Enrile urges China to present Scarborough Shoal case before international tribunal

April 24, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Enrile urges China to present Scarborough Shoal case before international tribunal 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, April 24 -– Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has encouraged China to accept the proposal of the Philippines to settle the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal dispute before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Seas (ITLOS) if China has legitimate claim on the area.

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Holdup suspect killed in Makati

April 24, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Holdup suspect killed in Makati 

MANILA, April 24 — A police officer killed one of the two armed men who held up passengers and conductor of Alabang Metrolink Bus of cash and valuables along EDSA in Makati City on Monday night.

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Chinese ships remain at Scarborough Shoal, says Alcantara

April 24, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Chinese ships remain at Scarborough Shoal, says Alcantara 

MANILA, April 24 — Northern Luzon Command head Lt. Gen. Anthony Alcantara on Tuesday belied Chinese claims that most of their vessels, including "Yuzchen 310" had already left Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, adding that latest sighting reports from the Philippine Navy and Coast Guard indicate that the watercraft are still encroaching on Philippine maritime territory.

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SC stops Comelec from purchasing P1.8-B PCOS machines

April 24, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on SC stops Comelec from purchasing P1.8-B PCOS machines 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

BAGUIO CITY, April 24 — The Supreme Court (SC) stopped on Tuesday the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from purchasing precinct optical scan (PCOS) machines worth P1.8 billion for use in the 2013 midterm elections.

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PRBS ties up with NSO on program to benefit police retirees

April 24, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on PRBS ties up with NSO on program to benefit police retirees 

MANILA, April 24 – PSSupt. Richard Albano, Deputy Director of the Philippine National Police Retirement Benefits Administration Service, said the processing of requirements for police retirees would be much easier with the launching soon of the "One-Stop Shop" program of their department.

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PNP improving accessibility of its retirement services

April 24, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on PNP improving accessibility of its retirement services 

By Melvinel F. Gasmin

MANILA, April 24 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is improving accessibility of its PNP Retirement Benefit Service (PRBS) program starting with the activation of its regional units this year.

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Aquino says K to 12 basic education program improves learning experience of students

April 24, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Aquino says K to 12 basic education program improves learning experience of students 

MANILA, April 24 — President Benigno S. Aquino III formally launched the Department of Education’s Kindergarten to Year 12 (K to 12) basic education program in ceremonies held in Malacañang on Tuesday.

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DepEd launches K+12 basic education reform

April 24, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on DepEd launches K+12 basic education reform 

MANILA, Apr 24 – The Aquino administration launched Tuesday the K+12 basic education reform it says will help graduates get better employment opportunities off school.

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(1st Lead) GPH-MILF exploratory talks in KL: A major step forward — Leonen

April 24, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on (1st Lead) GPH-MILF exploratory talks in KL: A major step forward — Leonen 

MANILA, April 24 – “A major step forward.”

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Lady senator urges DOH to address concerns of nurses working without proper compensation

April 24, 2012 9:51 pm· Comments Off on Lady senator urges DOH to address concerns of nurses working without proper compensation 

MANILA, April 24 -– Instead of crafting another law, Senator Pia Cayetano urged the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday to enforce its power in addressing the concerns of the new registered nurses who work without proper compensation.

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