PPA approves development design for North Port terminal

October 24, 2011 10:30 pm· Comments Off on PPA approves development design for North Port terminal 

MANILA, Oct. 24 – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) board has given its approval for the detailed development designs for the North Port Terminal.

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(Metro News) Echiverri bans liquor, card games in all Caloocan cemeteries

October 24, 2011 10:30 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Echiverri bans liquor, card games in all Caloocan cemeteries 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — To ensure peaceful All Saints' and All Souls' Days commemoration next week, Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri issued an order banning liquor and playing cards inside the city’s seven cemeteries.

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Cayetano cites need to put an end to child labor

October 24, 2011 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Cayetano cites need to put an end to child labor 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 24 — Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano has again called on all concerned government agencies to do more to check the rising number of children in the country that are forced to work in hazardous conditions.

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CA awards custody of child to actress Plinky Recto

October 24, 2011 10:30 pm· Comments Off on CA awards custody of child to actress Plinky Recto 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — The Court of Appeals (CA) has awarded to actress Marie Roxanne "Plinky" Recto the permanent custody over her illegitimate minor child, but the appellate court denied her claim that she is battered.

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P640-M CCT savings earmarked for construction of classrooms –Drilon

October 24, 2011 10:30 pm· Comments Off on P640-M CCT savings earmarked for construction of classrooms –Drilon 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — Senator Franklin Drilon said on Monday that the unused budget of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program of about P640 million will be earmarked for the construction of 2,000 cost-effective classrooms nationwide, filling in the gaps in classroom shortage in the country.

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Travel ban, OFW deployment for Libya still in force

October 24, 2011 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Travel ban, OFW deployment for Libya still in force 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said it continues to monitor the security situation in Libya to ascertain when is the right time to allow overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to return there.

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Sen. Santiago hits rebels' havens

October 24, 2011 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Sen. Santiago hits rebels' havens 

MANILA, Oct. 24 -– Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said that if required by military necessity, government armed forces in Mindanao should be authorized to enter rebel havens described by the existing ceasefire agreement as “areas of temporary stay.”

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Legarda expresses sympathy to Turkey quake victims

October 24, 2011 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Legarda expresses sympathy to Turkey quake victims 

MANILA, Oct. 24 – Senate Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on foreign affairs, expressed on Monday her deep sympathy to the victims of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey on Sunday.

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IP authorities target Baclaran clean-up

October 24, 2011 10:30 pm· Comments Off on IP authorities target Baclaran clean-up 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — Government operatives are now training their eyes on Baclaran for another clean-up drive against fake optical media discs with a timetable to eliminate this area of this illegal trade by December this year.

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Aquino’s 'no all-out war' policy gaining ground

October 24, 2011 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Aquino’s 'no all-out war' policy gaining ground 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Oct. 24 –- The "no all-out war" policy of President Benigno S. Aquino III continues to gain ground with the latest support coming from Sulu Governor Sakur Tan.

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