TUTOK LASALYANO WEEKENDER: AUGUST 7 EDITION

Today, August 7, 2015.

CAVSU student council admits they invited VP Binay

Cavite State University (CAVSU) student council president Vincent Bae admitted that they invited Vice President Jejomar Binay to be the guest speaker in their student assembly last Monday, August 3. He also said that they informed the school administrators about the arrival of the vice president. On the other hand, Divina Chavez, CAVSU president, denied and said that she was not informed about it. Nevertheless, the assembly memo, addressed to the college deans, revealed that Chavez was one of the undersigned.

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Today, August 7, 2015.

Roxas asks Poe to be his running mate in the 2016 elections

Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer, Mar Roxas is set to convince Senator Grace Poe to be his ally in the 2016 presidential elections. According to Roxas, Poe has a lot of time to make up her mind since the final candidacy list should be submitted on October. Poe tops both presidential and vice presidential for 2016 in Social Weather Station (SWS) poll. However, Roxas asked the public to not focus on his search for his running mate, but on how Philippines’ progress continues in 2016.

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There is no ‘fake rice’ in the Philippines — NFA

National Food Authority (NFA) confirmed that there is no ‘fake rice’ in the Philippines – only contaminated products. The result came from the multi-agency test headed by NFA which tested the alleged fake rice found in Davao City last June and more than 50 questionable rice cases in the country. According to presidential assistant on food security and agricultural modernization secretary Francis Pangilinan, Davao rice samples resulted positive to rice DNA but was found mishandled. NFA Food Development Center advises the public to use only those microwave safe containers in re-heating their rice to avoid rice contamination.

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Philippines raises infrastructure spending to 5 % of GDP

The Philippines will increase their allotted percent of infrastructure spending from their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016. Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo Jr. said that it will raise from the previous 2.5 percent to five percent which will include the constructions of schools, hospitals and prisons. Manalo added that the said increase is an indication of a good opportunity to enhance Public- Private Partnership Program s (PPPP). As of now, 11 members from different US sectors are supporting and seeing the potential in the said activity.

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Bill Gates is still the richest person — Forbes

Microsoft Corporation’s Bill Gates remained as the top richest person in the first Forbes list of richest global tech billionaires. The Forbes survey was released on Wednesday with its revelation of the US-based tech magnates, which was comprised of 51 of the 100 richest tech billionaires. Thirty three of the said people were from Asia and eight came from Europe. The net worth of the 100 people amounted to $842.9 billion, as per the magazine. The lowest net worth to make it to the top 100 is $2 million.

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