DFA assures OFWs
rescue boat arriving
THOSE WAITING IN LIBYA
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario yesterday assured that more than 1,000 Filipinos, among them Negrenses, will be evacuated from conflict-stricken Libya within the week despite the delay in the arrival of the Philippine chartered ship.
Del Rosario cited a “bunkering problem” as the reason for the failure of the vessel to show up in Libya last weekend where it was scheduled to pick up 490 Filipinos in Benghazi and 610 in Misrata.
Negros Occidental and Bacolod officials came to the defense of President Benigno Aquino III yesterday, while clergymen said they were not surprised at the drop of his satisfaction rating to an all-time low in June 2014 as shown in a just released Social Weather Station survey.
The survey conducted from June 27 to 30 among 1,200 respondents, showed a 16-percentage drop, from +45 in March 2014 to only +29 in June 2014, in the net satisfaction rating of the Aquino administration.
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NegOr bizmen president OK
with PHL borrowing money
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry president, Ed Du, said he believes that the Philippines has enough resources to pay its debts in the future, despite a Supreme Court ruling against the use of the President’s Disbursement Acceleration Program funds.
Du was reacting to local public perception of the national government’s borrowing from foreign lenders after the SC declared some provisions of the DAP as unconstitutional.