(Metro News) Malabon executive budget pegged at P971.29-M for 2012

February 12, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Malabon executive budget pegged at P971.29-M for 2012 

MANILA, Feb. 11 – To ensure the efficient functioning of the city's various departments and units, the Malabon City Council has allocated P971,291,582 as its executive budget for 2012.

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Manning industry backs use of armed private guards vs. piracy

February 12, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Manning industry backs use of armed private guards vs. piracy 

MANILA, Feb. 11 – Various manning industry based in the country have expressed their support on the use of armed private security guards on board their flagged vessels as part of a drive against Somali piracy.

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Malacanang announces appointment of Jardeleza as Solicitor General

February 12, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Malacanang announces appointment of Jardeleza as Solicitor General 

MANILA, Feb. 11 – President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Francis H. Jardeleza as the new Solicitor General following the resignation of Jose Anselmo Cadiz.

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Customs can propel TPP

February 12, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Customs can propel TPP 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Feb. 11 — With tons of hope that the Bureau of Customs (BOC) will have exorcised itself of the demons of graft and corruption in six months, the chief of its International Affairs said recently that the agency would then be a “step forward” to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) envisioned by President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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3 foreign envoys optimistic on the GPH-MILF peace process

February 12, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on 3 foreign envoys optimistic on the GPH-MILF peace process 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Feb. 11 – Three foreign diplomats have expressed their optimism on the outcome of the ongoing peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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Probers dig deeper into murder at former Nanette Castelo-Daza’s house

February 12, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Probers dig deeper into murder at former Nanette Castelo-Daza’s house 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, Feb. 11 – Police on Saturday are digging deeper into the motive surrounding the death of long-time boyfriend of former Quezon City Rep. Nanette Castelo-Daza's right inside her house in Quezon City Friday night.

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Aquino inaugurates new Lufthansa Technik maintenance hangar

February 12, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Aquino inaugurates new Lufthansa Technik maintenance hangar 

MANILA, Feb. 11 – President Benigno S. Aquino III inaugurated on Friday the $ 30-million new maintenance hangar of the Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP), noting that the feat of the company in the Philippines should inspire Filipinos to achieve national progress.

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Aquino attends Family Rosary Crusade celebration of Universal Day for the Sick

February 12, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Aquino attends Family Rosary Crusade celebration of Universal Day for the Sick 

MANILA, Feb. 11 – President Benigno S. Aquino III attended on Saturday the prayer for public officials in the celebration of the Catholic Church’s Universal Day for the Sick at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

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(Metro News) Makati raises monthly stipend of college scholars

February 12, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Makati raises monthly stipend of college scholars 

MANILA, Feb. 11 — Starting next school year, 2012-2013, Makati scholars enrolled at the University of the Philippines (UP) and Philippine Normal University (PNU) will be receiving a monthly stipend of P4,000 after the City Council approved the P3.9-million budget appropriation through City Ordinance No. 2012-001.

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Motorized boat sinks off Negros Oriental; Red Cross volunteers among passengers

February 12, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Motorized boat sinks off Negros Oriental; Red Cross volunteers among passengers 

MANILA, Feb. 11 – Military search and rescue helicopters were dispatched to La Libertad, Negros Oriental Saturday afternoon after getting a distress call from a sinking fishing outrigger off Negros Oriental, reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City said.

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