Aquino urges DENR employees to continue serving through environment protection programs

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm· Comments Off on Aquino urges DENR employees to continue serving through environment protection programs 

MANILA, June 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III urged the employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to continue their conscientious service to the people through various programs focused on environmental protection as he assured support to the department’s initiatives that will benefit the Filipino citizenry.

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Ochoa: EO to harmonize national, local mining policies

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, June 19 — Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Tuesday that a final draft of the proposed executive order (EO) on mining had already been submitted to President Benigno S. Aquino III for his approval.

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Aquino urges Filipinos to participate in government’s environment program

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, June 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has called on the Filipino people to participate in the government’s environment protection and preservation programs in efforts to restore the country’s bountiful natural resources and avert the adverse effects of calamities and climate change.

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(Metro News) 36 families lose homes in Taguig fire

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 36 families lose homes in Taguig fire 

MANILA, June 19 — At least 36 families lost their homes and an estimated P5 million worth of properties were destroyed in a fire that hit a barangay in Taguig City on Tuesday.

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Nominees for Chief Justice post reach 47

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, June 19 – The number of nominees for the position of chief magistrate of the Supreme Court (SC) to replace impeached Chief Justice Renato C. Corona reached 47 as of Tuesday.

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DBP presents scholarship program graduates

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm· Comments Off on DBP presents scholarship program graduates 

MANILA, June 19 — State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) recently presented 10 graduates of B.S. Nursing and 13 graduates of maritime courses who were assisted by the bank under its DBP Endowment for Education Program (DEEP).

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Former senator seeks equal LuzViMin sharing of P2B renewable energy fund

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm· Comments Off on Former senator seeks equal LuzViMin sharing of P2B renewable energy fund 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 19 — The P2-billion public trust fund meant to support the development of renewable energy resources should be equally shared between Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. 

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Chinese embassy clarifies PDI use of photo with China's flag over Scarborough Shoal

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm· Comments Off on Chinese embassy clarifies PDI use of photo with China's flag over Scarborough Shoal 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, June 19 — The Chinese embassy in Manila clarified on Tuesday that a local daily’s photo of China’s national flag being hoisted over the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea is a 1980-vintage file taken during an expedition survey which China conducted in the area at the time.

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VP Binay to have audience with Pope

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm· 1 Comment 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, June 19 –Vice President Jejomar C. Binay is scheduled to have a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, proceeding there from Saudi Arabia.

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On Suu Kyi’s b-day:

June 19, 2012 9:31 pm· Comments Off on On Suu Kyi’s b-day: 

PHL groups call for end of chaos in Myanmar

MANILA, June 19 — Philippine human rights advocates have called for an end to humanitarian crisis and violence in parts of Myanmar to honor its most famous legislator, Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who celebrates her 67th birthday on Tuesday.

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