Recto pushes for joint Spratly exploration with China

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Recto pushes for joint Spratly exploration with China 

MANILA, April 18 — Senator Ralph Recto on Wednesday urged Malacanang to seriously consider engaging China, not through diplomatic protests, but through a possible joint exploration agreement in the Spratlys Islands.

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Aquino gov't to come up with concrete mining policy soon

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Aquino gov't to come up with concrete mining policy soon 

MANILA, April 18 — Malacanang made an assurance Wednesday that it would come up with a well-defined mining policy soon after having extensive consultations with mining stakeholders.

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(Obit) CA justice Sabio passes away

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on (Obit) CA justice Sabio passes away 

BAGUIO CITY, April 18 – A Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice, who disclosed that he was being bribed of P10 million to inhibit from the case of Manila Electric Company and the Government Service Insurance System died on Tuesday, April 17 due to a lingering illness.

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Pasay court to rule on Abalos bail petition next week

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Pasay court to rule on Abalos bail petition next week 

MANILA, April 18 — Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) handling the electoral sabotage against former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Benjamin Abalos is expected to render a ruling by next week on its bail petition.

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Minimum wage earners in C. Mindanao to get increase

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Minimum wage earners in C. Mindanao to get increase 

MANILA, April 18 — Minimum wage earners in Central Mindanao will have an increase of P15.00 in their basic pay in the form of Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) integration and an additional COLA of P6.00-P10.00 in their daily wage rate starting today.

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CA justice declines to inhibit from Ampatuan case

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on CA justice declines to inhibit from Ampatuan case 

BAGUIO CITY, April 18 – A Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice declines to inhibit from handling a petition of former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan.

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PCOO, NIB welcome coeds to PNA’s summer on-the-job training program

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on PCOO, NIB welcome coeds to PNA’s summer on-the-job training program 

By Saul E. Pa-a

MANILA, April 18 -– Various trainings are lined up for mass communications and journalism students under the Philippines News Agency on-the-job training (OJT) program this summer.

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JSDF to Filipino participants to 'Balikatan 2012': Review disaster relief operation plan

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on JSDF to Filipino participants to 'Balikatan 2012': Review disaster relief operation plan 

MANILA, April 18 — The Japan Self Defense Force, (JSDF), the unified military forces of Japan, shares its disaster response strategy during the senior leader's seminar (SLS) portion of "Balikatan 2012" exercise Tuesday.

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Canada continues support for PHL human rights education

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Canada continues support for PHL human rights education 

MANILA, April 18 — In a continuing effort to support the Philippine government’s human rights education, the embassy of Canada has organized a roundtable discussion for members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and representatives from civil society and the Commission on Human Rights.

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Urgent!! China rules out ITLOS role, desires no aggravation over Scarborough

April 18, 2012 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Urgent!! China rules out ITLOS role, desires no aggravation over Scarborough 

MANILA, April 18 —China desires that the Philippines “commits to the consensus” that their dispute over the Scarborough Shoals be settled “through friendly consultations and not to complicate or aggravate this incident,” effectively ruling out Philippine overtures for intervention by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea or ITLOS.

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