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Bill seeks higher fees for car owners with more than 1 vehicle

A BILL has been filed in the House of Representatives seeking higher registration fee for car owners with more than one vehicle.

House Bill 4181 authored by Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez and his brother, Abante Mindanao Representative Maximo Rodriguez, seeks to impose additional rates on the annual registration of a second and subsequent vehicle registered under the same owner.

Palace: No ‘revolving door policy’ in naming AFP chiefs

MALACANANG denied Saturday that President Benigno Aquino III has a "revolving door policy" in appointing chiefs of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made the statement amid observations that Aquino has the practice of naming military's chiefs for a limited period of time.

Drug pusher nabbed near PDEA office

ANTI-NARCOTICS agents have arrested a suspected big-time female pusher in a recent by-bust operation just meters away from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's (PDEA) national headquarters in Quezon City, an official said Saturday.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the suspect as Margarita Cuesta, alias Taba, 34, a resident of Bagong Lipunan CAA, Las Piñas City.

Longer ‘instant’ brownouts seen

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Kapampangans will have to bear with the two to four hours -- and even up to eight hours -- rotating and unscheduled or "instant" brownouts for at least two weeks more.

This was disclosed Friday by the officials of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), both said that the rotating brownouts were caused by insufficient energy supply and damaged transmission lines caused by the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda.

2 soldiers die, 1 hurt in Himamaylan clash

TWO troopers of the Philippine Army were killed while another was wounded during an encounter with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels Thursday afternoon in Barangay Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.

Officials of NegOcc to submit manifesto of support for Aquino

A MANIFESTO of support is being readied for the signing of local chief executives in Negros Occidental in support of President Benigno S. Aquino III amid the controversy that his administration is facing over the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Negros, Bacolod, Aklan WV’s tourism flag-bearers

THE Province of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City as well as Aklan Province are considered flag-bearers of tourists arrivals in Western Visayas, said Tourism Regional Director Helen Catalbas.

It’s up to SP to file charges against SM Prime, says guv

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Friday that the decision lies on the Provincial Board in the filing of charges against SM prime Holdings Inc. (SMPHI) in response to the series of cases that the property giant filed against the province.

Ched to look into CPSU-Cauayan issue

THE Commission on Higher Education (Ched) will look into the issue over the putting of the name of former Mayor Jerry Tabujara of Cauayan at the entrance of the Central Philippine State University (CPSU) extension campus in the southern Negros town.

CVO to conduct mass vaccination of animals

THE Bacolod City Veterinary Office will conduct a barangay mass vaccination campaign in 12 villages starting July 21.

The activity is part of the efforts to vaccinate 80 percent of the dog and cat population in the city.

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