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QC councilor files resolution backing amending economic provisions in Constitution

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A Quezon City alderman has asked his peers at the local council to support a resolution from both houses of Congress that seeks to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

PMA head, 4 other doctors probed by PRC over alleged fraud, forgery

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The president of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and his four predecessors have been slapped with ethics cases before the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for alleged fraud in the registration of the Philippine Society for Stem Cell Medicine (PSSCM) in the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

QC eyes local law regulating gaming, gambling outfits

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The Quezon City council is reviewing a measure that will regulate local gaming establishments involved in online gambling and bingo games, including those held in carnivals and those for charitable causes.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

NFA admits issuing rice import permit to errant coop

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National Food Authority officials on Monday admitted issuing a farmers’ cooperative a permit to import rice in 2013 even after it had skirted guidelines.

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

Groups protest power rate hike at Meralco branches

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Protesters rally in front of a Meralco Bayad Center in Manila to ask the Supreme Court and Malacañang to junk the proposed P4.15/kwH increase.

On the eve of the second round of oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the power rate hike, consumer and militant groups held a series of protests on Monday in various Meralco Bayad Centers in Manila to ask the Supreme Court and the Malacañang to junk the Meralco proposal to increase electricity rate.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

FDA warns public against buying medicines, vaccines online

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against buying vaccines and prescription medicines over the Internet, saying the government prohibits any advertisement of such kind of drugs in any form of mass media.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mining ‘accountability’ body set up by Aquino administration

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje AFP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) expressed optimism that the country’s mining sector would become even more conscientious and transparent in its operations with the creation of an accountability mechanism for the industry.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

LTFRB suspends franchise of bus that figured in fatal crash in Cebu

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Region 7 suspended on Monday the operation of 10 buses of the Vallacar Transit after an accident involving one of its buses in Badian town, Cebu, which killed two persons, including a five-year-old girl, and injuries to at least 19 persons.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino cites ‘spirit of law’ in seeking reversal of Leviste parole

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Former Batangas governor Antonio “Tony” Leviste. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Saying there’s a difference between the “letter” and the “spirit” of the law, President Aquino is looking into the possibility of revoking the parole granted — apparently without his knowledge — to former Batangas governor Antonio Leviste, a convicted killer.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

QC hospitals may soon be required to register all births

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PROOF OF BIRTH. A typical queue of applicants for birth certificates at the Manila civil registrar’s office. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

A proposed ordinance that would require hospitals and birthing clinics in Quezon City to immediately register births, including those of illegitimate children, with the local civil registrar and penalize them for failure to do so is under review by the city council.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Comelec to appeal SC ruling upholding Abang Lingkod’s partylist win

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will appeal the Supreme Court ruling ordering the poll body to proclaim the Abang Lingkod group as one of the winners in the party-list race in the last May elections.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino mulls use of Malampaya fund for power in Visayas

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net Photo

President Aquino has ordered his legal team to study whether he could tap the Malampaya Fund to finance the restoration of power in the Visayas.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker eyes bill regulating drones in PH

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Gabriela Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan  PHOTO FROM CONGRESS.GOV.PH

Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan said it might be high time to pass a bill monitoring and regulating the use of drones in the country because of the number of accidents involving these hi-tech devices.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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