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It’s too late to give Aquino emergency powers–Senator Osmeña

Sergio Osmena

President Benigno Aquino III may no longer need emergency powers to avert rotating brownouts in the summer of 2015, Sen. Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III said Thursday.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: Airport repair done for papal visit

President Benigno Aquino III 

President Benigno Aquino III has promised to complete the repair of the runway of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport, the gateway to other Eastern Visayas provinces, by next month, two months before the scheduled visit of Pope Francis.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino unhappy with delays in rehabilitation of ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

A protester holds a mask of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III while shouting slogans during a rally near his residence Sunday, July 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Aquino is expected to deliver his State-of-the-Nation address on Monday, the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) or the allocation of funds or savings by the government to finance various programs or projects which is under the discretion of the president and was declared in part as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. AP

President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday he was unhappy with the pace of rebuilding efforts in areas hit by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) last year, labeling some delays “absurd.”

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: Economy to lose P23.3B due to brownouts

Benigno Aquino III

President Aquino on Wednesday warned that the economy could lose up to P23.3 billion in the event of daily five-hour brownouts for three months next summer.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte assures Aquino: You’ll get special powers

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: We have other priorities INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Monday assured President Aquino he would be granted special powers to deal with the projected power crisis next year as soon as Congress resumes sessions next week after a three-week break.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »