Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olympian Boxer Advances To Next Round

‘Little Pacquiao’ blows out Italian foe, advances to next round in the London Olympics. Philippines’ Mark Anthony Barriga defeats Italy’s Manuel Cappai in the Men’s Light Fly (49kg) Round of 32 boxing match during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 31, 2012. Barriga defeats Italian Manuel Cappai to the score of 17-7 during their preliminary […]

SC Upholds CCT

The Supreme Court gave its imprimatur to the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, the centerpiece poverty alleviation project of President Benigno Aquino III. The High Court was unanimous in its decision that CCT, which is being implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), is constitutional. In a decision written by Justice […]

Aquino Won’t Cha-Cha

Congressional leaders on Monday failed to convince President Benigno Aquino III on the need for Charter change, but eked out a concession to have his economic and legal teams study the matter further. “I stated my opposition [to Charter change], but we agreed to have the underlying basis studied by our economic and legal clusters […]

Another Bedan Hazing Victim Dies

Senior Superintendent John C. Bulalacao, Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) director, said the police are now looking for a 4th year law student of San Beda College-Alabang campus and his two household helpers to shed light on the alleged hazing of a freshman law student Marc Andrei Marcos. The name of a certain Gian Angelo […]

Lawmaker Wants VAT Cut In Half

Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño House Bill 6416 is urging the House of Representatives to cut the 12-percent value added tax (VAT) on oil products, electricity and water by half to six percent. The 50-percent reduction in VAT rate would bring down prices of oil products by as much as P3 per liter, of electricity […]

Senate Asks JBC To Stop CJ Selection

Senator Joker Arroyo’s resolution urging the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to defer the vetting of the nominees and the preparation of a short list of three candidates for the consideration of President Benigno Aquino until the court decides on a motion for reconsideration on the legislature’s representation in the council was approved after the […]

COA Task Force Investigate Makati Projects

The Commission on Audit created a task force that will look into the projects of Binay when he was a Makati City mayor for the past 23 years. Among the projects facing scrutiny is the Makati Friendship Suites, which was built for the city’s informal settlers but was later converted into a hostel. The Vice […]