July 18, 2010 11:50 am· Comments Off on (Update): ‘Basyang’ death toll now at 65
MANILA, July 17 — The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said on Saturday afternoon the number of deaths attributed to the fury of typhoon "Basyang" has increased to 65 people as reports from its field offices continue to trickle in.
July 18, 2010 11:50 am· Comments Off on Metro Manila legislator urges P-Noy to strengthen RP's basic formal education program
By Catherine J. Teves
MANILA, July 17 — A lawmaker is urging President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to strengthen the country's basic 10-year formal education program by requiring students to attend at least an additional two years of middle school so they can be more competitive.
July 18, 2010 11:50 am· Comments Off on Lacson's Schengen visa expires soon–NBI
MANILA, July 17 –Amid reports that the Schengen visa of Senator Panfilo Lacson will soon expire, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) director lawyer Magtanggol Gatdula alerted the NBI Interpol Division for possible imminent progress on his search.
July 18, 2010 11:50 am· Comments Off on Palace hopeful peace talks with MILF to open within the year
MANILA, July 17 — Malacañang said on Saturday definitive steps are being taken to hasten the resumption of peace negotiations with both the Muslim and communist rebels.
July 18, 2010 11:50 am· Comments Off on Mantaring says he's ready to face probe on bribe attempt allegation
MANILA, July 17 — Former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Nestor M. Mantaring has said he is ready to face probe in connection with the alleged attempt by a retired Philippine Air Force official to bribe a key witness in the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre with P10 million to retract his statement.
July 18, 2010 11:50 am· Comments Off on Six newsmen rescued after their banca capsized off Bataan
MANILA, July 17 — Six mediamen who belong to two top television networks survived after their motorbanca capsized off Limay, Bataan on Saturday morning.
July 18, 2010 11:50 am· Comments Off on P-Noy gets ready for SONA, says Coloma
MANILA, July 17 - President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III is getting ready for his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), which he will deliver to the 15th Congress when it opens on July 26.
July 18, 2010 11:50 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Liga ng mga Barangay to conduct 3rd nat’l convention July 29-31
MANILA, July 18 – Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas president Ricojudge Echiverri has invited all barangay officials to attend the association's third national convention which will be held on July 29-31 at SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
July 18, 2010 11:50 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Navotas intensifies anti-drug abuse program
MANILA, July 18 – The Navotas local government announced that it is beefing up all its operations related to its anti-drug abuse program.
July 18, 2010 11:50 am· Comments Off on MMDA searches for alternative power sources
MANILA, July 18 — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Oscar Inocentes said he is looking at possible alternative power sources to ensure uninterrupted operations of the agency especially in times of bad weather conditions.