AFP welcomes efforts by BCDA to turn war tunnel into heritage and tourist site

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on AFP welcomes efforts by BCDA to turn war tunnel into heritage and tourist site 

MANILA, March 18 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) lauded on Sunday the efforts of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to transform the Fort Bonifacio Tunnel into a heritage site to honor the nation's unheralded patriots who sacrificed their lives in pursuit of independence and freedom.

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Aboitiz Power, SOCOTECO, Steel Asia ink education CSR deal

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on Aboitiz Power, SOCOTECO, Steel Asia ink education CSR deal 

MANILA, March 18 – Aboitiz Power Corp., in partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation, recently inked deals with power distributors South Cotabato I Electric Cooperative Inc. (SOCOTECO I), South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative Inc. (SOCOTECO II), and major industrial steel manufacturer Steel Asia to help improve the quality of education for the youth.

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AFP modernization program in full swing – Gazmin

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on AFP modernization program in full swing – Gazmin 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, March 18 — After years of delay, the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is now in full swing with the initial acquisition of four brand-new combat helicopters and one Hamilton-type ship, with 138 pending defense contracts for implementation over the next five years.

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(Metro News) Echiverri wants probe on Ever Gotesco Grand Central mall fire

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 18 – Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri has asked the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to conduct a thorough investigation on the 24-hour blaze at Ever Gotesco Grand Central that raged from Friday night until 11 p.m. Saturday.

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Gazmin says good governance, transparency and accountability now in place in the AFP

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on Gazmin says good governance, transparency and accountability now in place in the AFP 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, March 18 -– Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said over the weekend that good ideals in public service, good governance, transparency and accountability are now in place in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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PNP plans to have reserve force for disaster relief and response

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on PNP plans to have reserve force for disaster relief and response 

MANILA, March 18 — After a series of natural calamities like earthquakes and floods that hit the country, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is planning to have its own reserve force that can be tapped as frontliners in disaster relief and response.

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(Metro News) MMDA seeks public help on crackdown vs illegal jeepney terminals

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA seeks public help on crackdown vs illegal jeepney terminals 

MANILA, March 18 — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino urged the public on Sunday to help the agency in its crackdown against illegal jeepney terminals in the metropolis.

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President Aquino tells PMA 'Bagwis' Class of 2012: 'vacation's over'

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on President Aquino tells PMA 'Bagwis' Class of 2012: 'vacation's over' 

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, March 18 -– President Benigno S. Aquino III told the 187 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy’s “Bagwis” (Bagong Kawal na may Iisang Lakas) Class of 2012 that it was time to hunker down to work and to face the challenges posed by the sector they have studied and trained for for four years.

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Aquino assures PMA graduates of 2012 of government's advocacy for reforms

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on Aquino assures PMA graduates of 2012 of government's advocacy for reforms 

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, March 18 — President Benigno S. Aquino III assured the military, specifically the new graduates of the Philippine Military Academy “Bagwis” (Bagong Kawal na may Iisang Lakas) Class of 2012, of his administration’s advocacy to continually implement reforms that will uplift the quality of life of the men in uniform.

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3,000 more sitios will benefit from nationwide electrification project — Aquino

March 19, 2012 7:31 am· Comments Off on 3,000 more sitios will benefit from nationwide electrification project — Aquino 

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City, March 18 — Some 3,000 more sitios will benefit from the administration’s nationwide electrification project this year, after the government achieved its initial 1,520 target, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Sunday.

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