July 17, 2010 1:56 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay to look into organizational set-up of HUDCC
MANILA, July 16 — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday said he will look into the organizational set-up of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), the body tasked with implementing the National Shelter Program, to make it more responsive and get the ideas of its officials.
July 17, 2010 1:56 pm· Comments Off on Pres. Aquino unveils PNP training school in Subic Freeport
MANILA, July 16 — President Benigno Simeon Aquino III inaugurated a police training facility on Friday in the Subic Bay Freeport during his first visit to the freeport as the highest official of the land.
July 17, 2010 1:56 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy prepares for 1st SONA
MANILA, July 16 — President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is currently preparing for his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) to be delivered at the opening of the 15th Congress at the Batasang Pambansa on July 26.
July 17, 2010 1:56 pm· Comments Off on Lawmakers want probe De Lima's charges on extra-judicial killings
By Lilybeth G. Ison
MANILA, July 16 — Lawmakers on Friday called for an investigation of the reported allegations of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is behind the recent killings of activists.
July 17, 2010 1:56 pm· Comments Off on Solons call for inventory report on weather bureau budget
By Lilybeth G. Ison
MANILA, July 16 — In view of allegation of "error" in weather forecasting on typhoon "Basyang" that killed more than 30 persons and more than 40 others missing, lawmakers on Friday called on officials of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to prepare an inventory report of their existing weather forecast equipment and a rundown of their modernization needs in preparation for the 2011 budget hearings which are expected to tackle the weather bureau's inaccurate weather forecasts.
July 17, 2010 1:56 pm· Comments Off on Japanese abducted in Sulu
MANILA, July 16 – A Japanese national was snatched by still unidentified suspects in the island province of Sulu on Friday afternoon, military officials reported.
July 17, 2010 1:56 pm· Comments Off on Filipino woman dies, two compatriots injured in Iraq hotel fire
By Gloria Jane Baylon
MANILA, July 17 A female Filipino worker died in a fire that hit the Hotel Soma in the city of Sulaimania in northern Iraq on Thursday night (Iraq time), while two compatriots were injured, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported late Friday night.
July 17, 2010 1:56 pm· Comments Off on Soldiers rescue seven victims of typhoon 'Basyang'
MANILA, July 17 — Government soldiers who were sent to conduct search-and-rescue operations in the aftermath of typhoon "Basyang" found seven missing fishermen in two separate locations in the Bicol Region on Friday, the military reported.
July 17, 2010 1:56 pm· Comments Off on 'Basyang' death toll rises to 53
MANILA, July 17 — The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) continues to record more casualties from the devastation of typhoon "Basyang," with the official death toll rising to 53 people, mostly in the worst-hit Southern Tagalog region.
July 17, 2010 1:56 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC folks line up for water as Maynilad reduces water supply
MANILA, July 17 - Thousands of residents of northern Quezon City, including Novaliches, lined up for long hours on Saturday to fetch water from their neighbors deep wells as Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI) reduced water pressure and supply due to low levels at Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan and a busted booster pump.