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HEADLINES PRAYER RALLY Bishops Declare Support for Ejaculation More Funding For Cavite Urged Drilon filed Senate Bill No. 2407 2 US experts see PH under Aquino Asia’s next tiger economy A first: Philippines to buy 2 missile warships from ItalyCavite vies for another Seal of Good Housekeeping award
PRAYER RALLY AGAINST THE PHILIPPINES PROPOSEDREPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL.
PRAYER RALLY August 2, 2012, 6:57pmManila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle has enjoined the faithful to attend a prayer rally against the Reproductive Health (RH) bill on Saturday, August 4, at the Shrine ofMary Queen of Peace (EDSA Shrine) from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.In a circular, the prelate called on the clergy, religious men and women, mandated organizations, committed lay menand women, and the youth in the archdiocese to participate in the prayer power gathering called “Prayer Power Rally Against the RH Bill” in solidarity with the initiative of the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life. (Christina I. Hermoso)
DRILON FILED SENATE BILL NO. 2407 Frequent suspension of classes makes Pepe and Pilar dull. So contends Sen. Franklin Drilon who renewed his call on Friday for a change inthe country’s school calendar amid frequent and lengthy class suspensions due to the heavy rains and widespread flooding this week. “The [students’] being absent in school means less absorption and less time to learn,” Drilon said in a statement, adding that the school opening should be rescheduled so as not to coincide with the country’s monsoon season. In 2010, Drilon filed Senate Bill No. 2407 seeking to amend the Administrative Code so that the school opening date “shall not be earlier than the first day ofSeptember nor later than the last day of October of each year unless prevented by fortuitous events.”The Administrative Code currently gives the secretary of education the discretion to set the opening of classes not earlier than June nor later than the last day of July.
2 US EXPERTS SEE PH UNDER AQUINO ASIA’S NEXT TIGER ECONOMY
PHILIPPINES ASIA’S NEXT TIGER ECONOMY The Philippines is now out of the doldrums and on the verge of an economic takeoff, according to two visiting foreign economists. The Philippines under President Benigno Aquino III has the “best chance” of becoming a tiger economy in Asia as emerging markets led by China have started slowingdown, while the debt crisis in the euro zone and the faltering United States economy continue to spook the markets, said Drs. Tyler Cowen and John Nye.
A FIRST: PHILIPPINES TO BUY 2MISSILE WARSHIPS FROM ITALY
PHILIPPINES TO BUY 2 MISSILE WARSHIPS At last, the Philippines will be getting real warships. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said the government was planning to buy next year its first two modern warships armed with surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles and capable of hunting down submarines in the West Philippine Sea. Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo said this would be the first time that the Philippines would have warships with missiles and other modern armaments. Gazmin said the Department of National Defense was looking to acquire the missile frigates from the Italian Navy. The two Maestrale-class frigates cost P11.7 billion. “These are warships,” Gazmin said in a press conference. “They have antisubmarine capabilities and surface -to-air missiles. This is really for battle. We could get the frigates by November next year.”He said the frigates would be “more lethal” than the Hamilton-class cutters the US Coast Guard was selling to the Philippines. The Maestrale class of frigates was initially commissioned for the Italian Navy in 1982. They were primarily designed for antisubmarine warfare but are also capable of fighting on the surface and shooting down aircraft. Equipped with several electronic warfare systems, these ships also have torpedoes, long -range guns and automatic weapons. The Italian Navy will retire these frigates next January, Manalo said.
CAVITE VIES FOR ANOTHER SEAL OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AWARDTRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, Aug 11 (PIA) –-The provincial government will once again vie for the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) award given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).The Seal is a mechanism comprising a set of criteria aimed at recognizing local government unitswith good performance in internal housekeeping, particularly in the areas of planning, sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability, and valuing performance management. In a letter addressed to all department heads, Efren C. Nazareno, engineer and provincialadministrator for External Affairs, said, “Awards and citations play significant role in governance as these recognitions give us, civil servants, fulfillment and validation that our efforts are bringing positive change to our constituents.” For this, Nazareno asked department heads to prepare and furnish his office a semestral accomplishment report which will cover the period of January to June of this year. He said the report will be based on the Annual Investment Program format and should be accompanied by a narrative report, among which are pictures, project proposals, minutes of meetings and other pertinent documents as attachments.Nazareno is certain that they will get another Seal of Good Housekeeping for the province. (RF -PIA 4A, Cavite)