August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) NCRPO anti-carjacking unit temporarily restrained from operating
MANILA, Aug. 7 - National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Leocadio Santiago has ordered the NCRPOs Anti-Carnapping (Ancar) unit to temporarily stop operating against carjackers pending investigation of the killing of Ivan Padilla during a shootout on Monday in Makati City.
August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on SC mulls creation of courts solely dedicated to human trafficking cases
MANILA, Aug. 7 — The Supreme Court (SC) is thinking of the possibility of creating courts that will exclusively handle nothing but human trafficking cases.
August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Project Jobs Fit identifies needed skills; seeks to mitigate brain drain, job-skills mismatch in RP
MANILA, Aug. 7 — The Philippines has achieved a breakthrough study identifying the skills needs of its industries in the next 10 years, which will be relevant in the countrys efforts to mitigate local unemployment, consistent with President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino IIIs 22-point agenda to reinvigorate labor and employment.
August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· 1 Comment
MANILA, Aug. 7 — Malacañang said on Saturday the 44-centavo per kilowatt-hour (kWh) increase in electric power rates is just temporary and will go down next month, upon completion of the rehabilitation of the San Jose power plant.
August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on $ 434-M MCC grant affirms U.S. confidence on Aquino govt — Malacanang
MANILA, Aug. 7 — The grant of $ 434 million of Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) funds to the Philippine government is a confirmation of confidence on the programs and advocacies of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said on Saturday.
August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Group urges Palace action for protecting IPs
By Catherine J. Teves
MANILA, Aug. 7 — An alliance of indigenous peoples (IPs) groups nationwide is seeking from the administration of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III adequate protection for Philippine tribal communities.
August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Maynilad apologizes for sudden low water pressure in northern QC areas
MANILA, Aug. 7 Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI) apologized on Saturday to its West Zone customers for the low water pressure in many parts of Novaliches and Pagasa in Quezon City due to the below normal levels in Angat Dam in Bulacan.
August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on DILG, NFA implement 'food-for-work program'
MANILA, Aug. 7 The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National Food Authority (NFA) are implementing food-for-work program as one strategy to ensure that NFA "will not drown in excess imported rice.
August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC official asks motorists: Keep headlights on at night
MANILA, Aug. 7 — A Quezon City councilor on Saturday asked motorists to keep their headlights on while on the road at night to prevent or minimize vehicular accidents, especially when it is raining.
August 7, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Luistro says DepEd owns three 'too old' planes
CEBU CITY, Aug. 7 – Department of Education (DepEd) Sec. Armin Luistro has said he was surprised to learn the department owns three planes that are over 40 years old, which the Cebu City government intends to buy.