07 FEBRUARY 2014 • FRIDAY
TOP 5
The government was criticized when it
failed to activate the state-owned
Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal to
hel...
TOP 4
Amid revelations that rice smugglers are
using cash-strapped cooperatives as
dummies, the Bureau of Customs filed
s...
TOP 3
The 2013 Young Adult Fertility and
Sexuality Study reveals an increasing
number of Filipino youth exploring
new for...
TOP 2
The province of Bohol, where the
epicenter of the magnitude 7.2
earthquake that hit Central Visayas
last October wa...
TOP 1
Ruby Tuason is now under the
government's provisional coverage as a
state witness in its cases against private
and ...
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POPNews|today (02•07•2014)

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  • 1. 07 FEBRUARY 2014 • FRIDAY
  • 2. TOP 5 The government was criticized when it failed to activate the state-owned Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal to help bring down the price of electricity in November and December. As the weather – and the power rate hike debate – heats up, however, Malacañang relayed assurances from the energy department that the plant will be up for “70 days to boost supply during the summer months, when demand is expected to rise especially in Luzon.” State power plant to ensure no blackouts during hot months
  • 3. TOP 4 Amid revelations that rice smugglers are using cash-strapped cooperatives as dummies, the Bureau of Customs filed smuggling charges against officials of a cooperative for the illegal importation of 28,000 sacks of rice worth P34 million. Named respondents are officers of the San Carlos Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Sacamuco), one of entities previously identified to be bringing rice into the Philippines without import permits. In 2013, the BOC filed 22 rice-related smuggling cases, seized P1.2 billion worth of illegally imported rice, and cancelled the accreditation of 14 importers. Cooperativ e engaged in rice smuggling faces raps
  • 4. TOP 3 The 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study reveals an increasing number of Filipino youth exploring new forms of sexual activities using technology and the Internet. Consider: 1 in every 4 Filipino youth has sent or received sex videos through the cellphone or the Internet; 1 in every 100 has recorded his/her own sex video; 4 in every 100 has had sex with someone they met online or through text messaging; 6 in every 100 engaged in phone sex. New media breeds new sexual behavior among young people
  • 5. TOP 2 The province of Bohol, where the epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Central Visayas last October was located, needs an additional $19 million for recovery efforts. The estimate is based on a revised action plan, which earlier raised over $15.1 million from donors, according to the United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator in Manila. The additional funds will cover shelter needs, health, education, and early recovery efforts. Rehabilitation has been slowed down by typhoons that hit the province in succeeding months. UN says Visayas quake rehab needs $19M more
  • 6. TOP 1 Ruby Tuason is now under the government's provisional coverage as a state witness in its cases against private and public officials linked to the pork barrel scam, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Friday, February 7. De Lima explained that the provisional status means Tuason is not yet granted full coverage under the Witness Protection Program (WPP) of the justice department pending further evaluation of her testimony. De Lima confirmed that Tuason, an associate of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim Napoles, has executed an affidavit containing "vital information" that could pin down the accused in the plunder complaints filed with the Office of the Ombudsman. Tuason arrived Friday morning in Manila and is now under the custody of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Ex-Erap aide Ruby Tuason now 'provisional' state witness
  • 7. OUR FINAL WORDS Thank you for your support. We hope that in the end, POPNews will be your source of news. This is our final edition, and thank you because we got over 100+ views. Everything will be nothing without you! On February 28, we will say goodbye to POPNews! #FarewellToPOPNews
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