Archive for the ‘Bam Aquino’ Category

27
Feb
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines - Senator Bam Aquino on Friday said the country's promising bamboo industry may lose its status as one of the world's top exporters if it fails to meet the growing demand of local and international markets.To keep the country's status as one of the world's top bamboo producers, Aquino has filed Senate Resolution No. 1203 seeking to conduct an inquiry on the status of the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Roadmap.The inquiry is aimed at aligning the country's bamboo industry with the trade and environmental plans of the government, enabling it to fulfill demands from local and international markets.Based on data from the Philippine Bamboo Foundation, Aquino disclosed that only 52,000 hectares of land in the country is planted with bamboo, which is not enough to cover the increasing market demand."The local market demand for bamboo products is estimated at P11 billion while the current global market demand is $7 billion, and it is expected to increase to $15 to $20 billion in 2017," said Sen Read more [...]

25
Feb
Van Ryan Malud, 11 years old, can’t walk or stand. It has been this way since he was born. Read more [...]

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24
Feb
The Senate on Monday approved a bill allowing foreign ships carrying Customs-cleared import or export shipments to dock in multiple Philippine ports. Read more [...]

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20
Feb
The move to make President Benigno Aquino III step down and replace him with a so-called national transition council suffered another setback with the identification of former lawmaker Peping Cojuangco as one of its supporters or instigators. The oust-P-Noy effort already suffered credibility problems when Norberto Gonzales, national security adviser of the Arroyo administration, came out as a supporter (or instigator) Read more [...]

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20
Feb
As the country mourns the death and remembers the bravery of the 44 Special Action Force commandos who died during the Mamasapano operation last month, Senator Benigno Aquino IV has sought to recognize and honor other police officials who fought side by side with them. Read more [...]

19
Feb
MANILA, Philippines – A congressman who heads the panel tackling the Bangsamoro basic bill (BBL) said the request of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to form an independent commission to investigate the bloody Mamasapano incident would only delay the peace process. In an interview with DZIQ Thursday, Cagayan De Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez said the creation of an independent truth commission would stall the passage of the BBL that would implement the peace deal with MILF Read more [...]

19
Feb
The Filipino word for rice grains is an acronym created and adopted by the new administration at the National Food Authority to set new directions for the agency. Read more [...]

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18
Feb
Mayroon bang nagdidikta sa liderato ng Kamara at pati na sa Senado, para ipatigil ang congressional probe sa Mamasapano incident? Read more [...]

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18
Feb
MANILA - The Senate is firm in its stand that it has to resolve first the issues surrounding the Mamasapano clash that saw 44 police commandos killed before legislators can move on to the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Read more [...]

18
Feb
What are cousins for?"Senator Bam Aquino said that there is no valid ground to demand the ouster of President Noynoy Aquino due to his alleged mishandling of Oplan Exodus that led to the killing of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers last January 25 in the hands of Muslim rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao," reports  Bernadette E. Tamayo on Journal Online.   The senator stated, "I think an ouster, which means a coup, will take us back so many years."The encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan 25 left 44 members of the elite Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) dead Read more [...]

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