President Aquino swears in more government officials

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino swears in more government officials 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III Monday sworn into office newly-installed officials of various government entities who will help in stepping up the Aquino government’s efforts to effect reforms in the bureaucracy and push for programs that will uplift the lives of the Filipino people.

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De Lima: Arroyo couple to be placed under WLO

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm· Comments Off on De Lima: Arroyo couple to be placed under WLO 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima confirmed on Monday that the name of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will remain in the DOJ's Watch List Order (WLO).

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Aquino wants stricter enforcement of 'forced evacuation' from affected areas

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm· Comments Off on Aquino wants stricter enforcement of 'forced evacuation' from affected areas 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — To lessen the incidence of people getting stranded in an area severely affected by calamities, President Benigno S. Aquino III said Sunday that he wanted the authorities to strictly enforce the “forced evacuation” warnings.

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Aquino wants probe on Manila Bay seawall failure

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm· Comments Off on Aquino wants probe on Manila Bay seawall failure 

MANILA, Oct. 3 – President Benigno S. Aquino III has directed the Department of Public Works and Highways and other concerned agencies to look into why the Manila Bay seawall failed to prevent a storm surge from flooding a large portion of Roxas Boulevard and nearby areas at the height of typhoon “Pedring's” onslaught last week.

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Army Dragon Boat Team joins rescue mission in flooded Central Luzon

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm· Comments Off on Army Dragon Boat Team joins rescue mission in flooded Central Luzon 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — The newly-crowned World Dragon Boat Racing Champions, the Philippine Army Dragon Warriors Monday joined rescue missions in flood-stricken Bulacan and Pampanga areas.

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Taiwanese arrested for credit card fraud‏

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm· Comments Off on Taiwanese arrested for credit card fraud‏ 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Monday that a Taiwanese who is wanted for murder in his country was arrested for involvement in credit card fraud transactions.

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Villar eyes harsh penalties vs unscrupulous businessmen amid calamities

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm· Comments Off on Villar eyes harsh penalties vs unscrupulous businessmen amid calamities 

MANILA, Oct. 3 -– Senator Manuel Villar has pushed for a law that will penalize businessmen taking advantage of disaster-stricken customers by jacking up prices of essential goods.

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DA assures availability of rice supply

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm· Comments Off on DA assures availability of rice supply 

MANILA, Oct. 3 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) assured Sunday the availability of rice and other agricultural products despite the pummeling the country's plantation fields in Northern and Central Luzon got as a result of two weather disturbances passing through one after the other last week.

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Angat, San Roque and Ipo Dams still overflow; 4 dams’ gates remain opened

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm· Comments Off on Angat, San Roque and Ipo Dams still overflow; 4 dams’ gates remain opened 

MANILA, Oct. 3 -– The Hydro-Meteorological Division (HMD) of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported through its monitoring on major water reservoirs in Luzon that Angat, San Roque and Ipo Dams still overflow as four dams retain their gates opened.

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Aquino wants subsistence for fisher folks during hazardous weather conditions

October 3, 2011 9:56 pm· Comments Off on Aquino wants subsistence for fisher folks during hazardous weather conditions 

MANILA, Oct. 3 – – President Benigno S. Aquino III has directed the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to look into how the government can provide subsistence to fisher folk as a deterrent to fishing during extremely hazardous weather conditions.

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