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MMDA chair: New capital doable in 6 yrs

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The head of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) threw his support behind the Senate bill seeking the transfer of the country’s seat of power, saying it could be done in six years at the minimum.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

NPC not pushing for 12 Team PNoy candidates

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A leader of the Nationalist People’s Coalition on Saturday said Saturday the party had long decided to turn its back on the Team PNoy coalition ticket, opting instead to campaign exclusively for its members and an independent ally running for the Senate.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China defense budget to rise 10.7 percent in 2013—Xinhua

Members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) march from Tiananmen Square to the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing Monday, March 4, 2013. In a rare move, China on Monday declined to reveal its defense budget request for 2013. It has been customarily that the country announces its defense spending plan for a new year at a press conference that is held a day before the opening of an annual session of the National People's Congress, China's parliament. AP/Andy Wong

China’s defense budget is set to rise 10.7 percent this year, state media said on Tuesday as the national parliament’s annual gathering opens, a slight drop from a 11.2 percent increase in 2012.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UNA asks ‘special operators’ to stop dragging coalition into LP-NPC rift

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The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Wednesday asked “special operators” to stop floating information that the Vice President-led coalition was behind the reports of tension between the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and the Liberal Party (LP).

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

National Grid, PSALM, NPC slammed for keeping Pablo-hit areas without power

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Electric cooperatives officials took turns, on Saturday, in criticizing the power industry’s big three – the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) and the National Power Corp. (NPC)—for their “sluggish response” in restoring full power supply in areas devastated by typhoon Pablo, particularly Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Sur.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NPC decries ‘harassment’ of Pangasinan gov

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The Nationalist People’s Coalition on Saturday accused the Aquino administration of harassing its party member, Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino, in anticipation of the 2013 elections.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Regions | Read More »

‘LP-NP union still on despite Trillanes’

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Sen. Antonio Trillanes’ attack on a member of President Benigno Aquino III’s official family, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, will not necessarily jeopardize the ruling Liberal Party’s (LP) planned coalition with the Nacionalista Party (NP), a senior party official said Saturday.

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NPC may go solo in 2013 polls

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A letter shown to media by Sen. Vicente Sotto III (in photo) supposedly sent by then Teresa Mayor Rodel de la Cruz to the senator’s office in 2012 and requesting funding for the antidengue project could be authentic, according to a town official of Teresa, Rizal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) might bolt its powerhouse administration coalition with the ruling Liberal Party (LP) and Nacionalista Party (NP) if the equity of the incumbent isn’t followed in the choice of candidates for elections in the local levels next year, an NPC senator said Tuesday.

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NPC facing ‘pleasant’ problem for 2013 polls

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) has a problem going into next year’s senatorial election. But a “pleasant” one, as one of its senior members puts it.

Posted: July 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

8-year-old boy electrocuted in Zambales

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An eight year old boy in Zambales was electrocuted when an electrical transmission line of the National Power Corporation (NPC) fell on him after exploding Thursday.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPC urges DoJ to allow Gloria Arroyo to travel for medical treatment

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The Nationalist People’s Coalition political party on Monday added its voice in support of the travel request of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to seek medical treatment abroad and urged Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to grant it on humanitarian grounds.

Posted: November 7th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-Napocor officials contest raps

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Former National Power Corp. (Napocor) president Cyril del Callar and project manager Romualdo Consigna are asking the Sandiganbayan to reconsider the criminal charges filed against them over the alleged cutting of mangrove trees in Puerto Princesa in 2008.

Posted: September 18th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Tough Battle of GMs unfolds tomorrow

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FOR the first time in Philippine chess history, a national championship breached the 2500-barrier in average Elo ratings as the Battle of the Grandmasters unfolds tomorrow at the National Press Club (NPC) in Intramuros, Manila. Grandmaster Wesley So (Elo 2658) will be gunning for his fourth straight victory in the prestigious event organized by the [...]

Posted: July 15th, 2011 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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