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VECO, CEMEX ink power supply deal (The Freeman)
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2009
To cushion the expected power supply shortage in Cebu this month, the Visayas Electric Company (VECO) and CEMEX Philippines recently signed a Power Supply Agreement recently aimed at minimizing power interruption. [read more]
5 Mindanao electric coops implement rotational brownouts (Sun Star)
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2009
THE fire that recently hit a power producer in Zamboanga City resulted in rotational brownouts in four provinces and one city served by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). read more [read more]
Second ship sinks off Philippines (UPI)
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2009
MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Philippines coast guard has rescued all 19 crew adrift after their Panama-registered cargo ship sank, only a day after a fatal ferry disaster, media report. [read more]
799 new licensed medical technologists - PRC (
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2009
MANILA - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Wednesday announced that 799 out of 1404 passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medical Technology in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao this September 2009. [read more]
Chiz, Bicol’s best hope to have a president (The Manila Times)
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2009
In our long political history, we have seen 14 presidents rule the country—from Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippine Republic, to the present incumbent, President Gloria Arroyo. [read more]
Election fever triggers public spending binge (The Manila Times)
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2009
THE best part about any impending national election is its customary capacity to trigger a massive increase in public spending. [read more]
Palace backs tax on text (Manila Bulletin)
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2009
Malacanang Wednesday threw its full support to congressional moves to impose five centavos excise tax on every text message sent through mobile phones. [read more]
Groups urge plenary vote on RH bill (Manila Bulletin)
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2009
Reproductive health bill advocates have renewed their call for the House of Representatives to continue plenary hearings on the measure and eventually vote on it before the session adjourns on October 16. [read more]
IT Matters: Palace adviser rejects proposed telco excise tax (BusinessWorld Online)
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2009
AN ECONOMIC adviser of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday rejected a proposal seeking to impose a five-centavo excise tax on every text or multimedia message sent, saying this would be an additional burden for consumers. [read more]
Text tax will hurt poor subscribers, says Salceda (The Manila Times)
Publish Date: Sep 09, 2009
LEGAZPI CITY: Gov. Joey Salceda of Albay one of the economic advisers of President Gloria Arroyo strongly contested the passage of “tax on text” bill which according to him will gravely hurt the poor cellular phone subscribers, migrant workers and is bad economic and social policy for the government. [read more]
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