'Habagat' brings rainshowers in most parts of the PHL

May 28, 2012 12:38 am· Comments Off on 'Habagat' brings rainshowers in most parts of the PHL 

MANILA, May 27 — With the onset of the southwest monsoon or “habagat”, expect rain showers and thunderstorms to prevail all over the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Sunday.

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(Metro News) 900 families to benefit from Caloocan’s housing program

May 28, 2012 12:38 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) 900 families to benefit from Caloocan’s housing program 

MANILA, May 27 – Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri said on Sunday that some 900 marginalized families stand to benefit from the local government's community mortgage program (CMP).

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192 soldier-families to benefit from military housing program

May 28, 2012 12:38 am· Comments Off on 192 soldier-families to benefit from military housing program 

MANILA, May 27 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday announced that 192 soldier-families will soon have their own homes once the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) completes the 192 residential units being constructed inside Fort Bonifacio, Taguig and Villamor Airbase in Pasay City.

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AFP to present 'IPSP Bayanihan'

May 28, 2012 12:38 am· Comments Off on AFP to present 'IPSP Bayanihan' 

MANILA, May 27 – In line with its commitment to transparency and good governance goals, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will present its first year assessment of Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) "Bayanihan" to the Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) community in Quezon City on May 30 to 31.

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(Metro News) Multi-purpose tents given to LGUs can also be used as temporary classrooms — MMDA

May 28, 2012 12:38 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Multi-purpose tents given to LGUs can also be used as temporary classrooms — MMDA 

MANILA, May 27 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said overcrowded schools can make use of multi-purpose tents it has given to local government units (LGU) in the metropolis early this month when classes open next week after the two-month long summer break.

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Palace says Sonia Brady top choice as ambassador to China

May 28, 2012 12:38 am· Comments Off on Palace says Sonia Brady top choice as ambassador to China 

MANILA, May 27 — Malacañang defended on Sunday its choice of career diplomat Sonia Brady as the country’s ambassador to China, saying the long-time official of the Department of Foreign Affairs had the training and expertise to handle the high level assignment.

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Trillanes endorses new environmental planning profession law

May 28, 2012 12:38 am· Comments Off on Trillanes endorses new environmental planning profession law 

MANILA, May 27 — Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV has endorsed for plenary approval a proposed legislation that seeks to regulate the practice of environmental planning in the country.

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FVR blasts Chinese defense attaché for lecturing PHL reporters on media norms

May 28, 2012 12:38 am· Comments Off on FVR blasts Chinese defense attaché for lecturing PHL reporters on media norms 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, May 27 -– Former President Fidel V. Ramos decried on Sunday the "arrogance" of China’s defense attaché to Manila, Senior Col. Chen Fangming who “lectured” Filipino reporters on the proper practice of journalism after he was irked when asked about China’s “harassment” of Filipino fishermen inside the Panatag lagoon (Scarborough Shoal).

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DOLE trains bus transport industry workers

May 28, 2012 12:38 am· Comments Off on DOLE trains bus transport industry workers 

MANILA, May 27 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the department is gearing up for the nationwide implementation in July of the two-tier wage system for the bus transport sector.

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Sotto says oral arguments remain crucial for senator-judges

May 28, 2012 12:38 am· Comments Off on Sotto says oral arguments remain crucial for senator-judges 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, May 27 – Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III said on Sunday that the oral arguments set on Monday remain crucial as these would help him and other senator-judges to "tie up loose ends" before coming up with their final verdict on the impeachment case of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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