Archive for the ‘Bam Aquino’ Category

30
Oct
MANILA, Philippines–With President Aquino out of the 2016 presidential election, the ruling Liberal Party (LP) is searching for the “right candidate,” but Interior Secretary Mar Roxas remains its “presumptive candidate,” allies in the Senate and the House of Representatives said on Wednesday. Sen. Read more [...]

30
Oct
MANILA, Philippines—Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV said Wednesday that he was not surprised by the decision of his cousin President Benigno Aquino III to turn down calls for a second term. In an interview, Senator Aquino said that the President’s announcement made Tuesday is essential in order to clarify his stance on the issue “once and for all.” Senator Bam Aquino Read more [...]

29
Oct
Home News Metro Guingona: Hospital for kids to remain By Macon Ramos-Araneta | Oct. 29, 2014 at 12:01am PHILIPPINE Children’s Medical Center, the country’s premier tertiary care children’s hospital, stays in place on Agham Road corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, said Senator Teofisto Guingona III Read more [...]

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29
Oct
SENATOR Paolo Benigno Aquino urged his colleagues to pass the measure seeking to reform the current Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), saying it will help shape the country's youth to become better and more effective public servants in the future. "It is urgent and important that we reform the Sangguniang Kabataan, as a platform for engaging the youth in the grassroots level, and where the youth will be honed to become better and more effective public servants in the future," said Aquino Read more [...]

28
Oct
The Board of Investments (BOI) is drafting a program that will grant incentives to companies that will adopt inclusive business models in their respective operations, Senator Bam Aquino said on Monday. “The BOI launched its intention to make ‘inclusive business’ a part of its criteria (in granting) incentives Read more [...]

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28
Oct
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines - The National Housing Authority (NHA) has assured the Senate Committee on Health and Demography there will be more eviction of the Philippine Children's Medical Center, as the agency agreed to yield the lot to the hospital in a swap arrangement with the Department of Health, Senator Teofisto Guingona III said on Tuesday. In an interview, Guingona said that NHA has agreed with the Senate panel's suggestion to give the Quezon City lot where PCMC is standing if the Department of Justice would issue a legal opinion to cover the transfer."No more eviction. We will discuss the matter with DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima and see if PCMC can have the lot before Christmas," Guingona told journalists.NHA General Manager Chito Cruz said the NHA is willing to convey the property to DOH only if the Department of Justice (DOJ) declares that there is a consummated swap through a legal opinion.In 1992, DOH agreed to swap its 5.9-hectare Cebu property for NHA's Quezon City 6.4-hectare land where the PCMC currently stands.However, Guingona explained that the swap deal was already academic, as the DOH property in Cebu has been used by NHA for its housing project there. Read more [...]

28
Oct
40th PBC submits 8-point Resolutions to PNoy Manila Bulletin SENATOR BAM AQUINO BATS FOR COMPETITION BILL – Officials of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country's biggest business organization, discuss with Senator Bam Aquino (in Barong Tagalog), chairman of the Senate Read more [...]

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27
Oct
Home News Metro Transport innovations pushed By Macon Ramos-Araneta | Oct. Read more [...]

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25
Oct
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines – The verdict is still out on whether the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey Laude by a US serviceman in Olongapo City may qualify as a "hate crime," but it has drawn attention to what LGBT groups consider a rise in gender-related violence.Weighing in on the subject, Senator Bam Aquino on Wednesday pitched for the immediate passage of a pending bill seeking heavier penalties for hate crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.“Hate crimes against the LGBT sector and other minority groups have no place in a civilized society. We should impose heavier penalties so that these discriminatory and inhumane acts will be eradicated,” said Senator Aquino.Date gathered by his office showed a total of 164 crimes against LGBTs over a 16-year period between 1996 and 2012; and a particularly high incidence in 2011, when 28 such attacks were documented.Aquino believes the killing of transgender Jeffrey Laude in Olongapo City is not an isolated case because the number of hate crimes against LGBT in the country has risen in the past years.Laude was found dead inside the toilet of a motel in Olongapo City past midnight Oct. Read more [...]

25
Oct
Some P4 billion a year is lost to government corruption, according to a several studies by Philippine and international groups. Read more [...]

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