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Binay urges LGUs to join fight against climate change

Published : Thursday April 24, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 63

VICE President Jejomar C. Binay urged local government units to take the necessary measures to reduce the country’s carbon emissions, which has been aggravating pollution and causing climate change. “If carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions are the leading causes of global warming, our fundamental strategy must be that... Read more

Trans-Pacific Partnership looks appealing to Manila

Published : Thursday April 24, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 102

THE Philippines is eyeing to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)  being pushed by the United States. Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said there are three major areas to be covered in the dialogue between President Benigno Aquino and US President Barack Obama which are part of the TPP. “First is... Read more

China prods PH on response to HK demands

Published : Thursday April 24, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 125

THE Chinese Government on Tuesday urged the Philippines to respond to the “legitimate and lawful demands” of the Hong Kong Government and the relatives of the victims of the 2010 hostage crisis at the Luneta. Qin Gang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, in his regular press conference on April 22 said... Read more

PNoy wants solid US support in sea dispute

Published : Thursday April 24, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 122

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino wants a clearer assurance of support from the United States for the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea dispute during US President Barack Obama’s visit next week. In his press briefing with Palace reporters, Presidential Communications Operations Office  Secretary  Herminio “Sonny”  Coloma Jr. said Aquino and Obama... Read more

Miriam cites ‘strong reasons’ to grill Napoles

Published : Thursday April 24, 2014   |  Category : National   |  Views : 104

THERE are “strong reasons” to summon detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, alleged pork barrel fund scam mastermind, to the Senate investigation into the anomaly following her decision to reveal what she knows about the scandal. Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago yesterday wrote Sen.Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairman, to invite... Read more

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