05 FEBRUARY 2014 • WEDNESDAY
TOP 5
Queen Elizabeth II will meet Pope
Francis for the first time when she
visits Rome, Italy in April as a guest of
the...
TOP 4
Microsoft on Tuesday announced the
promotion of Satya Nadella as its new
chief executive officer, who takes over
th...
TOP 3
The landmark trial of a former Rwandan
army captain charged with complicity
in the genocide that left 800,000 dead
...
TOP 2
The Senate, the House of Representatives, the
Land Transportation Office and the Bureau of
Customs are the least si...
TOP 1
The Manila Electric Company (Meralco)
asked the Supreme Court (SC) on
Tuesday, February 4, to lift the temporary
re...
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  • 1. 05 FEBRUARY 2014 • WEDNESDAY
  • 2. TOP 5 Queen Elizabeth II will meet Pope Francis for the first time when she visits Rome, Italy in April as a guest of the Italian president, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday, February 4. The queen and her husband Prince Philip will have an audience with the pope after attending a lunch hosted by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, during the one-day visit on April 3. It will be the first time for the British monarch to meet the Roman Catholic leader since his election in March 2013. Queen Elizabeth II to meet Pope Francis in April
  • 3. TOP 4 Microsoft on Tuesday announced the promotion of Satya Nadella as its new chief executive officer, who takes over the reigns of retiree Steve Ballmer. The Indian-born Nadella was formerly the executive vice president of its Cloud and Enterprise group. The tech giant also announced that founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman to become a technology adviser. Taking his place is John Thompson, a lead independent director. Microsoft has slowly lost ground in the industry as consumers move away from traditional PC devices to mobile devices. Nadella is a native of Hyderabad, India and earned degrees from Mangalore University, the Microsoft names new CEO
  • 4. TOP 3 The landmark trial of a former Rwandan army captain charged with complicity in the genocide that left 800,000 dead opened Tuesday in Paris, the first of its kind in France. Simbikangwa is accused of inciting, organizing and aiding massacres during the genocide, particularly by supplying arms and instructions to militia who were manning road blocks and killing Tutsi men, women and children. He denies all the charges against him. He is being held in France on trial based on a French law that permits courts to consider cases of genocide or crimes against humanity committed in other countries. Rwandan Justice Minister Johnston Busingye welcomed the Rwanda genocide trial opens in France
  • 5. TOP 2 The Senate, the House of Representatives, the Land Transportation Office and the Bureau of Customs are the least sincere in fighting corruption, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). In its 2013 Enterprise Survey on Corruption, the 4 government agencies suffered the biggest downgrades in their sincerity ratings in fighting corruption between 2012 and 2013. The study, which surveyed executives of 951 enterprises across the country, showed that the Senate suffered the biggest downgrade, from +36 or good, to -8 or neutral. The House of Representatives also went from -6 or neutral to -28 or poor, while the LTO went from -26 or poor in 2012, to -32 or bad in 2013. The Customs bureau remained the worst perceived agency in the fight against corruption. Guillermo M, Luz, CoChairman of the National Competitiveness Council, said the data should be used by these agencies to help institute reforms. "The Senate, House and Customs need a lot of soul searching," he said on Senate, Ho use, and Customs rate poorly in anticorruption survey
  • 6. TOP 1 The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) asked the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, February 4, to lift the temporary restraining order (TRO) on a power rate increase it was supposed to implement in December. The power distributor also questioned whether the SC was the appropriate body to arbitrate on the power rate hike issue. Meralco was set to increase the power rate to P4.15 per kw/hr in December, the highest in history. It claimed it was forced to purchase power at a higher price from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM). But petitioners asked the SC to issue a TRO on the price hike, alleging collusion between the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the power suppliers. Merlaco’s lawyers said that the petitioners should raise their concerns with the appropriate regulatory agency or Meralco asks SC to lift injunction on rate hike
  • 7. SPECIAL THANKS TO: Rappler COPYRIGHT: 13 January 2014 WEBSITE: www.PhilippineOnlinePortalNews.weebly.com www.facebook.com/PhilippineOnlinePortalNews www.twitter.com/POPNews_PH Philippine Online Portal News Philippine Online Social Media Technologies, Inc. POST TOC POST NMI All Rights Reserved 2014

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