Solons blame PNoy for rising power cost

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Energy DepartmentADMINISTRATION ally Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and opposition lawmakers on Sunday blamed President Benigno Aquino III, the Energy Department and the Energy Regulatory Commission for the growing power mess that threatens to punish consumers with the highest electricity rates in history. Reading high. A Meralco man reads the meters on an electric post in Tondo, Manila, from the raised shovel of a company truck. Lino Santos Trillanes challenged the President to apply political pressure on Meralco and others responsible for the problems besetting the power industry.

German car maker building PH plant

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German-TrademarkA German company will build a multi-billion-peso motor vehicle parts facility in one of the special economic zones to support the projected rise in automobile production. German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry business development manager Brenda Baylon did not identify the company, but said the manufacturing facility would employ 2,000 people, once it was fully operational. “I would say this is the first German firm to engage in motor vehicle parts manufacturing.

7.5 million Filipinos not registered

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Sen. Grace PoeMANILA, Philippines—At least 7.5 million Filipinos, including children, are vulnerable to trafficking and may also find it difficult to enrol in schools, find jobs, travel or run for office—all because their births were not registered. Birth registration establishes the official identity of a child and protects them from harm and exploitation, according to Sen.

Change of the academic System

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Inquirer.netWith more schools planning to adjust their academic calendar to that of the rest of the world, the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) is weighing the proposal of the “big four” universities for a change in the start of the academic year to August or September. But Patricia Licuanan, CHEd chair, said on Friday that the proposal would be carefully studied to determine its impact and implications on the wider education system in the Philippines.

No new taxes in 2014

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Anual ReportManila, Philippines – The government will not propose new taxes this year despite its resolve to attain inclusive economic growth in the country, a Malacañang official said yesterday. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said President Benigno S. Aquino III will keep his word to refrain from imposing new taxes,