Malacanang hopes China agrees on ASEAN consensus for settling claims in West Philippine Sea

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang hopes China agrees on ASEAN consensus for settling claims in West Philippine Sea 

MANILA, July 11 — Malacanang hopes that the People's Republic of China agrees on a recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) consensus that the United Nations maritime convention must be the basis for settling competing claims in the West Philippine Sea.

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Cayetano renews call for passage of RH bill

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm· Comments Off on Cayetano renews call for passage of RH bill 

MANILA, July 11 –- Senator Pia Cayetano renewed on Wednesday the call for the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill in time for the commemoration of the World Population Day themed: “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services.”

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President Aquino reappoints Lagman to JBC

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino reappoints Lagman to JBC 

MANILA, July 11 – President Benigno S. Aquino III has reappointed retired Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Aurora Santiago-Lagman to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

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NZ foreign minister visits Manila next week

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm· Comments Off on NZ foreign minister visits Manila next week 

MANILA, July 11 — The Foreign Minister of New Zealand, Murray McCully, is due to visit the Philippines July 17 and 18, his first since his assignment to the post, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced.

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SC defers issuance of SQA on fixed salary of bus drivers, conductors

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm· Comments Off on SC defers issuance of SQA on fixed salary of bus drivers, conductors 

MANILA, July 11 – Voting unanimously, the Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Wednesday deferred the issuance of the "status quo ante order" (SQA) stopping the implementation of the order of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) fixing wages of bus drivers and conductors.

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Aquino receives group of investors in Malacanang

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm· Comments Off on Aquino receives group of investors in Malacanang 

MANILA, July 11 — President Benigno S. Aquino III received a group of investors led by Japanese businessman Toshimasa Iue, Chief Executive Officer of LIXIL Global Company, to discuss the company’s planned expansion in the country that will provide more economic opportunities for the Filipinos and further boost the country’s economy.

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Aquino appoints Cabotaje-Tang Associate Justice of Sandiganbayan

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm· Comments Off on Aquino appoints Cabotaje-Tang Associate Justice of Sandiganbayan 

MANILA, July 11 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Assistant Solicitor General Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan, a Palace official said Wednesday.

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DOJ names 3 prosecutors to probe ex-NBI chief Gatdula

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm· Comments Off on DOJ names 3 prosecutors to probe ex-NBI chief Gatdula 

MANILA, July 11 – The Department of Justice has named the three prosecutors who will conduct the preliminary investigation against former NBI Director Magtanggol Gatdula.

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DND welcomes ASEAN proposal for Code in West Philippine Sea

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm· Comments Off on DND welcomes ASEAN proposal for Code in West Philippine Sea 

MANILA, July 11 – Defense Department spokesperson Peter Paul Galvez lauded Wednesday the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for the Code of Conduct it plans to present to countries with contending claims at the West Philippine Sea.

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Bishops offer prayers for Dolphy

July 11, 2012 9:29 pm· Comments Off on Bishops offer prayers for Dolphy 

MANILA, July 11 — Several Catholic prelates have offered prayers for the eternal repose of the soul of Philippine cinema’s Comedy King, Dolphy, who succumbed to multiple organ failure Tuesday night at the age of 83.

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