Gatdula files reply on opposition to suspend probe on kidnapping with ransom raps

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Gatdula files reply on opposition to suspend probe on kidnapping with ransom raps 

MANILA, April 2 — Former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Magtanggol Gatdula and some other former NBI officials filed on Monday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) their respective reply on the opposition filed by the camp of alleged kidnapping victim Noriyo Ohara, which sought to suspend the preliminary investigation on the kidnapping-with-ransom case against them.

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Angara urges fresh graduates to help raise PHL international competitiveness

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Angara urges fresh graduates to help raise PHL international competitiveness 

MANILA, April 2 – Senator Edgardo Angara urged on Tuesday the new members of the country’s pool of professionals to serve the country by contributing to its international competitiveness ranking during the 15th Commencement Exercise of the Southeast Asian College Inc. at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

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PAF men to aid Habitat for Humanity Philippines in building homes for indigent families in Payatas

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on PAF men to aid Habitat for Humanity Philippines in building homes for indigent families in Payatas 

MANILA, April 2 – Aside from protecting the country's airspace from hostile aircraft, the Philippine Air Force (PAF), in line with its humanitarian and human development mission, has announced that it will be helping Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFH) construct houses for marginalized families in Bistekville 1, Payatas, Quezon City on April 16.

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Aquino declares April 3 a special non-working holiday in Albay

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Aquino declares April 3 a special non-working holiday in Albay 

MANILA, April 2 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared April 3, which falls on a Tuesday, as a special non-working day in the province of Albay in celebration of Albay Day.

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ASEAN must first agree on Code of Conduct in West Philippine Sea before meeting with China, says DFA

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on ASEAN must first agree on Code of Conduct in West Philippine Sea before meeting with China, says DFA 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 2 — The Philippines on Monday said that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must first agree among its members on the draft of the Code of Conduct of Parties in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) before meeting with China.

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Aquino satisfied with contingency measures for hazard-free Lenten season

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Aquino satisfied with contingency measures for hazard-free Lenten season 

MANILA, April 2 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is satisfied with the contingency measures being implemented by the various concerned government agencies to ensure not only the safety but also the convenience of the throng of passengers travelling by land, air, and sea to spend time with their loved ones in the provinces and commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ during the Holy Week.

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PHL backs 'denuclearization' of Korean Peninsula –Del Rosario

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on PHL backs 'denuclearization' of Korean Peninsula –Del Rosario 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 2 — Concerned over the rocket launch planned by North Korea later this month, the Philippines has “strongly suggested” to Southeast Asian nations to urge Pyongyang not to pursue with its plan.

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Aquino urges Filipinos to reflect on sacrifices of Jesus and contemplate on helping others

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Aquino urges Filipinos to reflect on sacrifices of Jesus and contemplate on helping others 

MANILA, April 2 — President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the Filipinos to contemplate and reflect on helping others and emulate the sacrifices of the Lord Jesus Christ, who offered His own life on the cross in saving mankind.

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Aquino declares Black Saturday, April 7 as special non-working holiday nationwide

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Aquino declares Black Saturday, April 7 as special non-working holiday nationwide 

MANILA, April 2 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared Black Saturday, April 7, 2012, as a special non-working day throughout the country.

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Palace appreciates common position of ASEAN community on the country's stand on North Korea rocket launch

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Palace appreciates common position of ASEAN community on the country's stand on North Korea rocket launch 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 2 — The Philippines is glad that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) supports President Benigno S. Aquino III's call to North Korea to stop its planned rocket launch later this month.

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