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A September 26, 2011 advisory from the Department of Education As of 11:30 p.m., September 26, 2011 NCR – Per Regional Director Elena Ruiz, all classes in preschool, elementary, and high school (public and private) will remain suspended. Reg 2 – All classes in preschool, elementary, and high school (public and private) in Isabela, Cagayan, […]

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Manila, Philippines – Employees of the Supreme Court (SC), Court of Appeals (CA), Sandiganbayan, Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), and various trial courts all over the country staged yesterday simultaneous protests against the proposed cut in the Judiciary’s 2012 budget from P20 billion to P15.6 billion. Also protested by wearing black T-shirts and polo shirts […]

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Manila, Philippines – Where did the P1.8-billion fund allocated for the rehabilitation of farms hit by typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng” go? This question was raised yesterday by Randall Echanis, deputy secretary general of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), upon learning that P5.8 billion from the Malampaya Fund was coursed through the Department of Agriculture […]

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BIR pays P266M to PCSO

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Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has remitted P266 million to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), representing the first tranche of payment it made to settle its more than P3.5-billion tax debts to the BIR. BIR officials said yesterday that the first remittance covered part of the P1.2-billion deficiency Documentary Stamp […]

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Manila, Philippines – Filipinos’ satisfaction with the performance of President Aquino in the past three months has improved from “good” to “very good” in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results. The nationwide survey conducted last September 4-7 found that 70 percent of the 1,200 respondents were satisfied with Aquino’s performance in the past […]

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Pedring’s Peril

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Typhoon nears, shuts schools, flights MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Schools in Metro Manila and several parts of Luzon suspended classes and many local flights were canceled yesterday as the country’s main island braced for heavy rains and winds brought by fast-moving Typhoon “Pedring” (international name: Nesat). Forecasters said Pedring would make landfall in Aurora province […]

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