L.P.G., POWER, L.R.T., & SAFETY

INDEPENDENT retailers of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vow to slash their prices by at least R1 per kilo.

Do it, please! Allow us to cook our meals or we go the sashimi way.

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Party-List Rep. Arnel Ty (LPGMA) says the rollback will amount to a savings of R11 per tank.

Thanks and do it more often. Be our representative in the House... and in the kitchen.

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Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III urges fellow legislators from Mindanao to act together and come up with solutions to the ongoing power crisis in the region that could continue for a year or two.

Let's not go loco. Save Southern Philippines from darkness - and from rebels.

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Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras expresses support to the grant of emergency powers to President Aquino III to address the problem but dispels reports of a possible power crisis and brownouts in Luzon.

Yes, don't export brownouts to Metro Manila. Or you'll be in the dark next election year.

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The President says he would be "very severely disappointed" if he can't ride the Light Rail Transit (LRT) south extension line by 2015.

Us, too, Mr. President. Promise...

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P-Noy adds that the R61.53-billion LRT 1 south extension project is among the 12 major projects (amounting to R133 billion) approved recently by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) .

We need that, sir. Let it roll!

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Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto Henares rejects the request of boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao to "discipline" revenue officials in Cotabato for filing criminal charges against him for alleged non-presentation of his 2010 books of accounts.

From model taxpayer to villain? "Buwis o balato?," he could be asking.

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The Philippines has failed in its counter-terrorist commitment, reports the US State Department.

For failure to check questionable flow of cash and checks. Tsk-tsk.

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World leaders join the two-day summit in Seoul, Korea, aimed at curbing the threat of "nuclear terrorism" by North Korea and allies.

Message: No to nukes! Or you'll puke!

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Philippines welcomes China resident investment advisor.

Yes to business! No to war in the Spratlys!

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The Philippines now adheres to a "culture of safety," assures Mario Mamon, president of the Enchanted Kingdom (EK) theme park.

Yes, let's not depart to another kingdom by being safe - in all aspects.

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