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Abad: LP should meet with Aquino to get clear stand on Charter change

Florencio ''Butch'' Abad 2

Given that President Benigno Aquino III has expressed openness to Charter change, lawmakers could convince him to take a look at lifting the restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said Wednesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Uncategorized | Read More »

Clamor still on vs Manila truck ban despite 2 express lanes


Saying that the continuous implementation of the expanded truck ban in Manila and Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 2014-01 against colorum trucks may adversely affect the country’s economic growth, an official of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has urged the government to put on hold the implementation of the two policies until the end of the year.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Drilon, Belmonte: Charter change to lift foreign equity limits

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Senate President Franklin Drilon (left) and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Allies but biggest opponents of a second term for President Aquino. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacanang Photo Bureau)

The biggest opponents of a second term for President Aquino through a constitutional amendment are his principal allies in Congress, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate President Franklin Drilon.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Recto seeks muting of Charter change chatter


Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Thursday urged 2016 aspirants to observe “political ceasefire” and “mute” the Charter change (Cha-Cha) overtures.

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

Parañaque tops ‘economic dynamism’ list, thanks to hotel-casino hub

The City of Dreams hotel-casino being built in Parañaque City’s Entertainment City  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

Parañaque has been cited as the city with the most dynamic economy in an annual evaluation of local governments nationwide, an achievement that its leaders attribute to the hotels and casinos it hosts.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »