Obando Landfill at risk to Acts of God

November 3, 2011 9:45 pm· Comments Off on Obando Landfill at risk to Acts of God 

MANILA, Nov. 3 — Obando Landfill, if set up, would be highly vulnerable to extreme natural disasters confounding the latter’s disastrous impacts on the people of Obando, Bulacan.

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PNoy to attend 23rd APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Honolulu on Nov. 12-13

November 3, 2011 9:45 pm· Comments Off on PNoy to attend 23rd APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Honolulu on Nov. 12-13 

MANILA, Nov. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will join 20 other leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies when he flies to Honolulu this weekend to attend the 23rd APEC Leaders’ Meeting.

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Aquino government renews commitment to OFW welfare; supports POEA deployment ban

November 3, 2011 9:45 pm· Comments Off on Aquino government renews commitment to OFW welfare; supports POEA deployment ban 

MANILA, Nov. 3 — The Aquino administration renewed its commitment for the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by supporting fully the deployment ban imposed by an overseas employment regulating body.

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BOC files P96.84-M smuggling raps vs. trader, broker

November 3, 2011 9:45 pm· Comments Off on BOC files P96.84-M smuggling raps vs. trader, broker 

MANILA, Nov. 3 — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a P96.84 smuggling charges against a trader and a broker for illegal importation of 3,915 complete units of Asus laptop computers from the People's Republic of China (PROC).

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Ex-gov’t chief negotiator says P5 million given to MILF is for Bangsamoro institute

November 3, 2011 9:45 pm· Comments Off on Ex-gov’t chief negotiator says P5 million given to MILF is for Bangsamoro institute 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Nov. 3 — Former government chief negotiator Silvestre C. Afable Jr. on Thursday defended President Benigno S. Aquino III for the P5 million the government gave to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for the establishment of the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) as agreed upon between the two sides as early as 2006.

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No urgent need to grant ADO for former president, says De Lima

November 3, 2011 9:45 pm· Comments Off on No urgent need to grant ADO for former president, says De Lima 

MANILA, Nov. 3 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on Thursday said that she needs a few days to decide on former President and now Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's request to leave the Philippines.

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PHL sweeps International Livcom awards in South Korea

November 3, 2011 9:45 pm· Comments Off on PHL sweeps International Livcom awards in South Korea 

MANILA, Nov. 3 — The Philippines took home several awards from the prestigious 15th International Awards for Liveable Communities during a ceremony held in Songpa, Seoul on October 31.

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Philippines supports UNESCO resolution on wider use of internet for human development

November 3, 2011 9:45 pm· Comments Off on Philippines supports UNESCO resolution on wider use of internet for human development 

MANILA, Nov. 3 — The Philippines joins other countries in supporting the use of the Internet to enhance human development through education, culture, communication and information.

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Lawmaker promotes backyard farming amid rising food prices

November 3, 2011 9:45 pm· Comments Off on Lawmaker promotes backyard farming amid rising food prices 

MANILA, Nov. 3 – Amidst reports of the rising food prices and survey about increasing rate of hunger, Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan urged on Thursday the Filipinos especially those in the rural areas to go back to ‘backyard’ farming.

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SC junks administrative raps vs CA justice for ruling on DDS

November 3, 2011 9:45 pm· Comments Off on SC junks administrative raps vs CA justice for ruling on DDS 

MANILA, Nov. 3 – The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed an administrative complaint against Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Mario Lopez stemming from a decision he rendered reversing the order of preventive suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) against 22 police officers for failing to eliminate the Davao Death Squad (DDS).

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