligence fund to P400 million from the ini...


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COMSTE develops ICT system that uses remote sensing and satellite imagery for 2011 agri

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 3, 2010- Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair of the Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) is developing an information and communication technology (ICT) system which provides a real time data and a model for local farmers as one of their projects next year.

 

The uses of remote sensing and satellite imagery anticipat...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Angara calls to revive RP-Spain trade

By Jason de Asis

 

MADRID, Spain, November 2, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara calls to revive the successful exchange between the Philippines and Spain and other Hispanic countries akin to the time of the Galeon Trade.

 

The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s cultural branch has chosen Angara as the recipient of the 2010 Premio Casa Asia award today with monetary and trophy due to his efforts in encouraging, strengthening and understanding ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Drilon seeks to rationalize GOCC’s operation

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 2, 2010- Senator Franklin Drilon, author of Senate Bill No. 2566 or the proposed government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) Governance Act of 2010, proposed a legislation which seeks to rationalize its operations that will eliminate political patronage and horse trading in appointing officials in state firms which has been abused for nine (9) years by the Arroyo administration.

 

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Angara expressed his intentention to seek Spain’s help for RPs heritage conservation

By Jason de Asis

 

 

MADRID, Spain, November 1, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, who is set to receive the Premio Casa Asia award, expressed his intent to seek Spain’s help for the Philippines persisting heritage conservation efforts inspired by Spain’s success in preserving their cultural treasures.

 

The cultural arm of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Casa Asia) will award the Sen...


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Sen. Drilon pushes to eradicate controversial road board

By Jason de Asis

 

 SENATE OFFICE, Manila, November 1, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, chairman of Senate Committee on Finance has pushed to eradicate the controversial Road Board amidst allegations that the proceeds from the motor vehicle user’s charge (MVUC) or road user’s tax redound to fraud.

 

Drilon said that even as Republic Act 8794 that created it cites specific purposes for its use such as maintenance of roads, improv...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Government should invest more trains to maximize ridership

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 31, 2010-The government should invest in procuring more train coaches to maximize the ridership potential of the railway system and, in the process, turn in a decent return of investment (ROI), instead of a fare hike to boost the viability of Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3).

 

Sen. Ralph G. Recto disclosed the whole MRT-3 line is actually good for a daily ridership of 650,000 but only...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Guingona filed a bill for the creation of RPs strategic petroleum reserve

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 31, 2010-Senator Teofisto Guingona, vice-chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy has filed a bill proposing for the creation of Philippine Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the country to prevent possible shortage in the petroleum products.

 

The supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the retail market in the early months last year abruptly became scarce where...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Angara seeks extensive academic exchange program with Spain

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 30, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara said that he will propose an extensive academic exchange program with Spain for the welfare of the teachers and students in the country.

 

As this year’s recipient of the prestigious Premio Casia Asia, he has been chosen by the cultural arm of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs because of his unmatched efforts between the Spain and the...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 30, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Pangilinan lead a raid of smuggled onions in Divisoria

By Jasonde Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 30, 2010-Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, Senate Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture led a raid of smuggled onion in Divisoria yesterday morning.

 

“Nakakaiyak talaga itong mga smuggled na sibuyas e. Ito ang nagpapahirap sa mga kababayan nating magsasaka na nagsisikap itaguyod ang industriya natin sa agrikultura," he said.

 

It was confirmed by the Department of Agric...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Escudero pushes more troop deployments to UN peacekeeping missions

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 28, 2010-Senator Chiz Escudero, chairman of the Senate committee on national defense is pushing for more deployments of police and military troops into various United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions to explore the potential of modernizing the nation’s defense forces.

 

The senator wanted to find ways to institutionalize the deployment of Philippine troops to pe...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Angara calls restoration of RPs 18th century San Mattias church in Isabela

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 28, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara calls for restoration of 18th century San Mattias church in Tumauini, Isabela which is considered as one of the best and most artistically-constructed brick structures in the Philippines.

 

He explained that there are damages that are both visible and invisible, especially those that were caused by the war, adding that befo...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Pangilinan says RP can learn from Vietnam and practice their agricultural programs

By Jasonde Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 28, 2010-The Philippines can learn from Vietnam’s proper implementation of agricultural programs to strengthen its own agricultural sector, Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, Senate Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture said.

 

Pangilinan earlier called for a roadmap to address food security in the country, adding that the difference between Viet...


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DOE and DBM asked by Sen. Recto for full accounting of Malampaya funds

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 28, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee asked the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), for the full accounting of the proceeds of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project.

 

Sen. Recto said that the real status of the Malampaya Fund including its whereabouts, the disbursements in its n...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Angara reiterated his call to improve RPs barangay funding

By Jason de Asis


SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 28, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara reiterated his call to improve the flow of resources and funding of the Philippines smallest political units as the barangay elections wind down to a close.

