Four provinces to suffer brownouts until next week‏

October 20, 2010 11:10 am· Comments Off on Four provinces to suffer brownouts until next week‏ 

MANILA, Oct. 18 — National National Grid Corporation of the Philippines yesterday reported that residents Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao and Cagayan may have to bear brownouts until next week.

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It’s final, Deles to remain as Peace Process Adviser — Palace

October 20, 2010 11:10 am· Comments Off on It’s final, Deles to remain as Peace Process Adviser — Palace 

MANILA, Oct. 19 – President Benigno S. Aquino III will not heed the call of lawmakers to appoint Philippine Public Safety College president Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco as replacement for Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita “Ging” Deles.

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Senator urges Truth Commission to probe Pagcor’s condo units

October 20, 2010 11:10 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 19 – Senator Francis Escudero urged on Tuesday the Truth Commission as well as the Ombudsman to look into the questionable acquisition of condominium units by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) from Amvel Mansions Condominium owned by religious leader Mike Velarde.

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Aquino wants comprehensive plan for poverty reduction

October 20, 2010 11:10 am· Comments Off on Aquino wants comprehensive plan for poverty reduction 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday urged the Poverty Reduction Cluster to come up with a comprehensive plan that will help alleviate poverty in the country.

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More kidnapped Indian traders still missing –NBI

October 20, 2010 11:10 am· Comments Off on More kidnapped Indian traders still missing –NBI 

MANILA, Oct. 19 –The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Tuesday several Indian traders who were victimized by kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) syndicate in Bulacan remained missing.

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RP gets UN assurance of assistance in Juan's aftermath

October 20, 2010 11:10 am· Comments Off on RP gets UN assurance of assistance in Juan's aftermath 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 19 — The United Nations has assured the Philippines of support and assistance in the aftermath of typhoon 'Juan' (international name: 'Megi'), according to Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations Libran Cabactulan.

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US gives RP US$ 100,000 for Juan victims

October 20, 2010 11:10 am· Comments Off on US gives RP US$ 100,000 for Juan victims 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 19 — The U.S. embassy in Manila is releasing US$ 100,000 in response to a formal Philippine Government request for disaster relief assistance in the aftermath of super Typhoon Juan (international name: Megi), it was announced Tuesday.

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RP observes U.N. Day by honoring peacekeepers with Dag Hammarskjold Medals

October 20, 2010 11:10 am· Comments Off on RP observes U.N. Day by honoring peacekeepers with Dag Hammarskjold Medals 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 20 — The Philippine Government observed October 24-United Nations Day ahead of schedule on Monday by honoring three Filipino peacekeepers who died in Haiti and commending the Philippine team in-charge of paying its U.N. financial commitments on time.

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Typhoon "Juan" maintains strength as it continues to move west northwest slowly

October 20, 2010 11:10 am· Comments Off on Typhoon "Juan" maintains strength as it continues to move west northwest slowly 

MANILA, Oct. 20 – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said typhoon “Juan” (Megi) continues to move west northwest slowly while maintaining its strength.

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Cagayan PNP starts clearing ops in the region battered by 'Juan'

October 20, 2010 11:10 am· Comments Off on Cagayan PNP starts clearing ops in the region battered by 'Juan' 

MANILA, Oct. 20 — After the onslaught of super Typhoon Juan in Cagayan Valley region, the Police Regional Office-2 (PRO-2) has mobilized all its units to start clearing operations along major highways to pave the way for the smooth transport of relief goods.

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