Lacson dares incoming BOC chief to continue Alvarez’s fight vs ‘institutionalized corruption’

August 31, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Lacson dares incoming BOC chief to continue Alvarez’s fight vs ‘institutionalized corruption’ 

MANILA, Aug. 31 — The replacement of outgoing Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Angelito Alvarez should continue the latter's fight against institutionalized corruption in the agency, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said on Wednesday.

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Filipinos in Shanghai eagerly await arrival of President Aquino

August 31, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos in Shanghai eagerly await arrival of President Aquino 

SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 31 – Filipinos living and working here eagerly await the arrival of President Benigno S. Aquino III who is scheduled to meet them as part of his five-day visit to the People’s Republic of China from August 30 to September 3.

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PCG teams conduct relief efforts for typhoon ‘Mina’ victims in Cagayan, Ilocos Norte

August 31, 2011 10:15 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Aug. 31 – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced that it has started relief operations for around 300 families in Cagayan and Ilocos Norte who were severely affected by typhoon "Mina" early this week.

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(Metro News) Quiapo Church head lauds crackdown on selling of abortifacient pills

August 31, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Quiapo Church head lauds crackdown on selling of abortifacient pills 

MANILA, Aug. 31 — The rector of Quiapo Church has lauded the efforts of the city government in clearing the vicinity of vendors selling abortifacient pills.

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(Metro News) Flooding triggers cancellation of classes in Navotas, Malabon

August 31, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Flooding triggers cancellation of classes in Navotas, Malabon 

MANILA, Aug. 31 — The Department of Education (DepEd) announced the cancellation of classes in several schools in low lying areas of Malabon and Navotas as severe flooding ensued due to heavy downpour Wednesday.

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PHL proud of Filipino nurses who remained in Libya — DFA

August 31, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on PHL proud of Filipino nurses who remained in Libya — DFA 

MANILA, Aug. 31 — The Philippines is proud of the Filipino nurses who have chosen to remain in Libya to render humanitarian assistance there, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.

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Palparan's security aide denies involvement in abduction of 2 UP students

August 31, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Palparan's security aide denies involvement in abduction of 2 UP students 

MANILA, Aug. 31 — Philippine Army Staff Sgt. Edgardo Osorio, a security aide to retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr., denied on Wednesday the accusation implicating him in the abduction and disappearance of two University of the Philippines student activists in 2006.

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Aquino to promote Philippines to investors in five-day China trip

August 31, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Aquino to promote Philippines to investors in five-day China trip 

MANILA, Aug. 31 – Aside from forging better relations with China, President Benigno S. Aquino III said his state visit to China will showcase the Philippines as an investment haven to businessmen there following major reform measures he initiated in the government.

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President Aquino arrives in Beijing

August 31, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino arrives in Beijing 

BEIJING, China, Aug. 31 – President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived here Tuesday evening on board a Philippine Airlines Special Commercial Flight PR 001 on the first leg of his five-day state visit, three city swing to the People's Republic of China.

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Aquino's visit to China to generate about $ 2-$ 7-B worth of investments

August 31, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Aquino's visit to China to generate about $ 2-$ 7-B worth of investments 

BEIJING, China, Aug. 31 — President Benigno S. Aquino III’s first state visit to the People’s Republic of China is expected to generate about $ 2-billion to $ 7-billion worth of investments from various Chinese companies in support of the public-private partnership (PPP) projects of the administration.

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