 

To be able to perform their duties and provide services to their inhabitants, the veteran senator said the barangays are very important units of the local government units (LGUs), since...


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Sen.Legarda sought for the passage of establishing Magna Carta for Barangays

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 28, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda sought for the passage of a proposed measure establishing the Magna Carta for Barangays as barangay leaders start a new term of office.

 

She stressed that the national government should promote the welfare and prosperity of the barangay as it is the basic political unit where the collective views of the people in the community ma...


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Sen. Drilon defended the EO 7 ordering suspending allowances of GOCC

By Jason de Asis

  

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 28, 2010-Senator Franklin Drilon, chairman of senate finance committee defended the executive order (EO) 7 which ordered the suspension bonuses and allowances of the governing board of state enterprise until the year ended, adding that it is only proper to stop the draining of government coffers of President Benigno  “Noynoy” Aquino III (PNOy).

 

He defended PNoy ...


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Where is P70 B inMalampayafunds, DOE and DBM asked

By Jason de Asis

 

Manila, October 28, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee, asked the Department of Energy (DOE) and theDepartment of Budget and Management (DBM), for the full accounting of the proceeds of the earnings from the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project.

 

Recto said that the real status of the Malampaya funds, including its whereabouts, the disbursements in its name and the sharing me...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Revilla calls on LTO, PCG to ensure safety of passengers during “Undas”

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 27, 2010-Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., chair of the committee of public works and public service, requested the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to ensure the public safety of all passengers who will observe the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (Undas) celebrations in their places.

 

He directed the two agencies to put up assistance u...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Recto urges PNOY to assess effects of typhoon Juan on 2011 budget

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 27, 2010-Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chair of the Senate ways and means committee, called on President Aquino's administration to assess the effects of the damage wrecked by typhoon Juan on the 2011 national budget and make the needed adjustments, if necessary.

 

He said that typhoon Juan has just planted itself to be one big macroeconomic assumption on the national budget next ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Ex-councilor gunned down on election day in NE

By Jason de Asis

 

GAPAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, October 25, 2010–A former city councilor was gunned down by two motorcycle-riding gunmen in front of his house right on election day early morning here today.

 

Police Senior Supt. Roberto Aliggayu, Philippine National Police provincial director, identified the victim as Elpidio Rueda, 56, ex-councilor, of Barangay Sta. Cruz in this city. Rueda died on-the-spot.

 

Rueda’s killing came three...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Angara pushes for the RPs development and implementation for electric vehicle

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 26, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Chair Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) said that this is the right time for the development and implementation of an electric vehicle program in the country.

 

“This would greatly lessen the Philippines dependence on imported fuel sources and simultaneously lower the nation’s c...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Legarda commits her part in achieveing MDGs, urges RP leaders to do the same

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 25, 2010-In support of Senator Loren Legarda to the advocacies and programs of the United Nations (UN) Day yesterday, Sunday (October 24), she reiterated her commitment to do her part in helping the Philippines achieve the eight (8) Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) by the year 2015.

 

Sen. Legarda who joins the world in celebrating the United Nations (UN...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 23, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Supplemental budget urgently needed to help typhoon victims address agri losses

By Jason de Asis


SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 23, 2010-Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries called on fellow legislators to enact a supplemental budget for agriculture in the wake of heavy damages resulting from Typhoon Juan.

 

He recommended that the congress should consider enacting a supplemental budget to address the damage wrought by typhoon...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Senator Angara pushes industrial research & development institute to boost RP electronics

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 22, 2010-Senator Edgardo J. Angara, chair of the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology and Engineering (COMSTE), today sought the urgent establishment of the Industrial Research and Development Institute (IRDI), which aims to boost the competitiveness of the Philippines electronics and semiconductors industry.

 

The IRDI is modeled after ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Sen. Legarda wants review of RP’s climate change adaptation policy for agri-sector

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 22, 2010-Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, today called for a review of the government’s policies and programs on addressing the vulnerability of the agriculture and fisheries sector to the impact of climate change.

 

She made the appeal after Typhoon Juan, which battered the northern part of Luzon, damaged an ini...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

Cash to casualties of typhoon (CTCT) plan to help victims says Sen. Recto

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 22, 2010-The government will have to dig deeper into its budgetary pockets to bankroll an immediate cash assistance plan to victims of super typhoon Juan and also restore damaged infrastructures in affected provinces of Northern Luzon.

 

Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said the government could draw emergency funding to extend financial assistance to typhoon victims fro...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : SENATE BEAT 

SENATE BEAT By JASON FRANCISCO DE ASIS

 

by Jason de Asis on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 9:03pm

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, October 21, 2010-Senator Antonio Trillanes IV presided a Senate committee hearing inside Camp Crame to look into a joint memorandum circular issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) which effectively bars graduates of the state universities and colleges from taking board examinations administered by ...


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