Forum on the Participation of Women with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

March 27, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Forum on the Participation of Women with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management 

Shelby A. Ruiz (left), Operations Division chief, Office of Civil Defense-National Capital Region, answers a query during the Forum on the Participation of Women with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management held on Monday (March 26, 2012) at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Social Hall in Quezon City. The forum was organized in celebration of the Women with Disabilities (WWDs) Day pursuant to Proclamation 744 dated December 6, 2004 declaring the last Monday of March as Women with Disabilities Day. (PNA photo by Marvie A. Lloren)
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As I See It

March 27, 2012 5:00 am· Comments Off on As I See It 

Another scam in the making?

By: Neal H. Cruz
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Energy Secretary Rene Almendras may be able to evade responsibility for the 8- to 10-hour blackouts in Mindanao and the rising cost of oil products, but he may have difficulty explaining why he allowed Shell and Chevron, the principal service contractors of the $4.5-billion Camago-Malampaya Gas Pipeline Project, to drill two additional wells for which $800 million of the government’s earnings from the project will go down the drain.

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Military says NPA violated CARHRIHL in conducting Iloilo offensive

March 27, 2012 1:13 am· Comments Off on Military says NPA violated CARHRIHL in conducting Iloilo offensive 

MANILA, March 26 — The Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division condemned the New People's Army (NPA) rebels for indiscriminately firing at soldiers and civilians in the boundaries of Barangays Adgao and Ingay, Tabungan, Iloilo, Monday morning.

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CIDG operatives nab Maguindanao massacre suspect in Cotabato

March 27, 2012 1:13 am· Comments Off on CIDG operatives nab Maguindanao massacre suspect in Cotabato 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, March 26 – Operatives of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Cotabato City arrested one of the suspects in the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre while undergoing treatment for blast injuries at hospital in Cotabato City Sunday night.

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Abad confident on passage of unitary sin tax bill

March 27, 2012 1:13 am· Comments Off on Abad confident on passage of unitary sin tax bill 

MANILA, March 26 — Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad is confident that the proposed reforms in the current sin tax structure will be approved by lawmakers.

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CA junks arrest warrant vs. lawyer of Abalos

March 27, 2012 1:13 am· Comments Off on CA junks arrest warrant vs. lawyer of Abalos 

MANILA, March 26 — The Court of Appeals (CA) has quashed the warrant of arrest issued by Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 112 Presiding Judge Jesus Mupas against the lawyer of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. relative to the allegation of extortion against the judge.

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Malacañang remains concerned on the effects of spiraling prices on Filipinos

March 27, 2012 1:13 am· Comments Off on Malacañang remains concerned on the effects of spiraling prices on Filipinos 

MANILA, March 26 — President Benigno S. Aquino III remains concerned and continues to act on the effect of the spiraling cost of goods and services on Filipinos, said Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda on Monday.

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Malacañang says trade department is closely monitoring prices of basic commodities

March 27, 2012 1:13 am· Comments Off on Malacañang says trade department is closely monitoring prices of basic commodities 

MANILA, March 26 — Malacañang allayed fears on the possible unreasonable increase in the prices of basic commodities due to the rising fuel prices in the world market saying that the trade department is closely monitoring the price movements.

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PNP's 'Oplan SumVac 2012' goes into high gear

March 27, 2012 1:13 am· Comments Off on PNP's 'Oplan SumVac 2012' goes into high gear 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, March 26 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has announced that its nationwide security plan to ensure the protection of thousands of students and vacationers who will be going to the provinces this Lenten Season and summer vacation is now underway.

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Administration pushes for use of e-Trikes to lessen dependence on petroleum

March 27, 2012 1:13 am· Comments Off on Administration pushes for use of e-Trikes to lessen dependence on petroleum 

MANILA, March 26 — The Aquino administration continues to push for the use of electric-powered tricycles or e-Trikes as part of the efforts to lessen the country's dependence on petroleum, a Palace official said on Monday.

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