University official pushes agri-tech studies on students

July 10, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on University official pushes agri-tech studies on students 

ECHAGUE, Isabela, July 10 – The officer-in-charge of Isabela State University (ISU)is pushing an agricultural technology studies to agri students in order to become productive while still studying.

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Comedy icon 'Dolphy' passes away few days before 84th birthday

July 10, 2012 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Comedy icon 'Dolphy' passes away few days before 84th birthday 

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan and Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, July 10 – Philippine comedy king "Dolphy" (Rodolfo Vera Quizon in real life) passes away Tuesday night after lingering bout with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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DepEd to honor visually impaired persons on “White Cane Safety Day”

July 10, 2012 10:29 pm· Comments Off on DepEd to honor visually impaired persons on “White Cane Safety Day” 

MANILA, July 10 – The Department of Education (DepEd) will pay tribute to the blind or the visually impaired persons on “White Cane Safety Day” to be celebrated on August 1, 2012, with this year’s theme, “Making the Rights Real Right Now for the Visually Impaired.”

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Government to promote accountability among small-scale miners

July 10, 2012 10:29 pm· Comments Off on Government to promote accountability among small-scale miners 

By Catherine J.Teves

MANILA, July 10 — Government will further push its bid for responsible mining by requiring environmental and social accountability among small-scale miners nationwide.

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PMA lowers height limit for prospective entrants

July 10, 2012 10:29 pm· Comments Off on PMA lowers height limit for prospective entrants 

MANILA, July 10 – To encourage more Filipino youths to join the military service, the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) said on Tuesday that it is lowering the height requirement for interested cadet applicants.

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U.S. drone attack vs. Indonesian terrorist Umar Patek in PHL in 2006 unlikely — PAF official

July 10, 2012 10:29 pm· Comments Off on U.S. drone attack vs. Indonesian terrorist Umar Patek in PHL in 2006 unlikely — PAF official 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, July 10 -– “It was unlikely that the United States conducted a drone attack against Indonesian terrorist Umar Patek in southern Philippines in 2006 without the knowledge of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.”

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DOLE to comply with SC order

July 10, 2012 10:29 pm· Comments Off on DOLE to comply with SC order 

MANILA, July 10 — The Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) will comply with the Supreme Court (SC) order stopping the implementation of fixed salaries among public utility bus drivers.

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NAIA has enough thermal scanners – Roxas

July 10, 2012 10:29 pm· Comments Off on NAIA has enough thermal scanners – Roxas 

MANILA, July 10 – Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Secretary Manuel Roxas III said the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has enough thermal scanners to monitor all passengers coming from international flights.

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Abad bares 10.5% increase in proposed National Expenditure Program for fiscal year 2013

July 10, 2012 10:29 pm· Comments Off on Abad bares 10.5% increase in proposed National Expenditure Program for fiscal year 2013 

MANILA, July 10 — Budget and Management Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad bared a 10.5 percent increase in the proposed National Expenditure Program for the fiscal year 2013 which prioritizes funding for key programs that decisively address poverty, foster inclusive economic growth and ultimately empower the people, especially the poor.

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SC grants OSG's motion for extension to file comment on JBC composition

July 10, 2012 10:29 pm· Comments Off on SC grants OSG's motion for extension to file comment on JBC composition 

MANILA, July 10 – The Supreme Court granted on Tuesday the motion of the Office of the Solicitor General for extension to file comment pertaining to the petition filed by former Solicitor General Francisco I. Chavez questioning the composition of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

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