Escudero to NIA, DOE: Require dam operators to get indemnity insurance for flood victims

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm· Comments Off on Escudero to NIA, DOE: Require dam operators to get indemnity insurance for flood victims 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 5 — The Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) should require all dam operators in the country to get indemnity insurance to cover victims of flooding caused or aggravated by the release of water from dams, Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero said on Wednesday.

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Ex-Palawan gov. asks CA to stop DOJ's reinvestigation of Ortega slay

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm· Comments Off on Ex-Palawan gov. asks CA to stop DOJ's reinvestigation of Ortega slay 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — The camp of former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes filed on Wednesday a petition before the Court of Appeals (CA) seeking to stop the Department of Justice (DOJ) from proceeding with its reinvestigation of the death of Palawan radio broadcaster and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega.

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Aquino government remains committed to raising the quality of education

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm· Comments Off on Aquino government remains committed to raising the quality of education 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Marking this year’s celebration of the World Teachers’ Day, Malacañang on Wednesday renewed its commitment to raise the quality of education in the Philippines as it honored thousands of men and women who belong to the teaching profession.

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Aquino vows ‘full support’ for Pampanga flood control projects

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm· Comments Off on Aquino vows ‘full support’ for Pampanga flood control projects 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga, Oct. 5 — Flooding in this province may soon be a thing of the past after President Benigno S. Aquino III pledged the administration’s “full support” for the local government’s plans to finally control the unpredictable rise of floodwaters that has plagued the people for a long time.

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DFA chief says Sen. Miriam meets requirements of an ICC judge

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm· Comments Off on DFA chief says Sen. Miriam meets requirements of an ICC judge 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario expressed the government’s full support to Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s candidacy as judge for the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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PPA South Harbor opens Pick-Up/Drop-Off area for passengers

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm· Comments Off on PPA South Harbor opens Pick-Up/Drop-Off area for passengers 

MANILA, Oct. 5 – The Philippine Ports Authority South Harbor-Port Management Office (SH-PMO) has announced the official opening of the South Harbor Pick-Up/Drop Off (PU/DO) area for all passengers and well-wishers at South Harbor port.

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‏DOH on tight watch over typhoon victims in evacuation centers

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm· Comments Off on ‏DOH on tight watch over typhoon victims in evacuation centers 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — The Department of Health (DOH) is on tight watch over the conditions of typhoon victims not only in evacuation centers but also those stranded in their houses due to floodings.

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Affordable housing for teachers mulled

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm· Comments Off on Affordable housing for teachers mulled 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, Oct. 5 — The country’s public school teachers may soon avail themselves of affordable houses of their own as the Pag-IBIG Fund and the Department of Education are finalizing a housing program for them.

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De Lima says DOJ not source of statistics on 'sexual tourism'

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm· Comments Off on De Lima says DOJ not source of statistics on 'sexual tourism' 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima denied on Wednesday that the DOJ was the source of the statistics cited by United States Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas about the situation of alleged "sexual tourism" in the country.

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DA extends assistance to help typhoon-affected farmers

October 5, 2011 10:06 pm· Comments Off on DA extends assistance to help typhoon-affected farmers 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) will implement an initial set of interventions to help farm families recover from crop damage due to typhoon "Pedring."

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