(Metro News) Traders ask QC gov’t to lower barangay clearance fees

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Traders ask QC gov’t to lower barangay clearance fees 

MANILA, Aug. 11 –- Quezon City businessmen are asking the city government to lower the clearance fees being charged by local barangay officials.

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P-Noy has not issued official stand on proposed divorce law — Lacierda

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on P-Noy has not issued official stand on proposed divorce law — Lacierda 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — Malacanang insisted on Wednesday that there is no official position as far as President Benigno Aquino III is concerned regarding the proposed divorce law.

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House to start hearings on barangay, SK polls postponement next week

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· 1 Comment 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 11 — The committee on suffrage and electoral reforms in the House of Representatives is set to start next week hearings on proposals to postpone the barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan (SK) elections.

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Private school group supports P-Noy's 12-year basic education system

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Private school group supports P-Noy's 12-year basic education system 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — The country’s largest association of private elementary and secondary schools on Wednesday expressed their support to the proposal to add two more years in the current 10-year basic education cycle but warned the Department of Education (DepEd) against tinkering with the basic curriculum in the process.

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Palace supports ban on officials' name, images on government projects

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Palace supports ban on officials' name, images on government projects 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — Like the no "wang-wang" policy initiated by President Benigno S. Aquino III, Malacanang today expressed hope that government officials will refrain from using the Chief Executive's name or images in government projects.

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Lacierda: Barangay elections to push through in October

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Lacierda: Barangay elections to push through in October 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III wants the barangay elections to push through as scheduled this October.

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DepEd says teaching sex education would be based on approval of parents

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on DepEd says teaching sex education would be based on approval of parents 

MANILA, Aug. 11 -– Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Wednesday said that it is amenable to non-compulsory teaching of sex education in the country’s public schools.

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Pagasa issues weather outlook for August 2010

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Pagasa issues weather outlook for August 2010 

MANILA, August 11 — The Climatology and Agrometeorology Division (CAD) of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomic Services Administration (Pagasa) issued on Wednesday the weather outlook for August 2010.

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No unclaimed Filipino dead in Kish morgues, says DFA

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on No unclaimed Filipino dead in Kish morgues, says DFA 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Aug. 11 — There appears to be no unclaimed Filipino dead in the island of Kish in southern Iran, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday, contrary to wild reports.

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PCG launches SAR for 10 crews of sunken banca between Iloilo and Antique

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on PCG launches SAR for 10 crews of sunken banca between Iloilo and Antique 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) launched on Wednesday search and rescue (SAR) operations for 10 persons on board a fishing banca which sank off on Tuesday night between Iloilo and Antique provinces.

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