Legarda congratulates Suu Kyi for victory

April 3, 2012 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Legarda congratulates Suu Kyi for victory 

MANILA, April 3 – Senator Loren Legarda joined the world leaders who congratulate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi after winning Myanmar’s historic by-elections held on April 1.

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SSS begins amnesty program for delinquent members

April 3, 2012 11:53 pm· Comments Off on SSS begins amnesty program for delinquent members 

MANILA, April 3 -– The Social Security System (SSS) said Tuesday it has begun an amnesty program for its delinquent members who have overdue loans.

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6 senior PAF officials get promotion

April 3, 2012 11:53 pm· Comments Off on 6 senior PAF officials get promotion 

MANILA, April 3 – President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered on Tuesday the promotion of six senior officials of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), including its commander, Maj. Gen. Lauro Catalino G. Dela Cruz, to the next rank.

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Proposed infra upgrades for Kalayaan not meant for military–Gazmin

April 3, 2012 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Proposed infra upgrades for Kalayaan not meant for military–Gazmin 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, April 3 – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin on Tuesday said that the proposed beaching ramp and other infrastructure upgrades in the Philippine-owned Kalayaan Island are not meant to boost the country's military presence in the disputed Spratlys Island Group.

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Fate of abducted Zambo Norte mayor still unknown

April 3, 2012 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Fate of abducted Zambo Norte mayor still unknown 

By Teopfilo P. Garcia

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 3 – The provincial government of Zamboanga del Norte has convened the Crisis Management Committee (CMC) to look for solutions to the abduction of a municipal mayor in the province.

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Week-long 70th observance of Araw ng Kagitingan rolls off Wednesday

April 3, 2012 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Week-long 70th observance of Araw ng Kagitingan rolls off Wednesday 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, April 3 – The week-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of the “Araw ng Kagitingan” formally rolls off Wednesday during a Sunrise Ceremony at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City in honor of the thousands of Filipino and American soldiers who died in World War II in defense of freedom and democracy.

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Aquino expresses support for Asean’s fight against illegal drugs

April 3, 2012 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Aquino expresses support for Asean’s fight against illegal drugs 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III joined his fellow leaders in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in their fight against illegal narcotics agreeing to get rid of the drug menace by 2015.

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PHL committed to ensure regional food security, says Aquino

April 3, 2012 11:53 pm· Comments Off on PHL committed to ensure regional food security, says Aquino 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III told his counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) that the Philippine government has already ratified the Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) agreement that will strengthen food security in the region.

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ASEAN leaders want lifting of sanctions on Myanmar

April 3, 2012 11:53 pm· Comments Off on ASEAN leaders want lifting of sanctions on Myanmar 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 3 — The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will come up with a common position as they meet at the 20th Asean Summit to ask the international community to lift all the sanctions imposed on Myanmar following a historic parliamentary by-vote in the Asian country.

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Troopers scouring Labanon, Zambo Norte to possibly find abducted town mayor

April 3, 2012 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Troopers scouring Labanon, Zambo Norte to possibly find abducted town mayor 

MANILA, April 3 – Philippine Army (PA) spokesperson Major Harold Cabunoc on Tuesday said that the 1st Infantry Division's 101st Infantry Brigade is now conducting pursuit operations versus the lawless elements who have abducted Salug town Mayor Jeffrey Lim Monday night.

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